Geminid Meteor Shower December 13-14, 2010

Take A Break From Doomsday To Enjoy The Geminid Meteor Shower

Doomsday, smoomsday – let’s interrupt this broadcast to talk about the best meteor shower of the year. The Geminids will liven up skies this Thursday night – Friday morning Dec. 13-14 with up to 50 meteors per hour. We’ve all been burned a little by showers that dribble out meteors once every half hour. Not…
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2012 XE54 orbit

Asteroid 2012 XE54 May Be Eclipsed During Close Flyby Tonight

Newly-discovered asteroid 2012 XE54 will fly by Earth tonight only 139,500 miles away or slightly more than half the distance to the moon. The rocky body, estimated at between 50-165 feet across (15-50 meters), was discovered only yesterday and will reach minimum distance tomorrow morning around 4:10 a.m. (CST) as it zips through northern Puppis…
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