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See a shooting star shower this weekend

See a shooting star shower this weekend

The Eta Aquariids meteor shower is about to put on a sky show for Southern Hemisphere stargazers.

Chelyabinsk meteor

Earth has been hit 566 times over 20 years

A map released by NASA shows that Earth’s atmosphere was hit by small asteroids resulting in a fireball, on 556 separate occasions between 1994 and 2013.

ISS image of a meteor

Shooting star, seen from above

Astronauts capture image of a meteor as it burns up in Earths’ atmosphere.

Illustration of a large meteor impact with Earth

Dinosaur discovery boosts meteor theory

Did the dinosaurs fade away, or die in a huge meteor impact 65 million years ago?

A Perseid meteor, courtesy Pete Lawrence

Fire in the sky

Perseid meteor shower to put on a show August 12-13. Watch the video…