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Origin Of Meteorite That Crashed Into Novato Home Traced Back 4 Billion Years To Formation Of Moon

A Marin County woman’s claims that a meteorite plunked down on the roof of her home have been validated by a team of planetary scientists, who tracked the space rock’s origin to the formation of the moon 4.47 billion years ago.

08/15/2014

(Credit Science@NASA)

Best Meteor Shower Of The Year Peaks Tuesday, 100 Shooting Stars Per Hour Predicted In Perseid Shower

If you thought July 4th’s fireworks were exciting, wait until you see a ball of fire explode overhead in the annual Perseid Meteor Shower, set to peak Tuesday night with 100 shooting stars each hour, and continue for several days afterward.

08/11/2014

Memorial Day 2014 Meteor Shower

No Need For Telescope To Watch New Meteor Shower

Senior Contributing Editor of Sky and Telescope Magazine, Kelly Beatty, tells us why a potentially impressive meteor shower could be seen for the first time this Memorial Day Weekend.

05/23/2014

Meteor (in upper right-hand corner) caught on video in Bay Area night sky.

Another Meteor Flashes Across Bay Area Skies

On the heels of a close fly-by of an asteroid 17,000 miles from Earth on Friday morning and a devastating meteor that landed in Russia, Bay Area stargazers caught a glimpse of another meteor Friday night.

02/15/2013

A man in Moscow looks at a computer screen displaying a picture reportedly taken in the Urals city of Chelyabinsk on February 15, 2013, showing the trail of a meteorite above a residential area of the city. A heavy meteor shower rained down today on central Russia, sowing panic as the hurtling space debris smashed windows and injured dozens of stunned locals, officials said. (YURI KADOBNOV/AFP/Getty Images)

NorCal Scientist Says Meteor Explosion Nearly Impossible To Predict

An event similar to the meteor explosion in the sky over Russia Friday morning, which blasted out countless windows and injured as many as 1,000 people, could happen without much warning in California, according to a local space scientist.

02/15/2013

A meteor (L) from the Geminids meteor shower enters the Earth's atmosphere. (Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

‘Ball Of Fire’ Lights Up Bay Area Skies

A ball of fire, possibly a meteor, lit up the sky in the Bay Area and beyond early Thursday morning.

01/17/2013

Novato Meteorite

Mysterious Rock Found In Novato May Be Meteorite After All

A mysterious rock that hit a Novato home may be a meteorite after all.

10/26/2012

Novato Meteorite

‘Meteorite’ Found In Novato Turns Out To Be Just A Rock

It turns out an object that hit a Novato home and thought to be a meteorite is just a rock.

10/24/2012

Novato Meteorite

Meteorite From Wednesday’s Fireball Found In Novato

A Novato homeowner found a small meteorite that one NASA scientist believes is a piece of the flaming fireball that streaked across northern California skies on Wednesday.

10/21/2012

Viewer Paris Souza captured this image of Wednesday's meteor (Paris Souza)

Car-Sized Meteor Breaks Up Over Bay Area Skies

A large meteor streaked across the night sky Wednesday night and was seen and heard throughout the Bay Area.

10/18/2012

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