Tag Archive: meteorite RSS

Leonid Meteor Shower Peaks Thursday, Nov. 17

Leonid Meteor Shower Peaks Thursday, Nov. 17

The best viewing for this year's Leonid meteor shower will be several hours before dawn on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 17 and 18, according to the editors of StarDate magazine. However, the rising of the half-full moon coincides with the shower and will probably wash out all but the brightest meteors.

Experts Reaffirm Asteroid Impact Caused Mass Extinction

Experts Reaffirm Asteroid Impact Caused Mass Extinction

Responding to challenges to the hypothesis that an asteroid impact caused a mass extinction on Earth 65 million years ago, a panel of 41 scientists re-analyzed data and provided new evidence, concluding that an impact in Mexico was indeed the cause of the mass extinction.