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August sky guide: Five bright planets, Perseid meteor shower, and Aquila

ABC Online - ‎13 hours ago‎
In August, all five bright planets grace the evening sky for the last time until 2018, the Perseid meteor shower is visible in northern Australia, and Aquila the Eagle flies high in the north.
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Meteor Shower: Delta Aquarids Peak Tonight July 29, Spectacular Perseid Meteor Light Show Takes Place August 11 ...

The Inquisitr - ‎3 hours ago‎
With the Delta Aquarids meteor shower already underway, the 2016 version of the annual Perseid meteor shower is scheduled to peak on the night of August 11 to 12 and promises to be even more impressive than usual.

What follows 'Bright Star'? For Steve Martin, it's 'Meteor Shower'

Los Angeles Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
Meteor Shower,” Martin's third play, will premiere at the Old Globe theater on Aug. 7 (previews started July 30), directed by Gordon Edelstein with a cast headlined by Jenna Fischer (“The Office”) and Greg Germann (“Ally McBeal”).
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Meteor Over Western US Was Reentering Chinese Rocket

Seeker - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
Late on Wednesday night, a fireball lit up skies over Western US states, but this wasn't just any old meteor. It wasn't even connected with the Delta Aquarid meteor shower that is expected to peak tonight and Friday. It was a large piece of space junk ...

Tonight, a meteor shower created by a mysterious comet will reach its peak - here's how to watch

Business Insider - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
The Perseids, one of the most popular meteor showers of the year, is coming up in just under a month. But you don't have to wait until August to see shooting stars light up the sky.

Mysterious, meteor-like flashes appear across the Utah sky

The Independent - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
Most of the people posting images and videos of the sight presumed that it was a meteor. That made sense since North America is expected to be able to see the Delta Aquarids meteor shower this week, with the brightest lights being visible before the ...

Microscopic crystals reveal violent aftermath of ancient meteor strike

Gizmag - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
The impact of the Arizona meteor as it struck the Earth's surface created temperatures hot enough to melt the quartz grains embedded in the sandstone present in the surrounding crust.

Jupiter hotel offers “stargazer” package for Perseid meteor shower

Palm Beach Post (blog) - ‎8 hours ago‎
The resort has unveiled a special promotion centered around the meteor shower, which is expected to peak in Aug 12-13. The Jupiter Stargazer's package and includes 20 percent off best available rates, complimentary cocktails for two and use of the ...

Meteor showers and fireballs

AccuWeather.com (blog) - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
There is never a dull moment with astronomy! There is a lot going during the coming days and weeks. The Delta Aquariids peaks tonight.
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Meteor or aliens? Las Vegas locals spot something strange & bright in the sky (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

RT - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
When Las Vegas residents noticed fireballs in the sky, they instantly took to Twitter to post pictures and videos, taking guesses about what they were actually looking at.

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CBS Local - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Meanwhile, Vandenberg Air Force Base also told CBS Los Angeles they did not have a launch Wednesday night. As of 11 p.m., there was no official word on what caused the mysterious lights, though the annual delta aquarids meteor showers were peaking.

Light in the sky over Western U.S. was meteor breaking up

WKBW-TV - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
Dr. Ed Krupp, director of the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, told KABC-TV it may have been a meteor from the Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower, which is peaking on Wednesday night. The light in the sky was reported across the western United States, ...

The Physics Of Stopping A Meteor With One Punch

Forbes - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Outer space is full of objects, and they all move relative to one another. If all we had were two masses - a system like the Earth and the Sun, for instance - then we wouldn't have to worry about a third object coming in and messing things up.
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UNR Planetarium: Streaking light was Chinese space junk

KOLO - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
Nellis Air Force Base in southern Nevada had earlier told a TV station in Las Vegas the light was a meteor breaking up. The director of the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles speculated it may have been a meteor from the Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower, ...

Giant Meteor for President 2016: 'Just End It Already'

SILive.com - ‎19 minutes ago‎
Our leading presidential candidates, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, continue to hold an unfavorability rating well over 50 percent, and their slumping popularity has given rise to a new movement: The Giant Meteor for President movement. The Giant ...

Skywatchers ask 'What is that?' Meteor, rocket or what?

St George News - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
UPDATE: The National Weather Service in Salt Lake confirmed via Twitter that the lights were “space junk” from the Chinese rocket scheduled for re-entry at approximately the same time as lights were seen, according to a Satview.

Ethan: Meteor Hunter Review

GameSpew - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
On the face of it, Ethan: Meteor Hunter is a pleasant puzzle platformer, stuffed to the brim with brain-scratching logic and physics-based puzzles that you need to solve in order to get from point A to point B across a number of short levels.

Meteor shower to shine in late July

Australian Geographic - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
“[But] you don't want to look at just one point; where the meteor enters the atmosphere isn't where they might burn up,” said Brad.

Cataclysm at Meteor Crater: Crystal sheds light on Earth, moon, Mars (Update)

Phys.Org - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
But the new study, now online in the journal Geology, sheds light on a more recent impact at Meteor Crater, which may be the best studied impact zone on Earth.
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