Ep. 8: Meteor Showers. Yes, the sky is falling.

Posted on Oct 30, 2006 in Amateur Astronomy, Astronomy, Observing, Our Solar System | 4 comments


Dress warmly, gather some friends and family, and head outside to watch sand burn in the upper atmosphere. There’s nothing like a good meteor shower. Fraser and Pamela explain this beautiful phenomenon: what causes them, the best storms and showers to watch for, and different types of meteors you might see.
Download Episode 8: Meteor Showers. Yes, the sky is falling. (13.5 MB)

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  2. Salutations!
    I’ve started listening to your older episodes again, your podcast is very helpful by the way, thanks guys.
    I recently got directed to an online video of what appears to be a meteorite. How big would this particular space rock be, assuming it is one, and it also seemed to have moved very slowly or could that just be the camera’s frame rate?
    [..link bellow..]
    And Pamela mentions in this episode that rocks with a diameter of 50m will even reach the Earth’s surface. Won’t these size rocks be considered NEO’s, or was that a mistake?
    Cheers again for all the effort!
    http://spaceweather.com/glossary/images2009/Svensson1.mpg?PHPSESSID=7mb46edp30jcjcp3j509j72d45

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