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October 27, 2017 2:27 PM Canadian astronomer spots 'visitor' from beyond our solar system

'Astronomers have been looking for this for more than a century,' professor says No, it's not an alien, but we may have just been visited by something that originated beyond our solar system. For the first time, astronomers have observed something passing through our solar system that has likely travelled light years to get here. The object — which initially 486

October 22, 2017 9:40 AM See it! Orionid meteors this weekend

An Orionid meteor streaking away from the constellation Orion early in the morning on October 21, 2017 – Jersey Shore, New Jersey – via John Entwistle Photography. Steve Scanlon Photography wrote on October 21: “Waking up early pays off. I caught this Orionid meteor over Fair Haven Fields this morning. Fair Haven, New Jersey.” Composite image of meteors 499

October 22, 2017 12:57 AM This is the best time to catch a glimpse of the Orionid meteor shower this weekend

Stargazers are expecting to see a meteor shower peak this weekend, with dozens of shooting stars streaking across the sky as Earth passes through debris of Halley's Comet. The Orionid meteors appear every year, with showers producing around 20 meteors every hour. Over the weekend, the meteoroids from Halley's Comet will strike Earth's atmosphere at a speed 153

October 20, 2017 8:40 PM Orionid Meteor Shower Will Peak Overnight, With Best Show Before Dawn

The Orionid Meteor Shower will reach its peak on Friday night and Saturday morning, with the best viewing shortly before dawn (wherever you are). Last year, the annual show was less than spectacular — a bright gibbous moon hung in the sky for most of the night, stealing the glory from the meteors. But this year, there's barely a sliver of moon in sight 140

October 20, 2017 2:47 PM Orionid Meteor Shower: How to watch the celestial event outside or via live-stream

Over the years many people thought the arrival of Halley’s Comet portended the end of the world. The planet survived, though, and Halley’s Comet continues to zip across the sky, leaving a trail of astral debris in its wake. Scientists believe that when the Earth drifts through the debris, it lights up the sky as meteors, specifically the meteors that will illuminate 144

October 19, 2017 10:29 AM Uranus will be visible across Huddersfield tonight

The planet will be glowing a blue-green colour as it reaches its closest proximity to Earth It may be more than 1.6bn miles from us - but Uranus is going to be visible in tonight’s night sky, according to scientists. The icy planet - the seventh in our Solar System - will be at its brightest and shining a blue-green colour as it reaches its closest proximity 151

August 13, 2017 12:41 PM The Perseid Meteor Shower peaks THIS weekend

Coventry stargazers hoping to catch a glimpse of the Perseid meteor shower are promised a clear night, according to the Weather Channel. The shooting star display will peak over the weekend with 150 meteors per hour expected to fill the skies. The Perseids is an annual meteor shower that is at its brightest during summer months. There’s a chance to catch 121

August 13, 2017 10:32 AM Perseids meteor shower: How and where to see the weekend's shooting stars

Annual meteor shower to fill Irish skies with thousands of stars until at least Monday night Whether you’re a budding astronomer equipped with binoculars and a telescope, a loved-up couple looking for a romantic way to spend a summer night or a family on a camping-holiday desperate for something to occupy the kids, tonight’s the night to look up and count 114

August 12, 2017 11:44 PM Perseid meteor shower coming to a backyard near you

Although the stars in late summer are fairly ho-hum as stars go, August usually provides a good show anyway, because one of the most reliable meteor showers can be seen every August, the planets are in a pretty easy place to spot – not too close to the horizon – and this year, there will be a solar eclipse to boot. Who could ask for anything more? The Perseid 101

August 12, 2017 10:50 PM Not seeing many meteors during Perseid shower? Blame the moon

August is a big month for stargazers and astronomy fans, but this weekend’s meteor shower may leave a little bit to be desired. The Perseid meteor shower hits its peak this weekend in North America, with the best views available Friday and Saturday nights, but the bright moon, which turned full on Monday, is obscuring many of the fainter Perseids from view. Astronomers 106