meteors

The Best Meteor Showers To See In 2020

The Best Meteor Showers To See In 2020

Where 2019 was a disappointing year for meteor showers, with two of the big three (the Quadrantids, Perseids and Geminids) lost mainly to moonlight, 2020 promises to be much better.

Scientists Think They Know Why So Many Meteorites Look Like Cones

Scientists Think They Know Why So Many Meteorites Look Like Cones

You might think of meteors as flashes in the sky that result in lumpy-looking meteorites on the ground. But not all meteorites are lumps. A substantial population, like the leftovers from the 2013 Chelyabinsk airburst, are notably conical. One team of scientists thinks they know why.