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This Giant Fireball Over Michigan Was Visible From Six States and Canada

The National Weather Service says that the most likely explanation for an object which sent out illumination and a sonic boom throughout southwest Michigan, five other states, and Canada on Tuesday night was the breakup of a meteor, WXYZ reported. The American Meteor Society collected at least 200 reports of the incident, which for around a second was so bright it lit parts of the Detroit region like it was daytime.

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Peering into giant planets from in and out of this world

Scientists for the first time have experimentally re-created the conditions that exist deep inside giant planets.

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New suspect identified in supernova explosion

New results have revealed a rare example of a type Ia supernova in which a dead star “fed” off an aging star like a cosmic zombie, triggering a blast.

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New Meteor Shower Thrills Stargazers Despite Low 'Shooting Star' Count (Videos, Photos)

A new meteor shower sparked some celestial fireworks late Friday and early Saturday (May 23-24), thrilling stargazers across North America even though it did not reach spectacular 'meteor storm' levels. See photos and videos of the Camelopardalid meteors.

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New Meteor Shower Thrills Stargazers Despite Low ‘Shooting Star’ Count (Videos, Photos)

A new meteor shower sparked some celestial fireworks late Friday and early Saturday (May 23-24), thrilling stargazers across North America even though it did not reach spectacular 'meteor storm' levels. See photos and videos of the Camelopardalid meteors.