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Monday's asteroid flyby common, threat real

Earth narrowly missed a collision with an asteroid three times the size of FedEx Field. Although 2 million miles crossed between the fate of humankind and the mass of space rock, the threat from asteroids is real.

Tuesday - 02/18/2014, 12:16pm EST

Tags: Greg Redfern, asteroid, Chelyabinsk, Space Place, Russia,

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Best space story for 2013: Russia's asteroid event

Greg Redfern picks the Chelyabinsk Airburst Event as his top space story of 2013.

Monday - 12/30/2013, 06:15am EST

Tags: Greg Redfern, Space Place, asteroid

U.S. Naval Observatory explains green light seen in the sky

A green light in the sky Wednesday night left many in the D.C. region saying, "did you see that?"

Thursday - 09/05/2013, 01:00pm EDT

Tags: green light, blue light, Twitter, fireball

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Suspected meteor flashes at Argentina concert (VIDEO)

Concert-goers in northern Argentina were this week treated to a light show with a twist.

Tuesday - 04/23/2013, 09:07am EDT

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Moon might put a damper on Lyrid meteor stargazing

The moon may interfere with the Lyrid meteor shower, a celestial display known as "old faithful" that happens every spring.

Sunday - 04/21/2013, 07:33am EDT

Tags: Rosemary Frisino Toohey, Lyrid meteor shower

Reports: Beautiful green blob lights up evening sky

It's a bird... It's a plane... It's a green flash of light zooming over the skies above the D.C. region!

Friday - 03/22/2013, 10:20pm EDT

Tags: green meteor,

Fireball reported over area skies Friday night

People from Virginia to New York reported seeing a bright flash, and something shooting through the sky Friday night, but nobody knows exactly what it was.

Sunday - 02/05/2012, 09:07am EST

Tags: fireball, NASA, FAA, National Weather Service, American Meteor Society