The Meteor Cut was born on 10/10/10. This superb diamond cut has a decagonal shape, and its 10 straight walls are wondefully built of 71 facets. It took 10 months of dilligent work and persistent attempts to overcome the technical challenges, in order to cut the diamond with flawless symmetry, each facet perfectly angled, so that it radiates dazzling brilliance. With its exceptional luminosity and endless refraction of light, any Meteor Cut diamond is easily recognized at first glance.
Night sky watcher William Berry sent in a photo of a Perseid meteor at Slide Mountain over Washoe Valley, NV. He says the image is a wide angle stack of about 1 hour, 30 second exposures, and he brightened the meteor trail a bit.
"Is it true that the dinosaurs were wiped out by a meteor?" "Yes and no. The meteor managed to land without killing very many of the species. Unfortunately, it happened to be filled with rabid lawn flamingos. They didn't have a chance."
Have you ever wondered what’s the difference between a meteor and a meteorite or an asteroid, meteoroid or comet? Here are the answers to all your questions regarding Meteor Terminology by Vincent Perlerin for AMS.
The Lyrid Meteor Shower, observed for more than 2,000 years when the planet makes its annual passage through the dust stream of long-period Comet Thatcher. A grain of that comet's dust is swept up in this image from the early hours of April 21, 2015, the meteor's brilliant streak crosses the central region of the Milky Way. Its trail points back toward the constellation Lyra. The yellowish hue of giant star Antares shines to the above of the Milky Way's bulge. At the top is bright planet…