- Meteor, a space debris particle flying through the atmosphere
The visible phenomenon due to the flight of a meteoroid, a particle of debris in the Solar System, through the atmosphere is called a meteor.
- What is the difference between meteors, meteoroids and asteroids?
Meteoroids, when pieces of asteroids break off. Meteors burn up in the atmosphere.
- Meteor showers, when can you see the most active ones?
The three most active meteor showers: Perseids (in August), Geminids (in December) and Quadrantids (in January).
- Why do we observe meteors?
Scientist use meteors to learn more about the ionosphere, comets, the formation of the solar system and space travel.
- Meteor observations with the radio technique
In radio detection of meteors, reflected radio waves provide information about the trajectory, speed and mass of shooting stars.
- Mesosphere, coldest layer of Earth's atmosphere
Transitional zone between space and the completely different atmospheric layers closer to the ground.
BRAMS: Belgian RAdio Meteor Stations