The Washington Report

Immigration, the Secretary of Defense, and Space Rocks

Monday, February 18, 2013

In this week's Washington Report, David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times, talks to Kerry Nolan about the outrage over the administration's "Plan B' for immigration, the difficulty that Chuck Hagel is facing in his quest for confirmation as defense secretary, and new calls to watch the skies for threats from outer space.


Orionid Meteor Shower Promises Pretty Show

Friday, October 19, 2012

The peak of the Orionid meteor shower promises a dazzling Saturday night display of dusty ice and rock fragments as the earth passes through the trail of Comet Halley, but those hoping to see it will have to stay up late—or get up early. 

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Deluxe Meteor Shower

Thursday, August 09, 2012

The yearly Perseid meteor shower peaked this past weekend (8/11-8/12), but you may still catch some shooting star sightings through 8/22. Lulu Miller gives us a quick bit of background on the Perseids, and makes a case for getting outside for some stargazing.

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Perseid Meteor Shower Lights Up New York Sky

Friday, August 13, 2010

The sky will be at its peak falling potential on Friday night as the Perseid meteor shower flashes above. The best news? You might not even have to leave New York City to catch a glimpse.

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The Takeaway

Today in Space: Shuttle Lift-Off, Leonids Ho-Hum

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Leonid meteor shower peaked early Tuesday morning – before most of our listeners were awake. At around 4 a.m. EST the meteor shower sent sparks flying through the skies in the Americas and Asia. Our friend, space and aviation reporter Miles O'Brien, said it was something of "a dud" from where he was standing, on the beach in Florida. O'Brien also tells us about NASA's launch of the space shuttle Atlantis. It's the fifth successful shuttle launch this year; and with only five shuttle missions left before the program ends, every piece of cargo counts.