Image of the Day
Is This Not What You Expected?Credit: Stephen Clark/Spaceflight NowThursday, August 4, 2011: The Turn Basin at NASA's Kennedy Space Center provided the setting for this dramatic image of a meteor streaking down, seemingly in the direction of space shuttle Discovery. At the time, the orbiter was crawling slowly toward launch pad 39A on August 4, 2009. However, the meteor streaking across the sky was likely not what you might expect, a Perseid. Though it fell during that annual meteor shower, its sky trail doesn't point back at the Perseid meteor shower's radiant (point in the sky from which meteors appear to originate).
— Tom Chao