Enjoy the peak of the 2012 Geminids.
Did you miss the Orionid meteor shower last weekend?
As we continue our search for exciting aliens (see: living ones), we should pause to appreciate the slightly more boring aliens that have already landed here on Earth: rocks from Mars.
The first meteor shower of 2012 peaked between 3 a.m. and dawn this morning (Eastern Time). If you missed the show, enjoy this first look at the Quadrantids meteor shower in the video below.