Yuri Malenchenko (54) is at the new Cretan resort Anemos Luxury Grand Resort recouping from 6 months aboard the international space station, according to the news from Chania province.
Reminiscent of the movie Armageddon, meteors rained smaller destruction on the Chelyabinsk region of Russia this morning. Bizarre footage from would be citizen photo-journalists revealed fragments of space debris plummeting to Earth. Reports of some injuries and light damages have emerged as well.
The Quadrantids will peak in the wee morning hours of January 3rd, at a maximum rate of about 80 per hour, varying between 60-200. If you live in Australia and lower portions of South America, you can watch them live, via a NASA Ustream feed.
The eclipse will be visible in Asia, Australia, and will rise and set over Europe and North America.
A deadly earthquake has stunned the people of New Zealand leaving in its wake at least 65 dead and many more injured or in a state of upheaval. The 6.3 magnitude quake caused the city of Christchurch to shudder violently, and even dislodged a massive chunk of glacial ice.