Archived Blog Post: December 31, 2003

The mother of all Quadrantids / Once-great hunk of rock pegged as source of yearly meteor shower: "Too dull and puny to be classified as a comet, the object is now only an asteroid, a rock about 2 miles in diameter that is orbiting the sun between Earth and Jupiter. When it was a star that exploded, astronomers theorize, debris flew into solar orbit..."