The night sky may not be as "romantic as it seems." People have always made wishes on shooting stars, but what they don't think about as they're holding their partners hand on a blanket in the wide open field (ok...that is pretty romantic) is that shooting stars are not stars at all but actually space debris that enters Earth's atmosphere and burns up before reaching the ground.

Shooting stars aren't just one type of meteor; in fact, they're classified into three different types depending on where they are spotted.

According to Nasa:

Meteoroids are objects in space that range in size from dust grains to small asteroids. Think of them as “space rocks."

 

When meteoroids enter Earth’s atmosphere (or that of another planet, like Mars) at high speed and burn up, the fireballs or “shooting stars” are called meteors.

 

When a meteoroid survives a trip through the atmosphere and hits the ground, it’s called a meteorite.

Our friends up in North Liberty, Iowa got a show last Sunday.  According to their Facebook post below, their plow driver, Ryan, was pulling in and caught it with his bare eyes.  Then remembered the security system was on and sure enough...they caught the "shooting star"...or as I like to call them, "flaming space rock"...on camera.

If you ever get to Winslow, Arizona...after you've cranked up "Take It Easy" by the Eagles a few times...do yourself a favor and go check out the meteorite crater.

According to Wikipedia: It is about 3,900 ft (1,200 m) in diameter, some 560 ft (170 m) deep, and is surrounded by a rim that rises 148 ft (45 m) above the surrounding plains.

For more "ROCK" news keep it here on 97X.

Quad Cities Live Music Venues That Aren't Live Music Venues Anymore

Nostalgia Alert!.

We've compiled a quick list (by no means comprehensive) of venues in the Quad Cities that are no longer music venues but to us will ALWAYS hold a special place were we saw some great shows and made some incredible memories.

To many of us the live music scene wasn't just a concert here & there. It was an every weekend affair. And it didn't matter if it was a touring band or your buddy's band. We were going to be there with a beer in hand and scream along with guitars that were way too loud in a room that was improperly treated acoustically and make some bad decisions.

What The Quad Cities Did For Fun in the 90's

Many times over the years, I'll be talking with friends about years gone by and I'll say "take me back".

Every generation goes through this, I assume. Looking back at a more simple time where responsibilities haven't set in and life seems fun. Opportunities are endless.

Let's go back to the 1990's to Wacky Waters, 50 Cent Beer night and revisit Mallards Mania!