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31 March 2018

Tiangong 1 expected to Crash to Earth Producing Meteors on 01APR2018

Update- Fall now predicted for Monday.
 
China space lab may fall to Earth on Monday: European Space Agency
Hindustan Times
Chinese authorities have said the roughly eight-tonne Tiangong-1 is unlikely to cause any damage when it comes down and that its fiery disintegration will offer a “splendid” show akin to a meteor shower. The abandoned craft is expected to make its plunge between the afternoon of Sunday and early ...

Chinese space station hurtling towards Earth won't hit for another day
Telegraph.co.uk
A spokesman said that such falling spacecraft do "not crash into the Earth fiercely like in sci-fi movies, but turn into a splendid (meteor shower) and move across the beautiful starry sky as they race towards the Earth". Lu Kang, a spokesman for China's foreign ministry, said the country would step up ...

Chinese space lab may fall to earth later than expected: European Space Agency
The Straits Times
Such falling spacecraft do "not crash into the Earth fiercely like in sci-fi movies, but turn into a splendid (meteor shower) and move across the beautiful starry sky as they race towards the Earth", it said. Tiangong-1 - or "Heavenly Palace" - was placed in orbit in September 2011 and had been slated for a ...
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Chinese space station falling toward earth, expected to hit Sunday
9News.com KUSA
Phil Plait, an astronomer, says if you see it you may think it's a meteor show - but meteors are a little different. They're pieces of rock and ice and sometimes metal, and they're moving at very high speeds – think 20, 30, or 40 miles per second. “So when they burn up and burn across the sky they zip ...

Earth-bound space lab to be 'splendid' show, China says
Taipei Times
An out-of-control space laboratory that is to plunge back to Earth in the coming days is unlikely to cause any damage, Chinese authorities said, but would offer instead a “splendid” show akin to a meteor shower. China's space agency on Thursday said that the nearly 8-tonne Tiangong-1 would re-enter ...

China space station will offer 'splendid meteor shower' as April 1 crash date CONFIRMED
Daily Star
Instead, CMSEO said the spacecraft will “turn into a splendid [meteor shower] and move across the beautiful starry sky as they race towards the Earth". China's space agency lost control of the space lab on March 16, 2016, when it entered the “final phase” of its five-year lifespan. Since then experts using ...

Out-of-control 9-TONNE Chinese space station Tiangong-1 will give 'splendid show' when it ...
The Sun
THE out-of-control Chinese space station heading for Earth this weekend is expected to put on a "splendid show", according to experts. The Tiangong-1 space craft is expected to tear across the sky - similar to that of a meteor shower - once it plummets into the Earth's atmosphere somewhere between ...

Earth-bound space lab won't cause damage, says China
The Straits Times
BEIJING • An out-of-control space laboratory that will plunge back to Earth in the coming days is unlikely to cause any damage, the Chinese authorities said, but will instead offer a "splendid" show akin to a meteor shower. China's space agency said on Thursday that the nearly eight-tonne Tiangong-1 ...

China says Earth-bound space lab to offer splendid show like meteor shower
Hindustan Times
An out-of-control space laboratory that will plunge back to Earth in the coming days is unlikely to cause any damage, Chinese authorities say, but will offer instead a “splendid” show akin to a meteor shower. China's space agency said on Thursday that the nearly eight-tonne Tiangong-1 will re-enter the ...

Falling Chinese Space Station to Crash This Weekend
Popular Mechanics
If you are lucky enough to be in the right spot at the right time, you could see parts of the spacecraft burning up in the atmosphere, similar to a meteor shower. Astronomers and national space agencies are closely tracking the station, though in the final days leading up to reentry, it is impossible to say ...

Defunct Chinese space lab to plummet from sky this weekend
NEWS.com.au
But there is “no need for people to worry”, the China Manned Space Engineering Office (CMSEO) said on its WeChat social media account. Such falling spacecraft do “not crash into the Earth fiercely like in sci-fi movies, but turn into a splendid (meteor shower) and move across the beautiful starry sky as ...

Space Station Debris Could Hit Parts Of Indiana
Indiana Public Media
“It'll be a melted mangle of metal and you won't know what part of the spacecraft that came from” McCauley says. “It's just best to leave it alone.” He advises everyone to pay attention and stay alert and believes that the crash will be similar to a meteor shower, so there is no need to prepare in advance.
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Sky-watcher catches big, bright and loud fireball near Anzac on video
CBC.ca
Paul Smith was falling asleep while watching the Aurora Borealis when the bright light of a fireball woke him up. 0:16. Paul Smith was nodding off in his vehicle at 2 a.m. on March 19 while watching and taking photos of the aurora borealis when he awoke to a bright light. The 39-year-old thought he was ...

NASA's InSight mission will use seismology to peer deep below Mars' surface
Astronomy Magazine
The Apollo missions used seismometers to measure manmade vibrations on the Moon, as well as observe naturally occurring meteor impacts and moonquakes. The Viking landers also attempted seismology on Mars in the 1970s, but since the seismometers were placed on top of the landers, they ...

Super Dual Auroral Radar Network observations of meteor echoes
AGU Publications - Wiley
We show that these unusual short‐range HF echoes are due to scattering off meteor trails. This explains why, among other things, the Doppler shift from the short‐range echoes taken from the SuperDARN Saskatoon antenna are consistent with the mesospheric winds observed by the Saskatoon MF ...

April Astronomy: The Month Brings a Meteor Shower, Brilliant Planets and a Constellation Framing ...
Coachella Valley Independent
The two brightest “stars” in the April evenings are really planets. Venus continues to gain altitude in the west to west-northwest at dusk, as the time of its setting shifts from 1.6 hours after sunset on April 1, to 2.2 hours after on the 30th. Jupiter doesn't appear on our evening mid-twilight chart until almost ...

Terrifying interactive map reveals millions of Londoners would die if a nuclear bomb was dropped ...
Evening Standard
A new interactive map has shown the devastating effect a nuclear bomb blast could have on London. The tool highlights the extent of the fireball, radiation, shockwave, and heat produced by different nuclear weapons, and how they could impact any given area. People can enter their postcode and learn ...

Fireball report
Report a Fireball
Observer. Name, Charles S. Experience Level, 1/5. Remarks, I was in bed and a bright light shone in my window. I sa a circle of light seem to descend behind the trees to the east. Location. Address, San Rafael, CA. Latitude, 38° 0' 49.93'' N (38.01°). Longitude, 122° 33' 50.83'' W (-122.56°). Elevation

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Anzac, Alberta, Canada Fireball Meteor 19MAR2018 w/ Video

Anzac, Alberta, Canada Green Fireball Meteor 02:00 MDT 19MAR2018 w/ Sonics-  w/ Video

Sky-watcher catches big, bright and loud fireball near Anzac on video
CBC.ca
In the video, the fireball can be seen moving through the sky, bright green in colour, before flashing bright white and orange in succession before flaming out. Smith said he could hear a bang while it flamed out. He shared his experience with some Facebook groups of local aurora borealis watchers.

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30 March 2018

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 30MAR2018

Scientists set to scour Antarctica for rare space rocks
News.com.au
SCIENTISTS are set to scour the frozen lands of Antarctica in an audacious attempt to uncover lost meteorites.

Image: Testing InSight
Phys.Org
China says Earth-bound space lab to offer 'splendid' show. March 30, 2018. An out-of-control space laboratory that will plunge back to Earth in the coming days is unlikely to cause any damage, Chinese authorities say, but will offer instead a "splendid" show akin to a meteor shower.

Chinese space lab set to fall from sky
The Japan Times
Such falling spacecraft do “not crash into the Earth fiercely like in sci-fi movies, but turn into a splendid (meteor shower) and move across the beautiful starry sky as they race towards the Earth,” it said. Anyone lucky enough to be looking at the right part of the sky when Tiangong 1 starts its fiery descent ...

Chinese space station set for fiery re-entry
RTE.ie
An out-of-control space laboratory that will plunge back to Earth in the coming days is unlikely to cause any damage, Chinese authorities say, but will offer instead a "splendid" show akin to a meteor shower. China's space agency said that the nearly eight-tonne Tiangong-1 will re-enter the atmosphere ...

Earth-bound space lab to offer 'splendid show' akin to meteor shower
Times of India
BEIJING: An out-of-control space laboratory that will plunge back to Earth in the coming days is unlikely to cause any damage, Chinese authorities say, but will offer instead a "splendid" show akin to a meteor shower. China's space agency said on Thursday that the nearly eight-tonne Tiangong-1 will ...

China Focus: Tiangong-1 unlikely to cause damage to ground
Xinhua
During a meteor shower, about 1,000 to 20,000 meteorites fall to Earth per hour, and the probability of a person being hit by a meteorite of more than 200 grams is one-700 millionth, it said. The CMSEO announced earlier that Tiangong-1 has seen its orbit decay since it ended its data service on March ...

Out of control Earth-bound spacelab to offer 'splendid' show akin to a meteor shower
The Express Tribune
BEIJING: An out-of-control space laboratory that will plunge back to Earth in the coming days is unlikely to cause any damage, Chinese authorities say, but will offer instead a 'splendid' show akin to a meteor shower. China's space agency said on Thursday that the nearly eight-tonne Tiangong-1 will ...

Australia in impact zone for falling Chinese space station
Herald Sun
“You are more likely to be hit by a meteor than this thing,” Dr Tucker said. Present forecasts predict the station will begin to break up as it re-enters atmosphere anywhere from latitude +43 degrees to -43 degrees, a huge cross-section of the planet, sometime between 1.15pm tomorrow and 12.15pm ...

Four New Programs Dot April Planetarium Schedule at UW
University of Wyoming News
“The days are getting longer; a new set of constellations appear just after sunset; and our first visible meteor shower of the season all occur this month,” says Samantha Ogden, the planetarium's coordinator. “Additionally, we have enjoyed creating new and exciting live planetarium shows for our Friday ...

Night sky – April 2018: Welcome to your local galaxy association
Telegraph.co.uk
Although the rates from this shower aren't spectacularly high, the shower's radiant - the area of sky where the shower meteors appear to emanate from - is optimally positioned from the UK. A Lyrid meteor will appear to come from a location west of the bright star Vega in the constellation of Lyra the Lyre.

The Wonder of Lonar
The Hindu
There are some old stone temples around the lake, many of them ruined and abandoned, some of them partially submerged. The lake itself is a sanctuary for many kinds of birds. Lonar is unique because it's the world's only high-velocity meteor crater in hard basalt: it doesn't erode or change its qualities ...

Interactive map shows the terrifying effects of a nuclear bomb blast on YOUR town
The Sun
This interactive map shows scope of a nuclear blast for any given area, demonstrating the extent of the fireball, radiation, shockwave, and heat spawned by a raft of different atomic weapons. The 15 Kiloton (KT) “Little Boy” dropped on Hiroshima all the way up to the Soviet Union's 50,000 KT Tsar Bomba ...

Terrifying interactive map reveals what would happen if a nuclear bomb were dropped on YOUR ...
Daily Mail
... largest USSR bomb ever detonated. If a W-87 were dropped over New York City, for example, the effects would be catastrophic. The tool calculates the fireball would span .42 square miles and send a 26.87 square-mile shock wave. Radiation would extend .25 square miles, stretching into New Jersey.

D3 Mapping meteor landings on map. Unable to redraw points on zoom
freeCodeCamp Forum
I am trying to plot meteor landings on a projection of world map. I am scaling the map while zooming. But I am not sure how to redraw the points to the correct scale. I tried multiplying the projection result with the …

Meteor Activity Outlook for March 31- April 6, 2018
American Meteor Society
Meteor activity picks up a bit during April as the Lyrids become active during the month. They are active from the 14th through the 30th, with a pronounced maximum on the 22nd. Sporadic rates during April are steady as seen from both hemispheres with southern observers enjoying twice the activity that ...

Fireball report
Report a Fireball
Observer. Name, Emily B. Experience Level, 4/5. Remarks, I have seen many strange anomalies in the sky.... This one blew my mind. Location. Address, Schomberg, Ontario (CA). Latitude, 44° 0' 13.04'' N (44°). Longitude, 79° 40' 34.31'' W (-79.68°). Elevation, 240.72m. Time and Duration. Local Date & ...

Fireball report
Report a Fireball
Persistent train. Observation, Yes. Duration, -. Length, 5°. Remarks, The train was more akin to a glowing light spike that trailed after the fireball and also ended where the fireball meteor disappeared. The trailing end was thinner than what was following right behind the meteor body and glowed nearly as ...

Fireball report
Report a Fireball
Observer. Name, Mehdi B. Experience Level, 2/5. Remarks, I saw few meteors/fireballs in the past. This one was really impressive. reported on twitter as well. Location. Address, Toronto, Ontario (CA). Latitude, 43° 45' 17.06'' N (43.75°). Longitude, 79° 29' 40.09'' W (-79.49°). Elevation, 181.68m ...

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29 March 2018

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Surprising meteorite discovery points to early solar system chaos


http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/03/surprising-meteorite-discovery-points-early-solar-system-chaos
Meteor over Japan 27/03/2018 - Haneda Airport
YouTube
Evidence of sightings of "fireball" in various parts of the Kanto region On the 27th, a light like a fireball appeared in the night sky, and sighting information...

Meteor hunters take to Antarctica
Fox News
Why scientists are heading to Antarctica to hunt for meteors. ...


Tech trials to find Antarctica's 'missing' iron meteorites
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-43567617

'Marsquakes' Could Shake Up Planetary Science
Starting next year, scientists will get their first look deep below the surface of Mars.
That's when NASA will send the first robotic lander dedicated to exploring the planet's subsurface. InSight, which stands for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, will study marsquakes to learn about the Martian crust, mantle and core....

Crashing Chinese Space Station Will Go Down Shooting — Fireballs
Live Science
"Fireballs are almost certain," Harvard University astrophysicist Jonathan McDowell told Live Science in an email. McDowell is a frequent media commentator on Tiangong-1's descent, and he also works on NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. [In Photos: A Look at China's Space Station That's Crashing ...

Fireball report
American Meteor Society
Name, Kayla S. Experience Level, 2/5. Remarks, A meteor appeared immediately after the fireball traveling from the opposite direction; fireball was traveling north to south.

Fireball report
American Meteor Society
Location. Address, Corpus Christi, TX. Latitude, 27° 47' 3.87'' N (27.784408°). Longitude, 97° 25' 21.69'' W (-97.422691°). Elevation, 11.801m. Time and Duration. Local Date & Time, 2018-03-19 20:00 CDT. UT Date & Time, 2018-03-20 01:00 UT. Duration, ≈3.5s. Direction. Moving direction, From up ...

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Japan Green Fireball Meteor 27MAR2018

 Haneda, Tokyo, Japan Green Fireball Meteor 20:42 JST 27MAR2018
A green fireball meteor was captured by video cameras at Haneda Airport, Tokyo, Japan at 20:42 JST.  The meteor was seen from many locations in the Kanto Plain.

Posted to YouTube by
Exoss Citizen Science Published on Mar 28, 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shISkdTgwGQ


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28 March 2018

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Dash cam captures meteor fireball's flight across Colorado sky
Sott
The filmer said they suspected the object was a meteorite. "I was driving my truck north on I-25 in Colorado when I saw this flash from what I presume is a meteorite. It was 5:20 a.m. local time just past the exit for the USAF Academy," the filmer wrote. The American Meteor Society noted multiple fireball ...

Tiangong 1 track RADAR: Chinese space station to hit Earth in FIREBALL this weekend
Express.co.uk
Markus Dolensky, of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research in Australia told CNN: “There is a chance of a series of fireballs streaking across the sky. “It is now nearing its fiery demise as it gradually gets slowed down by the fringes of the Earth's upper atmosphere.” The spacecraft could ...

Why Scientists Aren't Fans Of Creating On-Demand Meteor Showers
NPR
A Japanese company is proposing a venture to create on-demand meteor showers using small spheres dropped from a satellite. Scientists aren't really keen to the idea...

Scientists Have Overestimated Meteor Sizes
DOE Office of Science - Department of Energy
Scientists simulated what happens when a meteor hits the Earth's crust generating shocked glass. In the past, scientists have tried to estimate the amount of pressure needed to cause this transformation. They did so by examining debris from meteor impacts and squeezing mineral samples in pressure ...

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27 March 2018

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Meteorite spotted in Colorado
MSN.com
This truck driver was going along the highway in Colorado, United States, when he saw a meteorite. The natural phenomenon was filmed at 5.20 am.

Dash Cam Captures Fireball in Colorado
Sputnik International
An early morning motorist on a Colorado highway caught a video of a fireball he labeled as a "meteorite," streaking across the sky near the US Air Force Academy. The footage, recorded at about 5:20 a.m. last Saturday on Interstate 25 in Gleneagle, shows a bright flash of light appear to drop toward the ...

Dash cam captures fireball's flight across Colorado sky
UPI.com
Dash cam captures fireball's flight across Colorado sky. By Ben Hooper | March 26, 2018 at 1:41 PM ... March 26 (UPI) -- An early morning driver on a Colorado road captured video of a fireball streaking across the sky near the U.S. Air Force Academy. The video, recorded about 5:20 a.m. Saturday on ...

On-Demand Meteor Showers Are Coming Soon to a Sky Near You
Popular Mechanics
ALE hopes to market their technology to cities, companies, or rich individuals who want a custom meteor shower for a cost that ALE claims will be less than that of a municipally-sponsored fireworks show. Their plan is to launch a pair of small satellites each equipped with a few hundred small metal ...

What you need to know about China's space station falling to Earth
41 NBC News
“We won't have a firm idea of precisely when — or any clue of where — until several hours prior to reentry,” he said. “There's still a fair amount of uncertainty.” Here's everything you need to know about Tiangong-1 and its impending fall.

China spacecraft may crash into Australia
Newcastle Herald
"The thing that would be really nice, if it re-enters over Australia at night, is that we'll get to see a spectacular sight of the spacecraft breaking up and lighting up as it comes in like a meteor shower." The temperature and density of different parts of the atmosphere, the Sun's activity and what parts are ...

PMN-Portuguese Meteor Network and OLA-Observatório do Lago Alqueva agreem
SAO/NASA ADS
Title: PMN-Portuguese Meteor Network and OLA-Observatório do Lago Alqueva agreement. Authors: Saraiva, C. Affiliation: AA(PMN- Portuguese Meteor Network, Rua Aquilino Ribeiro, 23 – 1° Dto, 2790-028 Carnaxide, Portugal. ) Publication: eMeteorNews, eZine, ISSN 2570-4745 Online publication ...

Altitudinal dependence of meteor radio afterglows measured via optical counterparts
AGU Publications - Wiley
Utilizing the all‐sky imaging capabilities of the first station of the Long Wavelength Array along with a host of all‐sky optical cameras, we have now observed 44 optical meteor counterparts to radio afterglows. Combining these observations, we have determined the geographic positions of all 44 ...

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26 March 2018

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Meteorite in Colorado || ViralHog
YouTube
Occurred on March 24, 2018 / Gleneagle, Colorado, USA "I was driving my truck north on I-25 in Colorodo when I saw this flash from what I presume is a meteor...

Astronomy for April: See Lyrid meteor shower, star cluster
Akron Beacon Journal
The Lyrid meteor shower peaks on the night of April 22 and the early morning hours of April 23. This shower is the debris trail shed by comet Thatcher, C/1861 G1. Under clear, dark skies, you may see up to 20 meteors an hour. his shower is one of the oldest celestial events known, and was likely ...

China's space station is falling to Earth. Here's everything you need to know.
NBCNews.com
Will I be able to see anything? It might be possible to see streaks across the sky — similar to a meteor shower — at the time of reentry. But that depends, of course, on how close you are to the falling debris as well as the time of day and the amount of cloud cover, according to Abraham.

Australia Developing Lasers to Track, Destroy Space Junk
http://www.newsgram.com/
A meteor streaks across the sky in the early morning as people watching during the Perseid meteor shower in Ramon Carter near the town of Mitzpe Ramon, southern Israel, August 13, 2015. The Perseid meteor shower is sparked every August when the Earth passes through a stream of space debris ...

Falling space debris poses no risk to UAE, says Space Agency
The National
The network successfully provides reports and studies on meteor traffic over the UAE,” he said. Three stations across the UAE are part of this network that was a joint venture launched by the UAE Space Agency and the IAC. The stations record astronomical phenomena with cameras that automatically ...

Coming soon, on-demand meteor showers from Japanese aerospace entertainment company
International Business Times, India Edition It may soon be possible to order a custom meteor shower for special occasions. If things go according to plan, arcs of blue, green, and orange could light up the sky wherever needed, any place on Earth, emulating actual shooting stars. The "meteor shower" will come courtesy falling metallic pebbles ..

Artificial Meteor Showers Will Soon Be Available For Under $40000
Tech Times
Japan is witnessing the world's first artificial meteor shower in spring 2020, thanks to technology being developed by private space company Astro Live Experience or ALE. The spectacular display will be seen over a 200-kilometer area on the sky of the Setouchi Region, which covers the cities of ...

Tiangong-1: Chinese space station predicted to crash somewhere on Earth around Easter
NZCity
Space experts predict the Tiangong-1 space station, or "Heavenly Palace", will turn into a spectacular fireball as it enters Earth's atmosphere sometime during the Easter long weekend. According to the latest predictions, it will begin its fiery descent into Earth's atmosphere somewhere in a window ...

Meteor crater map
Draper NDT
Meteor crater map. Eugene M. Start. Less Impressive than Informative. Your internet browser does not support the HTML5 features required for Crater Impact. For GPS users, the coordinates of the new entrance to Tswaing are Latitude 25. Download the free, full-sheet USGS 7. The effects of Map of ...



This meteor that struck the land of Saudi Arabia 52 years ago
Life in Saudi Arabia
Some five decades ago a meteorite struck the land of Saudi Arabia. The meteorite is a solid piece of debris from a comet, asteroid or meteoroid that originate in the outer space and found its way to enter in the atmosphere around the earth. However, now this news is highlighted again after 52 years.

Rtl sdr meteor detection
morph
Use the RTL-SDR as a meteor detector/counter. Joined May 2013 7 Jan 2014 YouTube user Tim Havens has uploaded two videos showing his meteor detection results with an RTL-SDR dongle. GitHub. Bakul das. There is now also an app bundle available from GitHub or SourceForge. For a few years ...

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Wabar Impact Crater Empty Quarter Saudi Arabia

A meteor that struck the Empty Quarter four centuries ago
Saudi Gazette
NEARLY 52 years ago, a National Geographic team visited a meteorite site called Wabar in the Empty Quarter, one of the most desolate places on earth, and documented the remnants of the spatial object that struck Saudi Arabia some four centuries ago

PICTURES: Remains of meteor that struck Saudi Arabia four centuries ago
Al-Arabiya
The top section of the space-matter is currently on display at the National Museum of Saudi Arabia. (Supplied). Mohammed al-Harbi, Al Arabiya.net Saturday, 17 March 2018. The National Geographic team has visited a meteorite's site, called “Wobar,” in the Empty Quarter of the Saudi ...

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25 March 2018

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Meteor showers to watch: Pi Puppids, Lyrids
New Jersey Herald
According to one source, they are the oldest known meteor showers. The Pi Puppids come from a comet named Grigg-Skjellerup and occur April 18-25, peaking the night of April 23-24, and may have a rate of 18-42 per hour. Moonrise is somewhat after midnight, so moonlight might be less of a concern.

Fireball meteor uk
warszowka.pl
4339 tweets • 1365 photos/videos • 8538 followers. The UK Meteor Network described the fireball, which was visible at 5. It was reported up and down the east coast of England and Scotland. The American Meteor Society's website record of everyone who reported the fireball. More than 400 ...
Meteor over uk today
arbj.be
Clarifying what the phenomenon was, UK Meteor network described the “flashing light” as a bright fireball. protected night sky, it was awarded gold tier designation by the International Dark Sky Association, making it officially the best place in England for people to go to enjoy the heavens. 25pm in ...

Uk meteor network
El Postre
The UK Meteor Observation Network's monochrome camera in Church Crookham, Hampshire also recorded the spectacular event, which lasted for several seconds and was seen for hundreds of miles. The data from UKMON (UK Meteor Observation Network, United Kingdom) UK Meteor Network in ...
Live meteor cam
Beton design
See the latest meteor camera captures here: Meteor Camera Images. 676K likes. The Quadrantids 2018 meteor shower is currently active. 5 Jan 2017 - 511 min - Uploaded by SG Star Gazing Night Sky & Meteor Cam Live from North London UK. During daylight hours in Huntsville the camera will either ...

Meteor radar live
suedpfalzlerchen.de
Earth is subject to a constant influx of many tonnes of this dust and it provides us with an opportunity to study the outer reaches of our atmosphere. com Video. It was Hankey's idea to have the AMS host a citizen science site to report meteor sightings. The receiver is located near Valladolid (Spain) BEST ...
Improving Photometric Calibration of Meteor Video Camera Systems
nasa.gov
We present the results of new calibration tests performed by the NASA Me- teoroid Environment Office (MEO) designed to help quantify and minimize systematic uncertainties in meteor photometry from video camera observa- tions. These systematic uncertainties can be categorized by two main sources:.

[AGU taxonomy: Ionosphere] AND [AGU taxonomy: Meteor-trail Physics]
AGU Publications - Wiley
An FDTD model of scattering from meteor head plasma · R. A. Marshall · S. Close · Journal of Geophysical Research: Space PhysicsVolume 120, Issue 7First published: 29 June 2015. Abstract ..
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Astronomy for April: See Lyrid meteor shower, star cluster
Akron Beacon Journal
The Lyrid meteor shower peaks on the night of April 22 and the early morning hours of April 23. This shower is the debris trail shed by comet Thatcher, C/1861 G1. Under clear, dark skies, you may see up to 20 meteors an hour. his shower is one of the oldest celestial events known, and was likely ...

Watch This 500-Pound Meteor Light Up the Pennsylvania Sky
NBC News
Watch This 500-Pound Meteor Light Up the Pennsylvania Sky NASA says the fireball that ignited the skies in Pennsylvania, New York and Ohio was a meteor flying at 45000 miles per hour.

Meteor Activity Outlook for March 24-30, 2018
American Meteor Society
The actual rates will also depend on factors such as personal light and motion perception, local weather conditions, alertness and experience in watching meteor activity. Evening rates are reduced during this period due to interfering moonlight. Note that the hourly rates listed below are estimates as ...
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24 March 2018

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Chinese Space Station Will Fall Back To Earth Around Early April, Scientists Predict
The Daily Caller
The crash may be visible as a meteor as it enters Earth's atmosphere, “although the location of the re-entry is as difficult to predict as its timing,” Forbes explains. “However, given how orbits work, [points of contact with earth] could be anywhere in a band a few hundred kilometers wide that crosses over ...

30 amazing things to see in the night sky in 2018
Liverpool Echo
Active between April 19 and May 28 every year, in 2018 it will peak on May 6. The best time to see shooting stars from the Eta Aquarid meteor shower is in the early morning just before sunrise. It is caused by the earth passing through dust from Halley's Comet and comes from the direction of Aquarius in ...

The demise of (the) Humanity (Star)
Astronomy Magazine
Early this morning, the Humanity Star satellite burned up as an artificial meteor in the sky. pxhere. The Humanity Star, launched in January by New Zealand company Rocket Lab, met its end earlier than planned, after just a few weeks of circling the globe. On March 23, The New Zealand Herald reported ...

Measurements of winds in the upper atmosphere by means of drifting meteor trails I
Science Direct
The paper describes some new radio techniques for the measurement of upper atmosphere winds by means of drifting meteor trails. A continuously recording doppler-radar system operating on 27 mc is described and some typical records are analysed. An accompanying paper deals with the ...

A meteor that struck the Empty Quarter four centuries ago
Saudi Gazette
NEARLY 52 years ago, a National Geographic team visited a meteorite site called Wabar in the Empty Quarter, one of the most desolate places on earth, and documented the remnants of the spatial object that struck Saudi Arabia some four centuries ago. During their visit in 1966, the team took rather ...

Videos
American Meteor Society
This video has been uploaded on the American Meteor Society Website. AMS Event: 1142-2018, Report 139929 (1142d-2018). Uploaded by. © b. s. Credit b. s. Date 2018-03-22 22:21:00 EDT ...

2018 The FIFTH Year of "CERTAIN Uncertainty" ™ / Meteors, Asteroids, Comets, and MORE!!

23 March 2018

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Meteor lights up the night sky
NBC News
A bright meteor was caught on cameras across Michigan as it swept over parts of the Midwest and Canada.

Meteor captured on video over Madison
ABC21
A meteor was seen over the Madison area Thursday night.

When is the 2018 Lyrid meteor shower? All you need to know about stargazing event
Coventry Telegraph
... and are named after constellation Lyra. The Lyrid Meteor Shower is classed as an “average” shower, usually producing about 20 meteors per hour at its peak. ... This year the annual meteor shower will start April 16 and end April 25, but will peak April 21-22. The meteors blaze through the sky from ...

Delta Aquarids meteor shower 2018
MSN.com
Stargazers could be treated to a meteor spectacle later this year as the Delta Aquarids makes an appearance. The meteor shower favours the Northern Hemisphere - where it is likely to be more visible. An annual astronomical event, the Delta Aquarids displays as many as 10 to 20 shooting stars per ...

China's Tiangong-1 Space Lab Could Produce Fireball Streaks Upon Re-Entry, Debris Unlikely To ...
The Inquisitr
... there has been no report of accidents related to the re-entry of these space junk. If the space lab enters a populated area, there is no need to worry. In fact, people living close by can look forward to a spectacular sight as the space lab burns up during re-entry. There's a high probability that the fireball ...

Only 117 years 'til this asteroid (possibly) hits us
CNN
In 2013, a meteor about 60 feet (20 meters) across hit the Earth near Chelyabinsk in Russia. This relatively small rock still did considerable damage. It released about 30 times as much energy as the nuclear explosion at Hiroshima, blowing out glass windows and causing 1,500 people to seek medical ...
2018 The FIFTH Year of "CERTAIN Uncertainty" ™ / Meteors, Asteroids, Comets, and MORE!!

22 March 2018

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Meteor lights up the sky over Georgia and Alabama
NBC News
A baseball-sized meteor lights up the sky. NBC's Brian Williams reports.

Meteor over los angeles today
Escola Nacional de Judô
5s, -8 Green Light Seen Over Southern California Believed To Be MeteorA green light that streaked across the night sky that was seen from the Mexican border to Central California was apparently a meteor or some other heavenly body falling to Earth. 1052c, 2018-03-17 12:58 UT, 2018-03-17 05:58 ...
Delta Aquarids meteor shower 2018: Best times, where to see it, weather forecast and everything ...
Liverpool Echo
Stargazers could be treated to a meteor spectacle later this year as the Delta Aquarids makes an appearance. The meteor shower ... Although it is not one of the most spectacular meteor showers, you are still in with a good chance of catching a glimpse at a shooting star. The shower runs annually from ...

Tiangong-1: China's out-of-control space station to fall back to earth soon
The Talking Democrat
According to ESA, the impact of the Chinese space laboratory, of which the Chinese lost control in 2016, is not comparable to what a meteor would make. In this sense, ESA specifies that from the 30 kilometers of altitude, the debris has a normal speed of fall that, in no case, would cause a crater on Earth ...

2018 The FIFTH Year of "CERTAIN Uncertainty" ™ / Meteors, Asteroids, Comets, and MORE!!

21 March 2018

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Analysis of the formation of Meteor Crater, Arizona: A preliminary report
AGU Publications - Wiley
A theoretical study is made of the cratering process accompanying the impact of a 12,000‐ton iron projectile on a semi‐infinite half‐space of soft rock at a velocity of 30 km/sec. The constituents and velocity approximate those involved in the formation of Meteor Crater, Arizona. The assumption is made ...

Giant meteorite lifted from lake in Russia
NBC News
The giant meteor fragment weighed more than 1200 pounds. It broke into pieces as scientists removed it from Lake Chebarkul in central Russia where it landed in February. NBC's Brian Williams reports.

There's a small chance an asteroid will hit Earth in 2135. NASA is working on a plan
The Sydney Morning Herald
A century later in 2013, a 10-ton, 15-metre-wide meteor streaked over Russia's Ural Mountains at hypersonic speeds, shattering windows and injuring 1,100 people, Fox News reported. (Most were injured by shattered glass as they watched the meteor cross the daytime sky.) The meteor broke up before ...

Satellite? Meteor? Something else?
Cloudy Nights
Hey everyone,. This weekend, I just caught my first photons in quite a while due to house projects and cloudy evenings. Since my last time imaging, I added plate solving, and sort of figured out phd2 on the second night, so I went from throwing out about half my subs on the first night, to only one out ...

Events in 2018 1076-2018 KML
Fireball event
ID, UT Date & Time, Local Date & Time, City, State, Dur. Magn. D. Sound, C. Sound, Frag. Observer, Exp. a, 2018-03-19 21:30 UT, 2018-03-19 16:30 CDT, Baton Rouge, LA, ≈3.5s, -23, -, - ? Leroy S, 1. b, 2018-03-19 21:30 UT, 2018-03-19 16:30 CDT, Napoleonville, LA, ≈3.5s, -26, -, -, -, Ginger R, 3.

2018 The FIFTH Year of "CERTAIN Uncertainty" ™ / Meteors, Asteroids, Comets, and MORE!!

20 March 2018

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 20MAR2018


Newton School employs virtual reality for science lessons
The Recorder
“Meteor!” her students yelled as one seemed to be coming their way. Inside a portable, inflatable planetarium-like theater in the Newton School gym, classes learned more about different science lessons — from rocket ships to the universe, from the planet's environment to the history of dinosaurs.

There's a small chance an asteroid will smack into Earth in 2135. NASA is working on a plan.
Washington Post
A century later in 2013, a 10-ton, 49-foot-wide meteor streaked over Russia's Ural Mountains at hypersonic speeds, shattering windows and injuring 1,100 people, Fox News reported. (Most were injured by shattered glass as they watched the meteor cross the daytime sky). The meteor broke up before it ...

Event 1023-2018
Fireball event
We received 5 reports about a fireball seen over NH, CT, MA, NJ and NY on Friday, March 16th 2018 around 09:49 UT. The trajectory displayed on the map and the KML file has been automatically computed based on all the witness reports and may not be the most optimized.

Fireball report
American Meteor Society
Location. Address, Igarassu, Pernambuco (BR). Latitude, 7° 49' 13.52'' S (-7.820423°). Longitude, 34° 54' 44.61'' W (-34.912392°). Elevation, 12.431523m. Time and Duration. Local Date & Time, 2018-03-19 01:59 -3 time zones. UT Date & Time, 2018-03-19 04:59 UT. Duration, ≈1.5s. Direction. Moving ...

2018 The FIFTH Year of "CERTAIN Uncertainty" ™ / Meteors, Asteroids, Comets, and MORE!!

19 March 2018

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 19MAR2018

Meteor sighting last night uk
TARANGO
Green 'fireball' meteor spotted shooting The meteor was captured by cameras from the UK Meteor Space scientist Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock said last night's A huge meteor was spotted streaking over London last night creating an incredible display of light. Dale @DaleofEurope said: "It was incredibly ...

Ottawa Photography Meetup
Meetup
Thanks to Louise to suggest this event. Meet Sat April 21, 7:00 pm for sunset & hopefully see meteors between 8:30 - midnight or later if anyone chooses to stay longer... (see Meetup for April 22nd.) Here is some information on the Meteor Showers.

Close encounters
Heavens-Above
The following table lists the upcoming close encounters with all other known orbiting objects for which orbital elements are available (over 16000). Only objects which come within 5 km are included. Please note that the accuracy of these predictions is limited by the accuracy of the latest orbital elements.

Venomous Shrew That Survived the Dinosaurs Is Sequenced, Just in Time
Haaretz
After enormous aggravation, geneticists have managed to sequence the genome of a poisonous shrew-like rodent that thrived between dinosaurs' toes and laughed off the meteor that devastated life on the planet 66 million years ago. One of the lead authors of the report published today in Gigascience, ...

2018 The FIFTH Year of "CERTAIN Uncertainty" ™ / Meteors, Asteroids, Comets, and MORE!!

18 March 2018

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 18MAR2018








Multiple meteor sightings over Edmonton



CTV Edmonton - CTV News
Multiple sightings of a meteor over Edmonton and Fort McMurray were reported last night. CTV Edmonton's Bill Fortier reports.



It's Been 5 Years Since the Brightest Meteor-Lunar Collision!
The Quint
Did you know that five years ago, an object, about the size of a boulder, hit the moon and the damage done was colossal. And it is said that if a similar strike would have happened against the Earth then it would have created a 65-feet-deep crater on the surface of the planet and the death toll would've ...

St. Patrick's Day Meteor Over Los Angeles AMS Event #1052-2018
YouTube
Meteor over Los Angeles on St. Patrick's Day. Captured with southeast facing Nest Cam. It was a bit cloudy but you can still see the slow moving fireball. AM...

 Fireball report
American Meteor Society
Location. Address, Aliso Viejo, CA. Latitude, 33° 35' 53.4'' N (33.598167°). Longitude, 117° 43' 41.42'' W (-117.728172°). Elevation, 150.282m. Time and Duration. Local Date & Time, 2018-03-17 05:58 PDT. UT Date & Time, 2018-03-17 12:58 UT. Duration, ≈1.5s. Direction. Moving direction, From down ...

Events in 2018 1038-2018 KML
Fireball event
Events in 2018 1038-2018 KML. We received one report about a fireball seen over Western Development Region on Thursday, March 15th 2018 around 22:30 UT. 1 Witness Report. a - Nicholas H. Level 4. Show Trajectory. Observers map, Heat map. Without observation directions, With observation ...

Reports Report 1026af (Event 1026-2018)
Report a Fireball
Observer. Name, ernest. Experience Level, 3/5. Remarks, I was indoors and the flash was observed through east facing window hence I was unable to see the start and conclusion of the flash. The flash moved left to right. Location. Address, Millisle, Northern Ireland (GB). Latitude, 54° 35' 8.65'' N (54.59°).

 Reports Report 1026i (Event 1026-2018)
Report a Fireball
Name, Mark S. Experience Level, 2/5. Remarks, This is the second time in around three months I have seen a fireball similar in appearance, from the same area, travelling in the same direction.

Fireball report
Report a Fireball
Location. Address, Austin, TX. Latitude, 30° 13' 52.17'' N (30.23°). Longitude, 97° 50' 28.3'' W (-97.84°). Elevation, 229.7m. Time and Duration. Local Date & Time, 2018-03-16 21:54 CDT. UT Date & Time, 2018-03-17 02:54 UT. Duration, ≈3.5s. Direction. Moving direction, From down left to up right.

Geminids Meteor Shower
Shelby Ohio Weather
The Geminids is the king of the meteor showers. It is considered by many to be the best shower in the heavens, producing up to 120 multicolored meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by debris left behind by an asteroid known as 3200 Phaethon, which was discovered in 1982. The shower runs ...

2018 The FIFTH Year of "CERTAIN Uncertainty" ™ / Meteors, Asteroids, Comets, and MORE!!

17 March 2018

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 17MAR2018

PICTURES: Remains of meteor that struck Saudi Arabia four centuries ago
Al-Arabiya
The top section of the space-matter is currently on display at the National Museum of Saudi Arabia. (Supplied). Mohammed al-Harbi, Al Arabiya.net Saturday, 17 March 2018. The National Geographic team has visited a meteorite's site, called “Wobar (Wabar),” in the Empty Quarter of the Saudi ...

Chicora Meteor
Google News

A gigantic asteroid will zoom past Earth during its closest approach towards Earth
The News Recorder
The Phaethon is believed to the source of the Geminid meteor showers that reached its peak last Thursday night. Scientists are confused whether to call the space rock an asteroid or a comet, as it looks more like an asteroid, but sometimes it displays comet-like activity. Many scientists suggested that it is ...

Super-Schmidt Meteor Camera
Royal Astronomical Society of Canada
Super-Schmidt Meteor Camera. John M. Grant and Peter Millman with a Super-Schmidt meteor camera. Super-Schmidt Camera. ArchiveTags: Peter Millman · 1950s ...

Falling meteor over Fort Worth?
Star-Telegram
Reddit user d0ubleR says that this dashcam video captured a video of a meteor falling through the sky over Fort Worth this past Tuesday. The incident occurred about 4:15 p.m. March 13. The user posted it on reddit on Wednesday, March 14. He was driving north on I-35W just south of Loop 820 in south ...

Reports Report 1029m (Event 1029-2018)
Report a Fireball
Location. Address, Baltimore, MD. Latitude, 39° 18' 5.66'' N (39.3°). Longitude, 76° 35' 27.63'' W (-76.59°). Elevation, 19.04m. Time and Duration. Local Date & Time, 2018-03-16 20:40 EDT. UT Date & Time, 2018-03-17 00:40 UT. Duration, ≈3.5s. Direction. Moving direction, From up right to down left.

Reports Report 1029o (Event 1029-2018)
Report a Fireball
Observer. Name, Darrin M. Experience Level, 2/5. Remarks, End of path was obscured by roof so I estimated ending angle. Location. Address, Geneva, NY. Latitude, 42° 46' 37.06'' N (42.78°). Longitude, 77° 0' 18.32'' W (-77.01°). Elevation, 224.28m. Time and Duration. Local Date & Time, 2018-03-16 ...

Fireball report
American Meteor Society
Name, Sarah D. Experience Level, 4/5. Remarks, This was spectacular. I have never seen anything like it in CT. Every meteor I've seen travels horizontally. It was unique, and definitely looked like something burning up in the atmosphere.

Fireball report
Report a Fireball
Observer. Name, Adam C. Experience Level, 2/5. Remarks, This seemed to be much closer than any other meteor I've witnessed in my lifetime and would like to learn more about it and others. Location. Address, Stewartstown, PA. Latitude, 39° 45' 49.42'' N (39.76°). Longitude, 76° 35' 35.17'' W (-76.59°).

Fireball report
American Meteor Society
Observer. Name, Kyle S. Experience Level, 3/5. Remarks, Just how bright the fireball was and how quickly came into view and disappeared with a smoke trail. And it was witnessed by me and my driver on a minibus as we were driving towards Driffield I saw it over the houses in Driffield. Location ...

Fireball report
Report a Fireball
Observer. Name, Bunting R. Experience Level, 2/5. Remarks, I was driving northbound on the a24 when we saw the fireball. Location. Address, , England (GB). Latitude, 50° 55' 18.55'' N (50.92°). Longitude, 0° 23' 58.8'' W (-0.4°). Elevation, 40.77m. Time and Duration. Local Date & Time, 2018-03-16 ...

Fireball report
Report a Fireball
Observer. Name, Karris R. Experience Level, 2/5. Remarks, Lasted approximately 3 seconds - I've never seen anything like it before. Location. Address, , England (GB). Latitude, 51° 31' 17.76'' N (51.52°). Longitude, 0° 25' 56.3'' W (0.43°). Elevation, 12.17m. Time and Duration. Local Date & Time ...

Fireball report
American Meteor Society
Observer. Name, Tony W. Experience Level, 3/5. Remarks, only thing i can say is it didn't seem half as fast as meteors or fireballs ive seen in the past. Location. Address, , England (GB). Latitude, 53° 22' 7.13'' N (53.368647°). Longitude, 2° 35' 16.58'' W (-2.587939°). Elevation, 24.270081m. Time and ...

Menomous Solenodon, last survivor of a branch of mammals that appeared at the time of the ...
Science Daily
... and it is the sole remaining branch of mammals that split from other insectivores at the time of the dinosaurs. The solenodon genome sequence revealed the answer to several evolutionary questions, such as whether the solenodon species indeed survived the meteor impact that killed the dinosaurs.

Police Dash cam captures meteor (Date Location Unknown)
YouTube
Police dash cam captures a meteor streaking across the sky. REF 13358 To license contact info@lpe360.com.

The March issue of Meteorite Times is now up.
https://www.meteorite-times.com/monthly-issues/


Vidarbha: The Offbeat Maharashtra
Outlook India
52,000 years ago, a meteor weighing 2 million tonnes struck our planet creating a 2 km wide hole in eastern Maharashtra. The crater gradually turned into a lake with an ecosystem around it that is so unique that scientists from all around the world have come to study it. The lush jungles that surround the ...

2018 The FIFTH Year of "CERTAIN Uncertainty" ™ / Meteors, Asteroids, Comets, and MORE!!

16 March 2018

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 16MAR2018









Mysterious boom noise heard in metro was 'out of this world'
kfor.com
Many people said they thought they heard thunder or an earthquake, but yesterday's rumble was actually a meteor. "We were just in the front of our house and we heard a boom," said Lane Winters. Sarah Clark, a geology student, described it as "just a loud boom." It was a sound folks couldn't quite put ...

GSI finds clues to early life in Rajasthan meteorite
Times of India
After a nine-month-long search, GSI has concluded that the search for extra-terrestrial life might not be a wild goose chase after all. The composition of a meteor that fell in Rajasthan in June indicates the presence of both carbon and water, taking the life-in-space theory another notch forward. The GSI is ...

 Russian Scientists Are Testing Lasers to Blow Up Deadly Asteroids
Outer Places
Much of the research was based on the infamous Chelyabinsk asteroid, a 20-meter-wide meteor that exploded over Russia and injured over 1,000 people. The largest chunk of the meteor was recovered from Lake Chebarkul and studied to create the basis for the lab's model asteroids. It's estimated that ...

Carbonates hint at liquid water on Ceres
Chemical & Engineering News
Alternately, meteor impacts could melt frozen brine below the surface. In either case, ions in the brine could precipitate to form carbonates as the water freezes or evaporates. Carrozzo says his group cannot rule out either mechanism; it is possible both are occurring. Hydrated carbonates lose their water ...

3. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory Of NASA Has Obtai...
Chegg
Answer to 3. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory of NASA has obtained the following data regarding a meteor traveling through space: r =...

Fireball report
American Meteor Society
Observer. Name, John W. Experience Level, 3/5. Remarks, The size of this thing really spooked me, which is why I felt compelled to report it. The size was very large. It actually gave me a little shot of adrenaline. I really did think for a second I was witnessing a catastrophic event. The colors were quit vivid ...

2018 The FIFTH Year of "CERTAIN Uncertainty" ™ / Meteors, Asteroids, Comets, and MORE!!

14 March 2018

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 14/15MAR2018

Meteor explosion off Washington coast was biggest in 25 years
MyNorthwest.com
Emergency Management in Grays Harbor County says there were at least 15 reports made to the American Meteor Society. There was no severe weather event at the time of the incident, according to the Weather Service. No reports of explosions or crashes on the ground were reported and the Federal ...

Bolide Meteor Blamed for Mystery Boom over Washington State
The Singular Fortean Society
A bolide meteor bursting in the Earth's atmosphere is being blamed for a mysterious boom and accompanying bright flash over Grays Harbor County in western Washington state last Wednesday. The disruptive aerial explosion occurred shortly after 7 p.m., and was violent enough to shake the homes of ...

KGW-TV
Facebook
The meteor explosion off Washington's coast shortly on March 7 is considered the biggest over the continental U.S. in nearly two decades, according to...

Northern Arizona astronomy: meteoroids, meteors and meteorites
Williams News
So, in summary: a rock in space is a meteoroid, one falling to Earth is a meteor and one found on Earth is a meteorite. Most meteorites are fragments of small planetesimals (meteoroids and asteroids) that were shattered by collisions early in the history of the solar system. Most of these remnants now ...

Stunning video shows Geminid meteor shower over remote Chinese mountains
NBC News
Time-lapse video displayed the full beauty of the meteor shower in northeast China's Changbai Mountains.

Russian boffins blow up teeny asteroids with tiny laser... to work out how to nuke the real thing
The Register
Russia has history when it comes to asteroids: on 15 February 2013 a meteor exploded at 97,000ft over Chelyabinsk Oblast, in the Ural Mountains region, with a force of 26 to 33 times the energy released by the Hiroshima atomic bomb. Minds have since been focused by the potential damage a much ...

Deconvoluting measurement uncertainty from the meteor speed distribution
Cosmochemistry Papers
Debiasing the velocity distribution of meteors observed by the Canadian Meteor Orbit Radar (CMOR) yields a distribution with large numbers of slow meteors. The distribution also contains significant numbers of hyperbolic meteors, in conflict with the expectation that interstellar meteors should be rare.

Dragon-like pterosaurs with the wingspan of an F-16 fighter went out with a BANG along with the ...
Daily Mail
Dragon-like flying reptiles that soared over the heads of the dinosaurs were just taking off when a giant meteor impact wiped them out, fossil discoveries suggest. Pterosaurs, better known as the iconic pterodactyl, died out along with their Earth-bound cousins around 66 million years ago. Among the ...

Fireball report
Report a Fireball
Location. Address, Grayson, GA. Latitude, 33° 53' 17.02'' N (33.89°). Longitude, 83° 56' 16.16'' W (-83.94°). Elevation, 323.6m. Time and Duration. Local Date & Time, 2018-03-13 23:22 EDT. UT Date & Time, 2018-03-14 03:22 UT. Duration, ≈1.5s. Direction. Moving direction, From down to up. Descent ...

Fireball report
Report a Fireball
Location. Address, , Mato Grosso do Sul (BR). Latitude, 20° 30' 14.18'' S (-20.5°). Longitude, 54° 36' 48.38'' W (-54.61°). Elevation, 540.95m. Time and Duration. Local Date & Time, 2018-03-13 18:40 -4 time zones. UT Date & Time, 2018-03-13 22:40 UT. Duration, ≈3.5s. Direction. Moving direction ...

2018 The FIFTH Year of "CERTAIN Uncertainty" ™ / Meteors, Asteroids, Comets, and MORE!!