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17 April 2018

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 17APR2018

'Tunguska'-Size Asteroid Makes Surprise Flyby of Earth
Space.com
This newfound asteroid is three to six times as big as another recent meteor, the one that broke up over Chelyabinsk, Russia, in 2013. That object injured more than 1,200 people and damaged thousands of buildings up to 58 miles (93 km) away from the impact site. "If 2018 GE3 had hit Earth, it would ...

Sneaky Asteroid Skimmed Past Earth Just Hours After Detection
Newsweek
Potentially larger than the Statue of Liberty in New York, the asteroid was up to five times the size of the Chelyabinsk meteor that struck the skies above Russia in 2013. 4_16_Asteroid Ida Asteroid Ida, a large asteroid in the Koronis family of the asteroid belt, is depicted. Unlike 2018 GE3, this asteroid ...

An Asteroid Came Within 119500 Miles Of Earth & Scientists Didn't Spot It Until Hours Before It ...
Bustle
EarthSky reports that the asteroid was about 157 to 361 feet in diameter, which makes it significantly larger than the infamous Chelyabinsk meteor that exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia in February 2013. Later that year, The Guardian reported the Chelyabinsk meteor, which was about 20 meters wide, ...

A dazzling annual meteor shower starts this week — here's how to watch it
Business Insider
The dazzling Lyrid meteor shower is starting this week. The annual shower, which happens between April 16 and 25 each year, occurs when the Earth passes through the tail of a comet. While meteor showers are difficult to accurately predict, you'll probably get your best glimpse of it in the early morning ...

The Great Leonids Meteor Storm of 1833
Astronomy Trek
The Leonids Meteor Storm of 1833 was one of the most spectacular astronomical sights ever seen in the modern era, with many people believing that the world was coming to an end. It also occurred at a time before electric street lights had been invented, and the Moon had set in the early evening ...

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