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18 April 2015

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17APR2015 melanie Brookeville, MD, USA 9PM 3 seconds East to North fireball/some green moon Didn't notice fragmentation no other observations

17APR2015 Katie Exton, PA 21:00:00 3sec United States orange then green moon no fragmentation I was out looking at the planets in the Western sky and the object flashed above me heading West

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The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 18APR2015

Welcome to Asteroid War Games, Where Scientists Practice Saving Earth
Gizmodo
There’s a 1200-foot asteroid headed straight for the Earth. You’ve got five days to come up with a plan, or go the way of the dinosaurs. This isn’t the script for the Day After Tomorrow sequel — it’s the scenario being war-gamed by a roomful of PhDs as we speak. ...

Design Begins for ESA's Asteroid Impact MIssion
European Space Agency- 15 April 2015
European industry has begun work on dual concept studies to design an innovative Asteroid Impact Mission for ESA. The mission is tasked to encounter and chart a distant asteroid, and then witness it being struck by another spacecraft, returning data to help guide planetary defence strategies.

Stargazers: Enjoy the Lyrids Meteor Shower
The Manchester Journal
They had seen a brilliant meteor exploding in the sky just over my shoulder. Of course, I immediately took credit for producing the spectacle as a ...

Lyrid meteor shower 2015: Where to watch shooting stars in UK, US and live online
International Business Times UK
The night sky will light up with a brilliant display of shooting stars over the next few days, as the annual Lyrid meteor shower makes its appearance for ...

Will Asteroid 2012 TC4 Hit Earth in October 2017
Space Daily
The meteor that exploded over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk in February 2013, injuring 1,500 people and damaging over 7,000 buildings, was ...

Brazil Fast Earth Grazer Meteor 08APR2015
Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News
Projeto Campinas Observatory Meteor and Sprite Survelliance Azimuth for the cam is 327 degrees, Elevation = 45 degrees. Local time is UTC -3h ...

Bavarian town of Nördlingen built in a 14 million year old meteor impact crater
9Gag
Bavarian town of Nördlingen built in a 14 million year old meteor impact crater...

Rosetta and Philae find comet not magnetised
European Space Agency- 14 April 2015
Measurements made by Rosetta and Philae during the probe's
multiple landings on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko show that the
comet's nucleus is not magnetised. ...

Asteroid Named for Nobel Prize Winner Joins Historic Lineup
Jet Propulsion Laboratory- April 15, 2016
An asteroid discovered by NASA's NEOWISE spacecraft has been given the
formal designation 316201 Malala, in honor of Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan,
who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014. The asteroid's previous appellation
was 2010 ML48. ...

Lyrid meteor shower peaks next week
Valley morning Star
One of the oldest recorded meteor showers, dating back more than 2600 years, this meteor shower appears to radiate from the constellation Lyra, the ...

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 17APR2015
Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News
Skywatchers in Essex should be able to catch a glimpse of what is considered to be the oldest known meteor shower next week. The celestial .

Meteorite Chemicals May Have Started Life on Earth—and Space
Scientific American - 10 hours
Take one simple compound, add powdered meteorite and the solar wind, and you get building blocks of life -- Read more on ...

Dating the moon-forming impact event with meteorites
PhysOrg - 6 hours
Through a combination of data analysis and numerical modeling work, researchers have found a record of the ancient Moon-forming giant impact ...

Thatcher burns brightly over North-East sky
Northern Echo - 8 hours
SEVERAL people have reported seeing a meteor-like object falling from the sky this evening.

Protosuns teeming with prebiotic molecules
PhysOrg - 11 hours
Complex organic molecules such as formamide, from which sugars, amino acids and even nucleic acids essential for life can be made, already ...

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17 April 2015

Brazil Fast Earth-grazer Meteor 08APR2015

Campinas, São Paulo, Brasil Fast Earth-grazer Meteor 08APR2015

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Campinas, São Paulo, Brasil Fast Earth-grazer Meteor 08APR2015
image credit - Julio Lobo

Video slowed down 8X

Cópia de M20150408 220654 OMCJN NW
Posted to YouTube by Julio Lobo 27 views

South America, cam is located at Latitude 22S Longitude 46W
Camera Samsung scb 2000 NW Municipal Observatory of Campinas.
Campinas is 90kms from Sao Paulo
Projeto Campinas Observatory Meteor and Sprite Survelliance
Azimuth for the cam is 327 degrees, Elevation = 45 degrees
Local time is UTC -3h = 19:06 BRT

Original Speed
Cópia de M20150408 220654 OMCJN NW
Posted to YouTube by Julio Lobo 25 views

For More Information About Earth-grazer Meteors
Wikipedia entry-
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth-grazing_fireball

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The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 17APR2015

Dating the moon-forming impact event with meteorites
Phys.org
This image shows a meteorite fragment found after a 17-20 meter asteroid disrupted in the atmosphere near Chelyabinsk, Russia on Feb. 15, 2013.

Meteor showers expected to light up Essex skies next week
Harlow Star
Skywatchers in Essex should be able to catch a glimpse of what is considered to be the oldest known meteor shower next week. The celestial ...

Thatcher burns brightly over North-East sky
The Northern Echo
Mr Whipp, who has been a member of the York Astronomical Society for 20 years said: "It was a fireball. Anything brighter than Venus is classed as a ...

Meteorites key to the story of Earth's layers
SpaceRef - 8 hours
Meteorites key to the story of Earth's layers

Sightings of 'luminous green meteor' in the region
Northern Echo - 1 hour
SEVERAL people have reported seeing a meteor-like object falling from the sky this evening.

Meteor hunter talk in Dandaragan
Central Midlands & Coastal Advocate
Professor Phil Bland and the Fireballs in the Sky team have been conducting laser surveys of all the sits from where video was shot of the fireball. ...

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 16APR2015
Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News
It is estimated that the meteor was at least 10 kilometers (km) (6 miles (mi)) wide and struck with 100 megatons of explosive force -- the equivalent of .

The Incredible Reaction Deep Underground When a Missile or Meteor Strikes (Video)
Slate Magazine
Researchers dropped a rounded-tip projectile into a pile of clear plastic beads to test the effect of high-impact drops, and their research showed ...

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16 April 2015

NEO Asteroids Close Approaches to Earth APRIL 2015 ALERT- Increased Meteor Activity!

NEO Asteroids Close Approaches to Earth APRIL 2015

ALERT- Increased Meteor Activity!  Expect some large fireballs this month and especially large ones 3-5 days before and prior to 07APR2015 as there will be large debris associated with TWO mountain-sized asteroids 2063 Bacchus and 235756 (2004 VC)
  There are currently 3 10 11  12 known NEO Asteroids discovered that will pass within approximately 10LD or less (LD stands for "Lunar Distance"), in the month of April; expect that 10 or more 10LD NEOs will be discovered before month end. Be ready for some bolide, fireball, and meteor activity!
There are TWO small mountain-sized asteroids that will safely pass this month.
- LunarMeteoriteHunter, Tokyo


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April 2015 Asteroids
c2015 Dirk Ross, Tokyo, Japan
updated 18APR2015
(2015 GB14) 2015-Apr-280.02308.924 m - 53 m25.312.18

updated 16APR2015
(2015 GL13) 2015-Apr-160.00120.54.6 m - 10 m28.813.95

updated 13APR2015
(2015 GZ5) 2015-Apr-090.01686.521 m - 46 m25.515.07
(2015 GU) 2015-Apr-120.00070.35.3 m - 12 m28.511.66
(2015 GE1) 2015-Apr-130.00873.419 m - 41 m25.810.33
(2015 GL) 2015-Apr-130.01556.022 m - 49 m25.48.62
(2015 GB1) 2015-Apr-130.01546.012 m - 28 m26.67.67
(2015 GK) 2015-Apr-130.00722.818 m - 40 m25.911.95
(2015 GA1) 2015-Apr-160.00642.512 m - 28 m26.716.08

UPCOMING CLOSE APPROACHES TO EARTH
AU = ~150 million kilometers
1 LD = Lunar Distance = ~384,000 kilometers
Object
Name
Close
Approach
Date
CA
Distance*
(AU)
CA
Distance*
(LD)
Estimated
Diameter**
H
(mag)
Relative
Velocity
(km/s)
(2008 EP) 2015-Apr-010.180870.438 m - 86 m24.29.57
(2015 FP124) 2015-Apr-010.074629.094 m - 210 m22.317.09
(2015 FZ284) 2015-Apr-010.099338.749 m - 110 m23.714.82
(2014 QD364) 2015-Apr-010.068026.59.7 m - 22 m27.22.33
(2015 FW117) 2015-Apr-010.00923.674 m - 170 m22.818.74
(2015 FW284) 2015-Apr-010.029611.530 m - 67 m24.714.85
162080 (1998 DG16) 2015-Apr-010.190174.0280 m - 620 m19.911.15
(2015 FC34) 2015-Apr-010.065025.367 m - 150 m23.015.87
(2013 PY38) 2015-Apr-020.160562.531 m - 68 m24.73.26
(2015 CW13) 2015-Apr-030.034813.566 m - 150 m23.05.75
(2015 DO155) 2015-Apr-030.142455.4120 m - 280 m21.79.97
(2015 EQ7) 2015-Apr-040.086933.849 m - 110 m23.75.77
(2015 FB34) 2015-Apr-040.057522.437 m - 83 m24.36.89
(2010 HX107) 2015-Apr-040.129350.356 m - 120 m23.49.92
424392 (2007 YJ) 2015-Apr-050.182471.0120 m - 270 m21.77.35
(2015 BD515) 2015-Apr-050.161362.8180 m - 390 m20.913.21
(2011 GK44) 2015-Apr-050.064124.920 m - 45 m25.68.19
(2015 FK120) 2015-Apr-050.01495.89.9 m - 22 m27.24.84
(2014 FZ6) 2015-Apr-050.128950.231 m - 68 m24.78.46
(2010 GB6) 2015-Apr-050.110042.8100 m - 230 m22.117.25
(2015 EE7) 2015-Apr-050.099338.7240 m - 540 m20.215.89
(2014 VG2) 2015-Apr-060.176668.777 m - 170 m22.73.33
(2015 FE36) 2015-Apr-060.155560.558 m - 130 m23.311.85
(2015 FN33) 2015-Apr-060.02529.815 m - 34 m26.25.17
(2015 FU117) 2015-Apr-070.163863.830 m - 66 m24.86.56
(2015 EP7) 2015-Apr-070.169966.189 m - 200 m22.412.48
2063 Bacchus 2015-Apr-070.195276.0970 m - 2.2 km17.216.15
(2015 FX284) 2015-Apr-070.122047.536 m - 80 m24.35.24
235756 (2004 VC) 2015-Apr-080.104440.6460 m - 1.0 km18.820.40
(2015 FS33) 2015-Apr-080.062724.498 m - 220 m22.223.30
345646 (2006 TN) 2015-Apr-090.134752.4310 m - 680 m19.712.24
(2012 FW23) 2015-Apr-100.159061.933 m - 75 m24.56.54
(2015 FL) 2015-Apr-110.050819.8190 m - 430 m20.714.30
(2015 FQ) 2015-Apr-120.070527.491 m - 200 m22.318.53
(2005 KA) 2015-Apr-120.033513.031 m - 68 m24.74.62
(2015 EL7) 2015-Apr-120.086533.787 m - 190 m22.411.45
(2010 VZ139) 2015-Apr-120.189573.764 m - 140 m23.117.76
(2015 FG36) 2015-Apr-130.060023.446 m - 100 m23.84.23
(2015 FL120) 2015-Apr-140.151659.053 m - 120 m23.56.44
(1998 HD14) 2015-Apr-140.185272.1180 m - 390 m20.914.86
(2015 EZ) 2015-Apr-150.169365.9230 m - 530 m20.37.25
(2004 GD) 2015-Apr-160.098138.248 m - 110 m23.713.07
420738 (2012 TS) 2015-Apr-170.163763.7180 m - 410 m20.89.74
(2011 OJ45) 2015-Apr-180.179269.717 m - 38 m26.04.76
(2013 XK22) 2015-Apr-180.182270.937 m - 82 m24.35.42
(2013 GO3) 2015-Apr-190.189573.867 m - 150 m23.018.87
(2015 BY310) 2015-Apr-210.087634.1130 m - 280 m21.66.67
(2014 WP365) 2015-Apr-210.118145.9230 m - 520 m20.314.47
(2011 VH5) 2015-Apr-240.182170.9160 m - 360 m21.110.12
(2010 VH1) 2015-Apr-250.111443.4150 m - 330 m21.323.18
(2007 CT26) 2015-Apr-250.144856.356 m - 120 m23.48.05
(2014 UR) 2015-Apr-250.109442.613 m - 28 m26.64.90
(2015 FG120) 2015-Apr-270.073028.464 m - 140 m23.110.98
(2014 GF45) 2015-Apr-270.192074.761 m - 140 m23.29.47
(2015 DD198) 2015-Apr-270.169465.9150 m - 350 m21.27.29
(2008 KV2) 2015-Apr-270.174567.9140 m - 310 m21.48.70
(2011 EX4) 2015-Apr-290.074028.833 m - 75 m24.55.60
(2015 DP155) 2015-Apr-300.115544.9120 m - 260 m21.85.92
Table and Data Source- NASA/JPL - http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/

updated  18APR2015
updated  and re-post 13APR2015
re-post 04APR2015
original post 01APR2015

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The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 16APR2015

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15 April 2015

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 15APR2015

Meteor landing Data visualisation
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Lyrids: When can star-gazers see meteor shower over Derbyshire?
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Asteroid the size of the Albert Hall could hit Earth in 2017, experts warn
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the show flyer (in English or French) along with a short program, can be found on the Ensisheim city web site: http://meteorite.ensisheim.net

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Researchers visiting villages in the area found a region of shock-wave damage extending some 50 miles on either side of the meteor's trajectory path.

Directed Energy for Planetary Defense and Relativistic Probes – DE-STAR
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14 April 2015

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 14APR2015

Asteroid size of Statue of Liberty 'on collision course with Earth'
mirror.co.uk
Researchers visiting villages in the area found a region of shock-wave damage extending some 50 miles on either side of the meteor's trajectory path.

Meteorites key to the story of Earth's layers
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