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21 May 2012

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Stunning Lyrid meteor over earth at night
(Phys.org) -- On the night of April 21, the 2012 Lyrid meteor shower peaked in the skies over Earth. While NASA allsky cameras were looking up at the night ...
phys.org/news/2012-05-stunning-lyrid-meteor-earth-night.html

One way or another, someone discovered Meteor Crater
Arizona Republic
20, 2012 08:41 PM Who found Meteor Crater and when? I just came back from a day trip there and I can tell you that it cannot be seen from the ground. There is a high ridge that goes all around the crater and there is no way that it can be seen from the ...

A rare meteor appears in the north west sky
ABC Online (blog)
We've had a couple of reports of giant orange things dropping from the sky. You can check out some of the reports on our facebook page. Ralph Martin is the Acting Government Astronomer at the Perth Observatory... You can follow this conversation by ...

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By Lunar Meteorite * Hunter
by Fraser Cain on May 19, 2012 Just as the Lyrid Meteor Shower was peaking on April 21, 2012, astronaut Don Pettit captured this incredible timelapse sequence from the International Space Station. Of course you can see the familiar view of ...
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Fire in the sky
Tahoe Daily Tribune
By Adam Jensen Reno resident Lisa Warren took this photo of the meteor Sunday morning as she was walking her dogs. While a meteor that streaked over California and Nevada this weekend may have sounded like it landed at the South Shore, the fireball ...

Fireball spotted in Peru sky
WTVR
Arequipa, Peru–On May 17, Thursday, someone shot video of a strange object that looks like a fireball. The strange fireball was seen in the sky in Arequipa, Peru and caused great surprise for onlookers wondering what it was. Strange enough, this isn't... (appears to be a jet contrail)

It took a while to decide what how Meteor Crater came to be
AZ Central.com (blog)
Who found Meteor Crater and when? I just came back from a day trip there and I can tell you that it can not be seen from the ground. There is a high ridge that goes all around the crater and there is no way that it can be seen from the ground.

Humongous exploding fireball a meteor, say scientists
Alaska Dispatch
The fireball, which was visible in towns some 600 miles apart, was almost certainly what astronomers call a bolide, an exceptionally bright meteor. The loud crack was likely a sonic boom caused by themeteor's shockwave. SPACE.com's Denise Chow quotes ...

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