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16 April 2013

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 16APR2013

Meteor filmed shooting across sky in Spain - Ninemsn
Ninemsn
... the moment a fragment of a comet streaked across the night sky above Spain last Saturday night local time. A meteor so bright it could be seen across Spain has been filmed shooting across the sky before bursting into a fireball. Blasts hit Boston ...
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Piecing together the Chelyabinsk event
The Space Review
The blast wave from the airburst shattered windows in the city and surrounding region, injuring more than one thousand people, but fortunately killing none (see “Skyfall: will a Russian meteor and an asteroid flyby change our minds about the NEO threat?

Shooting the stars: Ask a photographer
KOSU
During the live event, you can follow along below, or send us your questions via Twitter using the hashtag #ScienceNight, and we'll be sure to get you in on the conversation! Then, during the night of the meteor shower, we want you to go out and try ...

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VA NJ MD Fireball Meteor 22'30 EDT 13APR2013 Please get the word out on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and your favorite forums and local news outlets; ...
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Weekend Star Gazing: Where to See the Lyrid Meteor Shower - AccuWeather
AccuWeather.com
AccuWeather.com meteorologists are monitoring sky cover this week for the viewing possibilities of the Lyrids, the first major meteor shower since early January. The shower will be visible from April 16 through April 26, peaking during the predawn ...

Another Asteroid Discovered and Passes Close to Earth
Meridian Magazine
The Russian meteor released the energy of a 500 kiloton bomb in the upper atmosphere close to a large city, about 1,500 were injured and amazingly no one was killed. The asteroid 2012 DA14, if it had hit the earth, could have released the energy of a ...

Lyrid Meteor Shower Peaks this Weekend | Meteors ...
The Lyrid meteor shower will put on a show this weekend assuming the moon and light ...
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Blazing skies: Huge ball of celestial flame lights up Madrid night
Daily Bhaskar
The meteorite shower left 112 people seriously injured. More than 1,000 people suffered other minor injuries. "The burst of light and thunderous sound were caused by a 40-ton meteor penetrating the Earth's atmosphere at a speed of at least 33,000mph.

Planetary defence conference being held in Flagstaff
KTAR.com
One of the major draws for the 300 participants is Meteor Crater, which conference participants will be taking a field trip to. Although scientists will be hard at work to come up with a plan to protect Earth from another asteroid, such as the one that ...

One week to sail date!
The Tribune
As luck would have it, the Lyrid meteor showers will peak during the first and second nights on the ocean, and I'm really looking forward to that experience – far away from the lights of the coast. The Lyrid meteor showers come along this time every ...

Massive Fireball Speeding Across Sky Stuns Skywatchers [VIDEO]
Nature World News
"The collision [with the atmosphere] was so violent that the fragment burst into flames creating a fireball at an altitude of about 100km," said Professor José Marie Madiedo, from the University of Huelva, according to a report by Spanish news site The ...

Lyrid Meteor Shower Peaks this Weekend ...
The Lyrid meteor shower will put on a show this weekend assuming the moon and light pollution don't get in the way.
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On meteors, TNT, swallows, and the end of the world
Scientific American (blog)
I was recently asked a great question about the meteor that hit Chelyabinsk and the asteroid that nearly missed the Earth that same week: “They look small. At what speed would their energy density equal that of TNT? ” Since I like to do physics about ...

See It: Stunning video shows meteorite crash in Spain
New York Daily News
RELATED: METEOR EXPLOSION SETS OFF 'METEOR RUSH' IN RUSSIA. "At that time, the group turned to see as it continued to increase. Then, it was if there was an explosion of everything as it all turned white as if in broad daylight. "After several flashes ...

Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News: VA MD DC Meteor ...
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Japan Meteor 04APR2013 2013-4-4, 1:49:22JSTにやや長経路の流星
Latest 25 Worldwide Meteor Reports Dynamic MAP ... Lyrid Meteor Shower 2013 Peak 22/23April: Where and When to Watch Patch.com The Lyrids meteor ...
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Video: Massive fireball in the sky over central Spain - Digital Journal
DigitalJournal.com
Madiedo said that thankfully there was no danger that the fireball could have crashed to earth and explained, “There were several flashes of blue and green until the huge trace faded into a last flash. We were shouting uncontrollably and we kept our ...

Ball of fire lights up skies above Spain (VIDEO)
RT
The explosion as the fireball entered the atmosphere sparked comparisons with the 500-kiloton explosion caused by the meteorite that fell over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk in February. Although the meteorite measured only a few meters in diameter, ...

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