16 February 2016

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 16FEB2016

Arizona Fireball Meteor 15FEB2016
The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News
If you have a video or still image please send to me @ drtanuki@gmail.com ; Thank you! Initial Meteor Reports- 15FEB2016 Lyn Phoenix Az 6:45 3 ...

Chelyabinsk meteor's third anniversary still a source of mystery today
Signs of the Times
15, 2013, a meteor entered the Earth's atmosphere at a speed of 40000 miles per hour (11 miles per second), exploding over Chelyabinsk, Russia ...

White hot meteor caught on video hurtling through sky
Daily Star
Drivers' jaws dropped when the massive meteor burned up in the Earth's atmosphere leaving a white trail behind it. The incredible footage was ...

Russia Project Planning Conversion Of ICBMs Into Asteroid Destroyers
The Chelyabinsk incident in 2013 is the world's most documented meteor impact to date. The space rock is thought to be about 55 feet or 17 meters ...

Russian scientists convert intercontinental ballistic missiles into asteroid destroyers
ZME Science
Russian scientists have found a way to use the country's surplus of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) to protect themselves from another threat: ...

Russia reportedly upgrading nuclear missiles to shoot down asteroids
One of the reasons Russian scientists are eager to come up with defense system against asteroids and other space rocks is the Chelyabinsk meteor, ...

Mystery of the Chelyabinsk Meteor is Still Ongoing Three Years After Historic Crash
Science World Report
The mystery of the meteor that streaked across Russian skies is still ongoing three years after it occurred. Scientists are taking a closer look at the ...

Valentine's Day fireball streaks over Northeastern US
American Meteor Society
The American Meteor Society has received nearly 110 reports of a bright fireball on Sunday, February 14th, 2016. It was observed over a large portion ..

Meteor dust impacts
Meteor (Barringer) Crater in northern Arizona (about 1 kilometer across). Select h. Sep 13, 2005 . Tons of cosmic dust deposited in the atmosphere by ...

Target Asteroid
European Space Agency- February 2, 2016
The target of the AIM mission is asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT), an Apollo-type near-Earth object (NEO) with a perihelion (minimum distance to the Sun) that is just below the aphelion radius (maximum distance to the Sun) of Earth orbit. Didymos is a binary asteroid; the primary body has a diameter of around 775 m and a rotation period of 2.26 hours, whereas the secondary body (informally called Didymoon) has a diameter of around 165 m and rotates around the primary at a distance of around 1.2 km in around 12 hours.

Take that NASA, TN's Amma was right about the meteor
The News Minute
It was indeed a meteorite that killed a driver in an engineering college in Vellore and shattered the window panes of buildings and buses, the ...

Ravi Jagtiani
February 16 at 3:40pm
"The sample examined did not look like meteorite."
“While these nations have built up the networks to ward of dangers from space, India is totally unprepared to counter the impact of destructive meter-scale meteorites and extinction-level kilometre-scale asteroids or comets,”
Had such a system been in place, there would have been no room for controversy over the cause of explosion heard in Vellore last week.
“The verdict whether it was due to meteorite or not should be supported by peer-reviewed evidence,” Giri said, dismissing news reports quoting scientists of the Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIAP) in Bengaluru that the sample it examined did not look like meteorite.
Giri said a video uploaded on the internet shows the trail of a meteor over Chennai with its trajectory towards the West (the direction to Vellore). If this video is true, the Vellore event is most likely due to meteorite, he said. (IANS)(image: mashable.com)

Indian-origin space scientist says India needs to focus on meteor defense - NewsGram
An Indian-origin space scientist said that India needs to focus on reconnaissance infrastructure, p...

Josep Maria Trigo Rodríguez
February 16 at 3:52pm
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