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10 March 2018

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 10MAR2018

Map shows trajectory of possible Pacific NW meteoroid
kgw.com
The map from the American Meteor Society shows the possible meteoroid's trajectory from east of Matlock to east of Taholah. Author: Allison Sundell. Published: 12:48 PM PST March 9, 2018. Updated: 12:48 PM PST March 9, 2018. On the KGW News app? Tap for a multimedia article. The American ...

Map shows trajectory of possible Grays Harbor County meteoroid
KING5.com
The American Meteor Society mapped the trajectory of a possible meteoroid that lit up Grays Harbor County skies and caused a loud boom Wednesday night. The society tracked the meteoroid based on 11 reports from people whose locations ranged from Vancouver Island to Portland, Oregon. The map ...

Loud boom 'SHAKES ground' after mystery light – and NO ONE can explain it
Daily Star- UK
Rare meteor display streaks the night sky. Perseid meteor shower lights up sky across Britain. 1 / 5. Holy moly... A Perseid meteor enters the skyline above Glastonbury Tor in Somerset. “Whatever it was, was a huge, huge burst of bright light,” Scott told ABC's Seattle affiliate KOMO. “It took up the entire ...

Space Rock Burns Up in Brilliant Fireball Over Washington
Space.com
The fireball and associated boom were caused by an object about the size of a minivan. It streaked over Washington and eventually fell, in smoldering bits and broken-up pieces, into the Pacific Ocean about 14 miles (22 kilometers) off the state's coast, NASA meteor expert Marc Fries told Seattle TV ...


'Fireball' That Caused Shaking Along Washington State Coast Was About the Size of a Minivan ...
KTLA
Around 7:10 p.m., Washingtonians reported a bright light in the sky, a boom and shaking. Grays Harbor Emergency Management followed the incident, but the agency was not immediately sure what it was. "The WA State Duty Officer contacted the FAA and the Western Air Defense Sector and was told ...

Meteor size of minivan caused booming fireball over Washington
Free Republic
Witnesses say the fireball was spotted as far north as the Vancouver region and as far south as Portland. According to Johnson Space Center's Dr. Marc Fries, this was one of the largest bolide meteors to make an appearance in the last two decades. The meteor is estimated to have been about the size ...

Tracking flying meteors with earthquake equipment
KING5.com
Scientists believe they tracked that meteor from Wednesday night to a point several miles off the Washington Coast town of Taholah. They think it disintegrated or exploded in the air. To do it, they relied on signals of a sonic boom or explosion picked up by 11 earthquake seismometers including ones ...

Spectacular meteor wows farmer - but he couldn't get a picture
MSN.com
Provided by MediaWorks NZ Limited. A Manawatu farmer has discovered the importance of carrying a cellphone after he saw a spectacular fiery meteor display but couldn't get a photo. Dairy farmer Brent White saw the "spectacular" meteorite fly right in front of him at around 4:30am on Saturday when ...

Meteor size of minivan caused booming fireball over Washington
SlashGear
Despite the disturbance, an investigation by local officials didn't turn up any signs of an object or vehicle having crashed into the ground. The FAA later confirmed that there hadn't been any aircraft or other known objects that may have caused the event, leading to speculation that a meteor may have ...

Meteor captures Manawatu farmer's attention in 'spectacular' light display
Newshub
A Manawatu farmer has discovered the importance of carrying a cellphone after he saw a spectacular fiery meteor display but couldn't get a photo. Dairy farmer Brent White saw the "spectacular" meteorite fly right in front of him at around 4:30am on Saturday when he was bringing cows into the dairy ...

NASA is Designing an Asteroid-Destroying Spacecraft Named 'HAMMER'
Outer Places
NASA's proposed HAMMER (Hypervelocity Asteroid Mitigation Mission for Emergency Response) would blow up oncoming asteroids, despite the fact that our planet is not actually at risk of being hit by a killer meteor for over a hundred years. pic.twitter.com/zFv6uJpoTj. — Matthew Loffhagen ...

A mastodon and a meteor older than Earth are highlights of the UW Geology Museum
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
If you want to touch a hunk of roughly 4.56-billion-year-old meteorite that predates Earth, view fossilized bones from two mastodons that wandered western Wisconsin during the Ice Age or learn more about the universe, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Geology Museum is well worth a visit.

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