13 March 2018

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 13MAR2018

Fragmenting meteor fireball observed over Tucumán, Argentina
On 9th March 2018 at 02.30 thousands of people in Tucumán, a small province in northwest Argentina, witnessed a fragmenting meteor fireball overhead according to La Gaceta Tucumán. The phenomenon was captured on video.

Meteor explosion off WA coast considered biggest in decades
The meteor explosion off Washington's coast shortly after 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7 is considered the biggest over the continental U.S. in 25 years, according to the American Meteor Society. A Doppler radar image from Marc Fries with NASA and NOAA, shows the giant dust cloud as the bolide ...

Minivan-size meteor strikes off Washington coast (VIDEO)
A meteor the size of a minivan crashed off the Washington coast into the ocean on Wednesday Mar. 7.

Meteor size of minivan caused booming fireball over Washington
Meteor size of minivan caused booming fireball over Washington.

Tracking the Grays Harbor meteor with earthquake equipment
Tracking the Grays Harbor meteor with earthquake equipment.

Hot on the trail of Antarctic meteorites

Secrets Behind Water on the Moon Revealed in Lunar Creation Simulation
Outer Places
Scientists from the Carnegie Institute for Science and the California Institute of Technology have created a simulation that shows how the Earth might have been affected if it were hit by a large meteor while it was still forming, during a period where it was flexible enough to see matter split off and merge ...

Rare meteorite that hit Rajasthan in 2017 could shed light on origin of life
Hindustan Times A meteor shower in the night sky. The meteorite found in Rajasthan belongs to a rare and primitive group of carbonaceous chondrite meteorites, containing very primitive traces of carbon. Carbon forms the backbone of all life on earth.

Simultaneous Observation of the Forward and Backward Scattered Radio Reflections From Ionized ...
IEEE Xplore
Abstract— The authors consider a possibility of observation of meteor trails providing simultaneous scattering of a probing signal both in forward and backward directions. Such trails might present some valuable data on physics of meteor phenomena useful both for improving of theoretical models...

Terra Nova National Park becomes first Dark Sky Preserve in NL
The Pilot
“Through this designation, Parks Canada will reduce energy consumption, protect nocturnal habitats and offer new and engaging night sky programs which will provide opportunities for visitors to experience the dark sky, the milky way, meteor showers, and far away stars and planets. I encourage ...

2018 The FIFTH Year of "CERTAIN Uncertainty" ™ / Meteors, Asteroids, Comets, and MORE!!

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