14 March 2018

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 14/15MAR2018

Meteor explosion off Washington coast was biggest in 25 years
Emergency Management in Grays Harbor County says there were at least 15 reports made to the American Meteor Society. There was no severe weather event at the time of the incident, according to the Weather Service. No reports of explosions or crashes on the ground were reported and the Federal ...

Bolide Meteor Blamed for Mystery Boom over Washington State
The Singular Fortean Society
A bolide meteor bursting in the Earth's atmosphere is being blamed for a mysterious boom and accompanying bright flash over Grays Harbor County in western Washington state last Wednesday. The disruptive aerial explosion occurred shortly after 7 p.m., and was violent enough to shake the homes of ...

The meteor explosion off Washington's coast shortly on March 7 is considered the biggest over the continental U.S. in nearly two decades, according to...

Northern Arizona astronomy: meteoroids, meteors and meteorites
Williams News
So, in summary: a rock in space is a meteoroid, one falling to Earth is a meteor and one found on Earth is a meteorite. Most meteorites are fragments of small planetesimals (meteoroids and asteroids) that were shattered by collisions early in the history of the solar system. Most of these remnants now ...

Stunning video shows Geminid meteor shower over remote Chinese mountains
NBC News
Time-lapse video displayed the full beauty of the meteor shower in northeast China's Changbai Mountains.

Russian boffins blow up teeny asteroids with tiny laser... to work out how to nuke the real thing
The Register
Russia has history when it comes to asteroids: on 15 February 2013 a meteor exploded at 97,000ft over Chelyabinsk Oblast, in the Ural Mountains region, with a force of 26 to 33 times the energy released by the Hiroshima atomic bomb. Minds have since been focused by the potential damage a much ...

Deconvoluting measurement uncertainty from the meteor speed distribution
Cosmochemistry Papers
Debiasing the velocity distribution of meteors observed by the Canadian Meteor Orbit Radar (CMOR) yields a distribution with large numbers of slow meteors. The distribution also contains significant numbers of hyperbolic meteors, in conflict with the expectation that interstellar meteors should be rare.

Dragon-like pterosaurs with the wingspan of an F-16 fighter went out with a BANG along with the ...
Daily Mail
Dragon-like flying reptiles that soared over the heads of the dinosaurs were just taking off when a giant meteor impact wiped them out, fossil discoveries suggest. Pterosaurs, better known as the iconic pterodactyl, died out along with their Earth-bound cousins around 66 million years ago. Among the ...

Fireball report
Report a Fireball
Location. Address, Grayson, GA. Latitude, 33° 53' 17.02'' N (33.89°). Longitude, 83° 56' 16.16'' W (-83.94°). Elevation, 323.6m. Time and Duration. Local Date & Time, 2018-03-13 23:22 EDT. UT Date & Time, 2018-03-14 03:22 UT. Duration, ≈1.5s. Direction. Moving direction, From down to up. Descent ...

Fireball report
Report a Fireball
Location. Address, , Mato Grosso do Sul (BR). Latitude, 20° 30' 14.18'' S (-20.5°). Longitude, 54° 36' 48.38'' W (-54.61°). Elevation, 540.95m. Time and Duration. Local Date & Time, 2018-03-13 18:40 -4 time zones. UT Date & Time, 2018-03-13 22:40 UT. Duration, ≈3.5s. Direction. Moving direction ...

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