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28 March 2018

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 28MAR2018

Dash cam captures meteor fireball's flight across Colorado sky
Sott
The filmer said they suspected the object was a meteorite. "I was driving my truck north on I-25 in Colorado when I saw this flash from what I presume is a meteorite. It was 5:20 a.m. local time just past the exit for the USAF Academy," the filmer wrote. The American Meteor Society noted multiple fireball ...

Tiangong 1 track RADAR: Chinese space station to hit Earth in FIREBALL this weekend
Express.co.uk
Markus Dolensky, of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research in Australia told CNN: “There is a chance of a series of fireballs streaking across the sky. “It is now nearing its fiery demise as it gradually gets slowed down by the fringes of the Earth's upper atmosphere.” The spacecraft could ...

Why Scientists Aren't Fans Of Creating On-Demand Meteor Showers
NPR
A Japanese company is proposing a venture to create on-demand meteor showers using small spheres dropped from a satellite. Scientists aren't really keen to the idea...

Scientists Have Overestimated Meteor Sizes
DOE Office of Science - Department of Energy
Scientists simulated what happens when a meteor hits the Earth's crust generating shocked glass. In the past, scientists have tried to estimate the amount of pressure needed to cause this transformation. They did so by examining debris from meteor impacts and squeezing mineral samples in pressure ...

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