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30 March 2018

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 30MAR2018

Scientists set to scour Antarctica for rare space rocks
News.com.au
SCIENTISTS are set to scour the frozen lands of Antarctica in an audacious attempt to uncover lost meteorites.

Image: Testing InSight
Phys.Org
China says Earth-bound space lab to offer 'splendid' show. March 30, 2018. An out-of-control space laboratory that will plunge back to Earth in the coming days is unlikely to cause any damage, Chinese authorities say, but will offer instead a "splendid" show akin to a meteor shower.

Chinese space lab set to fall from sky
The Japan Times
Such falling spacecraft do “not crash into the Earth fiercely like in sci-fi movies, but turn into a splendid (meteor shower) and move across the beautiful starry sky as they race towards the Earth,” it said. Anyone lucky enough to be looking at the right part of the sky when Tiangong 1 starts its fiery descent ...

Chinese space station set for fiery re-entry
RTE.ie
An out-of-control space laboratory that will plunge back to Earth in the coming days is unlikely to cause any damage, Chinese authorities say, but will offer instead a "splendid" show akin to a meteor shower. China's space agency said that the nearly eight-tonne Tiangong-1 will re-enter the atmosphere ...

Earth-bound space lab to offer 'splendid show' akin to meteor shower
Times of India
BEIJING: An out-of-control space laboratory that will plunge back to Earth in the coming days is unlikely to cause any damage, Chinese authorities say, but will offer instead a "splendid" show akin to a meteor shower. China's space agency said on Thursday that the nearly eight-tonne Tiangong-1 will ...

China Focus: Tiangong-1 unlikely to cause damage to ground
Xinhua
During a meteor shower, about 1,000 to 20,000 meteorites fall to Earth per hour, and the probability of a person being hit by a meteorite of more than 200 grams is one-700 millionth, it said. The CMSEO announced earlier that Tiangong-1 has seen its orbit decay since it ended its data service on March ...

Out of control Earth-bound spacelab to offer 'splendid' show akin to a meteor shower
The Express Tribune
BEIJING: An out-of-control space laboratory that will plunge back to Earth in the coming days is unlikely to cause any damage, Chinese authorities say, but will offer instead a 'splendid' show akin to a meteor shower. China's space agency said on Thursday that the nearly eight-tonne Tiangong-1 will ...

Australia in impact zone for falling Chinese space station
Herald Sun
“You are more likely to be hit by a meteor than this thing,” Dr Tucker said. Present forecasts predict the station will begin to break up as it re-enters atmosphere anywhere from latitude +43 degrees to -43 degrees, a huge cross-section of the planet, sometime between 1.15pm tomorrow and 12.15pm ...

Four New Programs Dot April Planetarium Schedule at UW
University of Wyoming News
“The days are getting longer; a new set of constellations appear just after sunset; and our first visible meteor shower of the season all occur this month,” says Samantha Ogden, the planetarium's coordinator. “Additionally, we have enjoyed creating new and exciting live planetarium shows for our Friday ...

Night sky – April 2018: Welcome to your local galaxy association
Telegraph.co.uk
Although the rates from this shower aren't spectacularly high, the shower's radiant - the area of sky where the shower meteors appear to emanate from - is optimally positioned from the UK. A Lyrid meteor will appear to come from a location west of the bright star Vega in the constellation of Lyra the Lyre.

The Wonder of Lonar
The Hindu
There are some old stone temples around the lake, many of them ruined and abandoned, some of them partially submerged. The lake itself is a sanctuary for many kinds of birds. Lonar is unique because it's the world's only high-velocity meteor crater in hard basalt: it doesn't erode or change its qualities ...

Interactive map shows the terrifying effects of a nuclear bomb blast on YOUR town
The Sun
This interactive map shows scope of a nuclear blast for any given area, demonstrating the extent of the fireball, radiation, shockwave, and heat spawned by a raft of different atomic weapons. The 15 Kiloton (KT) “Little Boy” dropped on Hiroshima all the way up to the Soviet Union's 50,000 KT Tsar Bomba ...

Terrifying interactive map reveals what would happen if a nuclear bomb were dropped on YOUR ...
Daily Mail
... largest USSR bomb ever detonated. If a W-87 were dropped over New York City, for example, the effects would be catastrophic. The tool calculates the fireball would span .42 square miles and send a 26.87 square-mile shock wave. Radiation would extend .25 square miles, stretching into New Jersey.

D3 Mapping meteor landings on map. Unable to redraw points on zoom
freeCodeCamp Forum
I am trying to plot meteor landings on a projection of world map. I am scaling the map while zooming. But I am not sure how to redraw the points to the correct scale. I tried multiplying the projection result with the …

Meteor Activity Outlook for March 31- April 6, 2018
American Meteor Society
Meteor activity picks up a bit during April as the Lyrids become active during the month. They are active from the 14th through the 30th, with a pronounced maximum on the 22nd. Sporadic rates during April are steady as seen from both hemispheres with southern observers enjoying twice the activity that ...

Fireball report
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Observer. Name, Emily B. Experience Level, 4/5. Remarks, I have seen many strange anomalies in the sky.... This one blew my mind. Location. Address, Schomberg, Ontario (CA). Latitude, 44° 0' 13.04'' N (44°). Longitude, 79° 40' 34.31'' W (-79.68°). Elevation, 240.72m. Time and Duration. Local Date & ...

Fireball report
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Persistent train. Observation, Yes. Duration, -. Length, 5°. Remarks, The train was more akin to a glowing light spike that trailed after the fireball and also ended where the fireball meteor disappeared. The trailing end was thinner than what was following right behind the meteor body and glowed nearly as ...

Fireball report
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Observer. Name, Mehdi B. Experience Level, 2/5. Remarks, I saw few meteors/fireballs in the past. This one was really impressive. reported on twitter as well. Location. Address, Toronto, Ontario (CA). Latitude, 43° 45' 17.06'' N (43.75°). Longitude, 79° 29' 40.09'' W (-79.49°). Elevation, 181.68m ...

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