30 April 2018

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 30APR2018

Eta Aquarids set to to peak at weekend: museum
Focus Taiwan News Channel
Conditions will be optimal to view the meteor shower at about 2 a.m. each day during the period, the museum said, adding that the Eta Aquarids are ... The Eta Aquarid meteor shower takes place annually from April 19 to May 28, when the Earth encounters dusty debris from Halley's Comet, named after ...

Shooting stars spectacle visible in Taiwan
Hong Kong Standard (press release)
There is a good chance that astronomy buffs in Taiwan will be able to watch shooting stars from Friday to Sunday as the Eta Aquarid meteor shower peaks, the Taipei Astronomical Museum said today. Conditions will be ideal to watch the meteor shower at about 2:00 a.m. each day, the museum said.

Asteroids big enough to destroy cities hit Earth with terrifying frequency, scientists reveal
Although an impact from a Tunguska-sized object would not wipe out humanity, it could kill millions. These smaller rocks are also hard to guard against because they can sneak up on our planet and may only be detected just before they hit us. The Taurid meteor shower is believed to be the source of the ...

All about asteroids
The Hindu
Both asteroids and meteors are space rocks. Sometimes, one asteroid may collide with another and break into small pieces. These pieces are called meteoroids. When a meteoroid enters the Earth's atmosphere, it vapourises and turns into a meteor. You can witness a meteor as a streak of light in the ...

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