05 April 2018

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 05APR2018

Glassy beads hint at site of mysterious missing crater
Imperial College London
Around 800,000 years ago, a 20 kilometre meteor collided with the earth, producing a zone of debris in Australasia which covers a tenth of the Earth's surface. However, despite the impact's relatively young age in geological terms, and the meteor's size, the resulting crater's location eludes us.

The stunning Lyrid meteor shower and the best places in Bristol to watch it
Bristol Post
That means the Lyrid showers are earlier than others throughout the year, with the Perseid meteor shower in the autumn normally peaking at 1am. Experts recommend people to look up towards the east to see the shooting stars from the Lyrids. The skies are expected to be clear on the nights of April 22 ...

We reveal the six unmissable astronomical events in the skies above Lincolnshire this April
This meteor shower is described as one of the most spectacular events to happen in the skies. There could be up to 100 meteors an hour shooting across the sky, but there will be at least 20 on average in an hour. The Lyrid meteor shower is also known for some of its meteors leaving beautiful trails of ...

When is the Eta Aquarids meteor shower in 2018?
Coventry Telegraph
The 2018 Eta Aquarid meteor shower is expected to produce the greatest number of meteors in the small hours before dawn on May 5 and 6. However, the broad peak of the Eta Aquarid shower may present a decent showing of meteors during the hours before dawn on May 4 and May 7. The meteors ...

Harvard physicists say they know how and, roughly, when the world will end
A new study from Harvard University suggests the world is destined to end in much the same way it began… with a really, really, big bang. Theories as to how planet Earth will eventually meet its demise have ranged from nuclear war to a catastrophic meteor collision or a slow fade into darkness.

Meteor wind observations with the MU radar
AGU Publications - Wiley
We conducted meteor wind observations with the middle and upper atmosphere (MU) radar at Shigaraki, Japan (35°N, 136°E), utilizing an interferometer to determine the arrival angle of a meteor echo. We found that meteor echoes are widely distributed in zenith angles as large as 50° and that the ...

Comparison of meteor radar and Na Doppler lidar measurements of winds in the mesopause ...
AGU Publications - Wiley
[1] Simultaneous sodium (Na) Doppler lidar and meteor radar measurements of horizontal winds in the mesopause region over Maui, Hawaii, were collected in July 2002 and October/November 2003. The coincident measurements span 96 hours and altitudes between 80 and 100 km. Statistical ...

It Came From Outer Space! (Sort Of)
SRQ Magazine
None can say for sure, all they know is that a meteor landed on the Venice Elementary School campus last night, skidding across the ground before coming to a stop by a hastily erected tent. And the scientists and caution tape make this serious business. And it is serious business—education. Thanks to ...

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

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