31 May 2018

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 31MAY2018

Not all dinosaurs are extinct
Alberta Daily Herald Tribune
After the meteor event filtered out the creatures not destined for survival in the Paleocene world, the neornithines were quick to spread and diversify.

What is this mysterious object caught on video in the clouds above an RAF base? Bystander claims ...
Daily Mail
'I initially thought it was a meteor falling, which is already quite unusual to see, until its motion stopped for a few seconds and went back up. 'I was so in ...

In this month… – June 2018
InsideTime (press release) (blog)
A meteor weighing more than 450 tonnes exploded 12 miles above Chicora, Pennsylvania, USA. Only a few small fragments hit the ground. 25 June ...

UFO spotted over RAF base in UK triggers row
International Business Times, India Edition
I initially thought it was a meteor falling, which is already quite unusual to see, until its motion stopped for a few seconds and went back up. I was so in ...

CLEAR SKIES AHEAD FOR ASTRONOMERS
The Advocate
When the average American thinks of space exploration, thoughts of NASA and Elon Musk likely jump to mind, but that's all about to change: Chile is ...

Man captures stunning moment when 'meteor' crashes—but wait till you hear the sound it makes!
ntd.tv
In February of 2016, a man from Australia shared a video with the world that seemed almost too unbelievable to be true. He'd gone out for a walk one ...

Meteor Activity Outlook for June 2-8, 2018
American Meteor Society
June is another slow month for meteor activity. There are no major showers active in June and only the Anthelion source can be counted on for ...

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30 May 2018

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 30MAY2018

Moisond Debuts an Innovative Gemstone Inspired by the Rarefied Beauty of Moissanite
Scottsbluff Star Herald
... and its origins lie in deep space - the substance was first discovered on earth in a meteor crater by Nobel Prize-winning scientist Henri Moissan.

Noctilucent cloud season begins
Southgate Amateur Radio Club
These are noctilucent ("night-shining") clouds, formed by wisps of summertime water vapor crystallizing around meteor smoke in Earth's upper ...

What Keeps Exploding in Rural Pennsylvania Towns? ATF Now Trying to Solve Mystery Booms
NBC 10 Philadelphia
... disturbances, which have led to numerous conspiracy theories among the locals: from alien landings and meteor strikes to stolen military munitions.

Translation and Meaning of نيزك in Geology English Arabic Terms Dictionary
almaany.com
Meaning of نيزك, Definition of Word نيزك in Almaany Online Dictionary, searched domain is Geology category, in the dictionary of English Arabic.

Is the MoD testing ALIEN technology? Shock claims as 'electrical cloud' filmed at RAF base
Daily Star
“I initially thought it was a meteor falling, which is already quite unusual to see, until its motion stopped for a few seconds and went back up," he said.

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29 May 2018

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 29MAY2018

Moon hit by meteor
3Stars WorldWide Logistics
The surface area of the Moon is about 37. Feb 24, 2014 We get meteor showers when the Earth plows through the debris left by a comet as it orbits the ...

Perseid fireball meteor captured by a NASA all-sky camera
MSN.com
Perseid fireball meteor captured by a NASA all-sky camera. The Weather Network Logo. The Weather Network. Duration: 00:27

Meteor watch live
agrogenics.com
Live feed from the Exeter Observatory Meteor detectors. This weekend brings forth the peak of the Orionid meteor shower, which is known to generate ...

Quail-like Birds May Have Been Sole Avian Survivors of Meteor
Geek
It's been a running mystery for decades — just what kinds of creatures and how many of them actually survived the asteroid impact that likely wiped out ...

Meteor shower st louis 2017
PocketMate
Meteor Activity Outlook for May 26-June 1, 2018 Eta Aquariid Meteor Shower 2013 -Composite of approximately 50 images containing A brief period ...

South african meteor strikes
World Kid News
New Evidence Of Massive Meteor first came upon evidence of these impacts by chance in 1984 while he was studying ancient volcanism in Australia ...

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28 May 2018

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 28MAY2018

Perseid fireball meteor captured by a NASA all-sky camera
MSN.com
Perseid fireball meteor captured by a NASA all-sky camera.

Guffey:From Mineral Strike to Meteor Strike (Colorado)
Pikes Peak Historical Society
Top off the afternoon by learning about Guffey's forgotten meteor strike. Discover Guffey while you enjoy this image-rich lecture that will stay with you ...

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27 May 2018

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 26-27MAY2018

These Meteorite Hunters Are In Search For "Lottery" In Moroccan Desert
NDTV
Zagora, Morocco: They roam Morocco's southern desert, braving the searing heat to scour the undulating sands for bounty fallen from the sky.

In Moroccan desert, meteorite hunters seek to strike it rich
Saudi Gazette
Zagora, Morocco — They roam Morocco's southern desert, braving the searing heat to scour the undulating sands for bounty fallen from the sky.

An Ancient Meteorite Designated As The NWA 7034 Unveils Some Facts About The Martian History
Sunrise News
The meteor has got its nickname as the “Black Beauty.” It is this ancient meteorite which provides an unprecedented insight into the old processes that ...

Footage of fireball captured over Almerian sky
Soltimes Newspaper
Filmed by cameras at the Calar Alto observatory in the Sierra de Filabres mountains, the unidentified object – believed to be a meteor – was seen ...

El meteorito que exterminó a los dinosaurios también aumentó la temperatura terrestre durante ...
PrensaLibreonline
Se creía que el impacto del meteorito en la zona de Chicxulub, en el golfo de México, había causado un cambio repentino de clima, y que eso había ..

797cz
Report a Fireball
Remarks, The fireball appeared huge and near and disappeared behind buildings, appeared it would hit earth but I didn't hear anything. First I've ever ...

Fireball report
Report a Fireball
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Fireball report
Report a Fireball
Observer. Name, Sarah P. Experience Level, 3/5. Remarks, my time is just approximate. I was taking out the garbage! Location. Address, Livermore ...

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25 May 2018

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 25MAY2018

In Moroccan desert, meteorite hunters seek to strike it rich
https://phys.org/news/2018-05-moroccan-meteorite-hunters-rich.html

Dans le sud du Maroc, les météorites suscitent les convoitises
L'Express
Zagora (Maroc) - Ils arpentent le désert du sud du Maroc, à pied ou en voiture tout-terrain, dans l'espoir de trouver des pierres tombées du ciel: ...

Moroccan nomads hunt for valuable meteorites in desert
eNCA
While several meteor showers have occurred in Morocco in recent years, a bonanza known as the "black beauty" was the most lucrative. 'Like playing ...

Meteor fireball over the Mediterranean Sea
Sott
This meteor event was recorded over the Mediterranean Sea on 23 May 2018 at 1:37 local time (23:37 universal time on 22 May). The event was ...

Así es el meteorito de la 'Nómina del big bang'
ElTiempo.com
La persona seleccionada recibirá un beneficio, literalmente, de otro mundo: un fragmento de meteoritocertificado –de la colección personal de ...

Birds 'had to rediscover flight' after dinosaurs
Independent.ie
The 10 to 14km-wide meteor, which may have been an asteroid or comet, struck the Earth off the coast of Mexico, releasing a million times more ...

How modern-day dinosaurs survived the apocalypse
Popular Science
Most scientists agree that the reign of dinosaurs ended with the strike of a massive meteor that affected nearly all of life on the globe. “It happened ...

DTIC ADA433440: High Power Large Aperture Radar Methods for Meteor Observations
Internet Archive
DTIC ADA433440: High Power Large Aperture Radar Methods for Meteor Observations. The BookReader requires JavaScript to be enabled. Please ...

Meteor Activity Outlook for May 26-June 1, 2018
American Meteor Society
This weekend the waxing gibbous moon will set during the late morning hours, giving a small window of opportunity to view meteor activity between ...

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24 May 2018

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 24MAY2018

Shock video shows fireball meteor crashing into sea in Brit holiday hotspot
Daily Star
According to astrophysicist Jose Maria Madiedo from the University of Huelva, the crash took place south of the Spanish coast of Murcia. The fireball ...

How flying birds became extinct: Only flightless species that lived on the ground survived the ...
Daily Mail
Every species of bird is descended from an emu-like ancestor which survived the meteor strike that killed off the dinosaurs, scientists believe.

In Moroccan desert, meteorite hunters seek to strike it rich
Yahoo7 News
While several meteor showers have occurred in Morocco in recent years, a bonanza known as the "black beauty" was the most lucrative.

Meteor from Mars Shows Planetary Genesis, 4 Billion Years Ago
Laboratory Equipment
A Martian meteor found in northwestern Africa that is more than 4 billion years ago came from Mars, and bears the traces of the tumultuous creation of ...

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23 May 2018

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 23MAY2018

And the West is History
The Durango Herald
25 years ago: A Salida man reported to the La Plata County Sheriff's Office that he and his friend saw a flaming meteor hit the field behind the propane ...

20 space rocks are going on auction in Johannesburg, and one could fetch as much as R560,000
Business Insider South Africa
At the bottom end of the expected price range, a small section of the Chelyabinsk meteor is expected to fetch as little as R20,000 – even though it ...

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22 May 2018

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 22MAY2018

Results of the IMO Video Meteor Network - February 2017
SAO/NASA ADS
Title: Results of the IMO Video Meteor Network - February 2017. Authors: Molau, Sirko; Crivello, Stefano; Goncalves, Rui; Saraiva, Carlos; Stomeo, ...

Another Rock From Space
Santa Barbara Edhat
The size of 2010 WC9, estimated from its brightness and assumed reflectivity, make it about 5 times larger in diameter than the Chelyabinsk meteor ...

Physics of Meteor Generated Shock Waves in the Earth's Atmosphere - A Review
SciRate
In respect to the elusive nature of meteor generated shock wave detection, we also discuss relevant aspects and applications of meteor radar and ...

Definitions of terms in meteor astronomy
SAO/NASA ADS
Title: Definitions of terms in meteor astronomy. Authors: Koschny, Detlef; Borovicka, Jiri. Affiliation: AA() AB(). Publication: WGN, Journal of the ...

Bhopal To Baran – To The Temple Built Amid A Meteor Crater
Native Planet
How about a trip from Bhopal to Baran this season to savour the beauty of an ancient temple built amidst a meteor crater? Baran is one of the ancient ...

Event 1816-2018
Fireball event
Events in 2018 1816-2018 KML. AMS received one report about a fireball seen over MA on Monday, May 21st 2018 around 02:40 UT. D. Sound. 1 no ...

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21 May 2018

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 21MAY2018

The first interstellar immigrant to our solar system has been spotted: Space rock trapped in Jupiter's ...
Daily Mail
A meteor is what astronomers call a flash of light in the atmosphere when debris burns up. This debris itself is known as a meteoroid. Most are so small they are vapourised in the atmosphere. If any of this meteoroid makes it to Earth, it is called a meteorite. Meteors, meteoroids and meteorites normally ...

Summer Astronomy Highlights 2018
Arizona Daily Star
The Perseids are one of the three best and most predictable meteor showers, the others being the Leonids in November, and the Geminids in ...

Still Meteor
Space Weather Gallery
Still Meteor Taken by masa nakamura on May 20, 2018 @ Otawara, Tochigi, Japan. Click photo for larger image. Camera Used: Unavailable ...

A Meteor Has Passed By The Earth And Affected Wind...
Chegg
A meteor has passed by the earth and affected wind currents. The cells of wind currents have become larger. The wind from cells nearest the equator ...

A meteor hit my house!
Reddit
My sim had her boyfriend over, they had a nice night and I had her run to bookstore to buy a book and just as she came back a meteor hit her house. (Likely Bravo Sierra story!- LMH)

Fireball report
American Meteor Society
The meteor most likely would have been coming down over the Atlantic. It was travelling way to fast to be an aircraft of anything of that nature.

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20 May 2018

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 20MAY2018

Another near miss: Asteroid reaches its minimum distance from Earth
The News Recorder
We would find a crater around as large as Meteor Crater. The meteor that killed the dinosaurs is evaluated to be three to ten miles in width.

Meteor Shower in Doha Qatar
Marhaba Qatar
Meteor Shower in Doha Qatar. Share · Tweet · Share · Meteor Shower in Doha Qatar · Trans · SWBH. Recent Posts. QF and QFFD Team Up to Provide ...

May Issue of Meteorite Times Magazine
https://www.meteorite-times.com/monthly-issues/

Panspermia and octopi
Herald Review
Scientists also know that pieces of a planet can be ejected into outer space during a violent meteor impact. Meteorites that came from Mars, ...

Meteor showers 2016: review of predictions and observations
SAO/NASA ADS
Title: Meteor showers 2016: review of predictions and observations. Authors: Rendtel, Jurgen; Ogawa, Hiroshi; Sugimoto, Hirofumi....

Major and Daytime Meteor Showers using Global Radio Meteor Observations covering
SAO/NASA ADS
Title: Major and Daytime Meteor Showers using Global Radio Meteor Observations covering the period 2001-2016. Authors: Ogawa, Hiroshi; Steyaert ...

Fireball report
American Meteor Society
Observer. Name, Mary S. Experience Level, 3/5. Remarks, Brightest meteor I have ever seen AND 1st time I saw a meteor behind clouds. It was a ...

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19 May 2018

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 19MAY2018

Results of the IMO Video Meteor Network - June 2017, and effective collection ar
SAO/NASA ADS
Title: Results of the IMO Video Meteor Network - June 2017, and effective collection area study. Authors: Molau, Sirko; Crivello, Stefano; Goncalves, ...

New radio meteor detecting and logging software
SAO/NASA ADS
Title: New radio meteor detecting and logging software. Authors: Kaufmann, Wolfgang. Affiliation: AA(Lindenweg 1e, 31191 Algermissen, Germany. ).

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18 May 2018

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 18MAY2018

Red fireball with 'glowing white train' reported over NC, Virginia. What was it?
WBTV
... society's website: “I was driving east on I-40,” said Thomas B's report. “Myself and my front passenger saw it and thought it was a meteor or UFO.” ...

Mission to look inside Mars from NASA's universal telephone exchange near Canberra
ABC Online
"NASA wants to be able to detect that if there's an impact on the other side of the planet from a meteor, for example, they will be able to detect the ...

Are octopuses ALIENS? Scientists claim the animals first came to Earth on board a meteor
Mirror.co.uk
Scientists claim the animals first came to Earth on board a meteor ... suggests that octopuses may have first come to Earth on board an icy meteor . (Bravo Sierra! Total!- LMH)

Meteor Activity Outlook for May 19-25, 2018
American Meteor Society
This weekend the waxing crescent moon will set during the mid-evening hours and will not interfere with meteor observing during the more active ...

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17 May 2018

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 17MAY2018

Video: Meteor caught on KOCO's Grand Casino Cam near Shawnee
KOCO Oklahoma City
Video: Meteor caught on KOCO's Grand Casino Cam near Shawnee ... A meteor was caught on KOCO 5's Grand Casino Cam early Thursday morning ...

Red fireball with 'glowing white train' reported over NC, Virgin - | WBTV Charlotte
WBTV
Fireballs are pieces of an asteroid burning up in the sky, according to the American Meteor Society. (Source: American Meteor Society Provided photo ...

Mendocino College students receive math scholarships
The Willits News
... Dr. Timothy Beck with a project to track and predict the trajectories of meteorites, a collaboration with the International Meteor Organization.

No, Octopuses Don't Come From Outer Space
Live Science
... to believe the conclusions of a new paper that says octopuses are actually space aliens whose frozen eggs first came to Earth aboard an icy meteor.

17) A 6.5-g Iron Meteor Hits The Earth At A Speed
Chegg
Answer to 17) A 6.5-g iron meteor hits the earth at a speed of 295 m/s. Iits kinetic energy is entirely 17) converted to heat in t...

What if a meteor 1 km wide struck the middle of the Pacific Ocean?
Quora
We'd die. A meteor that large would smash through the water and impact with the ocean basin. Tidal waves would rush outward to strike all the coasts.

eBook The geological writings of Rev. D. Honeyman, DCL download
Meteor
eBook The geological writings of Rev. D. Honeyman, D.C.L. download | online | audio. Name: The geological writings of Rev. D. Honeyman, D.C.L.

Fireball report
Report a Fireball
Observer. Name, Jessica M. Experience Level, 1/5. Remarks, It happened really fast. I know I saw orange. I think I saw blue. I ran around to the other ...

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16 May 2018

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 16MAY2018

UAE Meteor Monitoring Tower inaugurated
Gulf Today
SHARJAH: The Sharjah Centre for Astronomy and Space Sciences at the University of Sharjah, and in collaboration with the UAE Space Agency, ...

Fireball seen in skies above Fredericksburg Tuesday night
Fredericksburg.com
The meteor was "the brightest and most amazing fireball I've ever seen, in person or in any videos," wrote Chase K. of Dahlgren in his report to the ...

A lone meteor shoots across the night sky—It happens so quick, you'll miss it if you blink
The Epoch Times
This video shows something that you don't often get to see. We see a meteor go across the night sky, and though it only appears for a second, it truly is ...

Astronomers have lost track of nearly 900 near-Earth asteroids.
Daily Mail
A meteor is what astronomers call a flash of light in the atmosphere when debris burns up. This debris itself is known as a meteoroid. Most are so small ...

Scientists Lost Track of More Than 900 Near-Earth Asteroids, Report Reveals
Yahoo News
If there's one thing you don't want to lose track of, it's a near-Earth asteroid—a space rock that is uncomfortably close to our little blue planet. However ...

An Asteroid 2010 WC9 With A Size Of Football Ground Will Fly By Earth
- Market Global News (press release) (blog)

Asteroid Will Pass Between The Earth And The Moon Tuesday (Don't Panic)
WAMU 88.5
The asteroid is passing Earth at a much further distance than the 2013 Chelyabinsk meteor, which, as EarthSky notes, “entered Earth's atmosphere, ...

tchelyabinsk
International Meteor Organization
Close approach of 2010 WC9 on May 15 · May 14, 2018 by Karl Antier -. Latest Major Fireball Events. Everyday, we receive reports about Fireballs.

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15 May 2018

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 15MAY2018

Asteroid Will Pass Between The Earth And The Moon Tuesday (Don't Panic)
NPR
The asteroid is passing Earth at a much farther distance than the 2013 Chelyabinsk meteor, which, as EarthSky notes, "entered Earth's atmosphere, ...

- Smithsonian

Asteroid to skim Earth EVERY DAY this week… starting with 300ft 'lost' space rock TODAY
Daily Star
The space rock – dubbed Asteroid 2010 WC9 – will be roughly 126,000 miles from Earth at its closest point tonight. That's around half the moon's ...
- RT

What is an asteroid, when will 2010 WC9 fly past Earth and could a meteor strike destroy the planet?
The Sun
NASA maintains a constant monitoring programme on asteroids, gigantic space rocks that can come close to Earth and even strike the planet.

An asteroid the size of the Statue of Liberty discovered in 2010 will skim past Earth TODAY in the ...
Daily Mail
It is larger than the Chelyabinsk meteor, which smashed windows in multiple Russian cities when it broke up entering Earth's atmosphere in 2013.

An asteroid is set to hurtle past Earth on Tuesday in its closest approach for 300 years
Somerset Live
There is no chance of the meteor striking Earth - which is a good thing because although it's not that big, it is larger than the Chelyabinsk meteor that ...

Earth Comes Scarily Close to City Block-Sized Asteroid
Daily Beast
But that's not to say that 2010 WC9 wouldn't cause damage; the Chelyabinsk meteor shows that a seemingly ignorable piece of space debris can still ...

Close approach of 2010 WC9 on May 15
International Meteor Organization
Re-discovered on May 8th, 2018, 2010 WC9 is a 60-130 meter-large object than will pass at around 0.5 lunar distance from the Earth on May 15th, ...

Meteor Crater Archives
Linda Hall Library
Clair Patterson. by Sally Crosson | Jun 2, 2016 | Scientist of the Day |. Clair Patterson, an American geochemist, was born June 2, 1922. Patterson is ...

Solved: How are meteor showers linked to comets, and why do the...
Chegg
Chegg will be down for maintenance from 1-2 AM PST on May 16. We're always working hard to help you succeed by making regular updates. Thanks ...

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14 May 2018

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 14MAY2018

Asteroid the size of the Great Pyramid of Giza to shoot past Earth TOMORROW
Express.co.uk
The asteroid in question, dubbed 2010 WC9, was first discovered in 2010 by astronomers using the Catalina Sky Survey in Arizona. But shortly after it ...

Asteroid the size of a city block to give Earth a close shave
NBCNews.com
If it were made of rocky material, Ryan said, it might create a small crater and shatter windows — as happened in 2013, when a meteor entering the ...

An Asteroid the Size of the Statue of Liberty Will Whiz Past Earth Tomorrow. Here's How to See It
TIME
It is bigger than the Chelyabinsk meteor, which broke up entering the Earth's atmosphere five years ago in 2013. The Chelyabinsk meteor was two to ...

Asteroid size of a football field will miss hitting Earth by just 26000 miles tomorrow
The Sun
For example, it's much larger than the estimated size of the Chelyabinsk meteor, which in 2013 entered Earth's atmosphere, broke windows in six ...

Long-lost asteroid '2010 WC9' will buzz Earth TOMORROW - marking its closest pass for 300 years
Mirror.co.uk
There's no chance of the meteor striking Earth - which is a good thing because although it's not that big, it is larger than the Chelyabinsk meteor that ...

Jumbo Jet-Sized Asteroid Due to Whiz Past Planet on Tuesday Afternoon
Alaska Native News
... over Chelyabinsk, if one the size of 2010 WC9 made of iron were to hit the planet, it would leave a crater the size of Meteor Crater west of Winslow, ...

Asteroid set to narrowly miss Earth tomorrow. Here's how you can watch
Globalnews.ca
While this isn't a particularly large asteroid, it is larger than the Chelyabinsk meteor, which broke windows in six Russian cities and caused some ...

2010 WC9: Asteroid the Size of the Statue of Liberty Set to Skim Past Earth
Newsweek
It is much larger than the Chelyabinsk meteor that entered the skies above Russia in 2013, but its trajectory will not bring it close enough to penetrate ...

Flagstaff scientists track 775092 asteroids
Kdminer
The cameras can be used to trace the meteor's trajectory back to its possible origin in the solar system. Scientists help track all 775,092 known ...

Is it possible to image a meteor so the rock is visible?
Astronomy Stack Exchange
I was wondering what one would see if they were to look through a telescope tracking a meteor as it shot through the sky. Technology aside, would ...

15 Points
Chegg
Answer to [15 points] A small meteor approaches the Earth with impact parameter b and velocity v at infinity. Suppose that the rad...

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13 May 2018

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 13MAY2018

Bright meteor over Spain on 13 May at 0:09 local time (22:09 UT on
Earth Changing Extremities - WordPress.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMtscQxf4ao&feature=em-uploademail.

An Asteroid will pass at around half's the moon distance on 15th of May
Science Examiner
But, it is bigger than the estimated size of the Chelyabinsk meteor, which entered Earth's environment, breaking windows in six Russian urban areas ...

Asteroid Possibly Longer Than Football Field Will Soon Have Near-Earth Encounter
Tech Times
Compared to other asteroids, 2010 WC9 is not a large one, but it is likely bigger that the Chelyabinsk meteor, which was initially estimated to be 65 ...

An Asteroid The Size Of The Statue Of Liberty Will Graze Past Us On May 15 — And You Can ...
The Inquisitr
The Minor Planet Center indicates that 2010 WC9 is an Apollo type asteroid, just like the infamous Chelyabinsk meteor that exploded over Russia in ...

Huge discovery about Lost asteroid stuns scientists
Week Facts
This may make it larger than the Chelyabinsk meteor. The meteor is about 65 feet long (only about 20 meters) and damaged thousands of buildings ...

Close encounter: Asteroid as big as a football field will whiz right by Earth this week
The San Luis Obispo Tribune
The 2010 WC9 asteroid is most likely bigger than the Chelyabinsk meteor, which injured more than 1,000 people and shattered glass when it broke up ...

View the Perseid Meteor Shower
Post Crescent Events
View the Perseid Meteor Shower Saturday, August 11, 8:00 PM – midnight. The Northeast Wisconsin Stargazers group (NEWSTAR) will have their ...

Close encounters
Heavens-Above
The following table lists the upcoming close encounters with all other known orbiting objects for which orbital elements are available (over 16000).

batonrouge
Reddit
Does anyone have footage of the meteor exploding over Baton Rouge that occurred May 13, 2018 between 215 and 230 AM? It was west south west ...

REPORTS OF THE AMERICAN METEOR SOCIETY* - Olivier - 1956
Wiley Online Library
Full responsibility for the editorial policy, the contents, and the form of these Reports is ... More. About. Figures; References; Related; Information.

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12 May 2018

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 12MAY2018

Statue of Liberty-sized asteroid to GRAZE past Earth at speed of 28000mph
Daily Star
The space rock – dubbed Asteroid 2010 WC9 – will pass by the planet at around half the moon's distance on Tuesday. This is considered incredibly ...

'Lost' asteroid to pass closely May 15
EarthSky
But it is larger than the estimated size of the Chelyabinsk meteor, which entered Earth's atmosphere, breaking windows in six Russian cities and ...

Scientists have warned about the collision of the Solar system with a wandering star
The Siver Telegram
... planets located within it. Note, experts have calculated that the appearance of Gliese 710 in the Solar system could lead to a massive meteor rain.

An meteor crashes into Siberia, which contains 2.5 million km3 of ice
Chegg
An meteor crashes into Siberia, which contains 2.5 million km3 of ice (density = 0.92 g cm-3). The meteor has a radius of 50 m and is composed of iron ...

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11 May 2018

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 10-11MAY2018

Bright meteor fireball observed over Brazil
Sott
The American Meteor Society (AMS) has received 78 reports about a meteor fireball seen over the Brazilian states of São Paulo, Minas Gerais and ...

Perseid Meteor Shower & Stargaze, Indiana Dunes State Park
IN.gov
This is an annual shooting star event that marks the peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower. Sky lore stories will begin at the State Park Pavilion at 8:30 ...

Perseids Meteor Shower Party
Littleton Rocks!
Join South Platte Park for the biggest celestial show of the summer! Lay back in our lakeside meadow and enjoy a campfire, s'mores and good ol' ...

State Park offers free events
Daily Journal Online
... Weekend June 22 -24, Waste Free at Washington State Park Interpretive Programs June 29-July 1, Perseids Meteor Shower Showcase Aug. 11-12 ...

Meteor Activity Outlook for May 12-18, 2018
American Meteor Society
This weekend the waning crescent moon will rise shortly before dawn and will be too thin to cause any problems viewing meteor activity.

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09 May 2018

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 09MAY2018

A meteor shower from Halley's comet
MSN.com
May 9, 2018—Halley's Comet is next expected in 2061. But you can see a bit of the famous comet every year, twice a year. In May and October, fragments from Halley's Comet left in its orbit hit Earth's atmosphere. As science news site Earthsky explains, the May event is named the Eta Aquarid meteor ...

Newsflare Edit - Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower Ashton-Under-Hill Worcestershire UK
Newsflare
St Barbara's Church, Elmley Road, Ashton-under-Hill, Worcestershire, UK. 6Th / 7th May 2018. Shooting stars belonging to the Eta Aquarids meteor shower fall to earth in the night sky above St Barbara's Church, located at the eastern foot of Bredon Hill, Worcestershire. The meteors are so called ...

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08 May 2018

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 08MAY2018

Mesmerize your Monday morning with Eta Aquarid Meteor shower
Science Examiner
Skywatchers will be again stunned when they look up in the sky for the next upcoming meteor shower. Citing reports surfacing on the Internet, the first ...

eta Aquarid Meteor Shower 7-9 May, 2018
Astroblog
Morning sky on Tuesday May 7 looking east as seen from Adelaide at 5:00 am local time in South Australia showing the eta Aquariid meteor shower radiant as a star burst. Similar views will be seen elsewhere at the equivalent local time (click to embiggen). The eta Aquarid meteor shower peaks on the ...

Cosmic show and first astrophotography workshop - MORE stargazing nights announced at ...
LincolnshireLive
... show from the moon, Jupiter, Venus and Mars at the Summer Star Party on August 18, which is also near the peak of the Perseid meteor show.

The Unusual Boulder at Tycho's Peak
Brinkwire (press release)
Over the next billion years meteor impacts and moonquakes should slowly degrade Tycho's center, likely causing the central boulder to tumble 2000 ...

Photocurrent modelling and experimental confirmation for Meteor Smoke Particle Detectors ...
AMTD
Gabriel Giono1,2, Boris Strelnikov1, Heiner Asmus1, Tristan Staszak1, Nickolay Ivchenko2, and Franz-Josef Lübken1 1Leibniz Institute of Atmospheric ...

Photocurrent modelling and experimental confirmation for Meteor Smoke Particle Detectors ...
atmos-meas-tech-discuss.net
Abstract. Characterizing the photoelectron current induced by the Sun's UV radiation is crucial to ensure accurate day-light measurements from particle detectors. This article lays out the methodology used to address this problem in the case of the. Meteor Smoke Particle Detectors (MSPDs), developed ...

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07 May 2018

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 07MAY2018

A giant asteroid almost struck Earth and we had no idea it was coming
The Indian Express
A giant asteroid the size of a football field narrowly missed crashing into Earth on April 15 whizzing by at about half the average distance between Earth and the moon. According to NASA, the asteroid measures 3.6 times the size of the one that exploded over Tunguska in 1908. The asteroid 2018 GE3 ...

Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower Peaks May 6, 7
Irene W. Pennington Planetarium - WordPress.com
The Eta Aquarids is an above average shower, capable of producing up to 60 meteors per hour at its peak. Most of the activity is seen in the Southern Hemisphere. In the Northern Hemisphere, the rate can reach about 30 meteors per hour. It is produced by dust particles left behind by comet Halley, ...

Storm Team 11 Starwatch: Monday, May 7th - Sunday, May 13th 2018
WJHL (blog)
This morning is the Eta Aquarid meteor shower. There could be a rate of 15-20 meteors per hour. However, moonlight will be present, which could ...

Awake before sunrise? Go outside and look for this meteor shower
KSLA-TV
It's called a meteor shower. This particular shower is called the Eta Aquarid. According to Space.com, it became visible on April 22 and will remain ...

Something cool to see in the night sky
WMC Action News 5
The meteor shower is a result of the Earth passing through the dust debris of Haley's Comet. As small pieces of dust enter Earth's atmosphere, they burn up and create a brief streak in the sky. The best place to see the shower is in the Southern Hemisphere but here in the Mid-South, we should still have ...

Lyrid meteor shower 2018: When, where and how to watch
WPXI Pittsburgh
Here's what you need to know about the Lyrid meteor shower and how to watch the celestial spectacle: What are Lyrids? The Lyrid meteors are named after their radiant, defined as the point in the sky from which they appear to come from, the constellation Lyra. According to NASA, Lyrids are one of the ...

Anisotropic diffusion of meteor trails due to the geomagnetic field over King Sejong Station
Springer Link
We analyzed meteor decay times measured by a VHF meteor radar at King Sejong Station, Antarctica (62.22°S, 58.78°W) to study diffusion processes ...

Fireball report
Report a Fireball
Observer. Name, Patricia O. Experience Level, 1/5. Remarks, I cannot believe no one else has not reported seeing this. Location. Address, Lockport, IL. Latitude, 41° 35' 12.13'' N (41.59°). Longitude, 87° 58' 41.28'' W (-87.98°). Elevation, 226.66m. Time and Duration. Local Date & Time, 2018-03-05 ...

Fireball report
Report a Fireball
Name, David M. Experience Level, 1/5. Remarks, I have seen quite a few falling star of all degrees. I spend a lot of time outside. This was probably my first fireball, very very cool. It was so bright it woke me up!

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06 May 2018

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 06MAY2018

Chuva de meteoritos poderá ser vista nesta madrugada
Terra
Admiradores de fenômenos naturais têm um motivo a mais para ficarem acordados na madrugada deste domingo (6), entre as 2h e as 5h - horário de Brasília. Uma chuva de chuva de meteororitos poderá ser vista a olho nu. O espetáculo na atmosfera é causado por um rastro de detritos deixado pelo ...

Catch the peak of the Eta Aquarid meteor shower on May 4-7
MSN.com
Unlike other meteor showers, the peak of the Eta Aquarids has a broad range from May 4 to May 7. Take advantage for several nights out under the ...

The peak of this week's Eta Aquarid meteor shower could start Sunday
Boston.com
The Eta Aquarid meteor shower is expected to start its peak around Sunday, and the weather should cooperate at least most of the time.

NASA sends Mars lander, will explore planet interior
Global Times
... the 485 million kilometer trip, the lander should settle on the Red Planet on November 26. InSight is short for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport. NASA chief scientist Jim Green said experts already know that Mars has quakes, avalanches and meteor strikes.

The Unusual Boulder at Tycho's Peak
Space Fellowship
Why is there a large boulder near the center of Tycho's peak? Tycho crater on the Moon is one of the easiest features to see, visible even to the unaided eye (inset, lower right). But at the center of Tycho (inset, upper left) is a something unusual — a 120-meter boulder. This boulder was imaged at very ...

Nasa blasts off spaceship, InSight, to study Mars-quakes
Gulf Times
The Nasa InSight spacecraft being launched onboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas-V rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

NASA launches Mars-bound spaceship InSight to study quakes
Hindustan Times
NASA chief scientist Jim Green said experts already know that Mars has quakes, avalanches and meteor strikes. “But how quake-prone is Mars? That is fundamental information that we need to know as humans that explore Mars,” Green said. French-made seismometer. The key instrument on board is a ...

Three, two, one: NASA blasts off Mars lander, InSight
Saudi Gazette
NASA chief scientist Jim Green said experts already know that Mars has quakes, avalanches and meteorstrikes. “But how quake-prone is Mars? That is fundamental information that we need to know as humans that explore Mars,” Green said. The key instrument on board is a seismometer, called the ...

What is the diameter of a meteor that causes an EMP to get back the humanity to the stone age?
Quora
A meteor won't cause an electromagnetic pulse. Your thinking more about things like nuclear bombs detonating in the atmosphere. Also,meteors ...

Fireball report
Report a Fireball
Observer. Name, Laura C. Experience Level, 3/5. Remarks, This was significant in size larger than any other astronomical object I have ever observed.

Fireball report
American Meteor Society
Observer. Name, Roger C. Experience Level, 4/5. Remarks, Very impressive, though seemingly short lived, started low on horizon, and nearly straight down, got bigger and brighter then quickly fizzled out. One of the best I've witnessed, of many meteor showers. Expected to hear significant boom after a ...

Fireball report
American Meteor Society
Name, Joseph G. Experience Level, 4/5. Remarks, Meteor appeared in front of star Alfirk and went between Polaris and Kochab before going out very nice ETA ...

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05 May 2018

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 05MAY2018

Lowell astronomer helps track 775000 asteroids
Arizona Daily Sun
The cameras can be used to trace the meteor's trajectory, either back to its possible origin in the solar system or downward to its landing spot on ...

How to watch the Eta Aquariid meteor shower 2018
MSN.com
Video provided by Mirror. Shooting stars spawned by history's most famous comet will be visible from the UK over the weekend. The Eta Aquariids is an annual event that occurs when Earth passes through a stream of ice and dust left in the trail of Halley's Comet. The comet produces two meteor ...

Clear skies to give way to fantastic Eta Aquariids meteor shower display above Somerset
Somerset Live
Clear skies to give way to fantastic Eta Aquariids meteor shower display above Somerset. 20 to 40 meteors per hour may be visible .... The peak of the Eta Aquariids meteor shower will be visible across Somerset this May bank holiday weekend. Typically considered to be one of the best of the year, the ...

Marc Hoover: The mysterious Patomisky crater
The Clermont Sun
The site was considered a location of a possible meteor strike but that has also been ruled out as no meteor fragments were found. It's also a possibility that the crater was made by an alien spacecraft. Of course that couldn't be proven or disproven either. Kolpakov estimated the strange crater was more ...

Nasa Mars lander InSight prepares to launch on mission to pave the way for human exploration
Telegraph.co.uk
Nasa is counting down to the long-awaited launch of its latest Mars lander, InSight, designed to perch on the surface of the Red Planet and listen for ...

First NASA lander to study Mars' interior launches from California
Channel NewsAsia
If all goes as planned, the lander should settle on the Red Planet on Nov 26. Its name, InSight, is short for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport. NASA chief scientist Jim Green said experts already know that Mars has quakes, avalanches and meteor strikes.

Volcanoes observed erupting from space by Russian satellites
The Independent
These readings are provided by Russian satellites Meteor-M, Resource-P and Canopus-B, with additional information coming from the likes of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the European Space Agency's Sentinel satellites. Data collected in this manner have ...

Calculating probabilities of a meteor shower falling into a circle
Math Stack Exchange
A rain of meteors is falling on a circular area, with a radius of 10 km, so that each meteor is falling in a random place inside the area, without any dependancy on other meteor falls. assuming that the number of meteors that fall inside the round area is a poisson random variable with the parameter 2, and ...

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04 May 2018

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 04MAY2018

Eta Aquarids meteor shower to peak from May 4-7
MSN.com
The Eta Aquarids is the last major meteor shower until the end of July. Although the shower favors the Southern Hemisphere with 60 meteors per hour, the Northern Hemisphere can still expect 10-30 meteors hourly depending on how far south you live. The shower's debris originate from Halley's Comet.

Everything stargazers need to know about the Eta Aquariid meteor shower
The Irish News
Skygazers can look forward to seeing several shooting stars as Earth passes through the dust left over from Halley's Comet. The Eta Aquariid meteors appear every year at this time and are expected to peak this weekend. Here is everything you need to know about this celestial event: ...

Spring's best meteor shower peaks this weekend with the Eta Aquarids
USA TODAY
Now that the weather has warmed up, it's a good weekend to look for shooting stars. The Eta Aquarid meteorshower will be at its peak. Though folks in the Southern Hemisphere will see the most meteors — up to 60 per hour — we'll still see 10 to 30 meteors an hour up here in the Northern Hemisphere, ...

Everything you need to know about the Eta Aquarids meteorshower set to light up the skies this ...
LincolnshireLive
The annual Eta Aquarids meteor shower is set to shine in the skies of Lincolnshire from this weekend. Stargazers and astronomers will be in for a treat as the spectacle is set to reach its peak over the May bank holiday weekend. The shower is named after the brightest star of the constellation, Eta Aquarids...

Eta-Aquarid meteor shower to illuminate Doha sky tomorrow
Qatar Tribune
ETA-Aquarid meteor shower will illuminate the sky from the evening of Saturday (May 5) till dawn of Sunday (May 6), and residents of Northern Hemisphere including Qatar will be able to watch this celestial spectacle, Qatar Calendar House (QCH) announced on Thursday. QCH Astronomer Dr Beshir ...

Spring's major meteor shower peaks this weekend. Here's how to watch Eta Aquarids
Kansas City Star
The first major meteor shower of the spring peaks this weekend. The Eta Aquarid meteor shower can produce up to 30 meteors per hour at its peak, Saturday through Monday, May 5-7, though 10-20 meteors per hour is more likely, according to NASA. The best time to see the Eta Aquarids is just before ...

Microbes with a reserve pack of sulfur
Phys.Org
Together with the Collaborative Research Center 754 of GEOMAR and the University of Kiel, a group of researchers around Marcel Kuypers from the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology in Bremen has now found some answers: In the sea off Peru during a trip with the research ship Meteor the ...

NASA mission to search for marsquakes
WRAL.com
If a meteor impacts Mars during the mission's two year primary mission, SEIS could detect it as it rings the planet like a bell. HP3 will take Mars' temperature as it burrows down nearly 16 feet below the surface — deeper than any previous arms, scoops, drills or probes before it. This provides a view into ...

Driver sees meteor crash into field
The Times
A woman driving to work near Delabole, north Cornwall, was stunned to see a flaming meteor crash into a nearby field. Wendy Smith said: “First I saw a bright white light then about 25 feet away from me I looked up and I saw flames coming off this object.” She told a local radio station: “There was a long ... (Highly Unlikely- LMH)

Viewing the eta Aquariids 2018
International Meteor Organization
Unlike most major annual meteor showers, there is no sharp peak for this shower, but rather a plateau of good rates that last approximately one week centered on May 6. The eta Aquariids are particles from Halley's Comet, which last passed through the inner solar system in 1986. The meteors we ...

Meteor Activity Outlook for May 5-11, 2018
American Meteor Society
Here we present another impressive watercolor by avid observer Michel Deconinck. This time he shares a bright meteor he witnessed on April 9, 2018 ...

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