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
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
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 ...

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

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