07 February 2018

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 07FEB2018

Rapid detection and recovery—the science of hunting meteorites
Upper-atmosphere winds make extrapolation challenging, Reddy said. For a meteor to survive the trip through the atmosphere and fall onto the ground as a meteorite, it has to slow from its cosmic velocity. The friction from the atmosphere makes the meteor glow visibly between 30 and 65 miles above ...

Asteroid to pass between Earth and Moon on Friday
Astronomy Magazine
Though it didn't reach the ground, the shockwave from the Chelyabinsk meteor caused damage to over 7,200 building and injured nearly 1,500 people (primarily from shattered glass). //istdochmiregal via GIPHY For more information and news related to comets and asteroids, follow AsteroidWatch on ...

Asteroid 2018CB to pass Earth just at just one fifth the distance of the Moon
The Chelyabinsk event was the explosion of a 17m large meteor over the southern Ural region in Russia. While it detonated in the atmosphere, the shockwave it produced damaged some 7200 buildings, with flying debris — mainly broken glass — injuring more than 1500 people. Saturday's fly-by will be ..

Did you see it? Fireball reported over western skies
St George News
An observer in Emeryville, California, sent his description of the sighting to the American Meteor Society website. “It was a bit frightening to see something this large and bright in the sky, Total observation time was about 5 minutes as a small fuzzy dot became large and bright.” Some observers reported ...

'Meteorite ball of fire' spotted in night skies
West Sussex County Times
Maggie Dellard went out into the garden of her home in Pines Ridge to look at the moon after seeing reports of the phenomenon on television - and was shocked to discover another startling spectacle. “I looked up and there was this big meteoriteflying over Tanbridge School,” she said. “It was a big ball ...

Science is a family affair
Kiowa County Signal
In a future activity, Simmons will team with presenter Stan Bryant, a pastor at Rozel, who takes people on archaeological and paleontology trips in the Utica area. The pair will present the process of catastrophes caused by earthquakes, volcanos, meteor impacts on land and water, tsunamis and more.

Did you know fact for the day; The world's largest visible crateris in South Africa
Cape Business News
Around 2,030 million years ago a meteor the size of a mountain (about 10km across) fell to earth in South Africa's Free State making a crater 300km across; it is the oldest crater made by either a comet or meteorite and reportedly the site of the largest energy release in history. In 2015, scientists claimed ...

Volcanoes, Then an Asteroid, Wiped Out the Dinosaurs
National Geographic
The volcanism provided the first strike, weakening the climate so much that a meteor—the more deafening blow—was able to spell disaster for Tyrannosaurs rex and its late Cretaceous kin. Dinosaurs 101 They ruled the Earth for more than 160 million years, but much about how dinosaurs lived and died ...

Seafloor data point to global volcanism after Chicxulub meteor strike
It suggests that other volcanic activity around the world was triggered by the meteor. Seismic waves moving through the Earth, he said, may have accelerated volcanism already occurring along mid-ocean ridges. "Our work suggests a connection between these exceedingly rare and catastrophic events, ...

REVEALED: Mystery behind huge steel fireballs that rained down from sky
Daily Star
REVEALED: Mystery behind huge steel fireballs that rained down from sky. BOFFINS have shattered the mystery of enormous steel balls of fire .... Shocking footage from the incident appeared to show a fireball hurtling through the sky. The Peruvian Air Force earlier claimed the incident may have been ...

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DIY Meteor Camera System
Cloudy Nights
DIY Meteor Camera System - posted in Solar System Imaging & Processing: Hi all, we are two PhD students from the University of Western Ontario and we are doing our research in the field of meteor physics. Mike is interested in very small meteors which we cant usually observe with conventional ...

Fireball report
American Meteor Society
Observer. Name, Marc L. Experience Level, 4/5. Remarks, I have posted the video on the Meteor Marc youtube channel at https://youtu.be/vKxsv0ebPeo and have linked it to the AMS site as its pretty decent. Enjoy your Fireball ! Again nice reporting by AMS users that allowed this catch. Video. Location ...

Fireball report
American Meteor Society
Location. Address, San Francisco, CA. Latitude, 37° 47' 11.04'' N (37.7864°). Longitude, 122° 23' 31.38'' W (-122.39205°). Elevation, 22.218m. Time and Duration. Local Date & Time, 2018-02-05 20:43 PST. UT Date & Time, 2018-02-06 04:43 UT. Duration, ≈3.5s. Direction. Moving direction, From up ...

Event #2018-480
Fireball event
ID, UT Date & Time, Local Date & Time, City, State, Dur. Magn. D. Sound, C. Sound, Frag. Observer, Exp. a, 2018-02-05 12:31 UT, 2018-02-05 06:31 CST, Cedar Hill, TX, ≈3.5s, -28 ? Steven B, 1. aa, 2018-02-05 13:00 UT, 2018-02-05 07:00 CST, South Coffeyville, OK ? -24, -, -, -, Anita H, 1.

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