03 February 2018

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 03FEB2018

PBS NOVA S36E14 Last Extinction
PBS NOVA S36E14 Last Extinction

Increasing Geminid meteor shower activity
Title: Increasing Geminid meteor shower activity. Authors: Ryabova, G. O.; Rendtel, J. Affiliation: AA(Research Institute of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics of Tomsk State University, Lenin pr. 36, 634050 Tomsk, Russian Federation 0000-0002-1242-1457 ), AB(Leibniz-Institut fur Astrophysik Potsdam ...

3 Mysterious Giant Metal Balls Fall from the Sky in Peru
PUNO, NNC - The Peruvians were frightened after the villagers discovered three mysterious objects falling from the sky and engulfed in flames. Residents in the Andean region of Puno, Peru, feared a meteor impact after the giant balls fell to the ground on January 27, 2018. But the Peruvian Air Force ...

Giant balls of metal fall from the sky in towns across the globe leaving locals baffled… so what on ...
The Scottish Sun
He added, the fireball may have been the re-entry of the SL-23 rocket and the three metal spheres were fuel tanks belonging to a satellite. And Meteorologist Alejandro Fonesca, from the Federal University of Acre in Brazil, said that no meteorites had been predicted to fall in the area. He suggested the ...

Ambipolar diffusion of a meteor trail and its relation with height
Investigation of the relation between the ambipolar diffusion coefficient, D, of a meteor trail and height shows that considerable random fluctuations occur. It is however possible to obtain a statistical relation between these parameters. Regression lines have been derived for the relation between log D ...

Younger Dryas impact model confuses comet facts, defies airburst physics
In PNAS, Wittke et al. (1) present evidence that they indicate supports major airbursts and/or impacts at the beginning of the Younger Dryas, as proposed by Firestone et al. (2). One of the major criticisms of the hypothesis has been the lack of any physics-based model for the hypothesized event (3). ...

Widespread booms perplex Fox Valley residents
Appleton Post Crescent
Others attributed the noises to sonic booms from jets, a meteor shower, ice cracking on Lake Winnebago or thunder. Nothing was showing on radar, however. RELATED: Sonic boom mistaken for frostquake. WATCHDOG Q&A: Duke Behnke answers your questions. Menasha Police Chief Tim Styka said ...

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