06 February 2018

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 06FEB2018

Rapid Detection and Recovery: The Science of Hunting Meteorites
UANews (press release)
16, hundreds of people in Michigan reported the bright glow of a meteor streaking through the sky, rattling windows as it broke the sound barrier. The meteor then broke apart in the Earth's atmosphere, and its pieces rained quietly to the ground. Using predictions by the Rapid Detection and Recovery of ...

Field Museum Scientists Studying Meteorite Found After January Fireball
CBS Chicago
Field Museum Scientists Studying Meteorite Found After January Fireball. Scientists at the Field Museum have begun studying one of the meteorites that recently showered a 2-mile swath of Michigan outside Detroit. CBS 2's Vince Gerasole reports. Program: CBS 2 News Mid-day. Categories: WBBMTV ...

Mystery of Peruvian fireballs finally explained (VIDEO)
Peruvian scientists have finally unravelled the mystery behind the fireballs that lit up the night sky as they fell to Earth last month. On January 27, locals in southern Peru altered the Peruvian Air Force (FAP) to pieces of burning debris falling through the sky, and reported seeing strong rays of light and ...

Scientists Uncover Mystery of Peruvian Fireballs (VIDEO)
Sputnik International
In an interview from his headquarters in Lima, the Director of Astrophysics at the National Commission of Aerospace Research and Development (CONIDA) Walter Guevara revealed that the fireballs which lit up the night sky in southern Peru on January 27 were in fact parts of a satellite that had broken ...

Did surface life evolve on Mars? Newly published research casts increased doubt
Science Daily
Diverse mineralogy exhumed from the Martian subsurface: A false color image from the HiRISE instrument aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows amazing diversity of rocks exhumed from the Martian subsurface a meteor impact in the Nili Fossae area. The image is 1 km across. This site ...

Meteor shower, partial solar eclipse and other astronomical events to see in February
Cambridge News
The annual Alpha Centaurids meteor shower will be visible to people in the Southern Hemisphere on February 8. The shower gets its name from the Centaurus constellation, from where the meteors appear to radiate from. While the shower is expected to be fairly modest, those with a sharp eye should ...

Events in 2018 480-2018 KML
Fireball event
Events in 2018 480-2018 KML. We received 89 reports about a fireball seen over KS, OK, TX and AR on Monday, February 5th 2018 around 12:52 UT. For this event, we received 2 videos. The trajectory displayed on the map and the KML file has been automatically computed based on all the witness ...

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

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