15 December 2016

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 15DEC2016

NASA Mission to Search for Rare Asteroids
NASA 12/13/2016
NASA’s first mission to return a sample of an asteroid to Earth will be multitasking during its two-year outbound cruise to the asteroid Bennu. On Feb. 9-20, the OSIRIS-REx (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, and Security– Regolith Explorer) spacecraft will activate its on-board camera suite and commence a search for elusive “Trojan” asteroids....

No, Earth Is Not Overdue For A Massive Asteroid Strike
A meteorite trail is seen above a residential apartment block in the Urals city of Chelyabinsk, following the meteor strike on February 15, 2013. LMH- REALLY????!!! I disagree.

UFO News: Mysterious Fireball Slowly Falls From Sky, Beguiles Witnesses
The Inquisitr
While the sighting has been dismissed by skeptics as nothing more than a meteor or space junk falling to the Earth, Bishop has remained steadfast in ...

5 meteor showers (and a solar eclipse) to watch in 2017
NASA on Tumblr published a list of the five best meteor showers and when to catch them in 2017. So mark your calendars and hope for clear skies.

4 FAQs about the 2016 Geminids meteor shower
Morehead Planetarium and Science Center
Why isn't Morehead holding a skywatching session for the Geminid meteor shower this year? Blame the moon. In 2016, the peak night of the Geminids ...

No, the sky isn't falling in southern Illinois
(KFVS) -. Despite what you read on Facebook, a meteor did not spark a fire in Clinton County, Illinois. A popular page that reports scanner traffic from ...

2016's Most Googled Weather and Nature Events
Wunderground.com (blog)
Meteor showers might have an unfair advantage when it comes to Google searches because these events can last up to a month. In the case of the ...

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park's protected lands offer unparalleled night sky viewing
Anza Valley Outlook
The desert season begins with two major celestial events – December's Geminids and Ursid meteor showers – and free night sky programs in the park ...

Geminids meteor shower peaks Tuesday amid full moon
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Geminids meteor shower hits its peak on Tuesday, but a full moon will outshine the celestial show this year. NASA says the ...

Event 5090-2016
American Meteor Society
AMS received one report about a fireball seen over 青海省 on Tuesday, December 13th 2016 around 18:32 UT. D. Sound. 1 no. C. Sound. 1 no. Frag.

2016 The THIRD Year of "CERTAIN Uncertainty" ™ / Meteors, Asteroids, Comets, and MORE!!

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