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17 April 2018

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 17APR2018

'Tunguska'-Size Asteroid Makes Surprise Flyby of Earth
Space.com
This newfound asteroid is three to six times as big as another recent meteor, the one that broke up over Chelyabinsk, Russia, in 2013. That object injured more than 1,200 people and damaged thousands of buildings up to 58 miles (93 km) away from the impact site. "If 2018 GE3 had hit Earth, it would ...

Sneaky Asteroid Skimmed Past Earth Just Hours After Detection
Newsweek
Potentially larger than the Statue of Liberty in New York, the asteroid was up to five times the size of the Chelyabinsk meteor that struck the skies above Russia in 2013. 4_16_Asteroid Ida Asteroid Ida, a large asteroid in the Koronis family of the asteroid belt, is depicted. Unlike 2018 GE3, this asteroid ...

An Asteroid Came Within 119500 Miles Of Earth & Scientists Didn't Spot It Until Hours Before It ...
Bustle
EarthSky reports that the asteroid was about 157 to 361 feet in diameter, which makes it significantly larger than the infamous Chelyabinsk meteor that exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia in February 2013. Later that year, The Guardian reported the Chelyabinsk meteor, which was about 20 meters wide, ...

A dazzling annual meteor shower starts this week — here's how to watch it
Business Insider
The dazzling Lyrid meteor shower is starting this week. The annual shower, which happens between April 16 and 25 each year, occurs when the Earth passes through the tail of a comet. While meteor showers are difficult to accurately predict, you'll probably get your best glimpse of it in the early morning ...

The Great Leonids Meteor Storm of 1833
Astronomy Trek
The Leonids Meteor Storm of 1833 was one of the most spectacular astronomical sights ever seen in the modern era, with many people believing that the world was coming to an end. It also occurred at a time before electric street lights had been invented, and the Moon had set in the early evening ...

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16 April 2018

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 16APR2018

A surprise asteroid came "relatively" close to the Earth today
KVOA Tucson News
A more recent point of comparison is the Chelyabinsk meteor--a ~20-meter asteroid that exploded in the atmosphere over Russia on Feb. 15, 2013, shattering windows and toppling onlookers as a fireball brighter than the sun blossomed in the blue morning Ural sky. 2018 GE3 could be 5 to 6 times ...

2018 GE3 An asteroid flow Close to Earth today
Daily Enterpriser
A more current point of comparison is the Chelyabinsk meteor– a ~ 20-meter asteroid that blew up in the environment over Russia on Feb. 15, 2013, shattering windows and falling observers as a fireball brighter than the sun progressed in the blue early morning Ural sky. 2018 GE3 could be 5 to 6 times ...

Fireball from Space
Foxtel
On February 15, 2013, a 7000 tonne asteroid crashed into the Earth's atmosphere. This documentary asks what are the chances of another, larger, asteroid heading straight for earth.

Steinheim Meteor Crater -Miocene Lake Fossils
The Fossil Forum
Hi,. I am new here. I am an American stationed in Germany. I went to the Steinheim [am Albuch] meteor crater in Baden Wurttenberg, Germany yesterday. I was digging in the municipal sandpit for fossils and found some great little sand snails and a few other worm looking fossils. The area was struck by ...

A Mysterious Mars Crater Puzzles The Scientists – It's Either An Impact Crater Or A Dead Volcano
Canadian Homesteading
Images of a Mars crater taken by ESA's Mars Express probe on January 1st disconcert scientists, who can not discern whether its origin is a meteor or a supervolcano. Ismenia Patera (“patera” means “dish” in Latin) is found in the Martian region of Arabia Terra, which is a transition area between the ...

Opals found in meteorites
http://www.geologyin.com/2016/06/opal-discovered-in-antarctic-meteorite.html#zflwGjhuUS5tY2ad.99

Lyrids: How to Watch One of the Oldest Known Meteor Showers
Newsweek
The ancient annual Lyrid meteor shower is finally here. As the cold nights of winter start to fade, spotting its shooting stars is a perfect way to welcome summer on the northern hemisphere. Brief but hopefully beautiful, the shower lasts from April 16 to about April 25, peaking this year on the morning of ...

Starwatch: wrap up warm and watch the Lyrid meteor shower
The Guardian
The Lyrid meteor shower will reach its peak in the pre-dawn sky on 22 April. This is the oldest known meteor shower, with records stretching back more than 2,500 years. The meteors appear to originate from a point in the constellation Lyra, hence the shower's name. On Saturday night/Sunday morning ...

Lyrid meteor shower 2018: When, where and how to watch
WPXI Pittsburgh
Here's what you need to know about the Lyrid meteor shower and how to watch the celestial spectacle: What are Lyrids? The Lyrid meteors are named after their radiant, defined as the point in the sky from which they appear to come from, the constellation Lyra. According to NASA, Lyrids are one of the ...

The Lyrid Meteor Shower Season of 2018 Begin this Month
Daily Enterpriser
NASHVILLE, TN – The spring and summer season meteor shower season begins this month with the Lyrid meteor shower, which runs April 16-25, however peaks Sunday, April 22, however skywatchers might likewise see them on the days prior to and after the peak. At its peak, the Lyrids will produce in ...

This is what would happen if a nuclear bomb was dropped on these Hertfordshire towns in event of ...
Hertfordshire Mercury
According to the last census in 2011, Cheshunt has a population of around 52,000 people – so the bomb would kill or wound 86 per cent of the residents, NukeMap predicts. The fireball would have a radius of 150m and would engulf Downfield Road, Russell's Ride and Stewart Close, according to the ...

Meteor Activity Outlook for 14-20 April 2018
Meteor News
During this period the moon will reach it's new phase on Sunday April 15. At that time the moon will be located near the sun and will not be visible at night. As the week progresses the waxing crescent moon will enter the evening sky but will not cause any interference to meteor observers, especially ...

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15 April 2018

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 15APR2018

Catch a glimpse of the Lyrid meteor shower
WRTV Indianapolis
INDIANAPOLIS -- Are you ready to catch a meteor...or at least the sight of one? Your next chance is coming up! The night of April 21st into the morning of the 22nd is your best opportunity to see the Lyrid meteor shower. That's when Earth will pass through the peak of the shower. According to the ...

Constellation Leo can point you toward the southern galaxies
The Durango Herald
By the end of the month, Mercury can be seen in the eastern sky right before sunrise. It will appear farthest from the sun on April 29. The Lyrid meteor shower peaks on the evening of April 22. The moon will be setting around midnight, so the best viewing of meteors will be after that. Meteors that are part ...

Terrifying effect of a nuclear bomb being dropped on major city revealed in haunting new simulation
The Sun
The simulation shows the extent of the fireball, radiation, shockwave, and heat spawned by different weapons, from the 15 KT 'Little Boy' dropped on Hiroshima to the USSR's 50,000 KT Tsar Bomba. Users can also select between a surface blast or airburst, and four different bombs: the 15KT “Little Boy,” ...

World News: Terrifying impact of a nuclear bomb being dropped on main metropolis revealed in ...
Standard Republic
The simulation exhibits the extent of the fireball, radiation, shockwave, and warmth spawned by completely different weapons, from the 15 KT 'Little Boy' dropped on Hiroshima to the united states's 50,000 KT Tsar Bomba. Customers can even choose between a floor blast or airburst, and 4 completely ...

Fireball report
Report a Fireball
Persistent train. Observation, Yes. Duration, 2s. Length, 10°. Remarks, Glowing trail of green and at the end or tail it was silver/glowing white. Terminal flash. Observation, Yes. Remarks, There was a bit of a flash when it was trailing off then it looked like scattered glitters of silver. Fragmentation ...

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14 April 2018

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 14APR2018

ESA's Mars Express finds possible supervolcano remnant
UPI.com
One possibility is that a meteor left an imprint that was then filled in by flowing deposits of ice and rock. The deposits weigh down the crater floor, causing it to crack, yielding the uneven landscape still observable today. The second possibility is that Ismenia Patera was a supervolcano that exploded ...

The sky this week for April 13 to 22
Astronomy Magazine
The annual Lyrid meteor shower reaches its peak before dawn under good viewing conditions. The nearly First Quarter Moon sets before 2 a.m. local daylight time, leaving nearly three hours of dark skies before morning twilight commences. The shower's radiant — the point in the constellation Lyra the ...

Lyrid Meteor Shower 2018: When To Watch In Illinois
Patch.com
ILLINOIS — The spring and summer meteor shower season starts this month with the Lyrid meteor shower, which runs April 16-25, but peaks Sunday, April 22, but skywatchers may also see them on the days before and after the peak. The forecast in Illinois suggests viewing conditions may not be too ...

Nördlingen, Germany, built in a 14 million year old meteor impact crater
Imgur
Post with 6 votes and 171 views. Tagged with awesome, Grmany; Shared by Rimbus. Nördlingen, Germany, built in a 14 million year old meteor impact crater.

Close encounters
Heavens-Above
The following table lists the upcoming close encounters with all other known orbiting objects for which orbital elements are available (over 16000). Only objects which come within 5 km are included. Please note that the accuracy of these predictions is limited by the accuracy of the latest orbital elements.

Orbit
Heavens-Above
Satellite predictions and other astronomical data customized for your location.

Park district holding National Astronomy Day event
Lima Ohio
SPENCERVILLE — The Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Park District is holding a National Astronomy Day event at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at Kendrick Woods, 971 N. Defiance Trail, Spencerville. The Lima Astronomical Society will bring telescopes and lead discussions on astronomy. The Lyrid ...

Lyrids Meteor Shower Program – Lake Havasu City Library
Arizona SciTech Festival
Lyrids Meteor Shower Program – Lake Havasu City Library. You are invited to learn about the oldest, visible meteor shower, the Lyrids Meteor Shower. This event is open to the public and there is no charge to attend. When is it? April 20th, 2018 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.. Organization Mohave County Library.

Westminster High School Lyrid Meteor Shower Nite
Night Sky Network
Join us on the night of April 20th at Westminster Senior High School, where the Science Honors society is hosting us for a Lyrid Meteor Shower (peak is expected on the 22nd, but there still should be plenty to see). We'll look at Venus at Sunset, and after 9:30 at Jupiter as well as showing numerous ...

Event 1398-2018
Fireball event
Events in 2018 1398-2018 KML. AMS received one report about a fireball seen over MD on Thursday, April 12th 2018 around 07:17 UT. D. Sound. 1 no. C. Sound. 1 no. Frag. 1 no. Twitter0. 1 Report. a - david w. Level 4. Show Trajectory. Observers map, Heat map. Without observation directions, With ...

Fireball report
Report a Fireball
Persistent train. Observation, Yes. Duration, 2s. Length, 20°. Remarks, A glowing train. I saw the pieces breaking off and falling straight down as the fireball kept traveling straight across the horizon. Terminal flash. Observation, No. Remarks, -. Fragmentation. Observation, Yes. Remarks, There were ...

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13 April 2018

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 12-13APR2018

Science museum responds to heist of meteorite with humor
Richmond.com
Guild said the museum's resident astronomer also used the opportunity to share interesting facts about meteorites "since the responses to the news stories showed some people didn't really understand the difference between a meteor, meteoroid and meteorite." (For the record: A meteoroid is a small ...

Lyrid Meteor Shower 2018: When It Peaks, Where To Watch
Patch.com
The spring and summer meteor shower season starts this month with the Lyrid meteor shower, which runs April 16-25, but peaks Sunday, April 22, but skywatchers may also see them on the days before and after the peak. At its peak, the Lyrids will produce between 15 and 20 meteors an hour, and the ...

Fireball report
Report a Fireball
Once they were out of vision I saw the massive fireball! I thought that one of the planes had been shot down, that's literally how close and big it seemed! I could definitely tell it was on fire on the front, leaving a really long green trail behind. When looking at the stars, it was right under the Ursa Minor ...

Fireball report
Report a Fireball
Name, Halim M. Experience Level, 2/5. Remarks, Started high in the sky and traveled downward and slightly to right almost in an 11 o'clock to 5 o'clock direction. Had a trail but not a persisting one. it was gone as fast as the fireball was.

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11 April 2018

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 11APR2018

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NASA Scrambles to Track, Block Thousands of Potentially Deadly Asteroids
Sputnik International
... population of NEOs is "almost incomprehensibly large; there are likely tens of millions of such space rocks between 33 feet and 65 feet in diameter." Asteroids that small can still be devastating. One such meteor exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia, in 2013, smashing thousands of windows and injuring ...

The Meteorite Hunters Who Trade in Precious Space Debris
Gizmodo
On January 16th 2018, a bright flash lit up the sky over Michigan, accompanied by a loud boom. Caught on dash cams and home surveillance systems, the meteor briefly turned night to day as it streaked to the ground at almost 36,000 miles per hour, causing a blast wave equivalent to a minor ...

Massive Missing Meteorite Impact Crater Hunt Narrows After Glassy Debris Uncovered In Antarctica
IFLScience
It may come as something of a surprise, but various volcanic eruptions and meteor impacts are, at present, missing their volcanoes and impact scars. We've found clues to their geological mischief, but so far the suspects elude identification. One such 800,000-year-old impact is proving particularly ...

Dark Sky Festival draws all-star speakers
FH Times
Kenneth Zoll takes the podium at 5 p.m. for his presentation, “From Sun Rise to Meteor Falls: Cultural Astronomy of the Prehistoric Southwest.” Zoll is an expert in the field of archaeoastronomy, which is the study of how early cultures used astronomical techniques to establish the seasons or the cycle of ...

Lyrid meteor shower 2018: When and where to see the spectacular cosmic event this month
Daily Star
The Lyrid meteor shower takes place every year in April, and is considered one of the best meteor showers of the year. At its peak, sky-enthusiasts will be able to witness up to 20 or more shooting stars per hour. This year the shower is expecting to hit about 18 shooting stars per hour. The Lyrid meteor ...

A Rock From Australia Contains 0.453 G Of Pb-206 T...
Chegg
A rock from Australia contains 0.453 g of Pb-206 to every 1.00 g of U-238. Assuming that the rock did not contain any Pb-206 at the time of its formation, how old is the rock? A meteor has a Pb-206:U-238 mass ratio of 0.835:1.00. What is the age of the meteor? (Assume that the meteor did not contain any ...

A Rocket Launched Outward From Earth Has A Speed O...
Chegg
A rocket launched outward from Earth has a speed of 0.20c relative to the Earth. The rocket is directed toward an incoming meteor that may hit the planet. If the meteor moves with a speed of 0.50c relative to the rocket and directly toward it, what is the speed of the meteor as observed from Earth? Answer ...

Fireball report
American Meteor Society
While looking west I saw the meteor appear about the same height as Venus and about the same degree South of true West as Venus. The meteor appeared as a small regular short lived meteor but grew in size and brightness flashing bright blue twice. It then broke into a few very very short lived ...

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10 April 2018

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 10APR2018

Bright meteor fireball with sonic boom reported over Central Europe, meteorites possible
Sott
A bright green meteor fireball was observed and captured on camera as it streaked over Central Europe (Austria, S Germany, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia and Serbia) at 18:49 UTC (20:49 CET) on April 8, 2018. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 50 reports of the event (1336-2018) ...

Did you see the big meteor yesterday...Europe w/video
Facebook
Did you see the big meteor yesterday evening? Here is another excellent view of yesterday's big fireball over the Pannonian and Alpine region, seen as...

Visit Wyoming's Big Meteor Crater
Kgab
Take a good look at some of Wyoming's landscape and it hart to image that the state does not have a big meteor impact crater somewhere. There is actually one near the center of Wyoming. Cloud Creek Crater is in Natrona County, about 48 miles northwest of Casper. As you might imagine it is circular.

NASA's new Mars lander set to launch next month
Hindustan Times
A trip to the meteor belt or sightseeing across Mars. NASA is launching a new spacecraft to Mars, that will study the deep interior of the red planet to learn how all rocky planets and their moons are formed. This is the first time that a space mission will be ...

Lyrid meteor shower 2018: When, where and how to watch
Palm Beach Post
Lyrid meteor shower 2018: When, where and how to watch. According to NASA, Lyrids are one of the oldest known meteor showers and have been observed for 2,700 years. The Lyrid meteor shower is known for its bright fireballs, but isn't as luminous as August's famous Perseid meteor shower.

The April night and morning sky
WLOX
Then, on April 22, the Lyrid Meteor Shower peaks with 20 bright meteors per hour visible to the eye. With a telescope, you can see galaxies of Leo and Ursa Major. You'll be able to point out the big dipper and Polaris, not the ATV but the north star. I encourage you to get out and look, and take your kids ...

Lyrid meteor shower 2018: When, where and how to watch
WFTV Orlando
The Lyrid meteors are named after their radiant, defined as the point in the sky from which they appear to come from, the constellation Lyra. According to NASA, Lyrids are one of the oldest known meteor showers and have been observed for 2,700 years. The first recorded sighting of a Lyrid meteor ...

Lyrid meteor shower to dazzle in April: When, where and how to watch
Atlanta Journal Constitution
The annual Lyrid meteor shower, named after the constellation Lyra, is just around the corner and expected to peak on April 22. It's the second meteor shower of 2018. » RELATED: Mark your calendar for these 2018 meteor showers ...

2018 Summer Star Parties at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
MyNorth.com
There will be prospects for star-gazing, eclipses, meteor showers, solar viewing, storytelling, and more. Starry night skies and natural darkness are important components of the special places the National Park Service protects. National parks enclose some of the last remaining harbors of darkness in ...

Event 1171-2018
Fireball event
Events in 2018 1171-2018 KML. AMS received 8 reports about a fireball seen over AZ, TX and NM on Saturday, March 31st 2018 around 03:04 UT. D. Sound. 6 no. C. Sound. 6 no. Frag. 2 yes. 5 no. Twitter0. 8 Reports. a - Aurelia E. Level 2. b - ROB W. Level 4. c - Rob M. Level 4. d - Seth G. Level 1.

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09 April 2018

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 09APR2018

+++Brilliant meteor seen over parts of... Europe w/video
Facebook
+++Brilliant meteor seen over parts of Europe tonight+++ Did you see it? A brilliant meteor was reported in the skies over Hungary, Slovenia, Austria,...

Fireball events recorded by the SMART Project
SAO/NASA ADS Title: Fireball events recorded by the SMART Project. Authors: José María Madiedo. Affiliation: AA(Universidad de Huelva, Facultad de Ciencias Experimentales. ) Publication: eMeteorNews, eZine, ISSN 2570-4745 Online publication http://meteornews.org, vol. 3, no. 1, p. 47-48.

Glass 'Bread Crumbs' Could Lead the Way to Missing Crater
Live Science
A spattering of miniscule glass "beads" found in the mountains of Antarctica may lead the way to an 800,000-year-old meteor impact crater. The tiny spheres, known as microtektites, are each no wider than a human hair. They were sprayed into the atmosphere by a 12-mile-wide (20 kilometers) meteor ...

When can you see the Lyrid meteor shower and where is the best place to see this astronomical ...
Hertfordshire Mercury
Skywatchers and meteor shower lovers are set for another fantastic display this month as the Lyrids are set to appearing in the sky. This astronomical event ... As the bits of debris from the comet crash through the Earth's upper atmosphere they vaporise, turning into the colourful meteor shower. The Lyrid ...

Imagine We Have A Meteor Entering The Atmosphere...
Chegg
Answer to . Imagine we have a meteor entering the atmosphere at 30 km/s (a) Let's model the Earth's atmospheric density as an expo...

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08 April 2018

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 08APR2018




Lyrid meteor shower to put on spectacular show in April
Daily News
Stargazers are going to appreciate these April showers. Night skies in the Northern Hemisphere are going to sparkle with meteors this month as the annual Lyrid meteor shower puts on a spectacular display — with 10 to 20 meteors per hour at its peak. “The number of meteors can vary, and very rarely ...

Publisher Correction: Maya meteor mystery
SAO/NASA ADS
Abstract. In the version of this Research Highlight originally published, the figure credit was incorrect. The figure has now been correctly attributed to `Sébastian Lecocq / Alamy Stock Photo' in all versions of the Research Highlight.

Point Pelee National Park lines up events to celebrate its 100th birthday
Windsor Star
August will see the park open all night between Aug. 11-12 and Aug. 12-13 for the Perseid meteor showers. The public is invited to join members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Windsor Centre, for the Meteor Shower Beach Party at the West Beach from Aug. 11 at 9 pm to Aug. 12 at 2 am.

Photos
American Meteor Society
Meteor/Fireball 3-16-18 @ 2:56 ut Hawley, Tx. Meteor / Fireball event captured via Sandial Allsky Camera on 3-16-18 @ 2:56 ut from hawley, tx. Uploaded by. Palivec Kevin © Kevin Palivec. ...

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07 April 2018

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These two meteor showers will be visible from Essex in April
Essex Live
As the various portions of debris from C/186 Thatcher crash through the Earth's upper atmosphere they burn up and vaporise, turning them into the colourful meteor shower. The shower usually produces around 20 meteors every hour and will be a stunning event to witness, weather permitting of course.

Lyrid meteor shower
Fox News
In late April, skywatchers in the northern hemisphere will get a view of 2018's Lyrid meteor shower. Here is everything you need to know about this year's starry spectacle.

Look up! Spring night skies will bring meteors and stars galore
Poughkeepsie Journal
Some upcoming highlights of this year's spring night sky include two meteor showers and a close-up of Jupiter. First up early Sunday morning on April 22 is the peak of the Lyrid meteor shower. Meteors originate from the dust stream left behind by a comet. Stargazers may view up to 20 meteors per hour, ...

Lights Out Bend: Group wants Central Oregon town recognized for dark skies
KCBY.com 11
A photographer looks at the sky at night in northern Italy during the 2015 Geminid meteor shower. AA. BEND, Ore. (AP) - Bend at night is already darker than many cities around the country, but some residents want the city to do even more to become internationally recognized for its Central Oregon ...

Dash cams — they're not just for police anymore
Fenton Tri County Times
Occasionally, something crazy will be caught on camera, like the meteor seen in Michigan in January. Police use them to record traffic stops, arrests and other various incidents. Fenton Police Chief Jason Slater said all Fenton police vehicles have a windshield-mounted camera. The device continuously ...

A Meteor Is Found To Contain 3g Of Pb-206 To Every...
Chegg
A meteor is found to contain 3g of Pb-206 to every 1.00g of U-238. Assuming that the meteor did not contain any Pb-206 at the time of its formation, determine the age of the meteor. Uranium-238 decays to lead-206 with a half-life of 4.5 billion years. Enter your answer with units of years (this will be a lot ...

The Mazichuan meteorite (diogenite) fall in China 16SEP2016 has been approved in
the Meteoritical Bulletin database.
Link - https://www.lpi.usra.edu/meteor/metbull.php?code=66831
All 21st century meteorite falls - http://galactic-stone.com/pages/falls

The Mukundpura, India meteorite (CM2) fall 06JUN2017 is now official!
Met Bull Link - https://www.lpi.usra.edu/meteor/metbull.php?code=66795
All witnessed falls since the year 2000 - http://galactic-stone.com/pages/falls

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06 April 2018

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 06APR2018



Glassy beads hint at site of mysterious missing crater
Imperial College London
Around 800,000 years ago, a 20 kilometre meteor collided with the earth, producing a zone of debris in Australasia which covers a tenth of the Earth's surface. However, despite the impact's relatively young age in geological terms, and the meteor's size, the resulting crater's location eludes us.

Dinosaurs were dying off long before asteroid hit: Study
The Indian Express
A new study has said that dinosaur numbers were decreasing even before the meteor shower from 66 million years drove them to extinction. 0. Shares. Share. By: PTI | New York | Published: April 5, 2018 9:35:15 pm. Dinosaur extinction, University of Albany, plant toxicity, meteor strike, angiosperms, ...

Stargazing April: getting to know our mysterious neighbor the Moon
The Independent
You can watch the Moon pass in front of the Hyades star cluster (near the bright star Aldebaran in Taurus) on 18 April. And we're expecting celestial fireworks on the night of 22/23 April, when fragments from Comet Thatcher burn up in the atmosphere as the Lyrid meteor shower: best to watch in the early ...

Meteor Crater
Vatican Observatory Foundation
Asteroids and meteorites are right on the top of my list of interests when it comes to astronomy. Visiting Meteor Crater National Landmark in Arizona has been a “bucket-list” item for my wife and I for a LONG time. We visited the the crater on Easter Sunday 2018, and it was simply spectacular! My first sight ...

Another mural to be completed soon
Wetumpka Herald
The newest mural will span 90 feet and highlight points in history from the area starting with the meteor crash to Native Americans to famous people from Wetumpka up until present time. After the Saturday priming party, Blank Space will complete the mural over the next week if weather cooperates but ...

Meteor Activity Outlook for April 7-13, 2018
American Meteor Society
The estimated total hourly meteor rates for evening observers this week is 3 as seen from mid-northern latitude (45N) and 4 from the southern tropics (25S). For morning observers the estimated total hourly rates should be near 6 as seen from mid-northern latitudes (45N) and 9 from the southern tropics ...

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05 April 2018

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 05APR2018


Glassy beads hint at site of mysterious missing crater
Imperial College London
Around 800,000 years ago, a 20 kilometre meteor collided with the earth, producing a zone of debris in Australasia which covers a tenth of the Earth's surface. However, despite the impact's relatively young age in geological terms, and the meteor's size, the resulting crater's location eludes us.

The stunning Lyrid meteor shower and the best places in Bristol to watch it
Bristol Post
That means the Lyrid showers are earlier than others throughout the year, with the Perseid meteor shower in the autumn normally peaking at 1am. Experts recommend people to look up towards the east to see the shooting stars from the Lyrids. The skies are expected to be clear on the nights of April 22 ...

We reveal the six unmissable astronomical events in the skies above Lincolnshire this April
LincolnshireLive
This meteor shower is described as one of the most spectacular events to happen in the skies. There could be up to 100 meteors an hour shooting across the sky, but there will be at least 20 on average in an hour. The Lyrid meteor shower is also known for some of its meteors leaving beautiful trails of ...

When is the Eta Aquarids meteor shower in 2018?
Coventry Telegraph
The 2018 Eta Aquarid meteor shower is expected to produce the greatest number of meteors in the small hours before dawn on May 5 and 6. However, the broad peak of the Eta Aquarid shower may present a decent showing of meteors during the hours before dawn on May 4 and May 7. The meteors ...

Harvard physicists say they know how and, roughly, when the world will end
RT
A new study from Harvard University suggests the world is destined to end in much the same way it began… with a really, really, big bang. Theories as to how planet Earth will eventually meet its demise have ranged from nuclear war to a catastrophic meteor collision or a slow fade into darkness.

Meteor wind observations with the MU radar
AGU Publications - Wiley
We conducted meteor wind observations with the middle and upper atmosphere (MU) radar at Shigaraki, Japan (35°N, 136°E), utilizing an interferometer to determine the arrival angle of a meteor echo. We found that meteor echoes are widely distributed in zenith angles as large as 50° and that the ...

Comparison of meteor radar and Na Doppler lidar measurements of winds in the mesopause ...
AGU Publications - Wiley
[1] Simultaneous sodium (Na) Doppler lidar and meteor radar measurements of horizontal winds in the mesopause region over Maui, Hawaii, were collected in July 2002 and October/November 2003. The coincident measurements span 96 hours and altitudes between 80 and 100 km. Statistical ...

It Came From Outer Space! (Sort Of)
SRQ Magazine
None can say for sure, all they know is that a meteor landed on the Venice Elementary School campus last night, skidding across the ground before coming to a stop by a hastily erected tent. And the scientists and caution tape make this serious business. And it is serious business—education. Thanks to ...

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04 April 2018

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 04APR2018

GLENN K. ROBERTS: Lyrid meteor showers active between April 14-30
The Guardian
Lyrid meteor showers active between April 14-30. Glenn K. Roberts (groberts@isn.net). Published: 6 hours ago. Watch for Venus in the western twighlight this month. On April 17, look for the two-day-old crescent moon to the left of Venus, says astronomy columnist GLENN K. ROBERTS.

The two spectacular meteor showers in Kent skies you won't want to miss this month
Kent Live
What is the best way to see the meteor showers? Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight, so give yourself plenty of time to allow your eyes to adjust. You don't need any equipment - you will be able to see the showers with the naked eye.

Hull's skies to be set alight with 'firework display' of meteors this month
Hull Daily Mail
From April 16 to 25, the meteor shower, known as the Lyrids, will see shooting stars and their amazing trail dusts make their way across the skies. This year, the peak of this spectacle is expected to happen overnight from April 22, into the following morning. Lyrids meteors shower passing near the Milky ...

Watch out for some shooting stars, and a double-act featuring Venus, says Argus astronomer
South Wales Argus
THIS month, watch out for some April shooting stars and for an evening double-act featuring Venus and the Seven Sisters. First though for any early risers, the Moon, Mars, and Saturn group together to form a wonderful sight in the spring dawn sky on Saturday, April 7. Later this month, the Lyrid meteor ...

In Tonight's Sky: April Flowers and a Meteor Shower
NewsDakota
JAMESTOWN, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – The following is an article written and provided by Dr. Timothy Bratton, U.J. Prof. Emeritus of History and Amateur Astronomer. Venus is the only “evening star” this month; the remaining naked-eye planets rise after midnight. There is one decent meteor shower in ...

Lowell Observatory researcher discovers 'runaway' star 200000 light years from Earth
AZCentral.com
NASA decided this bowl-shaped cavity — 700 feet deep and more than 4,000 feet across — east of Flagstaff was the most lunarlike surface on Earth. Astronauts trained in the crater to prepare for the first moon landing. | Meteor Crater continues to serve as a research facility for space-bound humans and ...

'Scientists Around the World Trying to Solve Space Debris Problem' - Astronomer
Sputnik International
Unlike a meteor, where a meter comes into the Earth and it is travelling very fast and it leaves an impact crater space debris, space junk doesn't do that; so the risk to humans was next to zero and ultimately it did land eventually where it should've and it was the Southern Pacific ocean, where most other ...

Retrieving horizontally resolved wind fields using multi-static meteor radar observations
AMTD
Retrieving horizontally resolved wind fields using multi-static meteor radar observations. Gunter Stober1, Jorge L. Chau1, Juha Vierinen2, Christoph Jacobi3, and Sven Wilhelm1 1Leibniz-Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Schlossstr. 6, 18225 Kühlungsborn, Germany 2The Artic University of Norway, ...

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03 April 2018

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 03APR2018

Physics of meteor flight in the atmosphere. By EJ Opik. Interscience tracts on physics and ...
Wiley Online Library
Physics of meteor flight in the atmosphere. By E. J. Opik. Interscience tracts on physics and astronomy. No. 6. Ed. by R. E. Marshak. London, (Interscience Publishers), 1958. Pp. viii, 174; 14 Figs.; 55 Tables. $1.95. First published: July 1959. https://doi.org/10.1002/qj.49708536526. About. Related ...

NASA comes to Venice to inspect a potential meteor strike
The Scoop News by Francesco Abbruzzino
The Scoop News giving you all the news and scoop for Venice, Sarasota, Englewood, and North Port.
??? REALLY? We are close to April 1st!




An update on UHF radar meteor observations and associated signal processing techniques at ...
Science Direct
Over the past 8 years UHF radar meteor observations made at Arecibo Observatory (Puerto Rico) have evolved significantly while several long-standing meteor science issues have been solved and new ones raised. We start with a review of the current signal processing approach that includes ...

New fish lineage makes a splash
Yale Daily News (blog)
Millions of years ago, the dinosaurs were forced into extinction after a meteor crashed into the Earth. But while it was bad news for the dinosaurs, Yale researchers have discovered that the meteor strike did produce one surprising result in its immediate aftermath: a period of flourishing fish diversification.

Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower
Lowell Observatory
Come and talk to one of our educators under the night sky (weather permitting) about the meteor shower from 7 – 10pm! Get viewing tips about the best way to vie.

Two meteor showers set to take place in skies over Derby in April
Derby Telegraph
One of the greatest shows not on Earth takes place over Derby this month in the form of a meteor shower dubbed 'nature's firework display'. The Lyrids shower sees shooting stars with amazing dust trails produced for several days later this April. And there's a second meteor shower getting underway ...

Eyes to the skies as TWO meteor showers take place this month
Nottingham Post
Eyes to the skies as TWO meteor showers take place this month. The Lyrids displays will be followed by the Eta Aquarids shower. Share; Comments. By. Isaac AsheDeputy Social Media Editor. 13:53, 3 APR 2018. ...

Upstate NY Stargazing in April: The Lyrid meteor shower
NewYorkUpstate.com
Upstate NY Stargazing in April: The Lyrid meteor shower. Posted April 2, 2018 at 10:31 AM. The good, the bad, and the potentially ugly things that fall from space. Micrometeorites (IFLScience.com), a SkyLab fragment (from wikipedia), and the Chelyabinsk meteor trail (Alex Alishevskikh).( File photos ).

Meteor and Jupiter Light Up the Night Sky Over a Glistening Lagoon
Space.com
Meteor and Jupiter Light Up the Night Sky Over a Glistening Lagoon (Photo). by Miguel Claro, Space.com Contributor | April 2, 2018 07:21am ET. Meteor and Jupiter Light Up the Night Sky Over a Glistening Lagoon (Photo). A single-exposure image shows a bright meteor and the planet Jupiter shining ...

China's first space station was decimated in a fireball over the South Pacific - here's how it went ...
Business Insider India
It would have been a sudden stop, however - moving that quickly into thicker air is a recipe for a fireball. Most likely, the drag would have quickly ripped off solar panels and antenna. Superheated plasma would have melted and disintegrated much of what was left. And finally, a rain of whatever remained ...

Most distant star ever detected sits halfway across the universe
ZAWYA Most distant star ever detected sits halfway across the universe. Researchers used NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to spot the star. Image used for illustrative purpose. A meteor streaks past stars in the night sky above Leeberg hill during the Perseid meteor shower in Grossmugl, Austria, August 13, ..

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02 April 2018

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 02APR2018

China says space station re-enters atmosphere over South Pacific
The Sydney Morning Herald
"It wouldn't be like a meteor in the sky; you would have time to react and get some footage of it," Dr Tucker said. "It's the sort of thing where, even in daylight, you're going to notice it." Re-entry would have taken between 10 and 20 minutes, and would have created pieces of debris no larger than an A4 ...

Defunct Chinese space lab plunges back to Earth over Pacific
The Times of Israel
Space officials had promised the atmospheric disintegration would offer a “splendid” show akin to a meteor shower. But the remote location likely deprived stargazers of a spectacle of fireballs falling from the sky. Jonathan McDowell, an astronomer at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, ...

Spring Meteor Shower, and More Can't-Miss Sky Events in April
MSN.com
Photographs by Nasa Mars and Saturn are seen up close in a composite image. As the seasons shift here on Earth, the celestial realm will deliver a planet bonanza, a wandering moon, and an early morning meteor shower. So pull out your binoculars and mark your cosmic calendar.

When and where you can see the spectacular Lyrid meteor shower
Gloucestershire Live When and where you can see the spectacular Lyrid meteor shower. It is thought to be one of the oldest meteor showers and there could be up to 20 shootings stars an hour.

Fireball report
American Meteor Society
Name, Dean H. Experience Level, 3/5. Remarks, The meteor was flashing in pulses, and the body continued to glow after its tail dissipated. Facing due west, meteor was moving south to north.

Event 1179-2018
Fireball event
Events in 2018 1179-2018 KML. AMS received 13 reports about a fireball seen over OK, TX, MS, AR and MO on Sunday, March 25th 2018 around 04:06 UT. D. Sound. 8 no. C. Sound. 9 no. Frag. 9 no.  13 Reports. a - Penelope R. Level 3. b - Joshua P. Level1.

Meteor detection frequencies in Europe.
RTL-SDR.com
Hi i want to ask on which frequency i must tune in Europe when i want to detect meteor i know it is stupid question but i searched on internet and i cant find only one transmitter which is good. Please i need help i live in central Europe so if somebody have an idea on which frequency i must tune in please ..
Eta Aquariid meteor shower starts
Pear Tree Observatory
Eta Aquariid meteor shower starts. Calendar. When: April 18, 2018 all-day. 2018-04-18T00:00:00-05:00. 2018-04-19T00:00:00-05:00. Meteor Shower. Posted by admin at 10:41

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01 April 2018

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 01APR2018

'Out of control' space lab to become celestial fireball on Monday: China
Times of India
BEIJING: A defunct space laboratory is set to become a celestial fireball as it re-enters earth's atmosphere in the next 24 hours, China's space authority said today, hitting speeds of over 26,000 kilometres an hour before disintegrating. The Tiangong-1 is expected to make an uncontrolled earthbound ...

'Splendid' fireball: China's Tiangong-1 space lab to hit Earth on Monday
The Guardian
A defunct Chinese space laboratory is set to become a 'splendid' meteor shower as it re-enters Earth's atmosphere on Monday, Chinese authorities maintain. Hitting speeds of over 26,000 kilometres an hour before disintegrating, the Tiangong-1 is expected to make an uncontrolled earthbound plunge ...

'Out of control' space lab to become celestial fireball Monday: China
Phys.Org
The Tiangong-1 is expected to make an uncontrolled earthbound plunge Monday Beijing time, China Manned Space said in a statement, an estimate roughly in line with European Space Agency projections. A defunct space laboratory is set to become a celestial fireball as it re-enters earth's atmosphere ...

Meteor Fireball's Bright Flash, Loud Bang Captured by Sky-watcher in NE Alberta, Canada
BendedReality
What he captured on video at his spot near Anzac, Alta. was what Smith thinks was a meteor. “The biggest, brightest thing I've ever seen,” he said. In the video, the fireball can be seen moving through the sky, bright green in colour, before flashing bright white and orange in succession before flaming out.

NASA's InSight mission will use seismology to peer deep below Mars' surface
Astronomy Magazine
Luckily, this isn't NASA's first time conducting seismic testing. The Apollo missions used seismometers to measure manmade vibrations on the Moon, as well as observe naturally occurring meteor impacts and moonquakes. The Viking landers also attempted seismology on Mars in the 1970s, but since ...

What's Up in April: Lyrid meteor shower graces us on Earth Day
Press Herald
There will be a very close conjunction of Saturn and Mars in the morning sky, and then a nice conjunction of the slender waxing crescent moon with Venus and the Pleiades in Taurus by the middle of April. To top it off, the first good meteor shower since the Geminids last year will happen on Sunday night ...

Spring Meteor Shower, and More Can't-Miss Sky Events in April
National Geographic
This annual meteor shower will reach its peak in the predawn hours of April 22. This year, the quarter moon will set soon after local midnight, creating great viewing conditions just before the shower kicks into high gear. Under dark skies away from city lights, sky-watchers can expect to see between 15 ...

Event 1155-2018
YouTube
Went back and checked my video and found the meteor it was low on the horizon that is why i did not see the first time. Credit:J Gresham.

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Grimsby, Ontario, Canada Meteorite Fall- UWO -Alien Fireballs Documentary

Grimsby, Ontario, Canada Meteorite Fall- UWO -Alien Fireballs Documentary Video

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