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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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