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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 ...

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

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