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Meteorite crashes through roof of Canada woman’s home and on to bed

‘I’ve never been so scared in my life,’ says Ruth Hamilton after meteorite shower above a western Canadian regionA woman in Canada awoke in shock earlier this week when a rock crashed through the ceiling of her home and landed on her bed, narrowly missing her but spraying grit and other debris on her face, as her dog barked frantically.Police were called and the culprit was initially suspected to be a construction site nearby where work must have sent the fist-sized projectile onto the woman’s p...
Tags: Science, Americas, World news, Canada, Meteors, Ruth Hamilton


Solving the mystery of the boom that rocked New Hampshire on Sunday morning

On Sunday morning, residents of New Hampshire and parts of Massachusetts were rocked by a massive boom that shook homes in the region and understandably freaked people the hell out. Early theories that it was a supersonic aircraft or earthquake were quickly proven wrong. — Read the rest
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Fantastic video of fireball blazing across North Carolina sky

Last Friday, a fantastic fireball blazed across the sky above North Carolina. According to NASA, the exceptionally bright meteor "skimmed the coast of North Carolina" around 48 miles above the ocean at 32,000 miles per hour. From NPR: Meteoroids typically enter Earth's atmosphere at 25,000 to 160,000 mph, however, they "rapidly decelerate" as they travel through the atmosphere, according to the nonprofit American Meteor Society. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, News, Nasa, Meteorites, North Carolina, Meteors, American Meteor Society Read


Rumbling meteor lights up Norway, prompting search for meteorites

Hunt begins near Oslo for fragments after sightings of large space rock hurtling across night skyAn “unusually large meteor” briefly lit up southern Norway on Sunday, creating a spectacular sound and light display as it rumbled across the sky, and a part of it may have hit Earth, possibly not far from the capital, Oslo, experts said.Reports of sightings started arriving at around 1am, and the phenomenon was seen as far north as Trondheim. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. Co...
Tags: Europe, Space, World news, Earth, Norway, Meteors, Oslo


Wonderful footage of fireball meteor over Idaho

Jordan Ragsdale in Eagle, Idaho captured spectacular footage of a meteor lighting up the sky over the northern states earlier this week. Here's an incredible fireball I captured at 10:52 MDT on 7/3/21 from Eagle, ID with my AllSkyCam from AMS.
Tags: Video, News, Idaho, Meteorology, Meteors, Eagle Idaho, Jordan Ragsdale


Astronomers map asteroid’s 22m-year journey to Earth

Flight path of Kalahari’s six-tonne asteroid is first tracing of meteorite shedding rock to solar system originAstronomers have reconstructed the 22m-year-long voyage of an asteroid that hurtled through the solar system and exploded over Botswana, showering meteorites across the Kalahari desert.It is the first time scientists have traced showering space rock to its source – in this case Vesta, one of largest bodies in the asteroid belt that circles the sun between Jupiter and Mars. Continue read...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, Africa, World news, Australia news, Nasa, Earth, Comets, Asteroids, Vesta, Jupiter, Meteors, Botswana, Kalahari


Asteroid’s 22m-year journey from source to Earth mapped in historic first

Flight path of Kalahari’s six-tonne asteroid is first tracing of meteorite shedding rock to solar system originAstronomers have reconstructed the 22m-year-long voyage of an asteroid that hurtled through the solar system and exploded over Botswana, showering meteorites across the Kalahari desert.It is the first time scientists have traced showering space rock to its source – in this case Vesta, one of largest bodies in the asteroid belt that circles the sun between Jupiter and Mars. Continue read...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, Africa, World news, Australia news, Nasa, Earth, Comets, Asteroids, Vesta, Jupiter, Meteors, Botswana, Kalahari


Prepare thyself for International Dark Sky Week

The ominous sounding International Dark Sky Week is anything but. There will be no four horsemen galloping down to lay waste upon civilization, at least I hope not, plus, that's already happening with Covid. Instead we have a week where the Earth basks in the darkness of a new moon and allows for the most spectacular stargazing. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Earth, Meteors, New Moon, International Dark Sky Week, Beware The Moon


The Moon Actually Has A Tail Made Of Sodium That Wraps Around The Earth Like A Laser

From The New York Times: The moon, lacking an atmosphere to shield it, is constantly under attack. When meteorites bombard its volcanic surface, sodium atoms fly high into orbit. The sun's photons collide with the sodium atoms, effectively pushing them away from the sun and creating a tail-like structure flowing downstream from the moon. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, News, New York Times, Moon, Comets, Space Exploration, The moon, Meteors, Cosmology, Astrophysics, Outer Space, Cosmos, The Cosmos


Rare meteorite chunk traced by scientists to Gloucestershire driveway

‘Dream come true’ to locate first carbonaceous chondrite seen in UK, part of fireball that caused sonic boom A lump of a rare meteorite that lit up the night sky over the UK and northern Europe last week has been recovered from a driveway in Gloucestershire.The fragment, weighing nearly 300 grams, and other pieces of the space rock were located after scientists reconstructed the flight path of the fireball that unleashed a sonic boom as it tore across the sky shortly before 10pm UK time on Sunda...
Tags: Europe, Space, UK, Science, Meteors, Gloucestershire


Meteorites from sky fireball 'may have fallen near Cheltenham'

Computer modelling suggests fragments of space debris may have landed outside Gloucestershire townThe yellow-green fireball that pierced Earth’s atmosphere on Sunday night, delighting observers from the UK to the Netherlands, is thought to have partially survived the journey in the form of meteorites, most likely landing just north of Cheltenham.Fireballs are particularly bright meteors – space matter that burns up as it enters Earth’s atmosphere. Whatever is left of it when it reaches the surfa...
Tags: Space, UK, Science, UK News, Earth, Netherlands, Meteors, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, Cheltenham Fireballs


UK meteor: 'huge flash' as fireball lights up skies

Very bright meteor, known as a fireball, was captured on doorbell cameras across the countryA large meteor blazed across UK skies on Sunday night, delighting those lucky enough to spot it.The meteor was spotted shortly before 10pm and was visible for around seven seconds. It was captured on doorbell and security cameras in Manchester, Cardiff, Honiton, Bath, Midsomer Norton and Milton Keynes. Continue reading...
Tags: Space, UK, UK News, Meteors, Milton Keynes, Manchester Cardiff Honiton Bath Midsomer Norton


Scientists Find a Meteorite That Could Reshape Our Understanding of Asteroids

Scientists have released an analysis of a meteorite fragment gathered after a 2008 asteroid near-collision with Earth. They show the parent asteroid was huge, and the results suggest that special, water-holding type of asteroids can be larger and have different mineral compositions than previously thought.Read more...
Tags: Science, Scientists, Asteroids, Meteors, Dwarf Planets


How to watch the Geminids meteor shower tonight

December is an exciting month for stargazers -- check out the spectacular Geminids meteor shower that's set to peak overnight on December 13.
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Spectacular meteor spotted in 15 states this morning

Early this morning, a majestic meteor flashed brightly across the Pennsylvania sky with over 700 sightings reported from 15 states. From KDKA-TV: [Cleveland State University astronomer Jay] Reynolds says that a trajectory of the meteor put together by The American Meteor Society estimates that the path was just west of the Pennsylvania and Ohio border[…]Reynolds says there are indications that this meteor 'fell' over the area south of Youngstown, [Ohio,] but a 'fall' likely means that it ...
Tags: Video, Astronomy, Space, News, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Meteors, Cleveland State University, KDKA, Reynolds, Youngstown, The American Meteor Society, Jay -RSB- Reynolds


Video of the spectacular meteor seen from 15 states this morning

Early this morning, a majestic meteor flashed brightly across the Pennsylvania and Ohio sky with over 700 sightings reported from 15 states. From KDKA-TV: [Cleveland State University astronomer Jay] Reynolds says that a trajectory of the meteor put together by The American Meteor Society estimates that the path was just west of the Pennsylvania and Ohio border[…]Reynolds says there are indications that this meteor 'fell' over the area south of Youngstown, [Ohio,] but a 'fall' likely means...
Tags: Video, Astronomy, Space, News, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Meteors, Cleveland State University, KDKA, Reynolds, Youngstown, The American Meteor Society, Jay -RSB- Reynolds


Perseid meteor shower peaks early Wednesday. How about taking a look?

The Perseid meteor shower offers some of the best of nature's fireworks
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How to watch the peak of the Perseid meteor shower tonight

Watch the skies! The peak of the Perseid meteor shower takes place overnight tonight! The bright quarter Moon will limit the number of shooting stars you'll see but you can still expect around 15-20 per hour depending on where you're at. The meteors are debris from Comet Swift-Tuttle burning up in Earth's atmosphere at speeds of 130,000 miles per hour. It can take more than 30 minutes for your eyes to adjust to the darkness so be patient and enjoy the view. From NASA: Make plans to st...
Tags: Post, Space, Science, News, Nasa, Earth, Moon, Meteors, Perseids, Watch The Skies, Comet Swift Tuttle


Video: Massive fireball tearing through Tokyo sky caught on camera

This bright meteor shot through the sky Thursday morning, which ended with an explosive bang according to some witnesses. From The Japan Times: Social media came alive after the 2:30 a.m. sightings, with many people saying they heard a large bang. Some said they mistook the sound for noise made by neighbors. “I thought a person living (in the condo) above knocked down a shelf,” wrote one Twitter user, while another said, “I thought my child sleeping on the second floor fell out of bed.” Othe...
Tags: Video, News, Tokyo, Meteors, Japan Times, Kanagawa Prefecture, Daichi Fujii, Hiratsuka City Museum


Ominous Green Fireball Lights Up Skies Over Australian Outback

A greenish-blue fireball streaked across the skies over Australia last night, in an event captured by awe-struck observers on the ground.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Australia, Meteors, Fireballs


Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Struck Earth at ‘Deadliest Possible Angle,’ New Research Suggests

When the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs hit Earth, it struck at an angle that maximized its destructive potential, according to new computer simulations of the catastrophic event.Read more...
Tags: Science, Earth, Dinosaurs, Asteroids, Meteors, Dinosaur Extinction, Chicxulub Impact


Last night's massive boom over Puget Sound was likely exploding meteor

A massive boom heard Wednesday night over Puget Sound on the northwestern coast of Washington was most likely an exploding meteor. Or that's what They want us to believe anyway. The American Meteor Society registered a dozen reports. Video above. Keep your eyes on the upper right of the frame. "The more I read the more inclined I am to believe this was a fireball (which is a meteor that is larger and brighter than normal)," the American Meteor Society's Bob Lunsford said. "I'm certain now t...
Tags: Post, Video, Space, News, Washington, Meteorites, Meteors, Lunsford, Kaboom, Loud Noises, American Meteor Society, The American Meteor Society, Bob Lunsford


This Could Be the First Record of Someone Getting Killed by a Meteorite

A team of scientists think they’ve found the oldest evidence of a meteorite striking and killing a person, according to a new report published in the journal journal Meteoritics & Planetary Science.Read more...
Tags: Science, Turkey, Meteorites, Meteors, Planetary Defense, Meteorite Strike, Meteoritics Planetary Science Read


A Spectacular Fireball Lights Up the English Sky

Check out this incredible photo of a streaking fireball, which appeared over England last week.Read more...
Tags: Photography, England, Science, Meteorites, Meteors


Stardust older than the Earth and sun found in Australian meteorite

Granules, shed by dying stars over 5bn years ago, are oldest known solid material on EarthStardust that formed more than 5bn years ago, long before the birth of the Earth and the sun, has been discovered in a meteorite that crashed down in Australia, making it the oldest known solid material on the planet.The tiny granules of stardust, shed by ancient stars as they expired, reveal clues about how stars formed in the Milky Way. The meteorite accumulated the stardust during the billions of years i...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, Australia, World news, Australia news, Earth, Meteors, Murchison Western Australia


How to (maybe) see the Leonid meteor shower before dawn on Monday

This year's episode of the grand meteor shower the Leonids will peak on Monday morning before dawn. The meteors are bits of debris dropping off the comet Tempel-Tuttle that intersects Earth's orbit every November. Unfortunately, it may be tough to see many shooting stars because activity this year will be low and the waning gibbous moon will shine brightly. Still, it's always fun and meditative to watch the skies. From EarthSky: In 2019, no matter where you are on Earth – and no matter when ...
Tags: Post, Astronomy, Space, Science, News, Earth, Leonids, Meteors, Watch The Skies, Tempel Tuttle, Navicore CC


Batwoman, Failed Airlines, and Height Enhancement Scams: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

It’s been a busy week for our friends at Facebook: Amid showing a bunch of loser far-right trolls and also Louis Farrakhan the door, kicking off an unhinged Twitter spree by the president, the company announced a confusing pivot towards being a privacy-first platform while also announcing other features designed to…Read more...
Tags: Health, Amazon, Facebook, Wearables, Twitter, Science, Technology, Television, Movies, Air Travel, Medicine, Labor, Environment, Cars, Social Media, Brands


Lunar Eclipse Meteorite Briefly Created a Spot on the Moon as Hot as the Sun

This past January, astronomers managed to capture the moment a space rock struck the Moon during a total lunar eclipse. Now we’re learning more about this unprecedented event, including the speed of the offending object and the intense temperatures reached during the impact. Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Moon, Meteorites, Asteroids, Meteors, Lunar Impacts


Try Your Luck at Watching the Lyrid Meteor Shower Tonight

The Lyrid meteor shower peaks tonight, but actually spotting a meteor could be tough going for lots of observers.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Meteors, Look At The Moon, Meteor Showers, Look At The Stars


NASA just shared photos of an exploding meteor, and it equals to ten atomic bombs going off at once

Did you know that three months ago a meteor exploded 16 miles above the Earth? What’s more, it released the amount of energy ten times stronger than the atomic bomb blast over Hiroshima during World War II. NASA managed to capture the large meteor explosion, and it has recently shared impressive images and an animation […] The post appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Inspiration, Nasa, Earth, Space Exploration, Meteors, Meteor, Hiroshima