Tag Archives: Meteor

“Beautiful” fireball seen, recorded

Kim Doran emailed us on June 12 asking if anyone had seen what she witnessed the night before: a brilliant, multi-colored fireball meteor. Fireballs are meteors that flare to become brighter than the planet Venus. We don’t know if other human … Continue reading

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Crucial data gained from Chelyabinsk meteor fall

News from NASA…. A team of NASA and international scientists for the first time have gathered a detailed understanding of the effects on Earth from a small asteroid impact. The unprecedented data obtained as the result of the airburst of … Continue reading

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Confirmed: Earth’s “Martian meteorites” really are from Mars

PASADENA, Calif. — Examination of the Martian atmosphere by NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover confirms that some meteorites that have dropped to Earth really are from the Red Planet. A key new measurement of the inert gas argon in Mars’ atmosphere … Continue reading

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Fireball thrills observers

Published on Sep 28, 2013 Last night, a meteor exploded in the skies above the US midwest. Witnesses report shadows cast upon the ground, unusual sounds, and a swirling contrail marking the aftermath of the blast. A NASA all-sky camera … Continue reading

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February asteroids: A hit and a miss!

NASA Statement, 2/15/2013 New information provided by a worldwide network of sensors has allowed scientists to refine their estimates for the size of the object that entered that atmosphere and disintegrated in the skies over Chelyabinsk, Russia, at 7:20:26 p.m. … Continue reading

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Bright fireball thrills Northern Ohioans

WOW! Did you see that? If you were walking the dog last night about 9:55, you may have seen the BRIGHT meteor in the skies over Northern Ohio! Observers report a bright streak with green and blue in it, suggesting … Continue reading

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