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

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 ...

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

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!!

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 ...

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

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.

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

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 ...

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

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.

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

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...

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

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. ...

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