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Fireballs In The Sky Smartphone App
2013-11-28 03:58:37

[ Watch the Video: Tracking Fireballs With New Smartphone App ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Citizen astronomers will now be able to use their smartphones to help collect important meteorite data, courtesy of a new app developed by researchers at Curtin University in Perth, Australia. The software is known as Fireballs In The Sky (FITS), and according to Joanna Egan of Australian Geographic, it will allow users to track the paths of meteors and other...

2013-02-18 23:19:06

Astronomers say the meteor marks the start to fireball season, where there appears to be an increase in the number of bright meteors visible blazing through the night sky. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) February 18, 2013 It´s fireball season on Earth, and it´s off to an explosive start, when a bright meteor exploded above eastern Russia. Astronomers say the meteor marks the start to fireball season as February, March, and April are the best months to see the astronomical phenomenon in the...

The Fireballs Of February
2012-02-23 04:23:03

Feb. 22, 2012:  In the middle of the night on February 13th, something disturbed the animal population of rural Portal, Georgia. Cows started mooing anxiously and local dogs howled at the sky. The cause of the commotion was a rock from space. "At 1:43 AM Eastern, I witnessed an amazing fireball," reports Portal resident Henry Strickland. "It was very large and lit up half the sky as it fragmented. The event set dogs barking and upset cattle, which began to make excited sounds. I...

2011-08-29 12:00:00

Fueled by the Fallen, memorial tribute cars join the 2011 Chevrolet Fireball Run Adventurally as it searches for missing children. The September rally includes a special tribute this year, marking the 10th anniversary of 9/11. Universal Studios Orlando, Floridaâ“ (PRWEB) August 29, 2011 -- Fueled by the Fallen, the Memorial Tribute Car Tour founded by Kevyn Major Howard, (âœRaftermanâ from Stanley Kubrickâs blockbuster...

2010-08-26 09:32:00

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Take a 1951 Chevrolet 3100, add top of the line mobile electronics, a hydrogen assist system and a flaming red custom paint job with an aggressive stance and what do you have? A new evolution of Carcitecture(TM) called "21st Century Classic." AutoTrader Classics and Fireball Tim Entertainment will unveil the REDSTER, a one-of-a-kind interactive vehicle on August 28 at Cinema Vehicle Services, the oldest and only full service picture car...

2010-04-15 13:40:00

The National Weather Service said that authorities from several Midwestern states were flooded with reports Wednesday night after a giant fireball lit up the evening sky. The NWS in Sullivan, Wisconsin said the fireball was visible for about 15 minutes around 10 p.m. The Quad Cities NWS, which includes parts of Iowa and Illinois, reported that the fireball was seen moving across the northern sky from west to east. "Well before it reached the horizon, it broke up into smaller pieces and was...

2009-02-16 09:25:00

In Texas Sunday morning, many reports were made to authorities of a fireball streaking across the state's sky. "We don't know what it was," said Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Roland Herwig. Williamson County Sheriff's Office helicopters were sent to search for a plane crash, after callers reported that's what they might have seen, a spokesman said. "We don't doubt what people saw but authorities found nothing," said spokesman John Foster. According to the U.S. Strategic Command,...

2008-11-25 13:51:19

10-ton rock responsible for fireball in Western Canada last week Investigation of the fireball that lit up the skies of Alberta and Saskatchewan on November 20 has determined that an asteroid fragment weighing approximately 10 tons entered the Earth's atmosphere over the prairie provinces last Thursday evening. And University of Calgary researcher Alan Hildebrand has outlined a region in western Saskatchewan where chunks of the desk-sized space rock are expected to be found. The fireball...

2008-08-24 18:00:20

PASSENGERS on doomed Spanair flight JK5022 had pleaded to abandon the plane as it had 90 minutes of repairs after its aborted first take-off, it was claimed yesterday. No one was allowed to disembark and now relatives of the 153 killed when the jet exploded on its second take-off in Madrid are demanding answers over claims of airline negligence. (c) 2008 People, The; London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

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