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Monitoring Meteor Showers From Space

Monitoring Meteor Showers From Space

Melissa Gaskill, International Space Station Program Office, NASA Johnson Space Center Those who enjoy the spectacle of the Perseids, Geminids or other annual meteor showers likely aren’t thinking about where these shooting stars originated...

Latest Meteor Stories

GOES-R Satellite Giant Black Wing Ready For Flight
2014-06-25 03:20:34

Rob Gutro, NASA The solar array that will provide power to NOAA's GOES-R satellite has been tested, approved and shipped to a facility where it will be incorporated on the spacecraft. The five sections of the solar array come together as one to resemble a giant black wing. On May 13, 2014, the GOES-R satellite solar array panels were successful deployed in a Lockheed Martin clean room in Sunnyvale, California. The completed solar array was then delivered to Lockheed Martin’s facility...

2014-06-16 08:33:27

DALLAS, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ReportsnReports.com offers "2G, 3G & 4G Wireless Subscriptions, Spectrum Licensing, Ownership & Infrastructure Contracts Database: 2014 - 2020" market research reports for Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, Americas (North, Latin & Central America) as well as Europe in its store. LTE is estimated to account for nearly 320 Million subscriptions at the end of 2014. Driven by ongoing deployments, LTE penetration will...

asteroid the beast
2014-06-06 12:18:39

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Last year, a massive asteroid that had gone undetected exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia in a huge fireball and another, much bigger asteroid spotted in April is expected to buzz past Earth this weekend. While the incoming HQ124 asteroid, aka “the Beast,” is not expected to make contact with the Earth’s atmosphere, professional skywatchers will be keeping close tabs on the massive space rock nonetheless. “What’s...

Chelyabinsk Meteor Collided With Asteroid Before Hitting Earth
2014-05-26 10:02:12

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A wealth of research has come following the Chelyabinsk meteor that exploded over Russia’s Ural Mountains on February 15, 2013. The latest study, which comes from scientists at the University of Tohoku in Japan, claims that the meteor collided with an asteroid before heading on its collision course with Earth. Analysis of a mineral called jadeite found embedded in fragments recovered after the explosion show that the parent body...

2014-05-20 23:15:33

On the eve of the StarLight Festival, hosted by the AstronomyOutreach network in Big Bear California, Earth is set to smash into the debris fields from Comet 209P/LINEAR for the very first time, lighting up the night sky May 23rd/24th. Big Bear, CA (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 Perhaps you have seen a “falling star” streak across the night sky, and if so, it’s something memorable. So how about witnessing 100-400 meteor falls an hour or maybe even much more if predictions by experts are...

Hundreds Witness Bright Fireball Blaze A Trail Over New England
2014-01-14 09:10:40

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Hundreds of people have reported seeing a bright fireball blazing a trail across the early evening sky on Sunday, January 12. The fiery visitor, which appeared brighter than the near full moon for most people, streaked across the sky at around 5:20 p.m. EST, according to the American Meteor Society (AMS). Most witness reports had come from Connecticut, but people from Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey,...

Taurid Meteor Shower California
2013-11-07 15:18:25

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While flashing lights over Southern California may have given some local residents flashbacks to old 'X-files' episodes, don’t expect to see ‘little green men’ running around anytime soon. According to the North American Aerospace Defense Command weather department, the streak of light reported by citizens in Los Angeles county was probably part of the South Taurids meteor shower that dazzles skywatchers in early November each...

New Analysis Chelyabinsk Meteor
2013-11-07 12:38:14

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A series of recently released papers dealing with the meteor that exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia, in February, brought forth two startling conclusions: the damage could have been much worse, and these types of events could be much more common than previously thought. According to one of the reports published in the journal Science, the meteor over Chelyabinsk created a 500-kiloton explosion about 20 miles above the surface that...

Using Space Probes To Deflect Asteroids From Earth Trajectories
2013-10-23 14:17:04

[ Watch the Video: Space Probes Could One Day Help Deflect Asteroids ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists are conducting experiments to figure out how space probes could be used to deflect potentially hazardous asteroids. Researchers at Fraunhofer Institute for High-Speed Dynamics have begun initial experiments to verify the possibility of deflecting asteroids by impacting them with heavy masses at high speeds. They said the principle behind their research...

Weather Satellites Captured Chelyabinsk Meteor Data
2013-10-23 07:39:59

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Environmental satellites tasked with studying Earth’s weather accidentally captured data of an extraterrestrial kind this past February. Scientists studying the Chelyabinsk meteor that blazed a trail over Russia’s Ural Mountains on February 15, 2013 have been able to track the trajectory of the fireball using these weather satellites. Publishing their work in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), study...


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