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2013-02-15 16:20:13

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA experts will hold a teleconference for news media at 4 p.m. EST today to discuss a meteor that streaked through the skies over Russia's Urals region this morning. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Scientists have determined the Russia meteor is not related to asteroid 2012 DA14 that will safely pass Earth today at a distance of more than 17,000 miles. Early assessments of the Russia meteor indicate it was...

Massive Meteor Explodes Over Russia: Buildings Damaged, Hundreds Injured
2013-02-15 08:57:01

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A meteor streaked across Russia´s early morning skies on Friday before violently exploding, sending a rain of debris onto the Earth below. The flash and boom shattered windows and meteor particles left damage in its wake, injuring more than 900 people in the Ural Mountains region. Marina Mokvicheva, regional health minister in Chelyabinsk, the Russian city that had felt the brunt of the impact, told the Washington Post that...

100th Anniversary: Uncovering Range Of The Great Meteor Procession Of 1913
2013-01-24 07:12:16

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As the anniversary of a spectacular meteor procession that lit up the night skies nearly a hundred years ago approaches, astronomers from Texas State University and the Astronomical Association of Queensland (AAQ) have taken the call to answer some long forgotten questions about the range of the great fireball raid of Feb. 9, 1913. On that night, oh so long ago, one of the most dazzling displays ever recorded lit up night skies...

Fireball Shoots Through The Texas Sky
2012-12-10 13:33:04

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As the end of the world starts to close in on December 21, new footage has emerged of a fireball flying over the Texas sky. Some worry that as the Mayan calendar winds down, that an asteroid may collide with the Earth, effectively putting an end to our reign on this planet. Scientists have helped put an end to all theories about the end of the world in the coming weeks, but footage from a NASA camera may be kickstarting a whole new...

Best Meteor Shower Of The Year Quickly Approaching
2012-12-12 03:30:18

[ Watch the Video: What is a Meteor? ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Geminids meteor shower is expected to be an amazing display of natural fireworks and is expected to start on December 13 and 14, ending the year with a bang. The Taipei Astronomical Museum says that the meteor shower will outshine all other meteor showers that have taken place this year. No moonlight will interfere with the meteor shower either, helping to make the Geminids display 120...

Eltanin meteor
2012-09-20 04:27:37

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Around 2.5 million years ago, a huge meteor collided with the Earth and fell into the southern Pacific Ocean. A new study, published in the Journal of Quaternary Science, suggests that not only could this have caused a massive tsunami, but it may also have plunged the world into the Ice Ages. A research team from Australia says that because the Eltanin meteor — which was up to two kilometers across — crashed into deep...

2012-08-01 22:20:41

BEIJING, Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ: KONG), a leading provider of digital entertainment services for consumers in the PRC, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Meteor Entertainment, Inc. to bring its game Hawken (www.playhawken.com) to the mainland China online game market. As part of this agreement, KONG has granted a warrant to Meteor for the purchase of up to 40 million of the KONG's ordinary shares (equivalent to 1...

2012-07-25 06:26:53

SAN FRANCISCO, July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Meteor Development Group, the company behind the Meteor open-source project, which produces a platform for building software applications, today announced $11.2 million in funding led by Andreessen Horowitz. Matrix Partners and others also participated in the Series A round. A "dream team" of enterprise technology leaders will advise the company. Applications written with Meteor run on a user's own computer -- inside their browser or on their...

British Television Station Crashes Meteor In London Taxi
2012-07-05 05:18:33

[ Watch the Video ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Londoners may have been shocked to walk past a car with a meteor sunk into it last week, but the hoax was actually a part of an advertisement for Eden TV in Britain. Eden set up a scene in Covent Garden, London to catch the attention of the public, by displaying a meteor about half the size of a car, imbedded into a black taxi. The ruse was set up to promote the launch of Eden TV's Science Month, in...

Budget Shortfalls, Launch Delays Could Be Nightmare For Future Of Earth Observation Capabilities
2012-05-03 11:10:51

Weather forecasters rely heavily on satellites orbiting the Earth to track everything from record heat waves to dangerous tornado-producing storms, but it seems they are going to have a much tougher time in the future thanks to a whirlwind of budget shortfalls and launch failures keeping important satellites from flying, according to a new report from the National Research Council (NRC). The number and capability of weather satellites in orbit is steadily declining, and their valuable...