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

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 several weather satellites.

Largest Chelyabinsk Meteorite Fragment Yet Raised From Lakebed
2013-10-16 11:23:14

Divers searching Lake Chebarkul in Russia have pulled from the lakebed a massive chunk of the Chelyabinsk meteorite that exploded over the Ural Mountains region earlier this year.

Dozens Witness Green Fireball Blazing A Trail Across Texas Skies
2013-09-24 11:34:03

Yet another meteor shot across the southern sky this weekend over the Lone Star State, according to multiple eye witness reports. The American Meteor Society (AMS) has now received 76 reports stretching from as far north as Meridian, Oklahoma to as far south as San Antonio, Texas.

Meteor Over Georgia And Alabama
2013-09-11 11:49:06

A meteor the size of a baseball entered the Earth’s atmosphere last night, causing a fireball to blaze across the skies of Alabama and Georgia.

Fireball Over Tennessee And Georgia
2013-09-06 12:00:45

On August 28 those residents of northern Georgia and Tennessee were treated to the spectacle of a short-lived yet massive fireball that outshined the moon.

Heliophysics Nuggets Help Map Tons Of Meteoric Dust In The Sky
2013-08-09 10:46:01

Heliophysics nuggets are a collection of early science results, new research techniques, and instrument updates that further our attempt to understand the sun and the dynamic space weather system that surrounds Earth.

Perseids Identified By NASA As Most Active Annual Meteor Shower
2013-07-29 10:14:59

Meteor showers are some of the most exciting and unpredictable displays of nature and a team of NASA astronomers have just identified one shower as the most active of any annual display.

2013-06-06 20:04:07

Every 6.6 years, the comet Giacobini-Zinner circulates through the inner solar system and passes through the perihelion, the closest point to the Sun of its orbit.

Slooh To Broadcast Moon's Asteroid Collision
2013-05-20 14:27:46

The Slooh Space Camera is planning to broadcast the fiery asteroid explosion that took place on the moon just a few months ago.


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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Perseids Meteor Shower -- Like most meteor showers, the Perseids are caused by comet debris. As comets enter the inner solar system, they are warmed by the sun and peppered by the solar wind, which produces the familar tails that stretch across the night sky when a bright comet is close to Earth. Comet tails are made of tiny pieces of ice, dust, and rock which are spewed into interplanetary space as they bubble off the comet's nucleus. When Earth encounters these particles on its...

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Near-Earth Object -- Near-Earth Objects (NEO) are asteroids, comets and large meteoroids whose orbit intersects Earth's orbit and which may therefore pose a collision danger. Due to their size and proximity, NEO's are also more easily accessible for spacecraft from Earth and are important for future scientific investigation and commercial development. In fact, some near-Earth asteroids can be reached with much less ΔV (change in velocity) than the Moon. In the United States, NASA...

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