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New Gold Rush Discovery Of Meteorite Leads To Hunt For More
2012-05-12 04:16:23

Meteorite fragments were recently scattered around Sutter’s Mill in California. This is the same region where the first gold nugget was found that sparked the Gold Rush in 1848. S

Image 1 - How Big Was The Fireball Over California And Nevada?
2012-04-25 01:06:44

A bright ball of light traveling east to west was seen over the skies of central/northern California Sunday morning, April 22. The former space rock-turned-flaming-meteor entered Earth's atmosphere around 8 a.m. PDT.

Meteor Event Causes Sunday Morning Hubbub In Nevada, California
2012-04-23 06:57:11

Residents in parts of Nevada and California were treated to a rare daytime celestial event that awoke some on Sunday morning with a loud explosion.

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.

People Report Fireball Streaking Across The Sky In Texas
2012-02-02 12:19:27

Thousands of people across Texas and Oklahoma reported seeing a flash of light streaking across the night sky Wednesday.

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2012-01-27 14:07:20

An asteroid about the size of a bus flew past Earth on Friday at a distance within about 36,750 miles.

New App Helps NASA Keep Track of Meteoroids
2011-12-14 13:10:39

Surprising but true: Every day, on average, more than 40 tons of meteoroids strike our planet. Most are tiny specks of comet dust that disintegrate harmlessly high up in Earth's atmosphere, producing a slow drizzle of meteors in the night sky.

Image 1 - Weekend Meteor Shower
2011-10-21 04:19:58

Earth is about to pass through a stream of debris from Halley's comet, source of the annual Orionid meteor shower.

Meteor Seen In Skies Over Arizona, Nevada and Southern California
2011-09-15 06:29:08

Arizona, Nevada and Southern California residents got a brilliantly bright treat Wednesday night as a possible fragment of an asteroid entered Earth’s atmosphere and streaked across the southwestern sky.

NASA Called Upon to Create Plan For Dealing With Space Junk
2011-09-02 04:18:43

While NASA has "responsibly" used its resources in detecting meteoroids and orbital debris, the growing amount of space junk and the danger it poses to the crew of the International Space Station requires additional funding for the U.S. space agency's detection and monitoring efforts.


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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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bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
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