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to Night Sky Are
Nov 6, 2023 9:21 AM CST
'Transitory' Visitors to Night Sky Are Coming Tonight
Southern Taurids meteor shower is at its peak, meaning you might even see a fireball
- If you happen to see a fireball whizzing through the night sky on Monday, it's not a
Don't Look Up
moment (ie, no need to panic): It's simply the peak of the Southern Taurids meteor shower, which has been active since September, per NPR . Shooting stars—meteors...
In Texas, a 'Flash,' '
'Windows Rattling,' an
'Earthquake Like Shake'
Feb 16, 2023 7:46 AM CST
In Texas, a 'Flash,' ' 'Windows Rattling,' an 'Earthquake Like Shake'
Meteorite believed to have fallen west of McAllen around 5:30pm Wednesday
- A meteorite slammed into the ground in South Texas on Wednesday, according to local and federal authorities, who are now searching for the space rock west of McAllen. The precise point of impact has yet to be determined, McAllen Sheriff Eddie Guerra says , per KXXV . No damage has yet been...
Astronomer's Meteor Video
Was Way Too Sexy for Twitter
Nov 17, 2022 1:15 PM CST
Astronomer's Meteor Video Was Way Too Sexy for Twitter
Mary McIntyre's account was locked for 3-plus months after automated tools flagged the clip
- Astronomers think celestial bodies are sexy, so much so that they often post about them on social media. For one UK space scientist, however, her video of a Perseid fireball over the summer was deemed too sexy for Twitter, resulting in her getting locked out of her account for three-plus...
From Sky May Have
Caused House Fire
Nov 7, 2022 6:40 PM CST
'Flaming Basketball' From Sky May Have Caused House Fire
California man lost home, dog, truck in blaze
- Peope in a remote part of Northern California saw a possible meteor Friday night—and an area rancher believes it may have caused the fire that burned down his home and killed one of his dogs. Nevada County resident Dustin Procita tells KCRA that he was relaxing at home after...
Astronomer Thinks Something
Alien Sits on Ocean Floor
in case you missed it
Sep 4, 2022 8:30 AM CDT
Astronomer Thinks Something Alien Sits on Ocean Floor
Avi Loeb hopes to find pieces of a 2014 meteor, confirm whether it's interstellar
- We'll preface this by saying Avi Loeb has more skeptics than supporters. But he also has an intriguing theory. The professor at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics thinks it's possible there is alien technology sitting on the ocean floor, or at least something interstellar. And he's determined...
Hit by 'Unavoidable
Jun 10, 2022 5:00 PM CDT
Space Telescope Hit by 'Unavoidable Chance Event'
NASA says it's still performing above expectations after micrometeoroid strike
- The massive mirror on the James Webb Space Telescope has been hit by what NASA calls an "unavoidable chance event"—a strike from a piece of space debris larger than they expected. NASA says one of the mirror's segments was hit by a micrometeoroid, which it defines...
Meteor Likely Exploded Over
Pittsburgh on New Year's Day
Jan 3, 2022 1:35 AM CST
Meteor Likely Exploded Over Pittsburgh on New Year's Day
- Residents of suburban Pittsburgh were startled on the first day of the new year by a large boom, which even shook homes. It was heard and felt throughout much of western Pennsylvania, CBS Pittsburgh reports. After much speculation (earthquake? bomb? thunder? demolition?) the National Weather Service tweeted later on Saturday...
Space Debris Crashes Through
Roof, Onto Woman's Pillow
in case you missed it
Oct 16, 2021 10:47 AM CDT
Space Debris Crashes Through Roof, Onto Woman's Pillow
Canada woman says it's a nice reminder that life is precious
- A British Columbia woman was awakened the night of Oct. 4 by a crashing sound and the feeling of debris hitting her face. Ruth Hamilton looked up to see a hole in her ceiling and a rock on her pillow and called 911, not sure what had happened. The truth...
Streaking Through Sky
Sep 28, 2021 3:00 AM CDT
Doorbell Camera Captures Fireball Streaking Through Sky
Bright meteor was traveling 32,000mph
- A North Carolina doorbell camera captured a huge fireball streaking across the sky Friday night, the
News & Observer
reports. Per CBS News , NASA says at least five fireballs were seen over the US that night. The bright meteors are brighter than the planet Venus, and this one was traveling...
Was a Vicious Cosmic Airburst
Behind the Story of Sodom?
Sep 22, 2021 1:20 PM CDT
Was a Vicious Cosmic Airburst Behind the Story of Sodom?
Researchers say exploding meteor wiped out Tall el-Hammam 3,600 years ago
- The biblical city of Sodom was destroyed by "brimstone and fire," as the book of Genesis tells it. Now scientists say it's possible that story is the written down version of the oral tradition of what befell an ancient Middle Eastern city now called Tall el-Hammam, which...
Asteroid 'Firework' Exploded
With Force of 440lbs of TNT
Mar 10, 2021 7:28 AM CST
Asteroid 'Firework' Exploded With Force of 440lbs of TNT
It was seen from 4 US states and Canada
- People in Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York, and Quebec, Canada, claim to have witnessed an asteroid breaking up in the sky on Sunday, which turned out to be rattling. Many people reported hearing a rumble or sonic boom as a 10-pound bowling ball-sized chunk of an asteroid—traveling at...
A 'Boom' Is Heard
From Canada to Virginia
Dec 2, 2020 5:13 PM CST
A 'Boom' Is Heard From Canada to Virginia
Witnesses report seeing a fireball
- A noontime boom that was heard and felt from southern Ontario to Virginia was likely caused by a disintegrating meteor, according to an organization in western New York that keeps track of such phenomena, the AP reports. Witnesses across the area reported hearing the boom or seeing a fireball in...
Get Ready for 2 New
Jul 27, 2020 9:15 AM CDT
Get Ready for 2 New Meteor Showers
Weather permitting, you could catch a glimpse of the Delta Aquariids, Alpha Capricornids this week
- When the door for one sky show closes, another one opens—and with the comet Neowise starting to fade, two sets of meteor showers are ready to fill that slot. If the weather holds up, space enthusiasts should be able to catch a glimpse this week of both the Delta...
Earth's Gravity Catches
Feb 26, 2020 4:58 PM CST
Earth's Gravity Catches 'Another Moon'
Scientists call it a 'minimoon'
- Take a gander at the stars, and you might spot ... no, you won't. It's way too small. But scientists say Earth likely has another moon—at least for now—that's no bigger than a car,
reports. Astronomers at the Catalina Sky Survey in Arizona noticed...
in St. Louis
Nov 12, 2019 6:29 AM CST
Videos Capture Apparent Meteor in St. Louis
Fireball and boom startle residents
- Mercury wasn't the only treat for sky watchers Monday. A fireball streaked through the night sky in the St. Louis area, accompanied by a loud boom, reports the
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
. The apparent meteor zipped by about 8:45pm, and videos immediately began flooding social media. It's likely...
NASA: Hey, Did Anyone
See That Meteor Explosion?
Mar 18, 2019 8:47 AM CDT
NASA: Hey, Did Anyone See That Meteor Explosion?
Blast took place over the Bering Sea in December
- A meteor exploded in a fireball in the Earth's atmosphere in December—surely a spectacular sight, but no one seems to have seen it. The blast occurred over the Bering Sea, off Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula, the BBC reports. The Air Force notified NASA after military satellites picked up...
Scientists Want to Look
for Large Objects Lurking
in June Meteor Shower
Dec 26, 2018 4:32 PM CST
Scientists Want to Look for Large Objects Lurking in June Meteor Shower
Chances of devastating asteroid strike remain "super, super low"
- Meteor showers called Taurids occur twice each year: in June and in late October or early November. The latter event occurs at night, resulting in visible shooting stars. The June shower (in which the meteors are called Beta Taurids) happens during the day. And, while it may not make for...
Asteroid Far Brighter Than
Moon Dazzles Over US
Aug 20, 2018 11:40 AM CDT
Asteroid Far Brighter Than Moon Dazzles Over US
NASA meteor cameras capture it above Alabama
- People up late in the Southeast one night last week had the chance to catch a brief but spectacular light show. In a Facebook post , NASA says its meteor cameras picked up a small asteroid about 1:19am Friday that burned through the night sky and would have been tough...
NASA Scientist Finds
Jan 18, 2018 5:22 AM CST
NASA Scientist Finds Michigan Meteorites
Weather radar is the key for Marc Fries
- If the United States Geological Service's reading of a magnitude 2.0 earthquake in Michigan on Tuesday night wasn't enough to convince you that a meteor did in fact streak through the sky there, let Marc Fries. The NASA scientist says he managed to track the meteorites (those...
Meteor Strike Causes
Earthquake in Michigan
Jan 17, 2018 6:27 AM CST
Meteor Strike Causes Earthquake in Michigan
Residents heard what sounded like thunder
- A bright light and what sounded like thunder in the sky across the Detroit metropolitan area Tuesday night was a meteor, the National Weather Service has confirmed. NWS Detroit tweeted that according to the United States Geological Service, the meteor caused a magnitude 2.0 earthquake around 8:10pm. Meteorologist...
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