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24 June 2017

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 24JUN2017

Is an asteroid about to hit Earth? Making sense of life in a hostile universe
Fox News
This Saturday at roughly 2:38 AM Eastern Time an asteroid bigger than a football stadium will whiz past Earth at 28,000 miles per hour and almost certainly not hit us. But that won’t be the end of it. The 755-foot-diameter projectile is set to return every

Surprise asteroid strike could destroy our cities, astrophysicist warns
The Independent
... an event similar to the 1908 meteoroid explosion over the Tunguska region of Russia could happen again. The meteor exploded above the Earth, ...

The statistical likelihood that asteroids will destroy us all in 10 million years
Quartz
Only a few, like the famous “Meteor crater” in Arizona, are visible to the untrained eye, but scientists have learned to recognize impact craters even if ...

Meteor shower from Moon's "debris"
Space Exploration Stack Exchange
Did we ever witness a "meteor shower" which was actually dust or debris of some kind from our own Moon? the-moon meteorites meteoroid meteors ...

Interview with visual comet discoverer Shigeki Murakami
- Shigeki Murakami. He believes that visual comet hunters could survive and his advice to others is: "See stars by heart". ...

Perth skywatchers stunned by fireball streaking across the sky
The West Australian
A meteor is one possible explanation but an aircraft contrail has been offered up as another possible explanation and then there is the chance it's a ...

Meteor last night
Reddit
Last night (June 22nd) I was walking around with some friends around 11 and we saw a large blue/purple streak of light coming from outer space....

Small Asteroid Enters Over Russia Likely Meteorites w/ Video
LMH
Posted: 22 Jun 2017 07:11 PM PDT
Small Asteroid Enters Over Russia Likely Meteorites w/ Video 21JUN2017 According to the video information provided by the viewer to the television channel Dozhd, the meteor flew over the Domodedovo region of the Moscow region and burned in the upper atmosphere at an altitude of 80-90 km above the Earth. ...

Mars Rover Opportunity on Walkabout Near Rim
NASA's senior Mars rover, Opportunity, is examining rocks at the edge of Endeavour Crater for signs that they may have been either transported by a flood or eroded in place by wind....

Meteor Jam 7
YouTube
Meteor echoes from livemeteors.com, with accompaniment. This graphic represents a meteor coming into the atmosphere. This was a very ...

Meteor Echoes Live Stream: livemeteors.com
YouTube
Meteor Echoes Live Stream: livemeteors.com Live Meteors No views · • NASA Live - Earth From Space Live Feed : ISS live Nasa stream video of Earth ...

Can magnetic space tugs clean up space junk?
New Atlas
Because they travel at tens of thousands of miles per hour, even the smallest object can strike with the force of a meteor, and if a large one should hit a ...

Galaxy Glow in the Dark Stars Celebrates National Meteor Day!
MENAFN.COM
June 30th is National Meteor Day or also know as Meteor Watch Day. It is observed annually on this day. If the weather is permitting thousands of ...

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23 June 2017

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 23JUN2017

Small Asteroid Enters Over Russia Likely Meteorites w/video
The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News - blogger
В Домодедово упал метеорит Сергей Барыбино 3,393 views According to the video information provided by the viewer to the television channel ...

Asteroid will DEFINITELY hit Earth and could wipe out London, expert warns
Express.co.uk
The Tunguska meteor was so big it would wipe out London completely. Prof Fitzsimmons added that experts have detected roughly 90 per cent of ...

Could asteroids bombard the Earth to cause a mass extinction in 10 million years?
Phys.Org
Only a few, like the famous "Meteor crater" in Arizona, are visible to the untrained eye, but scientists have learned to recognise impact craters even if ...

Murders on Canadian island triggered by meteor shower
The Boston Globe
A meteor shower in 1941 signaled a sign to one of the Inuit people that he was Jesus; another man declared he was God. People who didn't buy it?

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Meteor Activity Outlook for June 24 – 30, 2017
International Meteor Organization
Later in this period the waxing crescent moon will enter the evening sky but will not interfere with meteor observing, especially during the more active ...

Russian man claims he was hit in the head by a meteorite --HOAX!
http://www.9news.com.au/world/2017/06/23/11/53/russian-man-claims-he-was-hit-in-the-head-by-a-meteorite

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Small Asteroid Enters Over Russia Likely Meteorites w/ Video

Small Asteroid Enters Over Russia Likely Meteorites w/ Video 21JUN2017
edited with additional information  and analysis of  video 2019hrs JST 24OCT2016 - LMH, Tokyo
NOTE- The VALIDITY of this video and a single report has been call into question due to lack of Corroborating Reports and only ONE SINGLE Video!edited  2400hrs JST 24OCT2016 - LMH, Tokyo

Major Super bolide meteor event over Domodedovo region of the Moscow region in Russia 
There is disagreement as to whether this is a real event, re-used video OR a Faked CGI video.  Time will tell... I am standing by that the video is authentic. (I cannot determine if is is a re-used video of another event.) LMH, Tokyo

В Домодедово упал метеорит Сергей Барыбино 3,393 viewsAccording to the video information provided by the viewer to the television channel Dozhd, the meteor flew over the Domodedovo region of the Moscow region and burned in the upper atmosphere at an altitude of 80-90 km above the Earth. Judging by the video from the autoregistrator Sergei, published by the TV channel and the eyewitness himself, the shooting site was made near the village of Barybino, in the Domodedovo district of the Moscow region. The date of uploading the video is June 21, 2017, so the meteor fell not later than this date (at night, early morning or late evening).
Published on Jun 22, 2017
An unknown object fell in Domodedovo. Judging by the video from the auto-registrator, it is very similar to a falling star. Video of the event "Rain" was sent by our viewer Sergey. Vladimir Surdin, associate professor of the Physics Department of the Moscow State University, told what exactly could fall from the sky.

.В Домодедово упал неизвестный объект. Судя по видео с авторегистратора, он очень похож на падающую звезду. Видео произошедшего «Дождю» прислал наш зритель Сергей. О том, что именно могло упасть с неба, рассказал доцент физического факультета МГУ Владимир Сурдин.

Analysis of video- comments and replies used by permission of Thomas Dorman.
1.I was asked to look at the video by Dirk Ross in Japan who runs Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News because it does look somewhat odd. It goes through a lot of flash around thirteen and visually the event look strange on the video. We zoomed in on the event and have looked closely and from what we see it looks real. The event bounce along as the vehicle goes down the road and the bounce is in motion with the clouds in the video. Also if you watch the video closely the cloud trail left behind by the event does expands on the minor axis of the event which is what you would expect.Believe part of the problem with the way the video looks is it was shot with a cheap CMOS dashboard video camera in addition we are getting a crappy video compression from YouTube.. Interesting to note that something continues on after the ablation event ends leaving a faint trail on the video which shows up clearly in a a zoomed in inverted video we did of the event. The angle of decent looks to be around thirteen degrees or so, at least as seen on this video but this should not be taken as fact since it is only the perspective of one view of the event. The observer looks to be behind and to one side of the event and since it seems not to be extremely high above the observer's horizon which would indicate the observer was some distance from the event. Can't say this isn't a earth grazing bolide meteor event but if it isn't looks like there is a very good chance this event dropped rocks. The Russian are calling this a small asteroid event. Our guess from the peanut gallery is we are probably looking at something the size of a small refrigerator.
Regards,
Thomas Dorman

2.
Mike Hankey , AMS, claims this was faked/ hoax we have asked Mike to support his claim. Just for the record I did break the video down into individual frames and look closely at it and all I see is a event recorded on crappy video camera with crappy video compression with a vehicle bouncing down a highway..
Regards,
Thomas Dorman

3.
Mike (Hankey, AMS)  the argument the IMO and AMS did not receive reports of this event is not surprising since if you look at that AMS and IMO Report sites, which are mirrors of each other, there has only been a total of 5 reports in 2017 from Russia and those were in the first 3 months of 2017 nothing from Russia after March that I see.
This event was not even close to been comparable to Chelyabinsk Super bolide event . The Chelyabinsk meteor was believe to be in the 20 meter range in size this one we are looking at right now was ,our guesstimation was around the size of a small or what is sometimes called a mini refrigerator. Not even close to a Chelyabinsk type event.
Observed a super Bolide last May with three members of the Sun City Extreme astronomers. This event was 13th or 14th magnitude. This event cast shadows on the ground and had an acoustic event. We were the only ones who saw it. There was the big Texas Star party maybe 30 miles North of the event and no one saw or heard it. With in about 80 mile of the event was El Paso, Texas and Juarez Mexico with more than 2 million people no a single report, Nothing on the IMO or AMS. We found two video from the North American Fire ball network in New Mexico nearly 150 miles away or more away. If we had not reported the event no one would have seen it or really known it had happened or there was even a videos of the event.
As for DOD/JPL do not report all such events we know this as fact.
Mike Kentrianakis yep there is a trail before you see the fireball our guess is it wasn't bright enough for the camera at that point but take note of the brightness of the car lights of cars coming right at camera in the video. These light are head on into the camera and they are rather dim.
In closing arguments nope cannot prove the even isn't a fake for sure with out having a copy of the original video but we see nothing on the video,that this time, that would suggest to us it was faked. If this is a fake then some of the dash cam videos of Chelyabinsk based on just video aspects could be called in to question. Just an opinion from the peanut gallery and opinions are like behinds ever body has one! ;O)
Regards,
Thomas Dorman

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22 June 2017

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 22JUN2017

Asteroid Collision With Earth Inevitable: 'Matter Of When Not If,' Experts Warn
Science World Report
The meteor shower in question was the Taurid meteor shower that helped the scientists from the Czech Academy of Sciences know about the ...

Catch a falling star this summer
WiscNews
The Delta Aquarid meteor shower peaks on July 28-29 with about 20 meteors per hour. Comet Machholz left behind a trail of dust as it passed through ...\

Researchers Warn Of Possible Asteroid Impact That Could Devastate The Planet
Tech Times
In May, researchers discovered that the Taurid meteor stream could send a thousand foot asteroid crashing into the Earth. That isn't as large as the ...

'Matter of when not if' Experts warn of DEVASTATING asteroid strike
Express.co.uk
ASTEROID WARNING: Huge fragments 'hidden in Taurids meteor shower' ... In 2013, a 20 metre meteor exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia, which ...

What if an asteroid strikes near you? Here's what happens... - Catholic Online


Asteroid Collision – Is Earth heading towards destruction? - The Asian Herald

Asteroids Are One Way to Mess With Texas
Houston Press
Scientists say that Texas has been nailed with three asteroid events over its history – Odessa Meteor Crater, Marquez Crater, and the Sierra Madera ...

Irish astrophysicist: Asteroid strike a question of when not if
Irish Examiner
The Earth is at serious risk of an asteroid strike, according to a leading Irish astrophysicist. A one-mile-wide meteor crater in Arizona. Picture: A ...

11th Annual Perseid Meteor Stargaze, Indiana Dunes State Park
IN.gov
Join us for our annual shooting star event! Up to 50-100 shooting stars an hour can be seen. Well have special constellation talks and deep sky ...

2018 Meteor Shower Calendar
International Meteor Organization
The 28 International Meteor Organization Meteor Shower Calendar is ... The heart of the Calendar is the IMO Working List of Visual Meteor Showers ...

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21 June 2017

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 21JUN2017

Are NEOs Coming to Earth?
Space Daily
The last recorded hit of a noticeable meteor was in February 2013. ... The impact of a 1000-foot meteor would be so great that it would be impossible to ...

Asteroid Collision With Earth Inevitable, Say Experts - NDTV

POTENTIAL NEW METEOR SHOWER FROM COMET C/2015 D4 (BORISOV)
SETI Institute
Peter Jenniskens and Esko Lyytinen report that the dust trail of 700-year comet Borisov, who just passed perihelion in 2014, will be in the Earth's path ...

Shock metamorphism of clay minerals on Mars by meteor impact
Wiley Online Library
materials exhumed from the subsurface by meteor impact, begging the ... Understanding the mineralogy of clay minerals exhumed by meteor impact ...

Using National Weather Service Stations for Forward Scatter Meteor Detection
By RTL-SDR.com
Over on his blog Dave Venne has been documenting his attempts at using National Weather Service (NWS) broadcasts for forward scatter meteor .

Meteor Shower Adorns Southern Lights Over Tasmania
Yahoo News UK
The only thing that could beat a beautiful vista of aurora australis is a bright meteor shower making a sudden appearance. Photographer Daniel Lam ...

Meteor Shower Adorns Southern Lights Over Tasmania
MSN.com
Photographer Daniel Lam captured this stunning time lapse footage of a meteor shower streaking across the skies of Nile, Tasmania, on June 16 as ...

David Levys Guide to Observing Meteor Showers Download Book PDF | AUDIO id:mpgy8z3
Kumon
Sign in; Search settings; Web History Download David Levy's Guide to Observing Meteor Showers read online Citizenship Reform Act of 1997; and ...

Huge explosion at chemical plant sends giant fireball shooting into the sky
Mirror.co.uk
The clip was taken after a fire broke out at the firm's Seal Sands plant at 3am on May 14 2014. It shows part of the plant exploding, sending a fireball ... NOT METEOR RELATED!

Fireball report
American Meteor Society
Remarks, This was a great fireball. Sitting on porch talking with girlfriend and I happened to be facing the right direction to see it, tried to get her to turn ...

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20 June 2017

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 20JUN2017

Asteroid buzzes Earth ahead of Asteroid Day
ScienceCNET
This year started out with a lot of anxiety-inducing close passes by near-Earth asteroids. After a lull for few months, two...

Broadneck residents: You might want to check for meteorites
CapitalGazette.com
Operations Manager with the American Meteor Society, believes a meteor may have landed in the Broadneck peninsula, near his ...

Which state would be best to view the August 11-13 meteor shower?
WGN-TV
I would love for my wife and I to take a trip to Colorado, Washington or Oregon to view a meteor shower there Aug. 11-13. It's impossible to make a ...

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19 June 2017

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 19JUN2017

meteor shower; june 2017
International Meteor Organization
meteor shower; june 2017. Meteor Activity Outlook for June 17 – 23, 2017. June 18, 2017 by Robert Lunsford -. Latest Major Fireball Events. Everyday ...

Meteors and Meteor Showers
CalSky
The on-line software CalSky calculates the dates and times of visibility of the yearly returning meteor showers. You also learn which showers are ...

Ask Tom: Where should I view a meteor shower in August in the Pacific Northwest?
Chicago Tribune
I would love for my wife and me to take a trip to Colorado, Washington or Oregon to view a meteor shower there Aug. 11-13. It's impossible to make a ...

Polar mesospheric horizontal divergence and relative vorticity measurements using multiple ...
Wiley Online Library
Polar mesospheric horizontal divergence and relative vorticity measurements using multiple specular meteor radars. Jorge L. Chau. 1. , Gunter Stober.

Fireball report
American Meteor Society
Terminal flash. Observation, Yes. Remarks, The sparking light green fireball was very bright and appeared to go out just above the southern horizon.

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18 June 2017

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 18JUN2017

Mars: Evidence of Current and Past Life; Viking LR, Meteor ALH8401, Stromatolites, Methane ...
Cosmology.com
Mars: Evidence of Current and Past Life; Viking LR, Meteor ALH8401, ... For example, as based on (1) a detailed analyses of Martian meteor ALH8401 ...

Closer to the cosmic fireball
The Hindu
Closer to the cosmic fireball. Megha Aggarwal. June 17, 2017 12:20 IST

Fireball report
American Meteor Society
Remarks, I am a former member of the Amarillo Astronomy Club. This was the largest, brightest fireball I have ever seen. I am grateful for your offer to ...

Ancient Echoes Events "Meteor Shower in The Ravine"
West Central Online
There is no better place to view the Perseid meteor than from deep within the Coalmine Ravine. The darkness and the mystery of the landscape are ...

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17 June 2017

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 17JUN2017

Meteor. Planet. Sci. -Vesta Asteroid
Elsevier
The Dawn mission was designed to test our hypothesis about the origin and evolution of the early solar system by visiting the largest differentiated basaltic asteroid, 4 Vesta, believed to be a survivor from the earliest times of rocky body formation. ...

Shooting star lands on farm
News24
The above excerpt was taken from an article on space.com headlined “Meteor Showers and Shooting Stars: Formation, Facts and Discovery”.

Meteor over west Texas
YouTube
Long fireball north north west of Hawley, TX 2-26-17 8:55 pm - Duration: 0:08. AMS American Meteor Society 46,773 views · 0:08. Language: English

Meteor Activity Outlook for June 17-23, 2017
American Meteor Society
A Perseid meteor flashes below the International Space Station on August 13, 2011. The green arc is the nighttime glow of Earth's upper atmosphere.

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16 June 2017

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 16JUN2017

Meteor spotted in Roodepoort South Africa
Roodepoort Record
Resident Matthew Hope recorded the incident while he was driving on Constantia Drive in Constantia Kloof. Matthew said it was the biggest meteorite ...

Krugersdorpers spot meteorite slicing through the sky - Krugersdorp News

Meteor spotted by West Rand residents
Citizen
Meteor spotted by West Rand residents. Sonwabile Antonie. Meteor spotted in Roodepoort. Photo for illustrative purposes.

Meteor seen in Roodepoort, South Africa
Sott
It then becomes a meteor and forms a fireball, also known as a shooting or falling star. Look closely to the right hand side of this video to see the ...

Meteor "Shook Earth" | Space Rock puts on BIG show in S Africa
YouTube
June 15, 2017: Eyewitnesses in South Africa the morning of June 15 just before sunrise saw a huge meteor that according to some accounts may have ...

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15 June 2017

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 15JUN2017

METEOR Crater, AZ
YouTube
vue magnifique sur l'impact d'une meteorite dans l'arizona
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d6/Impact_crater.jpg.

NOVA Meteor Strike
PBS Hawaii
On the morning of February 15, 2013, a 7,000-ton asteroid crashed into the Earth's atmosphere, exploded and fell to earth across a wide swath near ...

Are asteroids hiding among the Taurids?
EarthSky
A team of European astronomers has identified a new swarm of meteoroids – icy debris in space, left behind by a comet – related to the Taurid meteor ...

Perseid Meteor Shower Viewing
Manchester Vermont
Bring a blanket and prepare to be awed by the immensity of the skies over the Merck-y mountains. Weather-dependent. ...

Where to watch the Perseid Meteor Shower August 12 in Kauai?
TripAdvisor
Hi All, So we will be in Kapa'a at that time. I know Waimea Canyon is an obvious choice for clear skies and there is even an observation group that ...

Go Catch a Falling Star: Perseid Meteor Shower
NYS Parks
The Perseid Meteor Showers are known for producing bright streaking meteors that often leave trains! Bring a blanket or lawn chair to catch all the ...

Summer vacations near and far
Coast News
Summer brings greatly reduced room rates at the resort, and a star-gazing party is scheduled during the annual meteor shower Aug. 11 and 12.

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The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 14JUN2017

Did a meteor strike Ontario?
CTV News
Official have not confirmed it, but several people in Ontario have reported seeing something resembling a meteor trail fall from the sky.

Russian meteorite on display at Field Museum
Chicago Tribune
Officials at the Field Museum unveil a group of meteorites which fell to the earth in Russia in February. The meteorites will be on display at the Field ...

Remember last week's fireball? A meteorite may have landed in someone's backyard.
Washington Post
Last Tuesday night, a bright meteor lit up the sky over the D.C.-Baltimore region. It was seen over the eastern sky from the District and to the south of ...

On the moon there are meteor showers
Earth Chronicles
On the moon there are meteor showers. by space · June 13, 2017. Scientists of the European space agency in the course of observations of asteroids, ...

Huge meteor over Florida, USA 10 June 2017
YouTube
Fireball seen from FIT-Bar J Observatory, FL on 03:30 UTC.

Northern Arizona astronomy: meteor and comet impacts on Earth
Williams News
Most of this is in the form of dust or tiny sand-grain sized pieces that appear in the night sky as the shooting stars we often see during meteor showers.

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