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February 26, 2015
NASA photographs fireball streaking across Pennsylvania skies
Pittsburgh (UPI) Feb 19, 2015
NASA cameras, along with several hundred amateur astronomers, caught a glimpse of an impressive fireball as it streaked across the Mid-Atlantic late Tuesday night into early Wednesday morning. Sightings were reported in Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York. Photos captured by NASA cameras at observatories in Ohio and Pennsylvania corroborate eyewitness accounts. One camera at the Allegheny Observatory, near Pittsburgh, was able to record video of the streaking fireball. A fireball is an excep ... read more

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Messages from space -- hidden magnetic messages uncovered
Geologists from the University of Cambridge uncover hidden magnetic messages from the early solar system in meteorites measured at BESSY II. A team of scientists led by Dr. Richard Harrison from the ... more
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Scientists say a meteorite could be responsible for Antarctic crater
Researchers in Antarctica have discovered what they believe is the remnants of a meteorite impact site. ... more
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Levitation recreates nature's dumbbells
Splash form tektites are tiny pieces of natural glass created out of spinning drops of molten rock flung from the earth during an extra-terrestrial impact - when the earth is hit by asteroids or com ... more
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Study casts doubt on mammoth-killing cosmic impact
Rock soil droplets formed by heating most likely came from Stone Age house fires and not from a disastrous cosmic impact 12,900 years ago, according to new research from the University of California ... more
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Contamination of Impacted Meteorites Can Happen Quickly
A team of scientists has published the results of an investigative survey into the Sutter's Mill meteorite that landed in California in 2012. The results reveal that the meteorite contained a ... more
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All Four O3B CommSats Put Into Orbit
All four European communication satellites were put into orbit by a Russian-made Soyuz ST-B rocket from the Kourou space center in French Guiana, a spokesperson for the Russian Federal Space Agency, ... more
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Preparing for an asteroid strike
ESA and national disaster response offices recently rehearsed how to react if a threatening space rock is ever discovered to be on a collision course with Earth. Last month, experts from ESA's ... more
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Asteroid that wiped out dinosaurs nearly knocked off mammals
The extinction of the dinosaurs 66 million years ago is thought to have paved the way for mammals to dominate, but a new study shows that many mammals died off alongside the dinosaurs. Metathe ... more
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The Geminids meteor shower should be one of the best this year
The best meteor shower of the year should put on an impressive display this weekend - weather permitting - with the annual Geminids poised to light up the sky with bright, long meteors visible as fr ... more
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Losing air
Today's atmosphere likely bears little trace of its primordial self: Geochemical evidence suggests that Earth's atmosphere may have been completely obliterated at least twice since its formation mor ... more
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Seismo-Ionospheric effects of 'Chelyabinsk' Meteorite revealed
The meteorite that hit the Russian city of Chelyabinsk on Feb. 15, 2013, was the cause of a large number of dynamic ionospheric, atmospheric and seismic phenomena. Oleg Berngardt of the Institute of ... more
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Asteroid impacts on Earth make structurally bizarre diamonds
Scientists have argued for half a century about the existence of a form of diamond called lonsdaleite, which is associated with impacts by meteorites and asteroids. A group of scientists based mostl ... more
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Watch the Leonid Meteor Shower light up sky Sunday into Monday
One of the most anticipated meteor showers of the year is set to peak overnight tonight and all you have to do to see it is look up. ... more
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New Map Shows Frequency of Small Asteroid Impacts
A map released by NASA's Near Earth Object (NEO) Program reveals that small asteroids frequently enter and disintegrate in the Earth's atmosphere with random distribution around the globe. Released ... more
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Meteorite grains tell shocking tale of solar system birth
The most accurate laboratory measurements yet made of magnetic fields trapped in grains within a primitive meteorite are providing important clues to how the early solar system evolved. The measurem ... more
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Fireball streaks across Texas sky
Residents of San Antonio saw a bright green light streak across the sky Saturday night, making it the possible site of a meteor. ... more
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    Fireball lights up Japanese skies
    On the same night that at least two fireball events caught the attention of skywatchers in the United States, residents of western Japan spotted a bright green flash of light experts say was a burning chunk of asteroid intercepted by Earth's atmosphere. ... more
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    Fireball lit up the sky across Midwest and East Coast Monday night
    Dozens of skywatchers - including some armed with video cameras - reported seeing a bright fireball streak across the skyline on Monday evening. The American Meteor Society fielded more than 300 reports from across the Midwest and East Coast. ... more
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    Burning passion: Chinese rich pay sky-high meteorite prices
    One small cheque to a businessman, one giant leap for a meteorite: after journeys of millions of kilometres, rocks formed from the primordial soup of the solar system have landed on the walls of a Chinese showroom. ... more
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    Earth hit by double asteroids 458 million years ago
    Some 458 million years ago, Earth was whacked in a double asteroid strike, leaving craters visible in Sweden today, space scientists reported on Thursday. ... more
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    Storms to obscure peaking meteor shower in the Northeast
    Astronomers say this week's annual Orionid meteor shower, which is scheduled to peak overnight Tuesday, will be one of the best in years. But for many Americans living along the Eastern Seaboard and in the Pacific Northwest, it will all be for nothing, as storms are expected to scatter clouds over much of the United States. ... more
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    Discovery of the Benesov meteorites 20 years after the bolide event
    Astronomy and Astrophysics is publishing the spectacular discovery of meteorite fragments 20 years after the corresponding bolide was seen in the skies of the Czech Republic. This discovery was made ... more
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    American Meteor Society confirms four fireball sightings
    The American Meteor Society confirms four separate fireball events, all within 90 minutes, were witnessed in the Midwest, Southeast, and along the Eastern Seaboard. ... more
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    Meteorite that doomed dinosaurs remade forests
    The meteorite impact that spelled doom for the dinosaurs 66 million years ago decimated the evergreens among the flowering plants to a much greater extent than their deciduous peers, according to a ... more
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