All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘meteor’

Meteor Storm Not Over: Watch For Comet Caboose Weds.

Did you witness the witching hour light show in the sky this morning? Me neither. It’s always nice to see these kinds of events live; but if you’re like me, you might have missed the Camelopardalid meteor shower on account of cloudy skies. Lucky for the both of us, media capturing the cosmic firework display was posted all over the …

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Arizona Meteor: Sonic Boom, Streaking Lights Shock Residents

A meteor explosion shocked some Arizona residents on Tuesday night, Dec 10th, when a loud sonic boom and bright lights streaked across the sky. “The explosion could be heard from Tucson to as far away as Las Vegas, Nev.,” ABC15.com reported. Apparently it’s just a forerunner to the Geminid meteor shower expected to put on quite a show in the …

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Leonid Meteor Shower Expected This Weekend

The long awaited annual mid-November Leonid meteor shower will peak this weekend. The only problem is that the full moon’s glare may obstruct the annual celestial show. Assuming that the skies are clear during the peak viewing times, which will be just before the dawn on Sunday morning, you might just see Leonid streaks as well as a comet called …

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Perseid Meteor Shower: One Shower You Can’t Miss

There have already been a couple of night’s worth of meteor showers lighting up the sky this week, but apparently the best is yet to come. In the early morning hours of Monday and Tuesday Perseid meteors are promising a shower that will awe. (The rest of the month is supposed to see continued meteor showers, just not of the …

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Russian Meteor Blast Explained by NASA [VIDEO]

On February 15, when the world’s astronomers were busy watching Asteroid 2012 DA14 make a close flyby of Earth, a different space rock entered Earth’s atmosphere and broke up over Chelyabinsk, Russia. The shockwave following the meteor’s destruction shattered windows and damaged property throughout the Russian town. Later that week, the European Space Agency (ESA) announced that it was studying …

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Bruce Willis Can’t Save The World From A Giant Asteroid

I won’t go into why I absolutely despise the film Armageddon. It just never did anything for me and it made me realize at a young age that Steven Tyler should never do rock ballads. Despite the film’s weaknesses, it does propose a very good question. Could a team of oil drillers blow up an asteroid with a nuclear weapon? …

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Guy Forges Wedding Ring From a Meteorite

As Yahoo News is reporting, a man has forged his wife’s wedding ring out of a meteorite and posted the gallery of its completion on Reddit. The user, laporkenstein, got fed up with the idea of paying thousands of dollars on his wife’s wedding ring. Instead he decided to do something memorable and save a whole lot of cash in …

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Reports of Meteor Sightings in New Zealand

Witnesses called in to New Zealand’s channel 3 news to report sightings of a fiery object that they observed between 6pm and 7pm on Monday. Kim called in and said that she saw an “object the size of a helicopter on fire.” She ran in horror and grabbed her daughter because she thought that “it was about to explode.” She …

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