Tag Archives: Meteor

Fireball Explodes Over Russia… Again

Originally posted on Lights in the Dark:
Why does Russia seem to get so many bright meteors? Well, at 6.6 million square miles it’s by far the largest country in the world plus, with dashboard-mounted cameras being so commonplace (partly…

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NASA’s Lunar Program Detects Bright Explosion on the Moon

This video describes the bright lunar explosion that happened on March 17, 2013 when 40 kg heavy object hit the lunar surface in location called Mare Imbrium. Anybody who was looking at the Moon at the moment of impact could … Continue reading

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Big Piece of Meteorite Found in Russia’s Ural Mountains

More than 100 fragments have been found from the recent Russian meteorite so far. And now, Russia’s Urals Federal University scientists have discovered the biggest piece from that impact, a chunk of meteorite weighing more than 1 kg! It was … Continue reading

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Fragments of the Meteorite Found in Chelyabinsk Region

Scientists have discovered in the Lake Chebarkul fragments of the meteorite, which fell down on Friday morning near Chelyabinsk. About seven fragments exploded in the sky, one of them fell into the lake Chebarkul, forming diameter of cca. eight meters. … Continue reading

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Scientists Identified Visible, Infrared Imagery Left by the Meteor Across Russia

Both visible and infrared images of the “Russian meteor”  has been captured by scientists from Colorado State University. Deputy director of the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) Steve Miller analyzed images from the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) … Continue reading

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Originally posted on lovethesepicture.com:
This is stargazing mixed with stunning long exposure photography while orbiting the Earth at about 17,000 miles per hour. These star trails from space were captured by astronaut photographer Don Pettit. This is a composite…

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Continuing in topic: Bolid in Chelyabinsk in Russia

Russian scientists are investigating the meteorite explosion in the Ural’s region, which injured nearly 1200 people today. It made a sonic boom in the atmosphere, and that hit buildings and shattered windows. Chelyabinsk residents reported shaking ground, windows being shattered and … Continue reading

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