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What caused the mysterious loud booms?

Unexplained loud noises

What caused the mysterious loud booms? Unexplained loud noises were heard across the UK and New York last weekend.

By |December 3, 2014|Categories: Physics

Meteor? UFO? Massive blast over Russia

Meteor or Massive blast over Russia

Locals captured a massive blast on many cameras, a stunning bright orange flash that lit up the sky in Sverdlovsk region in the Urals, Russia.  UFO? Meteor? Blast?   Watch the video…

By |November 20, 2014|Categories: Discoveries

Lyrids in Southern Skies

Lyrids meteors

Lyrid meteor shower peaked, as every year, before dawn on April 22nd, as our blue planet plowed through dust from the tail of long-period comet Thatcher.    Image © Yuri Beletsky (Las Campanas Observatory, Carnegie Institution)

By |April 24, 2014|Categories: Astronomy

Meteor over Russia’s Murmansk

Meteor

Residents of the Kola Peninsula, Russia, witnessed the fall of a celestial body similar to the famous Chelyabinsk meteorite on Saturday night.    Image © Image screen capture from video.    Watch the video…

By |April 21, 2014|Categories: Natural phenomena

Annual Geminid meteor shower

Annual Geminid meteor shower 2

The annual Geminid meteor shower rained down on planet Earth over the past few weeks, from a radiant point in the constellation of the Twins.   Image © Yuri Beletsky (Las Campanas Observatory, Carnegie Institution)

By |December 24, 2013|Categories: Astronomy

Perseid Meteors over China

Perseid Meteors over China

The annual Perseid meteor shower, the Comet dust, rained down on planet Earth earlier this month. While enjoying the anticipated space weather above Zhangbei Prairie, Hebei Province, China, astronomer Xiang Zhan recorded a spectacular series of 10 second long exposures spanning four hours on the night of August 12/13 using a wide angle lens.   Image © Xiang Zhan (Beijing Planetarium)

By |August 23, 2013|Categories: Astronomy

Perseid annual meteor shower

Perseids annual meteor shower

A new research from NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office identifies the Perseids as the “fireball champion” of annual meteor showers. This year’s Perseid display peaks on August 12th and 13th.   

By |August 10, 2013|Categories: Astronomy

Bright Meteor shined Argentina Rock Concert

Bright Meteor shined Argentina Rock Concert

An audience at a rock concert near Santiago del Estero in Argentina, they saw an unexpected brightness. Was a half-meter meteor that flashed across the northern Argentinan sky around 3:30 AM on April 21.     Have a look at the video…

By |April 25, 2013|Categories: Astronomy, Natural phenomena

Sikhote-Alin Iron Meteorite

Sikhote-Alin Iron Meteorite

Most everyone has heard about the Chelyabinsk meteorite that slammed into western Siberia last month. Not only were there perhaps a million people who witnessed this meteor but dozens of videos were taken of its early morning trace across a clear winter sky.    Image © Mila Zinkova; Mila’s Web site

By |March 28, 2013|Categories: Astronomy, Natural phenomena

Fireball Lights up the US East Coast

Fireball Lights up the US East Coast

A bright meteor was spotted across the eastern US, from Maryland to Manhattan to Massachusetts. So far there is no report of this making an impact, so it may have completely burned up in the atmosphere.   Have a look at the video…

By |March 24, 2013|Categories: Natural phenomena