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  • Russian meteorite blast explained: Fireball explosion, not meteor shower (maps)

    02/16/2013 11:40:13 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 80 replies
    rt.com/news ^ | Edited: 16 February, 2013, 18:34
    A Russian policeman works near an ice hole, said by the Interior Ministry department for Chelyabinsk region to be the point of impact of a meteor seen earlier in the Urals region, at lake Chebarkul some 80 kilometers (50 miles) west of Chelyabinsk February 15, 2013 (Reuters / Chelyabinsk region Interior Ministry) Russian scientists investigating the meteorite explosion in the Urals explained the nature of the event that caused havoc in the region. NASA said the shockwave force was equal to a 500-kiloton explosion – 30 times the Hiroshima blast.­The object was identified as a solitary 10-ton bolide by...
  • Fireball Streaks Across Bay Area Sky (San Fran)

    02/15/2013 9:55:00 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 128 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 2/15/13 | Anon
    Jodi Hernandez reports on the cosmic close encounter that the earth is experiencing tonight and the real one Russia experienced this morning. On a day that had a lot of people talking about meteorites and asteroids, a fireball of some sort was seen streaking across the Bay Area skies. The fireball was seen around 7:45 p.m. There are reports into the newsroom from people as far north as Fairfield and as far south as Gilroy. It was also seen in Sacramento, Newark, Walnut Creek, and St. Helena. It was bluish in color and appeared to be heading straight to the...
  • Update: meteorite from California fireball recovered

    10/23/2012 1:10:36 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 17 replies
    This is exciting: a meteorite from last week’s fireball over northern California has been found! NBC is reporting a small chunk, 4-5 centimeters across and weighing about 60 grams, struck a house in Novato, California shortly after the fireball was seen. They’re reporting Peter Jenniskens, a SETI astronomer and meteorite expert, confirmed the find. That’s critical: a lot of rocks are mistaken for meteorites by people (and the media) who aren’t familiar with them. This chunk is small, though, and given how bright the fireball was and how it was seen to fragment, I’d think bigger pieces must have fallen....
  • UFO Fireball Gives Arizona News Team the Jitters (Video)

    04/18/2012 12:25:15 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 119 replies
    www.news.gather.com ^ | April 18, 2012 07:10 AM EDT | Tom Rose
    A UFO, not behaving like a meteor, streaked across the skies of Arizona, causing many to call police. And for a local news team to head out of the studio to investigate. What was it? In a sign that mainstream media is beginning to pay serious attention to the unidentified flying object phenomenon, local Arizona TV news affiliate ABC15 did a two-minute news segment on the fireball which was reportedly streaking across the sky as the newscast aired live. Witness photographs and videos were shown on-screen, and this one, showing an irregular flight path of the object, was broadcast. The...
  • BREAKING NEWS People See Large Fiery Object in Sky (Southern Cal)

    Breaking News: People from San Diego to Los Angeles to Las Vegas, Nevada reported seeing a large, greenish, fiery object shooting across the sky Wednesday night. There is no word yet on exactly what it was. A witness told NBCLA, "I saw something that looked like a falling star but it must have been a fireball in the atmosphere. It was huge. It had a green glow in front of it and a white tail. It like green fireworks going across the sky." Witnesses said they saw the fireball around 7:45. The FAA and the National Weather Service say they...
  • Great balls of fire over Canada: NASA investigates

    11/05/2010 5:17:37 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    The Canadian Press ^ | Thursday Nov. 4, 2010 4:27 PM ET | no byline
    MONTREAL — Great balls of fire have been reported swooping over Eastern Canada and several U.S. states. Even NASA's on the case. There are different theories about what was behind the sighting of those fireballs. A NASA spacecraft got a closer look at one of the possible sources today. The spacecraft flew past Hartley 2 -- taking closeup pictures after the comet made one of its closest passes by Earth this week. But one expert is skeptical of reports that any fireballs came from Hartley -- which is roughly 1.2 kilometres wide and spews deadly cyanide gas. Scientist Peter Brown...
  • Jihad comes to the Bronx......... (acted independently ?YEAH RIGHT !!Heard that one before)

    05/22/2009 8:16:19 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 13 replies · 926+ views
    Intellectual Conservative ^ | May 22nd, 2009 | Fern Sidman
    Is it possible that the Bronx Four operated alone, without any connection to foreign terrorists. In an elaborate sting operation, four African-American Muslim men were arrested Wednesday night in New York City for attempting to bomb two synagogues in the Bronx and for conspiring to shoot down military planes at an Air National Guard base in Newburgh, NY. James Cromitie, David Williams, Onta Williams and Laguerre Payen were friends who had met while serving time in prison and it was there that they converted to Islam. The bombs in their possession were fake; supplied to them by an FBI informant...
  • Third Jupiter Fireball Spotted——Sky-Watching Army Needed?

    08/25/2010 9:30:12 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 27 replies
    National Geographic ^ | 8/24/10 | Andrew Fazekas
    Amateur sightings prompt call for a network of backyard astronomers.On August 20, for the third time in about a year, amateur astronomers spotted a fireball above Jupiter's atmosphere. The discovery suggests the planet gets walloped more often than previously thought, say astronomers, some of whom are calling for a global "volunteer army" of backyard Jupiter watchers. The recent flash follows on the heels of July 2009 and June 2010 fireballs over the gas giant planet. (See "Bright Fireball Slams Into Jupiter" [June 2010] and "Jupiter Impact Creates Huge New Spot" [July 2009].) Astronomers speculate that the August 20 flash was...
  • Meteor streaks across the (Midwest)region's sky (Video too!)

    04/15/2010 8:44:12 AM PDT · by MplsSteve · 22 replies · 1,617+ views
    Minneapolis StarTribune (aka The Red Star) ^ | 4/15/10 | Bob Von Sternberg - Staff Reporter
    A meteor (as far as anyone knows) provided a brilliant and entertaining light show across the Upper Midwest Wednesday night. Just after 10 p.m., 911 call centers began to light up across at least six states, including Minnesota, as a bright light flashed across the sky from west to east. The National Weather Service confirmed countless anecdotal accounts of the meteor late Wednesday, reporting that "a fireball or very bright meteor was observed streaking across the sky. The fireball was seen over the northern sky, moving from west to east. Well before it reached the horizon, it broke up into...
  • Massive fireball reported across Midwestern sky

    04/15/2010 12:15:13 PM PDT · by autumnraine · 60 replies · 2,081+ views
    CNN ^ | 04/14/2010 | CNN Wire Staff
    Authorities in several Midwestern states were flooded Wednesday night with reports of a gigantic fireball lighting up the sky, the National Weather Service said. The fireball was visible for about 15 minutes beginning about 10 p.m., said the National Weather Service in Sullivan, Wisconsin, just west of Milwaukee. "The fireball was seen over the northern sky, moving from west to east," said the NWS in the Quad Cities area, which includes parts of Iowa and Illinois. "Well before it reached the horizon, it broke up into smaller pieces and was lost from sight," the service said. "Several reports of a...
  • 'Meteorite' spotted over Ireland..... (Major Fireball)

    02/03/2010 11:50:31 AM PST · by TaraP · 105 replies · 4,161+ views
    Astronomy Ireland says a major fireball was spotted over Ireland at around 6pm this evening. It says the rock from space was seen blazing in the air by people all over the country and would have been travelling with the force of a small nuclear weapon. Astronomy Ireland says there is a very good chance it has landed inland, but it is unlikely to have injured anyone. It is not clear yet where it might have landed because the fireball was spotted by people all over the country. While it would have been travelling at high speed when it was...
  • Astronomers seek fireball witnesses...(Did you se it?)

    12/17/2009 10:34:52 AM PST · by TaraP · 29 replies · 1,344+ views
    Google ^ | December 15th, 2009
    Astronomy experts are appealing for witnesses to an extremely rare fireball believed to have blazed across the morning sky. The spectacular sight, which star-gazers claim happened just before dawn on Monday, is being attributed to a massive meteor shower currently taking place over the northern hemisphere. "The fireball is really very special and unusual," Astronomy Ireland chairman David Moore said.
  • EVENTS IN NEBRASKA

    12/16/2009 11:45:57 PM PST · by ApplegateRanch · 38 replies · 1,967+ views
    SpaceWeather.com ^ | 12-17-2009 | Dr. Tony Phillips.
    EVENTS IN NEBRASKA: "At 9 p.m. Central Time on Dec. 16th, a very bright meteor lit up the completely overcast sky like lightning in southeast Nebraska," reports Trooper Jerry Chab of the Nebraska State Patrol. "It flashed for approximately 2 seconds and was followed by ground shaking, which prompted many calls by the public to law enforcement in a three county wide area." The USGS says there was a magnitude 3.5 earthquake near Auburn, Nebraska, at 8:53 pm Wednesday night, about the same time and place as the fireball. Coincidence? Readers in Nebraska with photos or eyewitness accounts are encouraged...
  • GREAT WESTERN FIREBALL

    11/19/2009 9:50:03 AM PST · by Frenchtown Dan · 27 replies · 1,553+ views
    Saceweather ^ | 11/19/09 | spaceweather
    Yesterday, Nov. 18th, something exploded in the atmosphere above the western United States. Witnesses in Colorado, Utah, Wyoming and Idaho say the fireball "turned night into day" and issued shock waves that "shook the ground" when it exploded just after midnight Mountain Standard Time. The fireball was so bright it actually turned the sky noontime blue
  • Fire ball in the sky 4/7/09

    04/08/2009 9:59:50 AM PDT · by gemmeg · 105 replies · 2,979+ views
    Self | 4/8/09 | Meg
    I saw a huge fireball? in the sky last night practically sailing through our backyard, VERY CLOSE! It was at 9:47pm on Tuesday 4/7/09. I reported it to the news, I am curious if it is these galaxies colliding I have heard about? or possibly something with the talk of missiles being fired? Just curious~
  • The Texas Fireball Video

    02/16/2009 3:13:21 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 5 replies · 833+ views
    The video, captured by an Austin news photographer during a marathon Sunday morning, shows some sort of unidentified object coming down and sending off sparks.
  • Space Debris Falls From Texas Sky

    02/16/2009 3:37:14 AM PST · by mylife · 20 replies · 1,242+ views
    Fox news ^ | 2/15/09 | Fox News
    * Video * Photo Iridium Communications Satellite Space Debris Falls From Texas Sky Last Edited: Sunday, 15 Feb 2009, 9:42 PM CST Created On: Sunday, 15 Feb 2009, 3:19 PM CST AUSTIN - FOX 7 has been receiving calls and e-mails from viewers that reported seeing a fireball falling from the sky at about 11 a.m. Sunday morning. An official from the Austin Fire Department said sightings have been reported from Austin to Fort Worth. The debris is most likely from a February 10 collision between a Russian and U.S. satellite. The FAA would only say the debris could be...
  • Mystery Fireball Streaks Across Texas Sky

    02/16/2009 3:47:12 AM PST · by metmom · 50 replies · 2,259+ views
    FOXNews.com ^ | Monday, February 16, 2009 | Associated Press
    What looked like a fireball streaked across the Texas sky on Sunday morning, leading many people to call authorities to report seeing falling debris. "We don't know what it was," said Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Roland Herwig. The Williamson County Sheriff's Office used a helicopter to search after callers said they thought they saw a plane crashing, a spokesman said.
  • Satellite Sees Atmospheric Asteroid Strike (Oct 7); Ethiopian Volcano Lava Covers 115 Square Miles

    11/06/2008 7:18:08 AM PST · by cogitator · 35 replies · 2,119+ views
    October 7 and November 6
    Two very interesting links below. Ethiopia reports record volcanic eruption First paragraph: "A volcano in Ethiopia's northeastern Afar region erupted on Monday, researchers said Wednesday, prompting a minor earthquake and record lava flows covering 300 square kilometres (115 square miles)." Meteosat-8 Rapid Scan captures asteroid impact First paragraph: "On 7 October, asteroid 2008 TC3 entered the atmosphere over northern Sudan and exploded. Amazingly, the Meteosat-8 Rapid Scanning Service managed to capture the impact."
  • ElBaradei: I'll resign if West launches military strike on Iran

    06/21/2008 2:04:19 AM PDT · by richardtavor · 45 replies · 189+ views
    Jeursualem Post ^ | 6/21/08 | Staff
    International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Mohamad ElBaradei, will quit his position in the event of a military strike on Iran, according to a Reuters report Friday. IAEA's Director General Mohamed ElBaradei gives a statement to the press. Photo: AP [file] Slideshow: Pictures of the week The report quoted him as warning that any military offensive in Iran would turn the Middle East region "into a fireball." "I don't believe that what I see in Iran today is a current, grave and urgent danger. If a military strike is carried out against Iran at this time ... it would...
  • Fireball over Polk County (Florida)

    02/09/2008 8:00:17 PM PST · by IllumiNaughtyByNature · 39 replies · 413+ views
    Tapma Bays 10 Dot Com ^ | 2/09/08 | UNK
    Polk County, Florida- A Polk County man videotapes a strange fireball in the sky over Polk County. Rhett Marcatos and his family saw the phenomenon on January 7th just before dusk outside his home in Davenport. Marcatos and his wife grabbed their video camera and began filming. The results were stunning. Snip...
  • Reports: 'Fireball' Crashes into Water Off New Jersey

    09/02/2007 11:15:59 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 13 replies · 641+ views
    1010wins ^ | Sunday, 02 September 2007
    TOMS RIVER (1010 WINS) -- A fiery streak across the sky got the attention of the Coast Guard Saturday night, after the reported fireball crashed into the waters off the Jersey Shore. Concerned calls started coming in from South Carolina to Long Island about 9 p.m. Coast Guard boats were searching near the site of the reported impact, off Normandy Beach in Toms River, about 10 miles off shore. No debris has been found in the water. The Toms River Fire Department says it also got some calls and there were at least 20 people on the beach with the...
  • King Tut's Necklace Shaped By Fireball

    06/26/2006 4:32:58 PM PDT · by blam · 43 replies · 1,742+ views
    The Australian ^ | 6-26-2006
    King Tut's necklace shaped by fireball June 26, 2006 LONDON: Scientists believe they have solved the mystery surrounding a piece of rare natural glass at the centre of an elaborate necklace found among the treasures of Tutankhamun, the boy pharaoh. They think a fragile meteorite broke up as it entered the atmosphere, producing a fireball with temperatures over 1800C that turned the desert sand and rock into molten lava that became glass when it cooled. Experts have puzzled over the origin of the yellow-green glass -- carved into the shape of a scarab beetle -- since it was excavated in...
  • Man dies after skin cream catches fire

    04/18/2006 1:07:19 PM PDT · by managusta · 41 replies · 603+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 18/04/2006
    An investigation has been launched after a hospital patient died in a fireball after lighting a cigarette while wearing a highly flammable skin ointment. It is thought the 60-year-old man was having a cigarette on a fire escape near his ward at Doncaster Royal Infirmary in South Yorkshire when the tragedy happened yesterday evening. He was taken to the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield with serious burns but later died from his injuries. It is understood that hospital staff followed the correct procedures and the incident was being treated as a tragic accident. Nigel Clifton, chief executive of Doncaster and...
  • CA: Study shows gas release could result in miles-long fireball (proposed LNG Offshore terminal)

    04/18/2006 8:19:53 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 548+ views
    A new study shows that a release of liquefied natural gas from one of four proposed terminals off the Southern California coast could spread a fireball over several miles, but pose no threat on land because the facility would be more than a dozen miles offshore. A sudden release of up to 200,000 cubic meters of fuel from two of three tanks of liquefied natural gas at a terminal moored between Malibu and Port Hueneme would result in an airborne vapor eruption spanning up to 6.3 miles - four times farther than originally thought, according to a revised draft environmental...
  • savetookie.org (Arnold - do the right thing for the children)

    11/25/2005 10:18:34 PM PST · by doug from upland · 15 replies · 1,573+ views
    http://www.savetookie.org/ EMERGENCY!  EXECUTION OF TOOKIE SCHEDULED FOR DEC 13 More Information About Stan Tookie Williams Stan's Books Download Fact SheetTookie's Clemency Petitionto the Governor 9th Circuit MotionDiscovery Motion - Reveals institutional misconductin Tookie's original trial Contact The Governor Fax 916-445-4633Call 916-445-2841E-mail the Governor Sample letters to the Governor Get Involved Upcoming Events andSave Tookie CommitteesSign Online Petition Tools For Activism Fact SheetDownload and circulate apetition to save Tookie Support Save Tookie Campaign We need your help to ensure that Tookie is not executed. More information on making a donation Promote SaveTookie.org Put a button on your website, or xanga, myspace...
  • Fireball seen over Madrid

    01/28/2005 11:13:49 AM PST · by Thinkin' Gal · 58 replies · 2,367+ views
    Yahoo (AFP) ^ | Fri Jan 28,10:47 AM ET
    Fireball seen over Madrid Fri Jan 28,10:47 AM ET MADRID (AFP) - Residents of the area near Madrid airport reported seeing a ball of fire explode and disintregrate in skies over the Spanish capital overnight, security services said. Emergency services received telephone calls about 10:30 pm (2130 GMT) Thursday reporting the object, described by some callers as looking like a meteorite, which was seen exploding and disintegrating. Subway employee Jose Antonio Lopez told EFE news agency that when he went home from work, some 50 kilometres (30 miles) from the capital, he saw a "huge, very red incandescent ball giving...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day: A Strange Streak Imaged in Australia

    12/07/2004 6:42:41 PM PST · by ckilmer · 19 replies · 1,734+ views
    NASA Picture of the Day ^ | 2004 December 7 | Wayne Pryde
    Astronomy Picture of the Day 2004 December 7 A Strange Streak Imaged in Australia Credit & Copyright: Wayne Pryde Explanation: Meteor experts don't think it's a meteor. Atmospheric scientists don't think it's lightning. The photographer insists that the streak and flash on the above image has not been created digitally. So what is it? Nobody is sure. APOD's editors do not claim to know - one purpose of posting this image is to mine the eclectic brain trust of APOD's readers to help see if some unusual phenomenon was caught serendipitously. The strange features were captured on a series of...
  • Electric 'fireball' injures worker at Stanford Linear Accelerator

    10/11/2004 6:44:51 PM PDT · by SmithL · 14 replies · 319+ views
    AP ^ | 10/11/4
    STANFORD, Calif. (AP) -- A worker at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center was injured Monday by what his co-workers called a "fireball" of electricity. The unidentified worker was installing a small circuit breaker inside the two-mile long linear collider when an electrical arc of 480 volts shot unexpectedly toward a cabinet, sending the man reeling, knocking him down and setting him on fire. "They described it as a fireball," said Neil Calder, a spokesman at SLAC. Co-workers at the scene quickly rolled the injured man over and extinguished the flames. He has been transported to Valley Medical Center where he...
  • Mysterious blast rocks Wairoa

    06/10/2004 8:39:53 AM PDT · by null and void · 35 replies · 622+ views
    Hawkes Bay Today ^ | 6/10/2004 | MARTY SHARPE
    A massive mysterious explosion in Wairoa this morning shook windows and woke people in Mahia, Kotemaori, Ruakituri, Lake Waikaremoana and Wairoa. Wairoa senior sergeant Chris Flood said the explosion occurred about 3.40am. Police called several people around the district. "They report hearing a loud explosion and seeing the whole sky light up. Everyone heard it," Mr Flood said. He thought it might have been a meteor. Department of Conservation Aniwaniwa area manager Glenn Mitchell said he thought the noise was an LPG bottle exploding. "I knew it wasn't a gunshot. It was a large explosion. I drove all around the...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day - An Unusual Event Over South Wales

    10/01/2003 7:31:17 PM PDT · by anymouse · 21 replies · 408+ views
    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center ^ | October 1, 2003 | Jon Burnett
    An Unusual Event Over South Wales Credit & Copyright: Jon Burnett Explanation: Jon Burnett, a teenager from South Wales, UK, was photographing some friends skateboarding last week when the sky did something very strange. By diverting his camera, he was able to document this rare sky event and capture one of the more spectacular sky images yet recorded. Roughly one minute later, he took another picture of the dispersing trial. What is it? Experts disagree. The first guess was a sofa-sized rock that exploded as a daytime fireball, but perhaps a better hypthesis is an unusual airplane contrail reflecting the...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 10-01-03

    09/30/2003 9:32:23 PM PDT · by petuniasevan · 12 replies · 298+ views
    NASA ^ | 10-01-03 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2003 October 1 A Daytime Fireball Over South Wales Credit & Copyright: Jon Burnett Explanation: Jon Burnett, a teenager from South Wales, UK, was photographing some friends skateboarding last week when the sky did something very strange. High in the distance, a sofa-sized rock came hurtling into the nearby atmosphere of planet Earth and disintegrated. By diverting his camera, he was able to document this rare sky event...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 5-06-03

    05/05/2003 11:51:40 PM PDT · by petuniasevan · 5 replies · 331+ views
    NASA ^ | 5-06-03 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2003 May 6 A Chicago Meteorite Fall Credit & Copyright: Ivan and Colby Navarro Explanation: If you wait long enough, a piece of outer space itself will come right to you. As Colby Navarro worked innocently on the computer, a rock from space crashed through the roof, struck the printer, banged off the wall, and came to rest near the filing cabinet. This occurred around midnight on March...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 11-18-02

    11/18/2002 3:44:58 AM PST · by petuniasevan · 3 replies · 2,189+ views
    NASA ^ | 11-18-02 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2002 November 18 The Car, the Hole, and the Peekskill Meteorite Credit & Copyright: Pierre Thomas (LST), ENS Lyon Explanation: The Peekskill meteor of 1992 was captured on 16 independent videos and then struck a car. Documented as brighter than the full Moon, the spectacular fireball crossed parts of several US states during its 40 seconds of glory before landing in Peekskill, New York. The resulting meteorite, pictured here,...
  • Fireball reported in southwestern Colorado sky

    10/06/2002 9:20:22 PM PDT · by Lokibob · 54 replies · 734+ views
    insidedenver ^ | 6 oct 2002 | insidedenver
    DURANGO - A fireball with a long tail of green, orange and purple flames raced across the sky over southwestern Colorado Sunday night. A scientist and a military spokesman said it was probably a meteor. "People said it had a 500-foot tail and it was huge, like a meteor, and green and orange," La Plata County sheriff's dispatcher Kristy Lee said. Authorities in Chaffee and Alamosa counties got similar reports at about 7:30 p.m. The Colorado State Patrol in Alamosa got reports of a fireball with a purple tail and green and white lights, dispatcher Toni Sanchez said. "A meteor...