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30 January 2015

Campos dos Goytacazes, RJ, Brazil Bolide Meteor 29JAN2015

Campos dos Goytacazes, RJ, Brazil Bolide Meteor  2245 Local Time 29JAN2015 w/ Fragmentation!  Likely Meteorites on the Ground!  Brazil MeteorRats Scramble!

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URGENTE!!! Por favor, se você observou nos envie o seu relato!!!
postado pela Phâmela Lopes:
Atenção ... URGENTE!
Acabei de ver um Bólido (22:45 pm) em Campos dos Goytacazes.
Vi da janela de minha casa. Sua trajetória era em direção ao norte...
Ele passou muito perto do chão.
(Pode ter caído, pois passou muito perto do chão)
PRECISO DE MAIS RELATOS

Any station on the outskirts of Belo Horizonte registered a fireball ace 22: 44h HBV toward the Alphard Star (Hydra) Vela path? Fragmentou into 3 pieces and reached estimated magnitude -9, relevant trace and greenish. -Marcelo Cruz
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URGENT !!! Please if you watched send us your story !!!
posted by Phâmela Lopes:
Attention ... URGENT!
I just saw a Bolide (22:45 pm) in Campos dos Goytacazes.
I saw the window of my house. The bolide was heading north ...very near the ground.
(It may have fallen since passed very close to the ground)
We NEED MORE REPORTS

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The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 30JAN2015

Water in Asteroid 4 Vesta.
psrd.hawaii.edu
 The big, melted asteroid 4 Vesta provides clues to the source of water to Earth and Mars. ...

Strange Sounds
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A meteor booms rattled and rumbled houses in a neighbourhood of Wellingron on January 26, 2015. Yes fireball can produce sonic boom during ...

PSI Scientists Study Surface Composition of Asteroid 2004 BL86 During
Close Flyby of Earth- Planetary Science Institute -Jan. 27, 2015
Tucson, Ariz. -- Planetary Science Institute researchers Vishnu Reddy and Driss Takir studied the surface composition of near-Earth asteroid 2004 BL86 during its close flyby of Earth early this morning. ...

What Happens When Meteors Hit the Earth? Excerpt from Meteorites by Ronnie McKenzie
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“If the observer does not hear any noise at all, then the meteor has either not landed, or the point of impact is too far away, despite the impression that ...

The Latest Worldwide Meteor.Meteorite News 27-29JAN2015
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The meteor, obscured by cloudy conditions, was perceived by residents only as a bright blue flash followed subsequently by loud thunderous sounds .

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29 January 2015

The Latest Worldwide Meteor.Meteorite News 27-29JAN2015

Update- 13854 Asteroids including NEOs Discovered to Date in January 2015 w/video
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View Worldwide Meteor Reports "click here" .... Breaking News - Ontario Canada Meteor Apprx. 0318 Eastern 26MAR2014 "click on image to enlarge" ...

Asteroid 2004 BL86 Has Passed Earth and it has a Small Moon!
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Forensic investigation of a probable meteor sighting using USArray acoustic data
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Nature's fireworks: The best meteor showers coming in 2015
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Meteor Explodes Over Wellington During Sonic Boom
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... earth on the same day. To me, the meteor sonic boom seems to be the most plausible source for this still unexplained explosion. What do you think?

A meteor hits Rome at the start of the third Crusade
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SO CLOSE: Asteroid to pass by Earth is close, yet so far to kill us
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For the name alone, an asteroid is a “minor planet” whereas a meteor is just a “solid piece of debris” which came from a larger object like a comet, ...

Melting, Not Meteorite, Caused East Antarctica Crater
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Asteroid 2004 BL86 Very Close Encounter Jan. 26
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ALERT: "Small Mountain" Asteroid 2004 BL86 Very Close Encounter Jan. 26Posted to YouTube by nemesis maturity 5,883 views. Published on Jan ...

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28 January 2015

Update- 13,854 Asteroids including NEOs Discovered to Date in January 2015 w/ video

Update- 13,854 Asteroids including NEOs Discovered through 27 January 2015 w/ video
The previous reported number for 01JAN-21JAN2015  was 9,546.  
Since 21JAN2015, a record 4,303 Asteroids/NEOs have been discovered during the 6 days.

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NEO Asteroid Analysis Update: 27-JAN-2015
Posted to YouTube by eissco 2 views

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27 January 2015

Asteroid 2004 BL86 Has Passed Earth and it Has a Small Moon!

Asteroid 2004 BL86 Has Passed Earth and it Has a Small Moon!
 - Likely it may be found to have more than one moon- LunarMeteoriteHunter ... Tokyo
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Asteroid 2004 BL86 Has a Small Moon
Posted to YouTube by NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory 5,280 views
Asteroid That Flew Past Earth Today Has Moon
Jet Propulsion Laboratory- January 26, 2015


This GIF shows asteroid 2004 BL86, which safely flew past Earth on Jan.
26, 2015. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Scientists working with NASA's 230-foot-wide (70-meter) Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, California, have released the first radar images of asteroid 2004 BL86. The images show the asteroid, which made its closest approach today (Jan. 26, 2015) at 8:19 a.m. PST (11:19 a.m. EST) at a distance of about 745,000 miles (1.2 million kilometers, or 3.1 times the distance from Earth to the moon), has its own small moon.

The 20 individual images used in the movie were generated from data collected at Goldstone on Jan. 26, 2015. They show the primary body is approximately 1,100 feet (325 meters) across and has a small moon approximately 230 feet (70 meters) across. In the near-Earth population, about 16 percent of asteroids that are about 655 feet (200 meters) or larger are a binary (the primary asteroid with a smaller asteroid moon orbiting it) or even triple systems (two moons). The resolution on the radar images is 13 feet (4 meters) per pixel.

The trajectory of asteroid 2004 BL86 is well understood. Monday's flyby was the closest approach the asteroid will make to Earth for at least the next two centuries. It is also the closest a known asteroid this size
will come to Earth until asteroid 1999 AN10 flies past our planet in 2027.

Asteroid 2004 BL86 was discovered on Jan. 30, 2004, by the Lincoln Near-Earth Asteroid Research (LINEAR) survey in White Sands, New Mexico.

Radar is a powerful technique for studying an asteroid's size, shape, rotation state, surface features and surface roughness, and for improving the calculation of asteroid orbits. Radar measurements of asteroid distances and velocities often enable computation of asteroid orbits much further into the future than if radar observations weren't available.

NASA places a high priority on tracking asteroids and protecting our home planet from them. In fact, the U.S. has the most robust and productive survey and detection program for discovering near-Earth objects (NEOs). To date, U.S. assets have discovered over 98 percent of the known NEOs.

In addition to the resources NASA puts into understanding asteroids, it also partners with other U.S. government agencies, university-based astronomers, and space science institutes across the country, often with grants, interagency transfers and other contracts from NASA, and also with international space agencies and institutions that are working to track and better understand these objects.

NASA's Near-Earth Object Program at NASA Headquarters, Washington, manages and funds the search, study and monitoring of asteroids and comets whose orbits periodically bring them close to Earth. JPL manages the Near-Earth Object Program Office for NASA's Science Mission Directorate in Washington. JPL is a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.

In 2016, NASA will launch a robotic probe to one of the most potentially hazardous of the known NEOs. The OSIRIS-REx mission to asteroid (101955) Bennu will be a pathfinder for future spacecraft designed to perform reconnaissance on any newly discovered threatening objects. Aside from monitoring potential
threats, the study of asteroids and comets enables a valuable opportunity to learn more about the origins of our solar system, the source of water on Earth, and even the origin of organic molecules that led to the development of life.

NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, will provide overall mission management, systems engineering, and safety and mission assurance for OSIRIS-REx. Lockheed Martin Space Systems in Denver will build the spacecraft. OSIRIS-REx is the third mission in NASA's New Frontiers Program. NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, manages New Frontiers for the agency's Science Mission Directorate in Washington.

NASA also continues to advance the journey to Mars through progress on the Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM), which will test a number of new capabilities needed for future human expeditions to deep space, including to Mars. This includes advanced Solar Electric Propulsion -- an efficient way to move heavy cargo using solar power, which could help pre-position cargo for future human missions to the Red Planet. As part of ARM, a robotic spacecraft will rendezvous with a near-Earth asteroid and redirect an asteroid mass to a stable orbit around the moon. Astronauts will explore the asteroid mass in the 2020's, helping test modern spaceflight capabilities like new spacesuits and sample return techniques. Astronauts at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston have already begun to practice the capabilities needed for the mission.

More information about asteroids and near-Earth objects is available at:
http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov and http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/asteroidwatch

and via Twitter at
http://www.twitter.com/asteroidwatch

More information about asteroid radar research is at:
http://echo.jpl.nasa.gov/

More information about the Deep Space Network is at:
http://deepspace.jpl.nasa.gov/dsn

For more information about the OSIRIS-REx mission, visit:
http://www.nasa.gov/osiris-rex
http://osiris-rex.lpl.arizona.edu

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26 January 2015

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 26JAN2015

Asteroid 2004 BL86 Very Close Encounter Jan. 26
LunarMeteoriteHunter- Posted: 25 Jan 2015 08:33 PM PST
Asteroid 2004 BL86 Very Close Encounter Jan. 26 ALERT: "Small Mountain" Asteroid 2004 BL86 Very Close Encounter Jan. 26 ALERT: "Small Mountain" Asteroid 2004 BL86 Very Close Encounter Jan. 26 Asteroids sweep by Earth all the time but one is particularly attracting attention, given its size and how close it will be flying by ...

Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 25JAN2015
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On February 15, 2013, a meteor, given the name of Chelyabinsk after the Russian city where it crashed, had partially disintegrated in the skies of .

Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 24JAN2015
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Minas Gerais, Brasil Meteor 0342 UTC 22JAN2015 Minas Gerais, Brasil Meteor 0342 UTC 22JAN2015c 2015 Joao Amancio‎ / BRAMON 2015 The ...

The asteroid is coming -- here's how you can see it
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Smaller asteroids are harder to predict -- the Chelyabinsk meteor that hit Russia on Feb. 15, 2013, was about 65 feet in diameter and went undetected ...

Celebrating 17 Years Of EUMETSAT Service is Metosat-7
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Fifteen years later, also in February, Meteosat-7 was perfectly positioned to spot the trail of meteor dust from the meteor which exploded close to ...

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Asteroid 2004 BL86 Very Close Encounter 26/27JAN2015 Videos

Asteroid 2004 BL86 Very Close Encounter Jan. 26/27 2015 Videos! - It has a moon!

NASA Goldstone Footage of Never Before Seen Close Up Views of Asteroid 2004 BL86
Posted to YouTube by Slooh 10,322 views


WATCH: Asteroid 2004 BL86 -Mountain-Sized Space Rock is Approaching Earth
Posted to YouTube by nemesis maturity 222 views
Published on Jan 26, 2015
  BRIGHT ASTEROID FLYBY--TONIGHT: A mountain-sized space rock is approaching Earth for a harmless but eye-catching close encounter on Monday night, Jan. 26-27. The incoming asteroid, named 2004 BL86, will be just 740,000 miles away (3.1 times farther from us than the Moon) and visible in ordinary binoculars.
  At closest approach, sunlight reflected from the surface of 2004 BL86 will make it glow like a 9th magnitude star. Amateur astronomers with even small backyard telescopes can see it zipping among the stars of the constellation Cancer.
http://spaceweather.com/
http://www.skyandtelescope.com/astron...
http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news188....

ALERT: "Small Mountain" Asteroid 2004 BL86 Very Close Encounter Jan. 26
Posted to YouTube by nemesis maturity 5,883 views
Published on Jan 14, 2015
ALERT: "Small Mountain" Asteroid 2004 BL86 Very Close Encounter Jan. 26
Asteroids sweep by Earth all the time but one is particularly attracting attention, given its size and how close it will be flying by the planet.
Called 2004 BL86, the asteroid is estimated to be about 650 m - 950 m in size.
Coming in as close as 745,000 miles from Earth, equivalent to around three times the distance of the moon to the planet, 2004 BL86 will be making the closest flyby for an asteroid this large.
The asteroid is expected to be observable to amateur astronomers with small telescopes and strong binoculars.
"Monday, January 26 will be the closest asteroid 2004 BL86 will get to Earth for at least the next 200 years. And while it poses no threat to Earth for the foreseeable future, it's a relatively close approach by a relatively large asteroid, so it provides us a unique opportunity to observe and learn more," said Don Yeomans, former Near Earth Object Program Office manager from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California. Yeomans retired last Jan. 9.
Read more here: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php...
Lunar Meteorute 'Hunter' http://lunarmeteoritehunters.blogspot...

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25 January 2015

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 25JAN2015

Asteroid 2004 BL86 to Fly By Earth on Monday
The Cubic Lane
On February 15, 2013, a meteor, given the name of Chelyabinsk after the Russian city where it crashed, had partially disintegrated in the skies of ...

Forget The Big Asteroid Buzzing Earth; Worry About What We Can't See
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This fact was demonstrated clearly two years ago when a large meteor went undetected until it exploded in the Earth's atmosphere over Chelyabinsk, ...

Minas Gerais, Brasil Meteor 0342 UTC 22JAN2015
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Click Image Minas Gerais, Brasil Meteor 0342 UTC 22JAN2015c 2015 Joao Amancio‎ / BRAMON. 2015 The SECOND Year of "CERTAIN Uncertainty" ...

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24 January 2015

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 24JAN2015

Minas Gerais, Brasil Meteor 0342 UTC 22JAN2015
Posted: 23 Jan 2015 06:28 PM PST
Minas Gerais, Brasil Meteor 0342 UTC 22JAN2015 Minas Gerais, Brasil Meteor 0342 UTC 22JAN2015c 2015 Joao Amancio‎ / BRAMON 2015 The SECOND Year of "CERTAIN Uncertainty" ™ / Meteors, Asteroids, Comets, and MORE!!...

NEO Asteroids Close Approach Data 2000-2014 Graphs...
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UK Meteor Apprx. 22.10 GMT 25MAR2014 "click on image to enlarge" UK Meteor Apprx. ... Breaking News- New Mexico Fireball Meteor 19JAN2015.

Asteroid Will Nearly Miss The Earth on Monday
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Watching a meteor shower is great because you know which area of the sky to watch and then over a period of time you can catch a glimpse of several ...

Search on for Space rock
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CALGARY – The search is on for the remains of a meteor photographed in the sky southeast of Banff. The picture was taken last month by amateur ...

Messages from space -- hidden magnetic messages uncovered
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The Pallasite meteorite, studied by Harrison, contains information about the early solar system. Image courtesy Natural History Museum, ...

Mystery of East Antarctica Crater May Be Solved
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A mysterious crater discovered in East Antarctica likely formed beneath a leaky meltwater lake, rather than because of a meteorite impact.

Pupils starstruck by lunar materials brought back to earth
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Banff Fireball Photo Has Scientists Seeking Space Rock
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Minas Gerais, Brasil Meteor 0342 UTC 22JAN2015

Minas Gerais, Brasil Meteor 0342 UTC 22JAN2015

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NEO Asteroids Close Approach Data 2000-2014 Graphs and Analysis < 10 LD - < 0.1 LD

NEO Asteroids Close Approach Data 2000-2014 Graphs and Analysis < 10 LD - < 0.1 LD
©2015 23.1.15- ANALYSIS by ESSICO- UK / LUNAR METEORITE HUNTER- TOKYO, JAPAN
Source Data NASA/JPL
Note-  In astronomy, a lunar distance (LD) is a measurement of the distance from the Earth to the Moon. The average distance from the center of the Earth to the center of the Moon is 384,400 km (238,900 mi).
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SHOWN BY YEAR
©2015 ANALYSIS by ESSICO / LUNAR METEORITE HUNTER
Source Data NASA/JPL

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©2015 ANALYSIS by ESSICO / LUNAR METEORITE HUNTER
Source Data NASA/JPL
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< 5 LD NEO ASTEROIDS 2000-2014 (IRRESPECTIVE OF "DISCOVERY DATE" ) LISTED BY MONTH
©2015 ANALYSIS by ESSICO / LUNAR METEORITE HUNTER
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< 1 LD NEO ASTEROIDS 2000-2014 (IRRESPECTIVE OF "DISCOVERY DATE" ) LISTED BY MONTH
©2015 ANALYSIS by ESSICO / LUNAR METEORITE HUNTER
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 ©2015 ANALYSIS by ESSICO / LUNAR METEORITE HUNTER
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NEO CA ASTEROID ANALYSIS 2000-2014 Video by EISSCO- UK
NEO CA ASTEROID ANALYSIS: 2000-2014
Posted to YouTube by eissco 14 views
Published on Jan 23, 2015Straightforward analysis was conducted using data from NASA's NEO CA
page :http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/neo_ca

The results were quite interesting. See what you think. -EISSCO, UK - http://www.eissco.co.uk

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Bolide Events 1994-2013 
Small Asteroids that Disintegrated in Earth's Atmosphere
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Bolide Events 1994-2013
Map Data Shows Frequency of Small Asteroid Impacts
c 2014 NASA

Newly Released Map Data Shows Frequency of Small Asteroid Impacts, Provides Clues on Larger Asteroid Population
Linda Billings & NASA/JPL Near-Earth Object Program Office
November 14, 2014
  It happens all the time: small asteroids impact Earth's atmosphere
Small asteroids near Earth, with sizes of only about a meter, hit the atmosphere and disintegrate with surprising frequency - around every other week, new data show.
  Data gathered by U.S. government sensors and released to NASA for use by the science community reveal that these small impact events are frequent and random. A map of these small impact events - known as fireballs or bolides - recently released by NASA shows the frequency and approximate energy released by bolide events detected from 1994 through 2013. It dwarfs a data-base of small impacts based on infra-sound detections released last fall, but it does not contain all fireballs - objects less than a meter in size - that impacted the Earth during this period. ... more- http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news186.html

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23 January 2015

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 23JAN2015

Updated Charts for Asteroid 2004 BL86 Earth Flyby on Jan 26, 2015
Paul Chodas & Jon Giorgini- NASA/JPL Near-Earth Object Program Office January 22, 2015
This diagram shows the close passage of 2004 BL86 on January 26, 2015. The view is nearly edge-on to the Earth's orbit; the Moon's nearly circular orbit is highly foreshortened from this viewpoint. The asteroid moves from the south to the north, from below the Earth's orbit to above. The indicated times are Universal Time. Closest approach occurs at about 16:19 UTC, or about 11:19 EST. The roughly 500-meter (1500-foot) asteroid approaches to within 1.2 million kilometers (750,000 miles) of Earth, or about 3.1 times the distance of the Moon. ...

Gullies on Vesta Suggest Past Water-Mobilized Flows
Jet Propulsion Laboratory- January 21, 2015
Protoplanet Vesta, visited by NASA's Dawn spacecraft from 2011 to 2013, was once thought to be completely dry, incapable of retaining water because of the low temperatures and pressures at its surface. However, a new study shows evidence that Vesta may have had short-lived flows of water-mobilized material on its surface, based on data from Dawn. ...

Rosetta Comet 'Pouring' More Water Into Space
Jet Propulsion Laboratory- January 22, 2015
There has been a significant increase in the amount of water "pouring" out of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the comet on which the Rosetta mission's Philae lander touched down in November 2014. ...

Hilltop Panorama Marks Mars Rover's 11th Anniversary
Jet Propulsion Laboratory- January 22, 2015
A panorama from one of the highest elevations that NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has reached in its 11 years on Mars includes the U.S. flag at the summit. ...

'Hard Drives' To Predict Earth's Future
International Business Times ⋅ 00:13
Researchers used a giant X-ray microscope called synchrotron to study meteorites, which are fragments of asteroids that struck earth over millions of ...

How a meteorite sparked a 'cosmic archaeological mission'
The Christian Science Monitor - 10 hours
By making tiny X-ray measurements of a meteorite, scientists can tell when its magnetic field died, revealing clues about the early history ...

Meteorite mineral named after beer is time capsule
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The nitrogen in the breath you just took matches that in carlsbergite from a meteorite, which means it was probably formed at the same time ...

Scientists discover hidden magnetic messages in meteorites
ANI via Yahoo! India News - 14 hours
Washington, Jan 22 (ANI): Scientists have discovered hidden magnetic messages in meteorites from the early solar system in meteorites. ...

Hidden magnetic messages found in meteorites
IANS via Yahoo Maktoob News - 16 hours
London, Jan 22 (IANS) Geologists from University of Cambridge have uncovered hidden magnetic messages from the early solar system in ...

Scientists Unlock Ancient Meteorite 'Hard Drives' To Predict Earth's Future
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Tiny fragments of magnetic particles trapped in the core of asteroids have provided scientists vital clues to the process of formation of our ...

Fire no factor in dinosaur demise
Yahoo News UK
Global firestorms would not have ravaged Earth after the giant meteor impact believed to have killed off the dinosaurs, new research suggests.

Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News
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A slow moving meteor can make one full swing around the world before crashing or disintegrating. The fireball Sterling captures is similar to the one .

Interesting fireballs in EDMOND database in 2014 – part 1
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With the continued growth of meteor detection networks across Europe and increased coverage of the sky many more bright fireballs or even “bolides” ...

Out of This World: Noctilucent or Polar Mesospheric Clouds
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It would be logical to assume metal oxides and silicon dioxide would predominate as constituents of meteor smoke. The logical choices would be iron ...

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22 January 2015

High Number of Recently Discovered NEOs / Asteroids- 8,461 Since 01JAN2015!

High Number of Recently Discovered NEOs / Asteroids- 8,461 Since 01JAN2015!
NEOs /  Asteroids Discovered - 8,461 Since 01JAN2015
High Number of Recently Discovered NEOs / Asteroids- 8,461 Since 01JAN2015!
Posted to YouTube by eissco 11 views
Published on Jan 21, 2015
NASA's Close-Approach tables indicate a high number of recent asteroid discoveries. As such, we may be in for a busy period of meteor and/or meteorite sightings...throughout January and into February 2015. Keep your eyes to the skies (but be safe if driving, running, walking etc). Priority, obviously, to what's in front of you - rather than what's in the skies!
c2015 Text and Video EISSCO
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Asteroids / Comets: Seems Like We Are in a Very Busy Neighborhood
Posted to YouTube by nemesis maturity 1,256 views
Published on Jan 15, 2015
  NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) spacecraft discovered and characterized 40 near-Earth objects (NEOs) in the first year after the mission was re-started in December 2013. Eight of the discoveries have been classified as potentially hazardous asteroids (PHAs), based on their size and how close their orbits could come to Earth's orbit.
  The mission has further observed and characterized 245 previously known near-Earth objects.
  From December 2013 to December 2014, NEOWISE discovered three new comets and observed 32 others. One of the others has turned into the brightest comet in Earth's night sky in early 2015, comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy).

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NEOs Asteroids Close Approaches January 2015

NEOs Asteroids Close Approaches January 2015
ALERT- Several MORE Large Meteors PENDING!
January 2015 Meteors
c2015 Dirk Ross
  There are currently 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 known NEO Asteroids discovered that will pass within approximately 10LD or less, LD stands for "Lunar Distance", in the month of January; expect that 10 or more NEOs will be discovered before month end. Be ready for some bolide, fireball, and meteor activity!
 Unfortunately we will be Moonblind for ground-based detection from 02DEC2014 until about the 11JAN2015  and from 28JAN-12FEB2015 so I expect several asteroids that will go undetected.
 There are four small mountan-sized asteroids that will safely pass this month.
- LunarMeteoriteHunter, Tokyo

2005 YQ96,2014 YE42,2014 YP34 ,2007 EC,
357439 (2004 BL86), 2008 CQ,2015 AK1,2015 AO43,
2015 AQ432015 AH44 , 2015 BC2015 BF ,
2015 AK45 , 2015 BP ,2015 BK4 ,2015 BE92,
2015 BD511 , 

updated 29JAN2015
(2015 BD511) 2015-Jan-300.01154.511 m - 24 m26.919.23

updated 21JAN2015
(2015 BE92) 2015-Jan-290.00833.28.2 m - 18 m27.56.03

updated 19JAN2015
(2015 BK4) 2015-Jan-250.01375.327 m - 61 m24.911.10

updated 18JAN2015
(2015 BP) 2015-Jan-200.00471.86.3 m - 14 m28.112.68

updated 18JAN2015
(2015 BC) 2015-Jan-200.00421.640 m - 91 m24.119.74
(2015 BF) 2015-Jan-250.02399.312 m - 26 m26.810.96
(2015 AK45) 2015-Jan-260.01224.714 m - 31 m26.48.68

updated 17JAN2015 - NOT REPORTED UNTIL AFTER PASSED
(2015 AH44) 2015-Jan-140.02017.833 m - 75 m24.510.78

updated 16JAN2015 - NOT REPORTED UNTIL AFTER PASSED
(2015 AQ43) 2015-Jan-140.00110.45.6 m - 13 m28.412.51

updated 15JAN2015- NOT REPORTED UNTIL AFTER PASSED
(2015 AO43) 2015-Jan-130.01104.313 m - 29 m26.510.43

updated 12JAN2015
(2015 AK1) 2015-Jan-180.01435.636 m - 80 m24.412.14

UPCOMING CLOSE APPROACHES TO EARTH
AU = ~150 million kilometers
1 LD = Lunar Distance = ~384,000 kilometers

(2014 WL6) 2015-Jan-010.148157.6260 m - 570 m20.112.58
Object
Name
Close
Approach
Date
CA
Distance*
(AU)
CA
Distance*
(LD)
Estimated
Diameter**
H
(mag)
Relative
Velocity
(km/s)
(2013 NX) 2015-Jan-020.111943.6110 m - 240 m22.05.06
(2005 YQ96) 2015-Jan-020.026510.3220 m - 490 m20.412.70
(2013 AJ11) 2015-Jan-030.112843.956 m - 120 m23.414.14
(2014 YQ34) 2015-Jan-030.079330.941 m - 92 m24.024.86
(2014 XD32) 2015-Jan-030.197076.7140 m - 310 m21.413.71
(2014 YE42) 2015-Jan-030.01104.357 m - 130 m23.313.99
(2014 YB42) 2015-Jan-040.042616.622 m - 49 m25.49.67
(2014 YP34) 2015-Jan-040.02258.817 m - 37 m26.06.88
(2014 YU41) 2015-Jan-040.101139.346 m - 100 m23.88.06
85990 (1999 JV6) 2015-Jan-050.083332.4270 m - 590 m20.07.69
(2010 RE31) 2015-Jan-080.116745.418 m - 39 m25.912.32
(2010 AN61) 2015-Jan-080.075129.211 m - 24 m27.03.88
(2013 AF53) 2015-Jan-080.118146.013 m - 30 m26.511.62
(2014 YZ8) 2015-Jan-090.076929.949 m - 110 m23.711.54
(2014 XM7) 2015-Jan-110.084933.069 m - 150 m22.910.28
(2014 YT34) 2015-Jan-120.036614.233 m - 73 m24.56.99
410088 (2007 EJ) 2015-Jan-120.177268.9670 m - 1.5 km18.015.44
(2013 TK4) 2015-Jan-130.134852.546 m - 100 m23.89.35
(2002 GP186) 2015-Jan-140.139154.1240 m - 540 m20.28.57
(2014 YR15) 2015-Jan-150.056121.8140 m - 310 m21.48.94
(2014 UF206) 2015-Jan-150.137753.6480 m - 1.1 km18.727.03
(2001 XU30) 2015-Jan-150.128550.0320 m - 710 m19.615.05
(2014 OV3) 2015-Jan-150.138754.061 m - 140 m23.24.01
(2007 EC) 2015-Jan-150.027310.697 m - 220 m22.26.59
(2007 CA27) 2015-Jan-160.154660.2150 m - 330 m21.317.05
(2014 YD) 2015-Jan-160.044217.238 m - 84 m24.23.11
162004 (1991 VE) 2015-Jan-170.104340.6610 m - 1.4 km18.221.59
(2014 YJ42) 2015-Jan-170.183371.3230 m - 510 m20.315.74
(2014 BT8) 2015-Jan-220.124248.327 m - 59 m25.06.66
(2012 VA26) 2015-Jan-220.167865.313 m - 28 m26.68.23
(2011 EU29) 2015-Jan-220.109842.7280 m - 620 m19.914.00
(2012 XL16) 2015-Jan-220.175968.521 m - 47 m25.55.18
(2014 ST143) 2015-Jan-220.136953.346 m - 100 m23.86.61
2062 Aten 2015-Jan-230.186472.61.1 km16.812.71
(2014 QJ362) 2015-Jan-240.083432.573 m - 160 m22.88.47
(2007 AG) 2015-Jan-240.167265.1240 m - 540 m20.212.34
(2013 PY38) 2015-Jan-240.130250.731 m - 68 m24.74.89
(2014 YC9) 2015-Jan-260.108742.340 m - 89 m24.15.29
357439 (2004 BL86) 2015-Jan-260.00803.1400 m - 900 m19.115.67
(2014 YS14) 2015-Jan-290.147957.6180 m - 400 m20.816.21
(2014 SQ143) 2015-Jan-290.111943.5140 m - 310 m21.49.16
(2008 CQ) 2015-Jan-310.01244.822 m - 49 m25.411.07
NASA/JPL- Original Source Table and for the latest updates- http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/

updated 29JAN2015
updated 21JAN2015 reposted 22JAN2015
updated 19JAN2015
updated 18JAN2015 reposted
updated 18JAN2015 reposted
updated 17JAN2015
updated 16JAN2015 reposted
updated 15JAN2015
updated 12JAN2015
re-post 09JAN2015
original post 01JAN2015



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