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Glowing Meteorite crashes into homeowner’s backyard in Appling, Georgia

Jay Sullivent heard a loud bang and thought there had been a car accident on the road in front of his house in Appling, Georgia on July 21, 2017.

According to CratersNews, he went running outside but instead of a car accident he discovered a burnt circle of grass in his backyard with smoke still rising from it.

Approaching closer he discovered a flame and a small piece of pink colored rock in the middle of the spot and concluded that it was a small meteorite, before he took it out of the hole.

 

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How NASA Plans to Deflect an Asteroid | VIDEO

How NASA Plans to Deflect an Asteroid

     Killer asteroids on a crash course with Earth aren’t just for imaginative sci-fi movies. NASA recognizes rogue asteroids as a legitimate concern, so it’s developing a mission called the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART).
By Amanda Kooser
CNET
7-5-17

The space agency on Friday announced that DART is moving from concept development into a preliminary design phase and released a video showing how it might work.

DART is about testing out what NASA calls “the kinetic impactor technique.” This means smashing a spacecraft into an asteroid to redirect it to a safer path….

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Ancient Stone Pillars confirm date of Comet Strike that changed Human History

A team of researchers with the University of Edinburgh has found what they describe as evidence of a comet striking the Earth at approximately the same time as the onset of the Younger Dryas in carvings on an ancient stone pillar in southern Turkey.

The group has published their findings in the journal Mediterranean Archaeology and Archaeometry.

Prior evidence based on ice cores taken from Greenland has suggested that a strike by a comet may have led to the onset of the Younger Dryas—a period of Earth cooling that lasted for approximately 1000 years.

Other evidence also suggests that the cooling period caused groups of people to band together to cultivate crops, leading to the development of agriculture, which in turn led to huge leaps in technological innovations and societal developments, i.e. Neolithic civilization. In this new effort, the researchers describe evidence they found on a stone pillar at Gobekli Tepe (the oldest known temple site) that aligns with the ice core findings—that a comet struck the Earth in approximately 10,950BC. 

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Strange 1.3 kilometers Wide Asteroid Caught on Radar as It Zooms by Earth

A strange asteroid 1.3 kilometers (3,280 feet) across streaked past Earth on Wednesday, giving astronomers a rare chance to check out a big space rock up close. XX

Dubbed 2014-JO25, the asteroid came nearest at 12.20 GMT and is now hurtling away from the centre of our solar system, said Ian Carnelli, an astronomer from the European Space Agency (ESA).

The Arecibo observatory in Puerto Rico—which has one of the world’s biggest radio telescopes—captured the 2014 JO25’s first images, showing a “dragon-shaped” object that is likely “two large asteroids that fused together”.

You may not see them, but space rocks whizz above our heads all the time. But large asteroids passing this close to Earth remain a rarity.

The next one will pass by in 2027, a 800-metre long object that will come within one Earth-to-the-Moon distance.

The last time 2014-JO25 was in our vicinity was 400 years ago, and its next close encounter with Earth won’t happen until sometime after 2600.

 

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Massive Asteroid To Buzz By Earth Today (4-19-17) | VIDEO

Massive Asteroid To Buzz By Earth Today

     The Earth will have a close encounter Wednesday with a massive asteroid nicknamed “The Rock.” NASA first learned about it three years ago, and it is the largest to pass by Earth since 2004. CBS News science and futurist contributor Michio Kaku joins “CBS This Morning”
By CBS This Morning
4-19-17

to discuss how the asteroid will not affect Earth, although it does show the dangers of nearby objects.

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Meteor That Changes Direction shakes homes as it soars over Queensland, Australia

A bright object was observed streaking across the sunset sky over Queensland, Australia on April 16, 2017.

The fireball was seen from southern Queensland and northeastern New South Wales. House-shaking sound was reported in Killarney on the Southern Downs.

It is said that the fireball was a meteor, but have you ever seen a meteor that changes direction?

Video: Go to the 0.35 Mark and see the moment the object changes its direction to right before it suddenly vanish into thin air.

 

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Do Impacts Really Cause Mass Extinctions?

For decades, many scientists have believed that asteroid bombardments, such as that which is thought to have killed the dinosaurs, occur on our planet at regular intervals of about every 26 million years. 

A popular theory was that a dim companion star called Nemesis would approach our Sun at 26 million year intervals, inevitably causing mass extinctions on Earth.

However, a new scientific study confirms that such bombardments, if they do occur, are random.

But a more fundamental question is, are impacts from space really the cause of extinction level events on our planet?

 

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Midwest Fireball Breeches Atmosphere – New 64m-140m NEO has a condition code 9!

A bright meteor lit up the skies over the Midwest early Monday, a huge ball of flame visible from at least four states including Illinois, meteorologists said.

“It was basically visible for a long distance,” said Ricky Castro, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s Chicago office. “It was certainly an interesting event, uncommon for the area.” The weather service’s Milwaukee office got reports of sonic booms.

Dashboard camera videos from suburban police departments, shared with the weather service, show a bright blue-green fireball streaking across the sky.

Asteroid Swarm?

The list of newly discovered near earth asteroids continues to grow, with one newly discovered NEO, a 64m-140m asteroid named 2017 BY93 has a condition code 9!

Next Video was originally posted by the National Weather Service’s Twitter account from the Lisle PD (police car dash cam). Includes Timestamp Credit:Lisle, IL Police Department.

 

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Bus-Size Asteroid Zips Near Earth (Video)



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      A bus-size asteroid that buzzed between the Earth and the moon at 3:25 p.m. EST (2025 GMT) on Thursday (Feb. 2) was spotted by one of the Slooh Community Observatory telescopes in the Canary Islands.
By Calla Cofield
space.com
2-4-17

The asteroid, dubbed 2017 BS32, was first identified by the Panoramic Survey Telescope & Rapid Response System, or Pan-STARRS, on Jan. 30, and came to within half the distance between the Earth and the moon on Feb. 2, according to Slooh. The space rock is between 36 and 82 feet long (11 to 25 meters), and was traveling at a speed of 25,800 mph (42,000 km/h), or about 16 times faster than a bullet shot out of an AK-47 rifle, according to Slooh astronomer Erik Edelman.

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Flaming Mystery Object crashes into Field in Normandy, France

I went to the countryside at night to film a beautiful moon set over the fields and test a new lens I bought for my Sony a7s camera. After a few videos and photos, I started recording the moonset, when an amazing glowing light fell to the ground.

It looked really big but not that far from my location. The object was glowing like a meteor, or a burning object. It probably crashed in the huge lands in front of me. The object literally came out of nowhere, just like a meteor / meteorite would do. It was also totally silent.

One thing about this object is really intriguing: it actually reached the ground (at least, the horizon). This one looked really close to me.

As the object probably crashed in a field I spent more than 30 minutes searching the object in the huge lands around me, exploring the area with my car but I didn’t see anything.

Although it might have been a meteorite I ‘m still not sure about it’s origin, according to the witness who filmed the burning object in his countryside, Normandy, France on February 2, 2017.

 

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