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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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Earth entering debris field from Halley’s Comet – aka The Star of Bethlehem – from 2600 years ago

According to Canada’s Meteor Orbit Radar (CMOR), a “hot spot” has appeared in the constellation Aquarius and is a sign that Earth is approaching a debris field from Halley’s Comet dating all the way back to 616 BC.

Some theologians and astronomers suggest that Halley might be the Star of Bethlehem because Halley’s appearance in 12 BC was only a few years distant from the conventionally assigned date of the birth of Jesus Christ, which might explain the biblical story of the Star of Bethlehem.

Our planet will cross a network of debris streams from the comet and it has the potential for an outburst this week. The numbers of meteors which are pieces of Halley’s Comet hitting Earth’s atmosphere at 66 km/s and disintegrating about 100 km above Earth’s surface are already impressive so this might be a descent time a real meteor shower.

If we take a look at the historical record of Halley’s Comet then we see that this strange comet often is associated with biblical events, omen good or bad.

Going back in history the first certain appearance of Halley’s Comet in the historical record is a description from 240 BC, in the Chinese chronicle Records of the Grand Historian or Shiji. The only surviving record of the 164 BC apparition is found on two fragmentary Babylonian tablets.

Then Halley’s appearance in 12 BC, only a few years distant from the conventionally assigned date of the birth of Jesus Christ, and in 1066, the comet was seen in England and thought to be an omen: later that year Harold II of England died at the Battle of Hastings; it was a bad omen for Harold, but a good omen for the man who defeated him, William the Conqueror.

In 1301 Halley may have been seen by the artist Giotto di Bondone, who represented the Star of Bethlehem as a fire-colored comet in the Nativity section of his Arena Chapel cycle, completed in 1305.

1301 image of artist Giotto di Bondone.

In 1456, the year of Halley’s next apparition, the Ottoman Empire invaded the Kingdom of Hungary and in 1910 the comet added to the unrest in China on the eve of Xinhai Revolution that would end the last dynasty in 1911.

Halley’s 1986 apparition was the least favorable on record, the year of the Chernobyl disaster and the San Salvador earthquake which caused between 1,000 and 1,500 deaths and 10,000 injuries.

According to astronomers Halley has probably been in its current orbit for 16,000–200,000 years and its lifetime could be as long as 10 million years.

The next predicted perihelion of Halley’s Comet is 28 July 2061 and in 2134, Halley is expected to pass within 0.09 AU (13,000,000 km) of Earth.

 

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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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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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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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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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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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Chelyabinsk-sized Asteroid Set to Pass between Earth and the Moon on Feb 2, 2017

Here is another newly found asteroid set to pass very close to our planet.

Asteroid 2017 BS32 set to pass between Earth and the Moon Feb. 02. The space rock was first observed by Catalina Sky Survey on 2017-01-30.

It will fly by Earth at a distance of 161 280 km which is about 0.4 times the distance to the Moon at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 11.57 km/s. It is estimated to be 11 m – 26 meters in size.

The asteroid which has a condition code of 7 belongs to a group of asteroids, named Aten.

More disturbing is the fact that the last days an increasing number of newly discovered asteroids passed the Earth less than 5 LD , while 2017 BS32 is the fourth asteroid to pass Earth, below 1 LD – Lunar Distance, since January 8, 2017!

 

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Mysterious Lake Cheko is the impact crater of the Tunguska Meteorite?

A decade ago, a research team from Italy’s University of Bologna led by Luca Gasperini pointed to a small bowl-shaped 500-metre diameter Lake Cheko as the impact crater of the Tunguska meteorite.

They have also argued that flattened trees show that ‘two bodies entered the atmosphere. One exploded about five miles (8km) above ground, while the other hit the Earth where Lake Cheko is now.

The Tunguska event was a mega explosion, caused by an asteroid or comet, which occurred near the Podkamennaya Tunguska River in what is now Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia, on June 20, 1908.

It is classified as an impact event even though it exploded in the sky rather than hit the surface with as a result that about 2,000 square km of forest was flattened. The explosion could be heard 1,200 kilometers away even atmospheric pressure was detected in Britain.

Now, Russian scientists deny the theory of the respected Italian team by ‘proving’ that the remote blue lake is not young enough to be a crater lake caused by the Tunguska meteorite reports Siberiantimes.

Furthermore, as only tiny particles of cosmic dust ended up on the surface it seems impossible that Lake Checko has been formed by only cosmic dust, besides if it was meteorite where are the other impact craters and the extraterrestrial matter? So if the Tunguska event did not cause the mysterious Lake Checko, what did?

About the Tunguska meteorite, in recent years many speculations have been emerged but the most likely theory appears to be that a celestial object was completely destroyed in the atmosphere by an alien race by using advanced technology before the object could have destroyed the planet.

 

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