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Burning “Impact” Crater found next to Highway Torreón – Saltillo, Mexico

Yet another mystery, on January 17, 2018 a burning and smoking crater has been found next to the highway Torreón – Saltill, between kilometers 165 and 164, in the state of Coahuila, in the northeast of Mexico.

The media speculates that a meteorite has smashed into the ground leaving the burning crater, which measures 8 meters diameter and is 8 meters deep, however, pieces of the supposed meteorite have not been found.

So far, there is no official confirmation on this event!

 

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Flash! Boom! This time a Meteor explodes over Michigan

Many people from around have witnesses mysterious bright flashes in the skies followed by sonic booms and large explosions and the cause is always a meteorite or some sort of space debris according to the official statements, but is that really the case?

Here are three remarkable “Meteor” events that have taken place in recent days.

January 7, 2018: A mysterious bright flash accompanied by large explosions, where even the ground was shaking and felt over thousands of miles in Russia (See here our article on the Russia event).

January 10, 2018: A bright flash and a huge explosion occurred at around eight in the evening left residents of a Dallas neighborhood pondering worst case scenarios for its cause.

January 16, 2018: Sonic booms, rattling windows, and a bright flash of light washed over Michigan and surrounding states.

 

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What caused the Bright Flash that turned night into day over Russia on Jan 7, 2018?

A mysterious bright flash turned night into day over a huge area of Russia on January 7, 2018. The phenomenon was seen and felt over thousands of miles in Russia, especially in the regions Bashkortostan, Udmurtia, and Tatarstan.

The flash accompanied by large explosions, whereby even the ground was shaking and moving according to witnesses was blamed on a UFO visitation or a meteor exploding in the atmosphere.

Russian officials and scientists immediately denied that there had been a Russian missile test or any reported space rock crashing to earth, but it is clear that something unprecedented has taken place in the sky.

It reminds us the Tugunska event from June 30, 1908 when a huge explosion, which came out of nowhere, ripped through the air above a remote forest in Siberia, near the Podkamennaya Tunguska River and flattened 2,000 square kilometers of forest.

It is said that in the Tugunska case, a UFO has destroyed itself by crashing into an object to save Russia with as a result that the object is thought to have disintegrated at an altitude of 5 to 10 kilometers rather than to have hit the surface of the earth.

 

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Giant 3-Mile-Wide Asteroid 3200-Phaethon to Shave Earth’s Orbit before Christmas

A mysterious 3-mile-wide asteroid is going to buzz our planet before Christmas.

Although NASA has classified it has a ‘potentially hazardous asteroid’ and Russian astronomers have warned that the object will fly past ‘quite close there is no chance it will hit us as it will pass 6.4 million miles from Earth on December 17, 2017.

The huge asteroid 3200 Phaethon is named after the Greek demi-god who according to the legend, borrowed the sun chariot from his father the God Helios, however, Phaethon was unable to control the horses and nearly set the Earth on fire due to the misdriving of the sun’s chariot before being killed by Zeus who was forced to kill Phaethon with a thunderbolt to avoid a disaster.

The asteroid 3200 Phaethon is the long-sought parent body of the Geminids meteor shower. The meteor shower which can be seen from December 4-16, 2017 reaching its peak around December 13 while asteroid 3200 Phaethon will also be bright enough to see in small telescopes.

Phaethon which means ‘the shining one’ will probably bring some nice fireworks in the sky.

 

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Mysterious UFO speeding across the Sky above Heathrow, London seconds ahead of a landing plane

The live feed Sky Cam from Air Live captured the moment a mysterious unidentified flying object speeding across the sky above Heathrow Airport, London before it disappeared, on November 19, 2017.

The object in the sky was just seconds ahead of a landing plane though it is not clear how far away it was from the plane.

Some people suggest it was a shooting star, while others say it was a meteor, space debris or a UFO.

Speaking to MailOnline, Clemens Rumpf, from the University of Southampton specialized in studying space debris, said: ‘My hunch is that this was a large meteor about one meter in diameter at an altitude of 30 to 70 km”, but some people disagree with the explanation give.

Whether the object was a UFO, shooting star, meteor or space debris it remains unclear what the object might have been.

 

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Fast Moving Meteor-Like Object from Space Captured by ISS Astronaut

ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli captured a meteor-like object slam into Earth’s atmosphere and burning up over the Atlantic Ocean on November 5, 2017 from the International Space Station.

The space object, traveling at roughly 24 miles per second (40km/s), was sighted over the Atlantic Ocean, off the west coast of South Africa.

Several lightning flashes were also recorded by Nespoli as the Space Station flew from the southern Atlantic Ocean over to Kazakhstan.

 

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Fireballs in the sky over the US and Europe all captured on November 14, 2017

Several meteors lit the sky over the United States and Europe on Tuesday night.

Fireballs were captured over Phoenix, over Southern Ohio and later in the night two meteors crossed over France and the other over Germany which was seen as far away as Italy and Switserland.

Although it seems that these fireballs were at least somewhat related with the Tuarids and with the comet Encke, the fireballs that occurred in Arizona and France are not related to the Tuarids due to their origin and direction, the fireballs over Ohio and Germany were probably Tuarids.

Below videos show the fireball that flew across the Phoenix sky and captured by the Phoenix city Cam and the fireball over Southern Ohio uploaded by J. Verrico on the American Meteor Society Website.

The American Meteor Society has noted before that there has been a dramatic increase in fireball /meteor activity since the last two years.

 

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Return of the ‘Unusual Comet’ 96P spotted by ESA, NASA Satellites

The ESA and NASA mission SOHO got a visit from an old friend this week when the highly unusual comet 96P entered its field of view on Oct. 25, 2017.

The comet entered the lower right corner of SOHO’s view, and skirted up and around the right edge before leaving on Oct. 30. SOHO also spotted comet 96P in 1996, 2002, 2007 and 2012, making it the spacecraft’s most frequent cometary visitor.

At the same time, comet 96P passed through a second NASA mission’s view: STEREO that also watched the comet between October 26 and 28 from the opposite side of Earth’s orbit.

It is extremely rare for comets to be seen simultaneously from two different locations in space, and these are the most comprehensive parallel observations of comet 96P yet.

Comet 96P — also known as comet Machholz, for amateur astronomer Dan Machholz’s 1986 discovery of the comet – completes an orbit around the Sun every 5.24 years. It makes its closest approach to the Sun at a toasty 11 million miles – a very close distance for a comet.

When comet 96P appeared in SOHO’s view in 2012, amateur astronomers studying the SOHO data discovered two tiny comet fragments some distance ahead of the main body, signaling the comet was actively changing. This time around they have detected a third fragment — another breadcrumb in the trail that indicates this ‘Unusual Comet’ is still evolving.

 

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Bizarre New Object in Our Solar System Spotted By Hubble

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Asteroid 288P

Astronomers have identified a weird pair of orbiting asteroids,
called 288P, as the first known binary asteroid also classified as a comet.

      Astronomers recently spotted two space rocks behaving strangely. As the asteroids orbited each other, both of them appeared to be shedding material just like a comet does — observations revealed a coma around the objects as well as a long tail of material.
By Elizabeth Howell
The Seeker
9-21-17

The group have identified this weird system, called 288P, as “the first known binary asteroid also classified as a comet.” There are a few select examples of single asteroids shedding water and dust and leaving behind a comet-like tail, but it’s the first time two of these objects were seen orbiting each other.

288P was first discovered in November 2006 by the astronomical survey Spacewatch. …

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Suspected huge asteroid explodes in the sky over Yunnan Province, China

A suspected huge asteroid entered Earth’s atmosphere over China on October 4, 2017 and exploded at 37 kilometers height near Shangri-La County in Southwest China’s Yunnan Province.

Some people caught the asteroid on camera at the moment of its final impact behind thick clouds. 

What strikes is the strange rectangular shaped cloud above the asteroid moments of its final impact as it doesn’t really look like a natural cloud but more like cloaked object!

NASA said that the explosion was equivalent to 540 tons of TNT. Seismic agencies registered a seismic impact of 2.1 Magnitude.

Asteroid and meteor observers speculate that there might be remains of the asteroid have been falling on the ground, since the asteroid exploded at a relatively low height above the Earth’s surface.

 

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