Surprise! Fireballs Light up the Radio Sky, Hinting at Unexplored Physics

by Shannon Hall June 2, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter At any given moment, it seems, the sky is sizzling with celestial phenomena waiting to be stumbled upon. New research using the Long Wavelength Array (LWA), a collection of radio dishes in New Mexico, found quite the surprise. Fireballs — those […]

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Camelopardalid Meteor Shower Skimpy but Sweet

by Bob King May 24, 2014

So how were the ‘Cams’ by you? Based on a few reports via e-mail and my own vigil of two and a half hours centered on the predicted maximum of  2 a.m. CDT (7 UT) Saturday morning the Camelopardalid meteor shower did not bring down the house. BUT it did produce some unusually slow meteors and […]

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Dashcams, Tweets Show Bright Daytime Fireball Over Ontario, Canada on May 4

by Nancy Atkinson May 5, 2014

A rare daylight meteor streaked across the skies over southern Ontario, Canada and the U.S. Northeast during the afternoon of Sunday May 4, 2014, with brightness “rivaling that of the Sun,” said the American Meteor Society. Reports of a bright fireball followed by a loud sonic boom were reported on social media, and several dashcam […]

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Weekly Space Hangout – April 25, 2014: Asteroids, ISS Repairs & an Annular Eclipse

by Fraser Cain April 25, 2014

Host: Fraser Cain Guests: Morgan Rehnberg, Brian Koberlein, David Dickinson, Jason Major This Week’s Stories: Morgan Rehnberg ( / @cosmic_chatter): EVA Cosmos SpaceX announcements Brian Koberlein (@briankoberlein, Meteors are not more likely to hit Earth Dave Dickinson (@astroguyz, Saturn at Opposition Bizarre Annular Eclipse Jason Major (@JPMajor, B612 Foundation asteroid announcement We […]

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Norwegian Skydiver Almost Gets Hit by Falling Meteor — and Captures it on Film

by Nancy Atkinson April 3, 2014

It sounds like a remarkable story, almost unbelievable: Anders Helstrup went skydiving nearly two years ago in Hedmark, Norway and while he didn’t realize it at the time, when he reviewed the footage taken by two cameras fixed to his helmet during the dive, he saw a rock plummet past him. He took it to […]

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