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Asteroid 2021 GW4 to fly past Earth at just 0.07 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 GW4 will fly by at a distance of just 0.07 LD / 0.00018 AU (26 927 km / 16 730 miles) from the center of our planet at 13:01 UTC on April 12, 2021. This is the 40th known asteroid to fly by Earth within 1 lunar distance...

April 11, 2021

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Bright fireball lights up night sky over Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan

A brilliant fireball streaked across Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, leaving witnesses in awe as the meteor turned the night sky into a day. Authorities and experts said they will provide more information after the analysis. Footage of the event...

April 09, 2021

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Hubble makes unexpected discovery on the process of star formation

New observations from the Hubble Space Telescope have changed our understanding of star formation as what scientists previously believed may have been an off-switch for the process does not work that way after all. The telescope shows that the powerful astrophysical...

March 29, 2021

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Very bright fireball over southern Spain on March 28, 2021

A very bright fireball was recorded over southern Spain at about 04:21 UTC on March 28, 2021. The bolide was generated by a rock from an asteroid that hit the atmosphere at about 96 000 km/h, said Dr. Jose M. Madiedo, principal investigator of the SMART Project and...

March 29, 2021

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Three asteroids within 1 lunar distance on March 23 - 2021 FO1, 2021 FH, and 2021 FP2

Three newly-discovered asteroids flew past Earth within 1 lunar distance on March 23, 2021 -- 2021 FO1, 2021 FH, and 2021 FP2. This pushed the number of known <1LD asteroid flybys this year to 33. 2021 FO1 was first observed at Mt. Lemmon Survey, Arizona on March...

March 24, 2021

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Asteroid 2021 FM2 flew past Earth at 0.2 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 FM2 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.22 LD / 0.00056 AU (83 770 km / 52 055 miles) at 21:46 UTC on March 20, 2021. Since the start of the year, our observatories have identified a total of 33 asteroid flybys within 1...

March 24, 2021

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Ariane 44L rocket launched in 1992 creates fiery spectacle over Brazil

The body of Ariane 44L rocket launched in 1992 re-entered Earth's atmosphere over Brazil at around 21:46 UTC (18:46 LT) on March 16, 2021, two days after schedule. The event created spectacular fiery scenery above the Brazilian state of Para and was mistaken...

March 23, 2021

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Very bright fireball explodes over Sulawesi, Indonesia

A very bright fireball exploded over Sulawesi, Indonesia at around 14:20 UTC (21:20 WIB) on March 16, 2021, briefly turning night into day. Videos from the event show a bright fireball streaking across Pagimana District, Banggai Regency, Central Sulawesi. A sonic...

March 22, 2021

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Very bright fireball over Pennsylvania, U.S.

A very bright fireball was recorded over Pennsylvania, U.S. at around 04:25 UTC (00:25 EDT) on March 21, 2021. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 263 reports, mostly from Pennsylvania, but users from Connecticut, Washington DC, Delaware, Indiana, Kentucky,...

March 22, 2021

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Fireball seen north of Los Angeles, southern California

More than 80 people submitted their eyewitness reports to the American Meteor Society (AMS) after a bright fireball streaked through the night sky over southern California at 02:49 UTC on March 21, 2021 (19:49 PDT, March 20). According to NASA Meteor Watch, the...

March 22, 2021

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Bright fireball over Tampa Bay, Florida

The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 61 reports about a fireball seen over Florida and Georiga, U.S. around 00:32 UTC on March 21, 2021. Even though there was significant cloud cover, tens of eyewitnesses in middle Florida reported seeing a bright fireball at...

March 22, 2021

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Rare daylight fireball over the English Channel, sonic boom reported

A rare daylight fireball was observed over the English Channel at 14:50 UTC on March 20, 2021. The event was followed by a sonic boom, heard by many people from the UK. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 131 reports so far. The event was mainly seen from the...

March 22, 2021

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Asteroid 2021 FH to flyby Earth at 0.61 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 FH will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.61 LD / 0.00157 AU (234 870 km / 145 940 miles) from the center of our planet at 16:51 UTC on March 23, 2021. This is the 30th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance...

March 22, 2021

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Asteroid 2021 FO1 to flyby Earth at 0.84 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 FO1 will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.84 LD / 0.00215 AU (320 140 km / 198 925 miles) from the center of our planet at 03:05 UTC on March 23, 2021. This is the 29th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance...

March 22, 2021

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Asteroid 2021 EN4 flew past Earth at 0.18 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 EN4 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.18 LD / 0.00047 AU (70 310 km / 43 640 miles) at 03:49 UTC on March 15, 2021. This is the 26th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and...

March 16, 2021

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Asteroid 2021 EQ3 to flyby Earth at 0.72 LD on March 16

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 EQ3 will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.72 LD / 0.00186 AU (278 252 km / 172 897 miles) at 04:48 UTC on March 16, 2021. This is the 25th known asteroid to fly past Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year...

March 12, 2021

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Fireball streaks across Vermont, producing loud boom and shock waves that rattled buildings, U.S.

A bright fireball streaked across the night sky over Vermont, U.S., at around 22:36 UTC on Sunday, March 7, 2021. According to NASA, the meteor traveled at a speed of around 66 000 km/h (42 000 mph), producing a loud boom as it "fragmented so violently"...

March 11, 2021