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Bright fireball seen over eastern France

A brilliant meteor was spotted in the Eastern part of France at 04:48 UTC on October 13, 2019. The fireball was seen not only from France but also from parts of Germany, all over Luxembourg, Switzerland, Belgium, and the Netherlands. ​The Fireball Recovery and...

October 14, 2019

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Midnight sky lights up as bright fireball explodes over Northeast China

A brilliant meteor lit up the midnight sky over Northeast China at 18:16 UTC on October 10, 2019 (00:16 LT, October 11). The night briefly turned into a day as the fireball streaked through the clouds. Videos of the meteor were caught by surveillance cameras in the...

October 14, 2019

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Asteroid 2019 TN5 flew past Earth at 0.32 lunar distances

Asteroid designated 2019 TN5 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.32 LD / 0.00083 AU (124 166 km / 77 153 miles) on October 5, 2019. This is the 52nd known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year. 2019 TN5 was discovered at...

October 14, 2019

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New evidence supports giant asteroid impact 12 800 years ago

A research team from South Africa has discovered new evidence that suggests Earth was struck by an asteroid or meteorite 12 800 years ago. The event resulted in global consequences and the extinction of many species at the period of an episode called Younger Dryas....

October 13, 2019

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Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) spacecraft in orbit for a first-of-its-kind mission

NASA’s Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) spacecraft is now in orbit for a first-of-its-kind mission to study a region of space where changes can disrupt communications and satellite orbits, and even increase radiation risks to astronauts. ICON is an...

October 12, 2019

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Rare Daytime Sextantid meteor observed over Arizona

NASA's Network of All Sky Meteor Cameras captured an unusual fireball - Daytime Sextantid - over Arizona before sunrise on Saturday, October 5, 2019. The cameras on Kitt Peak, Mount Lemmon, and Mount Hopkins were able to catch the fireball in mid-flight,...

October 09, 2019

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Big fireball seen over Ireland, Scotland, and Wales

A big fireball was observed over Ireland and western parts of the UK at 21:00 LT on October 4, 2019. It is still uncertain whether it was one solitary object or two fireballs. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 22 reports from eyewitnesses in Ireland,...

October 08, 2019

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Hayabusa2 spacecraft deploys its last rover to asteroid Ryugu

JAXA's Hayabusa2 spacecraft has released MINERVA-II2 with its last rover toward asteroid Ryugu on Thursday, October 3, 2019. The rover is expected to land by October 8 as part of its final mission before returning to Earth, according to Japan Aerospace...

October 06, 2019

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Asteroid 2019 TD flew past Earth at 0.34 LD

An asteroid designated 2019 TD flew past Earth at a distance of 0.34 LD / 0.00087 AU (130 150 km / 80 871 miles) on September 29, 2019. This is the 11th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance in September and 52nd since the start of the year. 2019 TD...

October 03, 2019

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Elon Musk unveils SpaceX Starship prototype, reusable transportation system capable of carrying humans anywhere in the solar system

Elon Musk, CEO and Founder of SpaceX Starship, presented the fully-assembled Starship Mk.1 prototype on Saturday, September 28, 2019. Musk gave glimpses and updates on the latest design of Starship. The date also marks the 17th anniversary of SpaceX. SpaceX Starship...

October 02, 2019

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Asteroid 2019 TE flew past Earth at 0.93 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 TE flew past Earth at a distance of 0.93 LD / 0.00238 AU (356 042 km / 221 234 miles) on September 28, 2019. This is the second known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance on September 28, the 10th in September...

October 02, 2019

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Bright daylight fireball explodes over Queensland, Australia

A bright daylight meteor exploded over Far North Queensland, Australia around 13:40 LT on October 1, 2019. The event lasted several seconds. Residents described it as 'very bright flash of light, followed by a sonic boom which 'shook the ground.' Some...

October 02, 2019

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Asteroid 2019 SX8 flew past Earth at 0.99 LD

Asteroid 2019 SX8 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.99 LD / 0.00255 AU (381 474 km / 237 037 miles) on September 28, 2019. This is now the 50th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and the 9th in September. 2019 SX8...

October 01, 2019

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Asteroid 2019 SM8 flew past Earth at 0.41 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 SM8 flew past Earth at 0.41 LD / 0.00106 AU (158 573 km / 98 533 miles) on October 1, 2019. This is the second known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance this month and the 49th this year. 2019 SM8 was first...

October 01, 2019

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Bright daylight fireball over northern Germany

A bright daylight fireball flew over Poland and northern Germany around 17:32 UTC on September 27, 2019. This is the second daylight meteor event over northern Germany this month. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received over 150 eyewitness reports, mostly from...

September 30, 2019

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NASA developing new asteroid-hunting space telescope

NASA announced on Monday, September 23, 2019, their plans to develop and launch an asteroid-hunting space telescope as early as 2024. The project called Near-Earth Object (NEO) Surveillance Mission lets scientists determine potential hazards to Earth by detecting...

September 29, 2019

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Asteroid 2019 SP3 to flyby Earth at 0.97 LD on October 3

Asteroid 2019 SP3 is expected to flyby Earth at 0.97 LD / 0.00248 AU (371 002 km / 230 530 miles) on October 3, 2019. With 2019 SP3, the total number of known 1 LD asteroid flybys in 2019 rose to 48. The object belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids and has an...

September 27, 2019