Space

soyuz MS 10 rocket launched toward ISS october 11 2018 moments before booster failure

Soyuz rocket with crew to ISS malfunctions minutes after launch, capsule returns in a ballistic descent mode

The US-Russian Expedition 57 crew launched toward the International Space Station inside Soyuz MS-10 rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 08:40 UTC on Thursday, October 11, 2018, was forced to make emergency landing several minutes after launch....

October 11, 2018

asteroid 2018 tv

Asteroid 2018 TV to flyby Earth on October 7

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 TV will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.75 LD / 0.00190 AU (284 235 km / 176 616 miles) at 20:05 UTC on October 7, 2018. It was first observed at Mt. Lemmon Survey on October 5, 2018. ​This object belongs to the Apollo...

October 07, 2018

newfoundland fireball october 1 2018

Fireballs streak over Washington, D.C. and Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Two notable fireballs were reported over the past couple of days over North America. The first over Newfoundland on October 1 and the second over Washington D.C. on October 2, 2018. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received just one report about a fireball seen...

October 04, 2018

asteroid 2018 sn3

Asteroid 2018 SN3 flew past Earth at 0.51 LD, 13th in 28 days

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 SN3 flew past Earth at 0.51 LD / 0.00131 AU (195 973 km / 121 772 miles) on September 16, 2018. This is now the 13th known asteroid to flyby Earth in September 2018 and 53rd since the start of the year. 2018 SN3 has an...

October 04, 2018

asteroid 2018 tc

Asteroid 2018 TC flew past Earth at 0.79 LD, 12th in 28 days

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 TC flew past Earth at 0.79 LD / 0.00204 AU (305 179 km / 189 629 miles) at 20:00 UTC on September 30, 2018. 2018 TC belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids. It was first observed at ATLAS-MLO, Mauna Loa on October 2,...

October 04, 2018

reunion mauritius fireball september 25 2018

Third most energetic meteor of the year recorded over Reunion and Mauritius

A very bright fireball was observed over the islands of Reunion and Mauritius islands at 14:10 UTC on September 25, 2018. Its calculated total impact energy is 1.9 kt, making it the third most energetic meteor since the start of the year and 48th on record. The...

October 01, 2018

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Night sky guide for October 2018

October 1 - M110 well placed for observation. M110, the brightest satellite galaxy of the Andromeda galaxy (M31) will be well placed for observation. It will reach its highest point in the sky at around midnight local time. At a declination of +41°41', it...

October 01, 2018

asteroid 2018 sm

Asteroids 2018 SM and SD2 flew past Earth at 0.11 and 0.25 LD

Two newly discovered asteroids - 2018 SM and SD2 - flew past Earth within 1 lunar distance on September 15 and 25, 2018. Asteroid SD2 is now the 51st known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and 11th this month, making...

September 30, 2018

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Bright fireballs streak over Texas and Alabama

A bright fireball streaked through the night sky over Texas at 03:18 UTC on September 19, 2018. At 03:10 UTC on September 23, another bright fireball was observed over Alabama. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 76 reports about a fireball seen over...

September 24, 2018

asteroid 2018 sc

Asteroid 2018 SC to flyby Earth at 0.70 LD on September 18

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 SC will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.70 LD / 0.00180 (296 276 km / 167 320 miles) at 14:46 UTC on September 18, 2018. This object belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids and has an estimated diameter between 6.9 and 15...

September 18, 2018

asteroid 2018 rz5

Asteroids 2018 RY5 and RZ5 flew past Earth at 0.47 and 0.13 LD, one day before discovery

Two newly discovered asteroids - 2018 RY5 and 2018 RZ5 - flew past Earth within 1 lunar distance on September 12, 2018, one day before they were first observed. RZ5 is one of the closest known asteroids to flyby us this year and RY5 one of the biggest (nominal...

September 14, 2018

asteroid 2018 rj3

Asteroid 2018 RJ3 flew past Earth at 0.44 LD, 6th in 7 days

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 RJ3 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.44 LD / 0.00112 AU (167 549 km / 104 110 miles) on September 7, 2018. This is the 6th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since September 3, including 2018 RW on...

September 10, 2018

asteroid 2018 re2

Asteroid 2018 RE2 flew past Earth at 0.99 LD on September 6

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 RE2 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.99 LD / 0.00255 AU (381 474 km / 237 037 miles). 2018 RE2 belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids. It was first observed at Palomar Mountain (ZTF) on September 7, one day after it...

September 09, 2018

asteroid 2018 rr1

Asteroid 2018 RR1 flew past Earth at 0.94 LD on September 3

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 RR1 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.94 LD / 0.00242 AU (362 026 km / 224 953 miles) on September 3, 2018. This object belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids. It was first observed at Mt. Lemmon Survey on September 7,...

September 09, 2018

asteroid 2018 rw

Asteroid 2018 RW flew past Earth at 0.44 LD on September 8

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 RW flew past Earth at a distance of 0.44 LD / 0.00114 AU (170 541 km / 105 969 miles) at 05:18 UTC on September 8, 2018. This is the 43rd known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance this year and the second since...

September 08, 2018

asteroid 2018 rs

Newly discovered asteroid 2018 RS flew past Earth at 0.28 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 RS flew past Earth at a very close distance of 0.28 LD / 0.00071 AU (106 214 km / 65 998 miles) on September 5, 2018, one day before it was discovered. Asteroid 2018 RS belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids. It was...

September 07, 2018

asteroid 2018 rc

Asteroid 2018 RC to flyby Earth at 0.58 LD on September 9

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 RC will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.58 LD / 0.00150 AU (224 396 km / 139 433 miles) on September 9, 2018. This is the 41st known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since January 1. 2018 RC was discovered at...

September 05, 2018