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asteroid 2019 ss3

Asteroid 2019 SS3 flew past Earth at 0.73 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 SS3 flew past Earth at 0.73 LD / 0.00188 AU (281 243 km / 174 756 miles) on September 22, 2019. This is the 47th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year. The object was first...

September 26, 2019

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3 newly discovered asteroids flew past Earth within 1 lunar distance on September 21

Three newly discovered asteroids, designated 2019 SU2, 2019 SD1 and 2019 SS2, flew past Earth within 1 lunar distance on September 21. All three of them belong to the Apollo group of asteroids and all three of them were first observed at Mt. Lemmon Survey, Arizona....

September 24, 2019

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Bright fireball explodes over Tasmania and Victoria, Australia

A bright fireball was recorded streaking through the night sky between Tasmania and Victoria, Australia around 10:31 UTC (20:41 AEST) on September 20, 2019. The event was followed by what some residents described as 'massive big bang.' "We are certainly...

September 23, 2019

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Asteroid 2019 SJ flew past Earth at 0.64 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 SJ flew past Earth at 0.64 LD / 0.00163 AU (243 844 km / 151 517 miles) on September 16, 2019. This is the 43rd known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and 4th this month. 2019 SJ...

September 20, 2019

asteroid 2019 qr8

Asteroid 2019 QR8 flew past Earth at 0.80 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 QR8 flew past Earth at 0.80 LD / 0.00207 AU (309 667 km / 192 418 miles). This is the 42nd known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year. The object was first observed at Pan-STARRS-1,...

September 16, 2019

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First detection of strong, rapid and regular X-ray bursts from a supermassive black hole

Astronomers found a supermassive black hole in an active galactic nucleus producing rapid and periodic eruptions of X-rays every nine hours. The nucleus contains about 400 000 times the mass of the Sun and is about 250 million light-years from Earth. According to a...

September 15, 2019

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Comet 2019 Q4 (Borisov) likely an interstellar visitor

NASA believes that the mysterious comet named C/2019 Q4, which exited the astronomical community this week, is from outside the solar system. The object was discovered by Gennady Borisov, a Crimean astronomer at the MARGO observatory, Nauchnij, on August 30, 2019....

September 15, 2019

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PhiSat - First Earth observation satellite with artificial intelligence soon to launch

The first Earth observation satellite with artificial intelligence is set to launch a few months from now, according to the European Space Agency (ESA) on September 12, 2019. The idea was proposed by the Polytechnic University of Catalonia in Spain and won the...

September 14, 2019

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Bright daylight meteor over northern Germany

A bright daylight meteor was recorded above northern Germany at 12:49 UTC on September 12, 2019. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 496 reports by 10:30 UTC (September 13) from the UK, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Denmark. The Center for Near Earth...

September 12, 2019

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Slow-moving bright fireball over the English Channel

A bright, slow-moving fireball was recorded over the English Channel at 04:51 UTC on September 8, 2019. The event lasted for more than 7 seconds. ​The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 91 reports over the next couple of hours, from people living across...

September 08, 2019

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Bright meteor event over southern Spain

This amazing meteor overflew the south of Spain at 02:05 UTC on September 7, 2019 (04:05 LT). It was generated by a rock from an asteroid that hit the atmosphere at about 120 000 km/h. It began at an altitude of about 84 km (52 miles) over the region of Murcia and...

September 08, 2019

asteroid 2019 rp1

Asteroid 2019 RP1 flew past Earth at 0.10 lunar distances - third closest in 2019

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 RP1 flew past Earth at 0.10 LD / 0.00025 AU (37 399 km / 23 238 miles) on September 5, 2019. This is the 41st known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and the third closest. 2019...

September 07, 2019

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Asteroid 2019 RC1 to flyby Earth at 0.48 LD on September 7

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 RC1 will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.48 LD / 0.00122 AU (182 509 km / 113 406 miles) at 10:48 UTC on September 7, 2019. This is the 40th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year...

September 06, 2019

asteroid 2019 rq

Asteroid 2019 RQ flew past Earth at 0.29 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 RQ flew past Earth at 0.29 LD / 0.00074 AU (110 702 km / 68 787 miles) on September 2, 2019. This is the 39th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year. The object was first observed...

September 05, 2019

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Bright fireball, loud boom reported over Lake Ontario, USA

A fireball was reported streaking through the sky over the state of New York, USA at around 17:09 EDT (21:09 UTC) on September 2, 2019. The American Meteor Society (AMS) has so far received 19 reports from people living in New York, NY, Pennsylvania and Ontario,...

September 04, 2019

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Bright meteor event over Spain on September 3

This bright meteor overflew Spain at 20:52 UTC (22:52 local time) on September 3, 2019. It was generated by a rock from an asteroid that hit the atmosphere at about 85 000 km/h. It began at an altitude of about 91 km (56 miles) over the province of Cáceres,...

September 04, 2019

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The best 2019 Perseid meteors recorded by AMS

The American Meteor Society compiled the best meteors captured by 7 AMS Meteor Camera Stations from August 10 to August 14, 2019. In this 3.5-minute video compilation, the AMS features the most stunning shots out of over 2 200 meteors recorded. Special thanks to...

September 04, 2019