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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

asteroid 2019 sx8

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

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

asteroid 2019 sj

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