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Meteor explosion causes M2.0 earthquake in New Haven near Detroit, Michigan

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USGS confirms meteor occurred around 811pm, causing a magnitude 2.0 earthquake. The very bright fireball illuminated the sky over Michigan, US on January 16, 2018 and was followed by...

Another Chelyabinsk meteorite? Huge bolide changes night into day while disintegrating in loud rattling booms over thousands of kilometers in Russia on Orthodox Christmas Day

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Was that another huge Chelyabinsk meteorite? A very bright bolide changed night into day while disintegrating in loud rattling booms especially in the three Russian republics of Bashkortostan, Udmurtia, and...

Geologists discover unknown meteorite impact crater in Scotland that could explain ancient volcanic activity across the North Atlantic

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Geologists exploring volcanic rocks on Scotland's Isle of Skye found something out-of-this-world, namely ejecta from a previously unknown meteorite impact, opening questions about its possible connection to Paleogene volcanic...

Loud boom rattles homes after meteorite hits Thunder Bay, Ontario

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The Geminid meteor shower was pretty awesome. And in a rural part of Canada it almost turned out dangerous as a large meteor exploded in the sky over Thunder...

That was another big one lighting up the sky!

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After the fireworks over Europe and the USA on Nov. 14th-15th, another bolide disintegrating up in the sky was captured on video on November 16, 2017. The bright fireball disintegrated...

Four bright fireballs captured exploding over Arizona, Ohio AND over Germany, Switzerland, Austria and France in 10 hours

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I am not saying we are the unluckiest people in the world. But yesterday, Nov. 15th, I - and some or even most of you too - missed FOUR...

Best Photobomb Ever: Hubble telescope was trying to take a picture of distant galaxies, but asteroids kept getting in the way

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Best photobomb ever! Hubble telescope was trying to take a picture of distant galaxies, but asteroids kept getting in the way. Some of our solar system's asteroids have photobombed deep images...

Meteor melts away in the sky of Japan (video)

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On the night of Oct. 26th, skywatchers in Japan witnessed a fireball tearing through the belt of Orion. It was yellow and very bright. Here the dramatic disintegration of the...

First clear case of an interstellar comet? Newly discovered Comet 2017 U1 may be from beyond our solar system

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Interstellar Comet Found? Comet 2017 U1 was discovered a few days ago using the PANSTARRS telescope and it may be the first clear case of interstellar planet! This new comet, C/2017...

Superbolide fireball brighter than the full moon explodes and turns night into day over China

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Out of this world! Locals were observing the full moon when a large fireball suddenly exploded in the sky over Shangri-La, China changing night into day. The burning space rock...

Near miss: A huge asteroid is hurtling toward Earth on October 12

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A huge asteroid - asteroid 2012 TC4 - is scheduled to make an uncomfortably close pass by Earth on October 12. The large space rock - discovered 5 years ago...

Large meteor fireball disintegrates in loud booms over Arizona – Another bolide explodes over Latvia (videos)

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Besides volcanoes and the seismic activity along the Ring of Fire, the sky is also heating up! There are currently plenty of large meteor fireballs disintegrating in Earth's atmosphere. The...

Large thundering meteor fireball explodes over La Reunion and Mauritius rattling houses and baffling residents

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What was this mysterious ball of fire flying in the sky over Mauritius and La Réunion East Africa on September 14, 2017. The space bolide exploded in a loud boom...

Two bright fireballs light up the sky over Spain on consecutive nights

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Two bright fireballs have been recorded exploding in the night sky over Spain on two consecutive nights, Sept. 11th and Sept. 12th. Nice videos below! The first bright meteor disintegrated on...

Huge fireball explodes in loud boom over St. Petersburg and Smolensk, Russia, baffling residents

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A large fireball exploded in the sky over St. Petersburg, Russia on September 11, 2017. The sky event was so bright, that it was witnessed in other cities, in particular,...

Exploding fireball changes night into day and rattles windows from British Colombia to Alberta in loud boom

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A very large fireball lit up the night sky from Nelson in British Columbia to Calgary in Alberta on September 4, 2017 at around 10pm. Residents reported feeling the explosion...

Comet Swift-Tuttle responsible for the Perseid meteor shower could wipe out Earth

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The 16-MILE wide comet responsible for the Perseid meteor shower will wipe out Earth. But nobody knows exactly when. The space object has been recently branded one of humanity's biggest...

This man found a glowing red meteorite in a blazing crater in his yard in Appling, Georgia

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Totally out of this world! This is the amazing moment a baffled homeowner in Georgia finds a 15-inch wide blazing crater with a glowing 'meteor' in the middle after hearing...

Loud boom and flash of light baffle residents of Weston, UK

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There was a loud bang over Weston, heard as far out as Kewstoke and Banwell, at 1.20am on August 7, 2017. The strong detonation was accompanied by a flash of...

Gigantic coronal hole opens up on the sun: Geomagnetic storms during peak of Perseid meteor shower on August 12th

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A gigantic coronal hole has opened in the sun's atmosphere just behind sunspot AR2670. And it is turning toward Earth... Weak geomagnetic storms should occur on Earth during the peak...