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The year’s brightest comet will come within 7 million miles of Earth – a proximity that won’t happen again for 20 years – and will be visible to the...

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The night sky will come alive this weekend when a green comet streaks by Earth on the heels of the Geminid meteor shower's display of green fireballs.

Fireball that exploded over the US Thule Air Base in Greenland shook Earth, triggering seismic sensors

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When a blazing fireball from space exploded over Earth on July 25, scientists captured the first-ever seismic recordings of a meteor impact on ice in Greenland. 

Back-to-back fireballs bolted through Washington’s sky Monday evening

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Two bright fireballs lit up the skies Monday evening, widely visible from D.C. to New York. Out of this world! Two bright fireballs illuminate...

Huge meteor disintegrates over Xochimilco, Mexico (videos)

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Huge fireball disintegrates over Mexico City on December 8, 2018. Picture: Youtube That must have been a powerful experience! Watch this meteor illuminating...

Comet 46P/Wirtanen still has a couple of weeks before closest approach (Dec 16th) BUT is already as big as a full Moon

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On Dec. 16th, Comet 46P/Wirtanen will approach Earth less than 1.5 million km away–making it one of the 10 closest-approaching comets of the Space Age. It's a small comet,...

3,700 years ago a SPACE ROCK exploded over the Middle East, wiping out cities and human life across 500 km2 (200 square miles)

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Some 3,700 years ago, a meteor or comet exploded over the Middle East, wiping out human life across a swath of land called Middle Ghor, north of the Dead...

Newly discovered comet has two tails…

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Newly-discovered Comet Machholz-Fujikawa-Iwamoto (C/2018 V1) has sprouted two tails as shown in this amazing Gif image by Michael Jaeger of Jauerling, Austria, on Nov. 18th as the comet was...

Giant crater nearly 20 miles (31 kilometers) wide created by a gigantic iron meteorite impact discovered below Greenland’s ice

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Earth hides its scars well; the planet has endured countless millennia of eruptions and collisions, but scientists are still stumbling upon the evidence of all that geologic drama. Now,...

There’s a new comet in the morning sky: 3 amateur astronomers discover bright new comet that has quadrupled in brightness over the past few days

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There's a new comet in the morning sky. Discovered just last week by three amateur astronomers, Comet Machholz-Fujikawa-Iwamoto (C/2018 V1) has quadrupled in brightness over the past few days....

The sky is on fire! Videos of major meteor fireball events in October 2018… And wait! The Orionids are just about to peak on 21-22 October!

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The sky was on fire in October 2018... And we have not seen the Orionids' peak (21-22 Oct.) yet! Here a compilation of the most amazing fireball videos from...

6 meteor showers peak in October 2018 – The Draconids tonight!

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6 meteor showers peak in October 2018. Enjoy the sky shows! Draconids: Minor to Major; peaks on Oct. 9/10 best seen during the EVENING not dawn Tau Cancrids: Minor; peaks on...

Third most energetic meteor of 2018 explodes over Reunion Island with an impact energy close to 1.9 kT

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On September 25, 2018, the third most energetic fireball of 2018 exploded over Reunion island at 2:10 pm UT. The very bright meteor was detected by NASA sensors and...

This is a real photo of the surface of a comet

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Released today by ESA, from the 2014 Rosetta Philae mission landing a probe on comet 67P. On 30 September 2016, ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft came closer than ever to the target...

Our solar system’s largest asteroid, Ceres, is covered by ice volcanoes

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We usually associate volcanoes with extreme heat. But new results demonstrate that the Solar System’s largest asteroid, Ceres, is covered in volcanoes that have spewed ice throughout their history. Scientists...

Bright green comet 21P will light up the skies of September – And you can even see it with binoculars!

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September brings a chance to see a comet. It will be bright enough that you can readily glimpse it using binoculars, though it will be much easier to see...

Large fireballs rattling homes and mysterious booms baffling people around the world

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In the last few days, large fireballs disintegrated in loud sonic booms rattling homes of baffled people. What's going on in the sky? Bright fireball lights up the night sky...

NASA ALERT: There is a potentially hazardous asteroid on a close approach toward Earth

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NASA has issued an alert that a "potentially hazardous asteroid" is on a "close approach" toward Earth. However, it's nothing to be alarmed at, as the asteroid is expected...

Skull-shaped asteroid RETURNS tomorrow, November 11, 2018

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If you're suffering from Halloween withdrawal, a spooky asteroid will soon be here to help. The 700 metre asteroid that looks uncannily like a skull first passed our planet...

Mysterious fireball explodes with the power of a small nuclear bomb above US base in Greenland puzzling NASA scientist

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A mysterious fireball exploding with the power of a small nuclear bomb which was detected not far from the US air base in Greenland has alerted a NASA space...

Two meteorite-like hot stones fall from the sky in India and this is not first time it has happened in this village

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Two hot "stones" have fallen from the sky in Uttar Pradesh's village of Kasoli. The meteorite-like objects will be examined by a team and will identify the nature of...

Previously unknown asteroid struck Earth’s atmosphere over South Africa on Saturday

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Astronomers found the asteroid – now labeled ZLAF9B2 – Saturday morning, hours before closest approach. Trajectory models, observer reports and a video all suggest the 10-16 feet (3 to...

Mysterious light flashes across sky and causes loud bang over San Jose, California – Powerful explosion rattles houses and sets off car alarms (video)

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What was this mysterious light that flashed across sky and caused a loud bang in the sky above San Jose, California on March 25, 2018? Hundreds of people reported...

Explosive fireball disintegrates in the sky over Antofagasta in Chile (video)

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Look at that! It's amazing! On February 25, 2018, this huge fireball disintegrated in the sky over Antofagasta in Chile. WOW! The American Meteor Society (AMS) has received 13 reports so far about...

The sky is falling on our heads: Bright fireballs explode over USA, Canada and Spain within 3 days

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There is no active meteor showers, but the sky is on fire! More than 4 fireballs explode over USA, Canada and Spain within 3 days. http://meteorshowertonight.org/sky-falling-bright-fireballs-explode-spain-canada-usa-videos/ Follow us: Facebook and Twitter

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...

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