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Chelyabinsk-like fireball explosion in the US: Mysterious flash and boom in the sky terrified residents of Portland, Oregon, 80 years ago

The flash of bright light surprised everyone who saw it. Hundreds of Portlanders reported spotting "a vast burst of smoke and spurting flame." The explosion that followed was even more startling. The...

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine warns we need to prepare NOW for the very real threat of an asteroid hitting Earth

"This is not about Hollywood, it's not about movies. This is about ultimately protecting the only planet we know, right now, to host life and that is the planet Earth," NASA Administrator...

Huge meteor fireball explodes over Costa Rica – Meteorite falls on house (videos)

Fire in the sky! A large meteor fireball exploded in the sky over Costa Rica on April 23, 2019 at 9:09pm. People reported seeing flashes in the sky. Others...

Spectacular fireball changes night into day in Brazil

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US detects the second largest METEOR EXPLOSION in 30 years, and the biggest since the fireball over Chelyabinsk in Russia six years ago

A huge fireball exploded in the Earth's atmosphere in December, according to Nasa. The blast was the second largest of its kind in 30 years, and the biggest since the fireball over...

Giant 280ft asteroid will skim past Earth TODAY in close flyby travelling at 30,420 miles per hour – And we have no techniques to stop an asteroid colliding with Earth

Asteroid 2013 MD8 is expected to skim past Earth on Tuesday, NASA said. The space rock has a diameter of nearly 280ft, which rivals the size of Big Ben. It will fly...

Bright green METEOR FIREBALL disintegrates in LOUD RUMBLE over Florida night sky

A number of Space Coast residents from Titusville to Palm Bay took to social media to describe seeing an apparent meteor streak across the skies Tuesday morning, creating an otherworldly burst of...

Another asteroid or comet impact crater discovered in Greenland – Just kilometers away from another impact crater

Just months after revealing an impact crater the size of Washington, D.C., buried under the ice of northwestern Greenland, a team of scientists has discovered that it has company: a large depression...

Huge and bright fireball over Venezuela, prompts alien reports

Well that's probably not an alien spaceship entering Earth's atmosphere, although many across Venezuela thought some Martians were making a small visit to Earthers on February 9, 2019.

It’s raining meteorites in Cuba! Loud sonic booms shake residents before space rocks fall from the sky

A meteor has rocked the skies of western Cuba, exploding mid-air, shattering windows and raining charred meteorite rocks on people’s homes. Before its spectacular demise, the space rock was seen flying above...

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 naked eye this weekend

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. The...

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

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.  When a...

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

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 East coast of USA from...

Huge meteor disintegrates over Xochimilco, Mexico (videos)

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

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

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, with a nucleus barely 1...

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

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 Sea, say archaeologists who have...

Newly discovered comet has two tails…

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 gliding through the star fields...

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

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, a giant crater nearly 20...

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

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. "It is now glowing like...

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!

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 around the world... Meteor over Japan...

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

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 Oct. 17 Epsilon Geminids: Minor; peaks...

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

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 the calculated impact energy was...

This is a real photo of the surface of a comet

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 it had studied from afar...

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

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 analyzed images of Ceres, a...

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

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 using just a small telescope....

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

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 over Perth, Western Australia A mysterious...

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

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 to zoom past the planet...

Skull-shaped asteroid RETURNS tomorrow, November 11, 2018

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 on October 31, 2015, in...

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

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 explorer. Another called for calm,...

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

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 the unearthly object. But this...

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

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 5 meters) in diameter space...

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

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 spotting and hearing the bizarre...

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

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 fireball seen over the...

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

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

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 a sonic boom reported several...

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

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 Tatarstanin on Orthodox Christmas Day,...

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

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 activity across the North Atlantic. Scientists...

Loud boom rattles homes after meteorite hits Thunder Bay, Ontario

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 Bay, Ontario rattling homes. One...

That was another big one lighting up the sky!

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 in the sky over Monchegorsk...

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

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 giant fireballs disintegrating in the...