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Huge Fireball Changes Night Into Day Over Northeast China (Video)

A huge fireball meteor lit up the sky over northeast China on Friday (Oct. 11). The disintegration was so powerful that it turned night into day across a...

Mysterious Fireball That Crashed in Chile is NOT Meteor

Mysterious fireball-like objects spotted blazing through the sky over Chile were not meteors, government scientists say. Technically, we're talking about unidentified flying objects. Yes, UFOs.

First-Ever Interstellar Comet Successfully Imaged By Gemini

On August 30, amateur astronomer Gennady Borisov spotted a comet of extrasolar origin passing through our Solar System. This is the second time in as many years that an...

Bright Meteor Fireball Fools British Police

Police in England's South West were called early Sunday about a possible collision between two planes. But, it turns out, the "bright object breaking in half in the...

America’s Largest Asteroid Impact Wreaked Havoc on the Land and Water Across the Eastern United States

About 35 million years ago, an asteroid traveling nearly 144,000 mph (231,000  km/h) smashed into the Atlantic Ocean near the modern-day town of Cape Charles, Virginia. The space rock vaporized...

An Asteroid Twice the Size of the Eiffel Tower Is Due to Fly by Earth on August 10 At 10,400 MPH

Asteroid 2006 QQ23 is 570 meters (1,870 feet) in diameter and is traveling at speeds of approximately 16,740 kilometers per hour (10,400 miles per hour).  But we have nothing to...

Fireball as bright as the full moon disintegrates in the sky over Ontario, Canada

In the wee hours of Wednesday morning, a fiery space rock as bright as the full moon hurled through the sky above Bancroft, Ontario, Canada. The fireball let out several...

This Australian prospector thought he had found a giant gold nugget, but his treasure turned out to be a 37.5 pounds meteorite instead

Back in May 2015, an Australian prospector set off to scour the Maryborough Regional Park in search of his fortune. And instead of striking gold,...

Anniversary of terrifying Tunguska impact event on June 30

The terrifying Tunguska event, the largest known impact event on Earth in recorded history, was triggered by the explosion in mid-air of a superbolide near the Stony Tunguska River on 30 June,...

Giant asteroid 16 Psyche contains enough gold, platinum and nickel to make everyone on Earth a billionaire… But NASA is sending a spacecraft to it in 2022

NASA is working to uncover the mystery behind an asteroid that may contain a priceless treasure trove of minerals. The space agency is planning to send an unmanned...

Multi-meter sized asteroid impacted Earth on June 22, 2019

On June 22nd at 21:25 UT, a small asteroid (NEOCP A10eoM1/2019 MO) entered Earth's atmosphere and exploded in broad daylight south of Puerto Rico. Airwaves recorded by...

Huge asteroid 3 times bigger than a football field will zip by Earth Thursday at more than 25,400 mph (40,800 km/h)

Summer is the season for tourists, and that includes a cosmic traveler. The next large asteroid measures three times the length of a football field and is expect...

This 130 feet asteroid has a 1-in-7,000 chance of hitting Earth this fall and that’s pretty close

This fall, Earth has about a 1-in-7,000 chance of getting an uninvited extraterrestrial visitor: asteroid 2006 QV89. 2006 QV89 measures 130 feet (40 meters) in diameter and is...

Recently, the sky was on fire… Just look by yourself!

Here we present a compilation of the latest meteor fireball sightings from around the world! Enjoy and keep your eyes to the sky!

Unexplained light flashes and sonic booms baffle residents of Slavic Village, Cleveland – No comments from officials

People living in the Slavic Village Community can’t seem to figure out what caused the bursts of light and loud booms that have been seen and heard over the last month. Police...

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...