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Why meteoroids often blow up before hitting Earth

Why meteoroids often blow up before hitting Earth

The new research, published in the journal Meteoritics & Planetary Science, suggests that Earth's atmosphere is a better shield from meteoroids than previously thought.

Dec 12, 2017, 17:44 PM IST
Skywatchers can enjoy a dazzling meteor shower this week

Skywatchers can enjoy a dazzling meteor shower this week

Meteor showers are named after the location of the radiant, usually a star or constellation close to where they appear in the night sky. The Geminid radiant is in the constellation Gemini.
 

Dec 09, 2017, 17:34 PM IST
Caught on camera: Huge fireball meteor lights up skies across Midwest, US - Watch

Caught on camera: Huge fireball meteor lights up skies across Midwest, US - Watch

In addition to Illinois and Wisconsin, the American Meteor Society (AMS) also lists sightings in Indiana, Michigan and other states as well.

Feb 07, 2017, 12:37 PM IST
Bright meteor streaks across Florida night sky before crashing into Earth (Watch video)

Bright meteor streaks across Florida night sky before crashing into Earth (Watch video)

According to Bill Cooke of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office, the fireball likely travelled at 40 000 mph and vaporized as it hit the atmosphere, lighting up the sky.

Nov 24, 2016, 11:40 AM IST
Scientists in Argentina discover ancient meteorite weighing over 30 tonnes!

Scientists in Argentina discover ancient meteorite weighing over 30 tonnes!

The meteorite weighing over 30 tonnes was found in the town of Gancedo, 1,085 km north of capital Buenos Aires, Mario Vesconi, president of the Astronomy Association of Chaco, said on Monday.

Sep 13, 2016, 11:05 AM IST
Perseid meteor shower 2016: Watch it here!

Perseid meteor shower 2016: Watch it here!

 The best time to view the Perseids is between midnight and dawn. 

Aug 12, 2016, 09:31 AM IST
Watch: Exploding meteor caught on dashcam in Portland, Maine!

Watch: Exploding meteor caught on dashcam in Portland, Maine!

In the dashcam video, that they shared, they can even be heard exclaiming in surprise.

May 18, 2016, 23:37 PM IST
It's no sci-fi! Falling meteorite kills man in Tamil Nadu

It's no sci-fi! Falling meteorite kills man in Tamil Nadu

Kamraj was extremely unlucky to become a victim of a falling meteorite.

Feb 08, 2016, 10:36 AM IST
NASA releases footage showing meteor rushing towards Earth at 29,000mph

NASA releases footage showing meteor rushing towards Earth at 29,000mph

A recent video released by National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA) has shown a mystery fireball hurtling towards Earth at 29,000 mph.

Dec 28, 2015, 21:25 PM IST
Mysterious bright light seen over the skies of America! What is it?

Mysterious bright light seen over the skies of America! What is it?

People across America report seeing a bright light shooting through the sky over Nevada and California, Ventura, Corona etc.

Dec 23, 2015, 18:46 PM IST

How the earth underground resists missile attack

 Hit hard by a missiles or meteor, materials like soil and sand actually get stronger to resist the force from penetrating deeper underground, says new research.

Apr 13, 2015, 15:43 PM IST

Massive meteorite impact area discovered in Australia

 A massive impact area from a huge meteorite that struck the Earth millions of years ago has been found in central Australia, scientists said Monday.

Mar 24, 2015, 00:43 AM IST

Kerala 'fireball in the sky' was most probably a meteor, say authorities

A prelimnary examination by scientists has revealed that the 'fireball', which streaked across the Kerala sky triggering panic in several disitricts a day ago, could be a meteor.

Mar 02, 2015, 10:29 AM IST
Quadrantid meteor set to sparkle night sky on weekend with 2015's first meteor shower

Quadrantid meteor set to sparkle night sky on weekend with 2015's first meteor shower

Quadrantid meteor shower will make this weekend's night sky sparkle, making it the first meteor shower of 2015.

Jan 03, 2015, 23:48 PM IST

Scientists probe meteor link to Argentina explosion

Scientists said Tuesday that a meteor crashing to earth could explain reports of an explosion in the Argentine countryside some 350 kilometers (250 miles) northwest of Buenos Aires.

Feb 19, 2014, 10:14 AM IST

City lights dampen Draconids meteors show

City pollution and lights dampened the hopes of stargazers who could witness only some Draconids meteors streaking across the skies in the wee hours on Wednesday.

Oct 09, 2013, 14:02 PM IST

Baseball-sized meteor blows up over Alabama

A baseball-sized meteor blasted over the southeastern United States on Monday night, creating a bright streak of light, a sonic boom and a ruckus on Twitter, officials said on Tuesday.

Sep 11, 2013, 21:32 PM IST

Meteor lights up sky over southern US

NASA officials say brilliant lights and loud booms reported across the southern US came from a meteor.

Sep 10, 2013, 21:04 PM IST

Moon meteor blast was visible to naked eye: NASA

NASA has revealed that a boulder-sized meteor slammed into the moon in March, causing an explosion so bright that it was visible to the naked eye on Earth.

May 19, 2013, 14:29 PM IST

Watch video: Meteor causes biggest lunar explosion ever recorded

NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office witnessed the most powerful meteor strike on the moon ever recorded since the program began eight years ago.

May 18, 2013, 11:12 AM IST