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29 October 2014

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 29OCT2014

NASA-Launched Rocket Explodes Into GiantFireball
Gawker (blog)
An unmanned rocket bound for the International Space Station exploded Tuesday night, seconds after its launch from a Virginia island. No one was ...

FROM THE ARCHIVES (1954): Albany ground observers see flaming green meteor
Albany Democrat Herald (blog)
Vic Blessing first saw the fireball about 8:50 p.m., approximately the same time it was reported by scores of persons in other sections of northern ...

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28 October 2014

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 27/28OCT2014

Newly discovered asteroid approaching Earth Monday
Examiner.com
Considering the explosion of the meteor over Chelyabinsk, Russia in February, 2013, it's obvious that even such a relatively small space rock is ...

Bavarian town of Nördlingen built in a 14 million year old meteorimpact crater
Imgur
Bavarian town of Nördlingen built in a 14 million year old meteor impact crater. (source) · 20 hours ago. 2,855 points. Image options. view album page.

First known Terrestrial Impact of a Binary Asteroid from a Main Belt Breakup Event
nature.com
Approximately 470 million years ago one of the largest cosmic catastrophes occurred in our solar system since the accretion of the planets. A 200-km large asteroid was disrupted by a collision in the Main Asteroid Belt, which spawned fragments into Earth crossing orbits.

Astronomers image the exploding fireball stage of a nova
Phys.Org
Astronomers at Georgia State University's Center for High Angular Resolution Astronomy (CHARA) have observed the expanding thermonuclear ...

Early-Stage Fireball in Nova's Thermonuclear Explosion Captured for Rare Observation Opportunity
University Herald
Supernova (Photo : Reuters) Pictured is an X-ray and infrared image of a supernova explosion, not the one from the latest study. For the first time, ...

The First Look At An Exploding Fireball From A White Dwarf Star Going Nova
MSN.com
Scientists have for the first time observed a huge thermonuclear fireball exploding from a white dwarf going nova about 14,800 light years from Earth.

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27 October 2014

Alert Issued - NEO Asteroids Close Approaches October 2014

Alert Issued - NEO Asteroids Close Approaches October 2014
October Meteors
Photo c2014 Dirk Ross, Tokyo
ALERT! - EXPECT A VERY ACTIVE MONTH FOR BOLIDES, FIREBALLS and METEORS!
There are currently  8  13 .15 16 17.18 19 20 21 22 known NEO Asteroids discovered that will pass within approximately 10LD or less, LD stands for "Lunar Distance", in the month of October; expect that 10 or more NEOs will be discovered before month end. Be ready for some bolide, fireball, and meteor activity!  Unfortunately we will be Moonblind for ground-based detection from 03OCT until about the 15th so expect some asteroids that will go undetected. -Yellow highlighted cells indicate ALERT!
LunarMeteoriteHunter, Tokyo  02OCT2014JP /01OCT2014US

NEOs, LD 10 or less for October 2014 list w/ links
2012 SL50 , 2014 SX261 , 2014 SC324 , 2014 SF304 ,
2014 SB145 , 2011 TB4 , 2010 FV9 , 2010 VQ , 2009 TD8 ,
2014 TL , 2014 TB , 2014 TC , 2014 TM , 2014 TR ,
 2014 TV ,2014 TT35 , 2014 TP57 ,2014 UR 2014 UA8 ,
2014 UU332014 UF56 , 2014 UH57 ,
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updated 26OCT2014
(2014 UH57) 2014-Oct-270.01997.88.0 m - 18 m27.66.75

updated 25OCT2014
(2014 UF56) 2014-Oct-270.00110.49.0 m - 20 m27.412.09

updated 24OCT2014
(2014 UU33) 2014-Oct-250.01766.925 m - 56 m25.119.72

updated 23OCT2014
(2014 UA8) 2014-Oct-230.02088.123 m - 51 m25.312.27

updated 19OCT2014
(2014 UR) 2014-Oct-180.00752.915 m - 33 m26.34.44

updated 17OCT2014
(2014 TT35) 2014-Oct-220.01776.916 m - 37 m26.010.68
(2014 TP57) 2014-Oct-220.02118.214 m - 32 m26.45.71

updated 04OCT2014
(2014 TR) 2014-Oct-110.02539.99.2 m - 21 m27.34.38
(2014 TV) 2014-Oct-180.01144.435 m - 79 m24.412.21

updated 02OCT2014
(2014 TL) 2014-Oct-010.00070.38.0 m - 18 m27.611.13
(2014 TB) 2014-Oct-010.01495.86.0 m - 14 m28.23.74
(2014 TC) 2014-Oct-030.01546.015 m - 34 m26.210.19
(2014 TM) 2014-Oct-050.01154.515 m - 35 m26.26.75
(2014 SC324) 2014-Oct-230.00311.239 m - 88 m24.210.68

UPCOMING CLOSE APPROACHES TO EARTH
AU = ~150 million kilometers
1 LD = Lunar Distance = ~384,000 kilometers
Object
Name
Close
Approach
Date
CA
Distance*
(AU)
CA
Distance*
(LD)
Estimated
Diameter**
H
(mag)
Relative
Velocity
(km/s)
(2014 HR178) 2014-Oct-010.056622.0270 m - 590 m20.010.55
(2012 SL50) 2014-Oct-010.027810.814 m - 31 m26.411.09
(2009 BK2) 2014-Oct-010.164764.123 m - 52 m25.34.17
(2014 SQ260) 2014-Oct-020.141855.239 m - 88 m24.112.96
(2014 SU261) 2014-Oct-030.055521.671 m - 160 m22.918.02
(2014 SX261) 2014-Oct-030.02308.990 m - 200 m22.427.49
(2011 PT) 2014-Oct-030.045417.744 m - 99 m23.92.71
(2000 TH1) 2014-Oct-040.109242.580 m - 180 m22.611.09
(2012 HN1) 2014-Oct-040.085633.311 m - 24 m27.03.25
(2012 TS) 2014-Oct-040.103740.3180 m - 410 m20.88.61
(2014 SF304) 2014-Oct-050.00501.98.3 m - 19 m27.56.83
399308 (1993 GD) 2014-Oct-050.141455.0180 m - 410 m20.810.61
(2014 SB145) 2014-Oct-060.01134.414 m - 31 m26.47.04
(2005 TQ45) 2014-Oct-060.145256.520 m - 45 m25.614.34
(2012 UV136) 2014-Oct-060.099838.821 m - 47 m25.52.91
68267 (2001 EA16) 2014-Oct-070.091335.51.2 km - 2.6 km16.824.48
(2014 MK55) 2014-Oct-080.137953.7150 m - 330 m21.37.89
(2014 SM142) 2014-Oct-080.121447.290 m - 200 m22.417.54
(2011 TB4) 2014-Oct-090.01505.821 m - 47 m25.513.60
(2012 KY3) 2014-Oct-100.050519.6560 m - 1.2 km18.417.85
(2014 SC304) 2014-Oct-110.126049.161 m - 140 m23.214.89
(2010 FV9) 2014-Oct-110.02238.722 m - 49 m25.47.11
(2014 SD304) 2014-Oct-120.074128.837 m - 83 m24.32.14
256004 (2006 UP) 2014-Oct-140.146957.267 m - 150 m23.03.24
(2007 SW2) 2014-Oct-140.169265.9140 m - 310 m21.417.47
(2010 UK) 2014-Oct-150.170166.212 m - 26 m26.811.23
(2014 SL260) 2014-Oct-150.083032.333 m - 73 m24.56.32
(2014 SN260) 2014-Oct-170.066625.934 m - 75 m24.59.58
(2014 SU1) 2014-Oct-180.035213.728 m - 64 m24.92.98
(2014 GA) 2014-Oct-180.151458.914 m - 31 m26.45.15
(2006 SE6) 2014-Oct-180.121847.473 m - 160 m22.811.35
(2014 SM261) 2014-Oct-200.186772.7160 m - 350 m21.28.34
(2014 SM143) 2014-Oct-200.028811.2230 m - 510 m20.418.10
(2007 CX50) 2014-Oct-200.129350.331 m - 68 m24.76.18
(2010 VQ) 2014-Oct-210.027110.67.7 m - 17 m27.73.98
2340 Hathor 2014-Oct-210.048218.8300 m20.011.91
(2014 RQ17) 2014-Oct-220.030511.993 m - 210 m22.36.41
(2014 SX141) 2014-Oct-240.188973.576 m - 170 m22.74.12
(2014 SP260) 2014-Oct-250.159662.150 m - 110 m23.65.40
(2009 TD8) 2014-Oct-270.027510.711 m - 25 m26.96.97
(2014 SR260) 2014-Oct-280.196076.364 m - 140 m23.16.53
36017 (1999 ND43) 2014-Oct-290.152659.4400 m - 900 m19.16.05
(2011 HF) 2014-Oct-300.157361.2220 m - 490 m20.410.67
363505 (2003 UC20) 2014-Oct-310.134852.4640 m - 1.4 km18.112.26
Data Source NASA/JPL Uptodate website link- http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/

updated 27OCT2014 and reposted
updated17OCT2014 and reposted
updated 04OCT2014 and reposted
reposted and updated 03OCT2014
original post- 02/10/2014 06:43Japan Standard Time -Alert Issued
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26 October 2014

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 25/26OCT2014

Mentiras de Gobierno
La Prensa (Nicaragua) (Suscripción)
Desde la caída de un meteorito hasta negar mecánicamente la existencia de grupos armados, pasando por la promesa de no vender el lago “ni por ...

Basaltic Sedimentary Rocks, Gale Crater, Mars
GSA 2014: The puzzle of Gale crater's basaltic
sedimentary rocks by Emily Lakdawalla, The
Planetary Society, October 24, 2014...

Brazil Fireball Meteor 22OCT2014
Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News
Brazil Fireball Meteor 22OCT2014. Cidade de Palmeira dos Indios, Brazil Fireball Meteor 0451 UTC 22OCT2014 ...

MBIQ Detects Estonia / Latvia Meteor 23OCT2014
Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News
Initial Meteor Sighting Reports- 23OCT2014 Ilgonis Vilks Latvia 20:35 EEST (UTC+3) 3-4 sec East-West Green Outshined Venus, as bright ...

Chinese probe launched on round-trip flight to the moon
BY STEPHEN CLARK- SPACEFLIGHT NOW -October 23, 2014
China launched a demonstrator probe Thursday on a round-trip flight around
the moon to test out a heat shield and landing capsule planned for use
on a lunar sample return mission in 2017. ...

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24 October 2014

MBIQ Detects Finland / Estonia / Latvia Meteor 23OCT2014

MBIQ Detects Finland / Estonia / Latvia Meteor 20:35 EEST (UTC+3) 23OCT2014
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MBIQ Detects Finland / Estonia / Latvia Meteor 20:35 EEST (UTC+3) 23OCT2014
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Initial Meteor Sighting Reports-
23OCT2014 Ilgonis Vilks Latvia 20:35 EEST (UTC+3) 3-4 sec East-West Green Out-shined Venus, as bright illumination rocket Red sparkling tail Map of viewing locations according to delfi.lv users comments

23OCT2014 Jennifer Espoo, Finland 21:22:00 1-3 seconds West Green sun no It was an extremely bright and very green. Fell towards West. No other falling objects seen.

Finland and Estonia reports posted-
http://www.taivaanvahti.fi/observations/browse/map/0/observation_start_time

All meteor sighting reports can be seen here

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Brazil Fireball Meteor 22OCT2014 w/ video

Cidade de Palmeira dos Indios, Brazil Fireball Meteor 0451 UTC 22OCT2014
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Cidade de Palmeira dos Indios, Brazil Fireball Meteor 0451 UTC 22OCT2014
photo and video credit- 
Rodolfo Wanderley / BRAMON

M20141022 045146 RJP 1
Posted to YouTube by Rodolfo Wanderley 3 viewsCidade de Palmeira dos Indios, Brazil Fireball Meteor 0451 UTC 22OCT2014

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The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 24OCT2014

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Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News
They are usually seen during meteor showers. During the next few days the Orionid shower will reach its maximum. According to the work group, .

Discussion of a GSA session on Mars minerals:
<http://www.planetary.org/blogs/emily-lakdawalla/2014/10231731-gsa-2014-the-puzzle-of-gale.html>

MAVEN Ultraviolet Image of Comet Siding Spring's Hydrogen Coma
NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft obtained
this ultraviolet image of hydrogen surrounding comet C/2013 A1 Siding
Spring on Oct. 17, 2014,

Extinctions common but complicated
Brantford Expositor
By now most people are aware that the current theory of the extinction of the dinosaurs is that a large meteor struck the Earth about 65 million years .

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23 October 2014

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 23OCT2014

Fireball from 22 October 2014 captured by 4 cameras
UK Meteor Observation Network
fireball from 22 October at 05:44:02 UT was captured by three UKMON cameras.

Did Mammals Sleep Through Cosmic Impact That Ended Dinosaurs?LiveScience.com via Yahoo! News - 10 hours
A shrewlike creature in Madagascar that can hibernate for at least nine months of the year without waking may help reveal how mammals ...

Meteorite
Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News
They are usually seen during meteor showers. During the next few days the Orionid shower will reach its maximum. According to the work group, .

"Green Glow" of the Orionid Meteor Shower
Cloudy Nights
An image of an early Orionid meteor from 2013, along with the green glow of ... The picture was described by anchor David Muir as the Orionid meteor ...

Comet Siding Spring hurtles past Mars in rare close fly-by
Telegraph.co.uk
Mars' atmosphere, though much thinner than Earth's, will shield Nasa's Opportunity and Curiosity rovers from comet dust, which may trigger meteor ...

Fancy some stargazing? Halley's Comet will be over Scottish skies tonight
Aberdeen Press and Journal
Keen stargazers will enjoy a view of a meteor shower caused by the tail end of Halley's comet tonight – providing the skies stay clear enough for them ...

Solar Eclipse On October 23rd Visible Without Telescope; May Cause Meteor Shower
Before It's News
A solar eclipse is expected to wow North America and cause a meteor shower at the same time, according to NASA. This is an event that must not be ...

Newspaper item about a meteor from 1865 - Hubbardsville, Mass.
City-Data.com
The "gelatinous... substance" aside, this must have been an exceptional meteor/fireball but I have found no record of it. Or perhaps it's a complete ...

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22 October 2014

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 22OCT2014

Fireball seen over Trussville, Ala.
Washington Post
October 21, 2014 9:36 AM EDT - A fireball blazed through the sky over Alabama on Monday, as the Orionid meteor shower came to its peak. (YouTube ...

Moment Mystery Light Streaked Across Night Sky Captured on Video
ABC News
While it's not entirely clear what the streak of light captured on the security camera is, it's possible it could be the fireball that Cooke mentions.

Watch live! NASA video streams Orionid meteor shower – or go outside and look yourself
The Register - 20 hours
Earth passes through Halley’s Comet debris Vid If you're in a position to see the constellation of Orion tonight then it's time to enjoy the ...

Orionids Live Stream: Watch The Orionid MeteorShower Peak Here
International Business Times
The Orionid meteor shower peaks this week, and it will be easy to observe the meteors from Halley's Comet in person or from the comfort of one's ...

Watch: Meteor showers visible Tuesday night
The Courier-Journal
A big meteor shower called the Orionids, could produce as many as 60 falling stars an hour as the Earth passes through the trail of Halley's comet.

Meteorite
Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News
They are usually seen during meteor showers. During the next few days the Orioniden shower will reach its maximum. According to the work group, .

Nuke the asteroid aggressors?
Charleston Post Courier
In this frame grab made from dashboard camera vide shows a meteor streaking through the sky over Chelyabinsk, about 930 miles east of Moscow, ...

Moment Mystery Light Streaked Across Night Sky Captured on Video
ABC News
The sighting came as the Earth passed through the debris cloud from Halley's Comet, which produces the annual Orionid meteor shower. Bill Cooke of ...

Watch the skies! Halley's Comet meteor shower
Edinburgh Evening News - The Scotsman
A METEOR shower is set to light up the night sky above Edinburgh as the cosmic dust from Halley's Comet hits the Earth's atmosphere.

Latest weather forecast from KRDO
Pueblo Chieftain
Tonight: Mostly cloudy skies will blanket southern Colorado, making the second viewing of the Orinoid Meteor Shower a bit less visible. If you head out ..

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