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Wow! Astronaut Captures Incredible View of 'Fireball' Meteor from Space (Video)

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Wow! Astronaut Captures Incredible View of 'Fireball' Meteor from Space (Video)

While filming an incredible view of Earth from space, an astronaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS) inadvertently captured a fireball on camera as it whizzed into the atmosphere off the coast of South Africa, above the Atlantic Ocean. Read More: Space.com

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Fireball that streaked across Arizona sky likely a meteor

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Fireball that streaked across Arizona sky likely a meteor

Astronomers say the bright light that streaked across the night sky Tuesday was "almost certainly" a meteor. The city of Phoenix captured the illumination on one of its observation cameras and posted it to Twitter. In the video, a large, glowing bulb appears in the top-right frame and then fades out in three seconds. A smaller light can be seen in the lower portion of the frame, off in the horizon. It happened around 8:30 p.m. Read More: AZ Central

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Siberia’s Mysterious Crater Grows In Size, Formation Linked To Bizarre Explosion In Sky

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Siberia’s Mysterious Crater Grows In Size, Formation Linked To Bizarre Explosion In Sky

A gigantic crater in Russia's Siberia made news when it mysteriously appeared in a remote region of the Taimyr Peninsula in 2013. Researchers came up with various suggestions and theories to explain the crater's formation in the past three years, and the reasons were as varied as effects of geological processes to stray missiles and aliens. Now, another angle has reportedly been added to the host of explanations. Apparently, one of the residents who live close to the huge hole witnessed a clear glow in the sky before the crater mysteriously appeared. In the three years since its baffling formation,...

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Nasa reports largest fireball since Chelyabinsk falls into Earth

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Nasa reports largest fireball since Chelyabinsk falls into Earth

A huge fireball crashed into the Atlantic earlier this month - and went almost unseen. The event took place on February 6 at 14:00 UTC when a meteor exploded in the air 620 miles (1,000km) off the coast of Brazil. It released energy equivalent to 13,000 tons of TNT, which is the same as the energy used in the first atomic weapon that leveled Hiroshima in 1945. This was the largest event of its type since the February 2013 fireball that exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia, leaving more than 1,600 people injured. A huge fireball crashed into the Atlantic earlier this...

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The Leonid Meteor Shower Is Tonight and Here's How to Watch It

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The Leonid Meteor Shower Is Tonight and Here's How to Watch It

The Leonids are tonight! Should you watch? Oh, yes. Here’s how, when, and why to watch the meteor shower tonight—along with something strangely colorful you may be able to spot in this year’s shower. What are the Leonids? The Leonids are a meteor shower formed by the debris of Comet Tempel Tuttel burning up gorgeously all around our atmosphere. Ordinarily, this is a fairly light shower, and this year is expected to be right along those lines with an expected rate of 15 meteoroids an hour. Every once in approximately 33 years, though, the Leonids turns from a meteor shower...

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