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Norwegian skydiver narrowly dodges meteorite

Oslo - A Norwegian skydiver narrowly escaped a meteorite that passed only metres away from him while jumping over Norway, according to a video aired by public broadcaster NRK.
In the Media by AFP

Mojave crater is source of most Martian meteorites

It has been estimated that most of the 150 or so Martian meteorites that have been found on Earth were launched into space during an impact that created the Mojave Crater on Mars.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 7 comments

Meteorite study suggests carbon capture locked up Mars atmosphere

East Kilbride - Examination of a meteorite that’s believed to have fallen to Earth around 3,000 years ago has provided clues as to how Mars lost its atmosphere, previously rich in carbon dioxide (CO2).
In the Media by Robert Myles

Divers pull meteorite from Russian lake

On Wednesday, divers working at a Russian lake managed to recover a large chunk of meteorite that exploded earlier this year over Chelyabinsk.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 1 comment

Possible meteorite lights up the sky in the Canary Islands, Spain

Twitter went a little wild at 10:35pm local time on Sunday in the north of the Canary Islands, as witnesses reported a light streaking across the sky, "as bright as if it was daytime."
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

NASA: 56,000 mph meteor hits Moon, biggest explosion ever (Video)

NASA is reporting that a meteor smashed into the Moon on March 17, 2013 at a speed of 56,000 mph, sparking the biggest and brightest explosion ever observed and creating a crater 65 feet wide (20 meters).
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 2 comments

Meteorite crashes through roof of Connecticut home

Wolcott - An expert confirmed today that an object that sailed through the roof of a Connecticut home was a meteorite. The crash occurred on Friday night.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 10 comments

Fireball lights the sky over concert in Salta, Argentina (video)

Salta - As the folk music band "Los Tekis" performed at an outdoor venue, a suspected meteor lit up the night sky early on Sunday in Salta, Argentina. Just as they finished their song, the sky lit up like day.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 6 comments

Video: Massive fireball in the sky over central Spain

Toledo - Astronomers were stunned by a huge fireball which lit the skies over central Spain this weekend. Apparently this was a fragment from a meteor which burst into flames.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 10 comments

Another massive green meteor fireball blazes over California

Hundreds of Californians reported seeing a bright light streak across the sky late Thursday. Authorities believe the sighting was a meteor. The incident comes a week after a sighting over the Bay Area , California
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 1 comment
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