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EgyptAir Flight 804 'could have been brought down by meteor' in shock new theory for investigators

Mirror.co.uk - ‎11 hours ago‎
A shock new theory has emerged on the EgyptAir Flight MS804 tragedy - it could have been blown out of the sky by a meteor. A rock meteorite weighing about 10,000 tonnes hit the earth's atmosphere last Tuesday travelling at 67,000km/hour, which Mirror ...
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A human-made meteor shower might open the 2020 Olympics

Business Insider - ‎9 hours ago‎
Japanese company ALE has designed a way to trigger an artificial meteor shower, and now it's bidding to open the next Olympic Games in Tokyo.
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Arizona Researcher Asks for Help Finding Meteor in Maine

ABC News - ‎15 minutes ago‎
A planetary science field researcher from Arizona is seeking help finding a fireball recorded last week streaking across the sky by police in Maine.

City's 'meteor' surprises onlookers

Goulburn Post - ‎8 hours ago‎
The ANU's Mt Stromlo astrophysicist Dr Brad Tucker said it was likely the object was a meteor. “If it [was] burning for one to two minutes, it would have been a good-sized meteor,” Dr Tucker said. He estimated it was about 1m across: “Any bigger, it ...
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Ancient meteor strikes sent ice-rich tsunamis across the surface of Mars

Ars Technica - ‎May 22, 2016‎
The authors estimate that, in the region they're looking at (part of the Arabia Terra), a meteor big enough to carve out a 30km wide crater would have hit about once every 15 million years.
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WATCH: Moment meteor is 'struck by UFO to prevent it crashing to Earth'

Express.co.uk - ‎May 21, 2016‎
The American Meteor Society (AMS) has since confirmed a second object was present, but says it was just a smaller fragment of the meteor as it broke up in our atmosphere. However, the seemingly satisfactory explanation, has done nothing to dampen ...
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Fireball! Brilliant Meteor Streaks Over Northeastern US (Video)

Space.com - ‎May 20, 2016‎
A huge fireball lit up the night sky over the northeastern United States Tuesday (May 17), sparking hundreds of reports by skywatchers lucky enough to have witnessed the dazzling meteor event. And if you want to go meteorite hunting, there may be a ...

App Deals: Catch The Next Meteor Shower With Help From Sky Safari

Gizmodo Australia - ‎May 22, 2016‎
Today's best deals include Sky Safari 4 for Android, This by Tinrocket for iOS and Secret App Folder for Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!
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Meteor captured on US police dashcam video

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎May 17, 2016‎
Portland: A US police officer looking for speeders has captured a fireball streaking across the sky on his dashboard camera. The bright flash visible from several states early on Tuesday was apparently left by a meteor burning up as it passed through ...

Perseid Meteor Shower 2016: When, Where & How to See It

Space.com - ‎May 18, 2016‎
This amazing view of a Perseid meteor was captured by amateur astronomers Stojan Stojanovski, Kristijan Gjoreski and Igor Nastoski of the Ohrid Astronomy Association in Ohrid, Macedonia during the peak of the Perseid meteor shower on Aug. 12-13, 2015.

Unprecedented man-made meteor shower to kick off 2020 Tokyo Olympics

AccuWeather.com - ‎May 17, 2016‎
The opening ceremony is one of the most highly anticipated events of every Olympic Games and the opening of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo may feature something no other ever has: a man-made meteor shower. A Japanese start-up company called ALE has ...

Meteor may have crashed near Rangeley Lakes

The Union Leader - ‎14 hours ago‎
It was like something out of a science fiction story - residents all over New England reported seeing the skies light u in colors of green and blue and white at about 12:50 a.m.
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Tokyo 2020: No Opening Ceremony plans yet, despite meteor-shower reports

OlympicTalk (blog) - ‎May 23, 2016‎
An internet buzz last week hyped a man-made meteor shower potentially igniting the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Opening Ceremony, but, given the Games are five years away, it is of course premature speculation.
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ICYMI: Man-made meteor showers and live molar video

Engadget - ‎May 21, 2016‎
Today on In Case You Missed It: Startup Star-ALE wants to create man-made meteor shower tech in time for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.

This spectacular dashcam video of a meteor reminds us how close space really is.

Upworthy - ‎May 18, 2016‎
Nearly 700 people reported seeing it to the American Meteor Society (AMS). Though it might look like one big flash, the AMS has received enough video footage to analyze the tapes - they think the meteor might have actually broken into two fragments ...

Meteor Showers Of 2016: Perseid, Eta Aquarid & Orionid To Offer Stargazers Breathtaking Views Of Skies

Morning News USA - ‎May 22, 2016‎
The shower will peak on August 12, when the Earth passes through the densest area of the trail. There will be an “outburst” of the Perseids this year, according to NASA meteor expert Bill Cooke. This means that the shower would appear double the usual ...
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Meteor passes over Mexico City followed by loud explosion

Vallarta Daily - ‎May 21, 2016‎
A flash accompanied by a crash this morning was recorded in central Mexico at around 1:45 AM, said SkyAlert, which attributed the phenomenon to a possible “fireball or meteor”, but authorities with civil protection warned that so far the causes are ...

$4.5 million meteor guns on sale at NRA convention

WAVE 3 - ‎May 21, 2016‎
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Thousands of gun-owners gathered Saturday for the National Rifle Association's 145th annual meetings & exhibits at the Kentucky Fair & Exposition Center.

Meteor lights up Ottawa sky, earthlings safe

Ottawa Citizen - ‎May 17, 2016‎
“Tens of thousands” of people witnessed the very bright fireball, mostly in the northeastern United States and a few in Canada, said Peter Brown, a meteor expert at Western University. His camera network detected it low on the horizon south of Kingston.
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Meteor introduction transforms Swedish air defence

Flightglobal - ‎May 19, 2016‎
Sweden's air force has begun fielding the new MS20-standard software for its Saab Gripen C/D fleet, representing a significant increase in operational capability.
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