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Here's how a Japanese startup plans to make artificial meteor showers on-demand

Business Insider Australia - ‎12 hours ago‎
Shooting stars, meteors, and full-on meteor showers are wonders to behold. These celestial light shows occur when gas, dust, and space debris burn up in Earth's atmosphere.

Meteor or Downed Aircraft?

Redheaded Blackbelt - ‎11 hours ago‎
Helicopter Since last night about 9 p.m., multiple agencies have been on the lookout for a possible downed aircraft in the Southern Humboldt/Northern Mendocino area.

Rare cosmic balancing act makes Perseid meteor showers brighter

New Scientist - ‎May 26, 2016‎
In certain sweet spots, the gravitational pulls of Saturn and Jupiter might combine to cause spectacular meteor showers. The effect requires clockwork precision - but it may be responsible for one of the best showers in recent memory.
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Artificial meteor showers could make a fearsome problem in space much worse

Tech Insider - ‎May 26, 2016‎
A horde of news outlets reported that Japanese company ALE plans to open the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with an artificial meteor shower, but the startup told Tech Insider that's a bit premature.
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Arizona Researcher Asks for Help Finding Meteor in Maine

ABC News - ‎May 24, 2016‎
A planetary science field researcher from Arizona is seeking help finding a fireball recorded last week streaking across the sky by police in Maine.

EgyptAir Flight MS804 'Was Brought Down By A Meteor'

Huffington Post UK - ‎May 26, 2016‎
EgyptAir Flight MS804 'Was Brought Down By A Meteor'. 26/05/2016 11:32 | Updated 1 day ago. Sara C Nelson Senior Editor, The Huffington Post UK.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...

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.
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Child Karate Star And Man-Made Meteor Shower To Usher In 2020 Tokyo Olympics Amid Scandal

The Inquisitr - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Child karate star Mahiro Takano and a man-made meteor shower are being touted as major draws for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.

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 ...

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!

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 ...

Will there be a man-made meteor shower for the 2020 Olympics?

New Jersey Herald - ‎May 28, 2016‎
June 7 is the Arietid meteor shower, a radio shower. The 27th brings the June Bootid meteors and on the 28th is the Beta Taurids, another radio shower.

Contributing to Meteor Documentation

DZone News - ‎May 21, 2016‎
Meteor has had a long history of enabling and welcoming documentation from community contributors. I myself co-wrote the book Discover Meteor before I had even joined the Meteor team. Meteor's first tutorial was also open-sourced on GitHub and ...

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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