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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:49 pm 
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https://twitter.com/planet4589/status/9 ... 6132625408

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I've seen several people pointing out that Rama is the obvious name for 2017 U1 - @minorplanetctr take note


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This interstellar comet -- there is a petition somewhere asking that it is called "Rama", right? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rendezvous_with_Rama

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Autumn Fireball

http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images ... n_fireball

More on this object at the link.


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Trail of meteors shoot across UK sky and leave ‘burning smell’

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest ... h-brighton

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A Meteor in South Jersey?

http://www.snjtoday.com/story/37009853/ ... r-explains

Police dashcam catches meteor over NJ

http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news ... b3925.html

It could be the same meteor, just from different angles. Sadly the snjtoday.com story doesn't give the date, just "last week".

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"A meteor in South Jersey" isn't a big deal, but a fireball can be. So, don't forget to check the American Meteor Society's Fireball Logs for these events.

This looks like the same one linked below based on the location of observers clustered in and around NJ, as well as the time, 8:09 UT (=3:09 am EST) on December 2, 2017.

https://www.amsmeteors.org/members/imo_view/event/2017/4827

There are, as of now, 133 reports!

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Why Do Meteoroids Explode in the Atmosphere?

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-bri ... tmosphere/

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“There’s a big gradient between high-pressure air in front of the meteor and the vacuum of air behind it,” said the study’s co-author Jay Melosh, a professor of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at Purdue University, in a press release. “If the air can move through the passages in the meteorite, it can easily get inside and blow off pieces.

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Alien Minerals Discovered at Ancient Meteorite Strike Site in Scotland

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“The most compelling evidence really is the presence of vanadium-rich and niobium-rich osbornite. Neither of these have ever been found on Earth before. We have these mineral totally enclosed in native iron, which itself is not of this planet,” Drake says.

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The skull-shaped asteroid that whizzed past Earth on Halloween 2015 is coming back

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/skull-shaped-a ... ck-1652455

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The return of the space object in 2018 will give astronomers another opportunity to study and discern its features.

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Extra-Terrestrial Hypatia Stone Rattles Solar System Status Quo

http://www.astrowatch.net/2018/01/extra ... ttles.html

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"In the grains within Hypatia the ratios of these three elements to each other are completely different from that calculated for the planet Earth or measured in known types of meteorites. As such these inclusions are unique within our solar system," adds Belyanin.


Could it be interstellar in origin?

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Earthquake-causing meteor leaves southeast Michigan residents awestruck

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The National Weather Service eventually solved the mystery, tweeting "USGS confirms meteor occurred around 810 pm, causing a magnitude 2.0 earthquake."

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Downriver pastor predicted Michigan meteor — a month ago

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Astronomer dismisses meteorite crash and says remains of Russian rocket crashed between Acre and Peru

https://www.ac24horas.com/2018/01/28/ex ... -e-o-peru/

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Following the news yesterday about the possible fall of a meteorite in an isolated region of Pucallpa, Peru, on the border with Cruzeiro do Sul, in Acre, new information came to light. Astronomer Marcelo de Cicco, an Inmetro research technologist and coordinator of the National Observatory's Exoss Project, based in Rio de Janeiro, specializing in monitoring and reporting on comets and asteroids, reported in an interview to the ac24horas , by telephone, after a thorough research of the project team, still late yesterday, that what fell in the Peruvian Amazon were remains of a rocket from the Russian aerospace industry. The communications satellite (AngoSat 1 Communications Satellite) was launched by the Russians on December 27 last year, the astronomer said.

The team coordinated by Marcelo de Cicco had access to videos recorded in the city of Cruzeiro do Sul and after hours of research and official information from international monitoring portals on the subject came to the conclusion that it is space junk.

"These are the remains of the launching rocket from AngoSat 1 Communications Satellite. This happens yes. It belongs to the strategy of launching satellites. The rocket launches the satellite up there, the last stage opens, sends the satellite to be replaced and they already purposefully calculate that the rest of the rocket, that stage, they already calculate so that it burns in the atmosphere after some time ", explains .

Space junk has reentered the atmosphere and was seen exactly at 6.32 pm (local time) and at 11:32 pm (UTC), a term that means Coordinated Universal Time, said Marcelo de Cicco.

Information on the probable fall of a meteorite was passed on early Saturday night, 27, to the Fire Department in Cruzeiro do Sul by the Infraero Navigation Center in Juruá after rumors on social networks and in WhatsApp groups about the fall of a large plane in the region of Pucallpa.

The light that appeared in the sky of Acre was filmed and photographed in Tarauacá, Rio Branco, Feijó and Cruzeiro do Sul, and was one of the subjects most commented on by the Acreans in social networks.


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The Chelyabinsk Meteor: Separating Fact From Fiction

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Is an Urban Legend About Meteors Causing People to Kill Themselves In Indonesia?

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The myth of the pulung gantung still holds a powerful, and deadly, sway over the people of Gunung Kidul.

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Letter: Bull's Bay a meteor crater?

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Glass 'Bread Crumbs' Could Lead the Way to Missing Crater in Antarctica

https://www.livescience.com/62250-glass ... rater.html

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Diamonds in a Meteorite May Be a Lost Planet’s Fragments

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Small asteroid might have impacted Earth on Saturday

http://earthsky.org/space/video-reports ... uth-africa

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The formal designation is now 2018 LA and it did enter the earth’s atmosphere. See..

https://minorplanetcenter.net/mpec/K18/K18L04.html

It’s the third such object picked up by Rich Kowalski and the Catalina Sky Survey prior to impact. There was quite a buzz on the Minor Planet Mailing list the past day or so as it’s impending entry was projected. I wonder if anyone will find meteorites from it?

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I hope so. I'm surprised this object, and Chelyabinsk, had so much sodium.

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A thorough article about 2018 LA by Bob King at S&T online...

http://www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomy-news/asteroid-2018-la-explodes-south-africa/

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I have to laugh. Bob refers to "Asteroid 2018 LA" as a "meteoroid". So much for the distinction between an asteroid and a meteroid, as described here:

https://www.diffen.com/difference/Asteroid_vs_Meteoroid

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Did a meteorite strike South Africa on Saturday night?

https://www.thesouthafrican.com/south-a ... ike-video/

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NASA is searching for meteorites that splashed down into the Pacific Ocean.

https://mashable.com/2018/07/01/nasa-me ... ploration/

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