Fireball explodes producing small meteorites near Lake Weiss, Alabama

NASA’s All Sky Cameras detected a bright fireball that broke apart in a brilliant flash of light above the Alabama town of Henagar, USA, around 03:20 UTC on August 3, 2014 (22:20 EDT on August 2). Based on the meteor’s speed, final altitude, and weak doppler radar signatures, it is believed that this fireball produced small meteorites on the ground somewhere between Borden Springs and Lake Weiss, Alabama.According to Bill Cook, head of NASA’s Meteoroid Environmental Office, the fireball was not from the Perseid debris field, but rather from the asteroid belt. Video courtesy of NASA / Meteoroid Environmental Office”The meteoroid was about 15 inches [38 cm] in diameter and weighed close to 100 lbs [45 kg],” Coo… »

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Live event: Rosetta arrives at Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko

On August 6, 2014, after a decade-long journey through space, ESA’s comet chaser “Rosetta” will become the first spacecraft in history to rendezvous with a comet. Rosetta will also be the first mission in history to escort a comet as it orbits the Sun, and deploys a lander to its surface. Since its launch from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana on March 2, 2004, Rosetta has traveled more than six billion kilometers, passing by Earth three times and Mars once, and flying past two asteroids.For the most distant part of the journey, when it travelled out to the orbit of Jupiter, Rosetta was put into deep-space hibernation for 31 months, waking up on January 20, 2014, for the final leg of its epic journey to Comet 67P/Churyumov&… »

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“Tepco to add 15t per day of ice to unfrozable frozen wall for 2 weeks.”

August 05, 2014 at 04:30PM

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“MEXT staff volunteer purchased and ate 650 kg of Fukushima peach to support by eating.”

August 05, 2014 at 04:12PM

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