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  • 2021-03-25
    After its discovery in 2004, asteroid 99942 Apophis had been identified as one of the most hazardous asteroids that could impact Earth. But that impact assessment changed as astronomers tracked Apophis and its orbit became better determined.Now, the results from a new radar observation campaign combined with precise orbit analysis ...
  • 2021-03-11
    The largest asteroid predicted to pass by our planet in 2021 will be at its closest on March 21, providing astronomers a rare opportunity to get a good look at a rocky relic that formed at the dawn of our solar system.Called 2001 FO32, the near-Earth asteroid will make its ...
  • 2020-11-12
    Earth has captured a tiny object from its orbit around the Sun and will keep it as a temporary satellite for a few months before it escapes back to a solar orbit. But the object is likely not an asteroid; it's probably the Centaur upper stage rocket booster that helped ...
  • 2020-09-22
    A small near-Earth asteroid (or NEA) will briefly visit Earth's neighborhood on Thursday, Sept. 24, zooming past at a distance of about 13,000 miles (22,000 kilometers) above our planet's surface. The asteroid will make its close approach below the ring of geostationary satellites orbiting about 22,000 miles (36,000 kilometers) away ...
  • 2020-08-18
    Near Earth Asteroids, or NEAs, pass by our home planet all the time. But an SUV-size asteroid set the record this past weekend for coming closer to Earth than any other known NEA: It passed 1,830 miles (2,950 kilometers) above the southern Indian Ocean on Sunday, Aug. 16 at 12:08 ...
  • 2020-04-28
    A large near-Earth asteroid will safely pass by our planet on Wednesday morning, providing astronomers with an exceptional opportunity to study the 2-kilometer-wide (1.5-mile-wide) object in great detail.
  • 2020-04-28
    A relatively small asteroid, about 4 to 8 meters in diameter, will fly safely past Earth just before 3pm today, Apr. 28 (Eastern U.S. time). NASA is tracking the object, but orbit calculations ruled out any chance that the near-Earth object could pose a threat to our planet.
  • 2020-02-27
    A small object, presumed to be a tiny asteroid, has been discovered in a distant orbit about the Earth, a highly unusual circumstance, since asteroids normally orbit the Sun. The new “mini-moon” has been given the asteroid designation 2020 CD3, but in view of its strange orbit, there is a ...
  • 2019-09-12
    A newly discovered comet has excited the astronomical community this week because it appears to have originated from outside the solar system. The object - designated C/2019 Q4 (Borisov) - was discovered on Aug. 30, 2019, by Gennady Borisov at the MARGO observatory in Nauchnij, Crimea. The official confirmation that ...
  • 2019-08-15
    The Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) has determined with new analysis by its Sentry impact monitoring system that a small asteroid whose uncertain position was of concern will pass by Earth at a very safe distance in September. The new analysis of the asteroid, called 2006 QV89, was made ...


  • 2021-07-02
    On a summer morning at about eight o’clock, a large stone meteorite entered the airspace above Allegan, Michigan landing on a spot of ground known as Thomas Hill. It was Monday July 10, 1899. The Allegan meteorite is classified as an H5 chondrite, one of the most common types of meteorites to fall on this … The post The Allegan, Michigan Meteorite: A Confused Agglomerate first appeared on Meteorite Times Magazine.
  • 2021-07-02
    Over the years I have written about meteorites that I have sent off for classification. Repeatedly the question “How can I get a meteorite classified?” has been asked. At gem shows there are boxes of meteorites for sale and unfortunately rocks being called meteorites but which are not. Meteorites with no pedigree can also be … The post The Classification Process first appeared on Meteorite Times Magazine.
  • 2021-07-02
    New Raymer is a metamorphic type 4 so we wouldn’t expect to see dark matrix and sharply defined chondrules. Still, there are opaque areas that beg to be investigated. The post New Raymer LL4 Opaques first appeared on Meteorite Times Magazine.
  • 2021-07-02
    The Paris, Los Angeles and New York meteorites share a common history of being meteorites that were found outside those large famous metropolitan cities that they were named after. The Los Angeles meteorite was found around 1980 by Bob Verish in California’s Mojave Desert when Bob picked up a couple of rocks that caught his … The post Paris Meteorite first appeared on Meteorite Times Magazine.
  • 2021-07-01
    Our Meteorite of the Month is kindly provided by Tucson Meteorites who hosts The Meteorite Picture of the Day. The post Richmond 2.8 Gram Crusted Fragment first appeared on Meteorite Times Magazine.
  • 2021-05-02
    Two hundred and thirteen years ago this May, the Stannern achondrite fell from the sky, landing in what is now the Czech Republic. The shower of stones was reported to have lasted eight minutes which I find astounding for many reasons. Estimates of upwards of 300 individual stones fell with only 66 documented stones recovered, … The post Sorry it took me 213 years to show you my Stannern Meteorite Individual first appeared on Meteorite Times Magazine.
  • 2021-05-02
    It has been a while since I wrote an article focused on my favorite place; Meteor Crater. Over the last fifty years, I have added to my collection many specimens of meteorites, rocks, and ephemera from the crater. But, one of the items that I had just a single representative specimen of was the graphite … The post Canyon Diablo Graphite Nodules first appeared on Meteorite Times Magazine.
  • 2021-05-02
    The silicates in Aba Panu have been strongly shocked so it is not a particularly pretty meteorite under the microscope in transmitted light, in spite of its being an L3. The Meteoritical Bulletin database says that metal and sulfide occurs as: fined grained spheres in the matrix; armoring chondrules; and, occasional lumps.   … The post Aba Panu L3 first appeared on Meteorite Times Magazine.
  • 2021-05-02
    About a dozen years ago, I started collecting “Meteorwrongs” or “Pseudometeorites” for a few reasons. First and most importantly, they fascinated me. How could some Pseudometeorites look so much like meteorites? Yes, the vast majority of Meteorwrongs don’t resemble a meteorite, but there are a few that may fool even seasoned meteorite enthusiasts and scientists … The post Meteorwrongs – Pseudometeorites first appeared on Meteorite Times Magazine.
  • 2021-05-01
    Our Meteorite of the Month is kindly provided by Tucson Meteorites who hosts The Meteorite Picture of the Day. The post Brenham 170.5 gram full slice first appeared on Meteorite Times Magazine.

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  • 2021-08-01
    The Perseids are upon us — and as you're looking out for shooting stars, look for Jupiter and Saturn low in the southeast as soon as night begins to fall. The post Welcome, Jupiter & Saturn! appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
  • 2021-07-30
    Mysterious spots that scientists thought were subsurface lakes beneath the Martian south pole may instead be ancient clay deposits. The post "Liquid Water" Below Martian Surface Might Be Clay appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
  • 2021-07-23
    Asteroids of different sizes crashing on Earth originated from different parts of the main asteroid belt, researchers say; the finding has implications for how often such collisions happen. The post How Often Do Chicxulub-level Asteroids Hit Earth? appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  • 2021-07-30
    If you were planning an ice-fishing trip to the Martian south pole and its sub-surface lakes observed by radar in 2018, don’t pack your parka or ice auger just yet. In a research letter published earlier this month in Geophysical Research Letters by I.B. Smith et al., it seems that ...
  • 2021-07-29
    In our exploration of Mars, we’ve seen some strange but naturally occurring shapes. Polygons – a shape with at least three straight sides and angles, typically with five or more – have been seen in several different Martian landscapes, and scientists say these shapes are of great interest because they ...

  • 2021-08-01
    Close asteroid pass August 21, 2021. This fast-moving asteroid is designed 2016 AJ193. It's currently rushing inward toward the sun. It will not strike Earth. The post Heads up! Close asteroid pass August 21 first appeared on EarthSky.
  • 2021-07-31
    Use our calendar to find out what phase the moon is in. Dates closest to new moon provide the darkest skies and the best opportunities to spot meteors. The post Moon phases for meteor watching in 2021 first appeared on EarthSky.



  • 2021-01-11
    In 2017, astronomers discovered an object passing through our solar system which most concluded was the first interstellar asteroid. Jeff Foust reviews a book by a Harvard astronomer who tries to make the case that the object is instead an alien artifact.
  • 2020-11-30
    In April 2029, the asteroid Apophis will pass close to the Earth, posing no threat of impact but instead offering an opportunity for scientists. Jeff Foust reports on discussions at a recent workshop on the potential missions that could be flown during the flyby and the rationales for them.
  • 2020-11-23
    Five years ago this week, President Obama signed into law a bill that granted companies rights to space resources they extracted. Jeff Foust describes how that effort, intended to enable asteroid mining, has evolved to support the use of lunar resources as part of Artemis and related initiatives.
  • 2020-10-19
    On Tuesday, NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will attempt to touch down on the surface of asteroid Bennu and collect samples for return to Earth. Jeff Foust reports on how this effort, already technically challenging, has turned out to be even more difficult than originally expected.
  • 2020-07-27
    The passing Comet NEOWISE, on display in the night sky in recent weeks, can seem like little more than a brief diversion from our problems on Earth today. Hariharan Karthikeyan argues it's a reminder to look up and think big.
  • 2020-04-27
    Mars sample return is a long-standing goal of many planetary scientists, but difficult and expensive to achieve. Jeff Foust reports on how NASA and ESA are firming up plans to do so over the next decade, despite many uncertainties.

  • 2021-07-28
    The impactor believed to have wiped out the dinosaurs and other life forms on Earth some 66 million years ago likely came from the outer half of the main asteroid belt, a region previously thought to produce few impactors. Researchers from Southwest Research Institute have shown that the processes that ...
  • 2021-07-27
    As billionaires battle it out in a space race that only a handful of the world's richest persons can play, a highly inclusive international project is looking in the other direction–what's flying towards Earth–and all are welcome.
  • 2021-07-29
    Three studies published in the past month have cast doubt on the premise of subsurface lakes below the Martian south pole.
  • 2021-07-28
    The impactor believed to have wiped out the dinosaurs and other life forms on Earth some 66 million years ago likely came from the outer half of the main asteroid belt, a region previously thought to produce few impactors. Researchers from Southwest Research Institute have shown that the processes that ...
  • 2021-07-23
    A team at the Natural History Museum (NHM), London is paving the way for future rovers to search for meteorites on Mars. The scientists are using the NHM's extensive meteorite collection to test the spectral instruments destined for the ExoMars rover Rosalind Franklin, and develop tools to identify meteorites on ...
  • 2021-07-23
    A dust storm that engulfed Mars in 2018 destroyed a vortex of cold air around the planet's south pole and brought an early spring to the hemisphere. By contrast, the storm caused only minor distortions to the polar vortex in the northern hemisphere and no dramatic seasonal changes. Dr. Paul ...
  • 2021-07-22
    Based on the analysis of marsquakes recorded by NASA's InSight mission, the structure of Mars's crust has now been determined in absolute numbers for the first time. Beneath the InSight landing site, the crust is either approximately 20 or 39 kilometers thick. That is the result of an international research ...
  • 2021-07-22
    The Perseverance Mars rover is preparing to collect its first rock sample from the site of an ancient lake bed, as its mission to search for signs of past life begins in earnest, NASA said Wednesday.
  • 2021-07-21
    NASA is making final preparations for its Perseverance Mars rover to collect its first-ever sample of Martian rock, which future planned missions will transport to Earth. The six-wheeled geologist is searching for a scientifically interesting target in a part of Jezero Crater called the "Cratered Floor Fractured Rough."
  • 2021-07-20
    The ESA-Roscosmos Trace Gas Orbiter has set new upper limits on how much methane, ethane, ethylene and phosphine is in the martian atmosphere—four so-called 'biomarker' gases that are potential signs of life.
  • 2021-07-19
    A 4.6-billion-year-old meteorite found in the laying in the imprint of a horseshoe is likely a remnant of cosmic debris left over from the birth of the solar system and could answer questions about how life began on Earth.
  • 2021-07-13
    Images snapped on July 5 by NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter on its ambitious ninth flight have offered scientists and engineers working with the agency's Perseverance Mars rover an unprecedented opportunity to scout out the road ahead. Ingenuity provided new insight into where different rock layers begin and end, each layer ...
  • 2021-07-26
    Norwegian experts say an unusually large meteor was visible over large parts of southern Scandinavia and illuminated southeast Norway with a powerful flash of light for a few seconds as many observers were reported to also hear a roaring sound afterwards.
  • 2021-07-22
    Based on the analysis of marsquakes recorded by NASA's InSight mission, the structure of Mars's crust has now been determined in absolute numbers for the first time. Beneath the InSight landing site, the crust is either approximately 20 or 39 kilometers thick. That is the result of an international research ...


  • 2021-07-31
    Latvijas iedzīvotāji ir samērā aktīvi kopš pavasara meklējuši meteorītus, un pašlaik ir cerības uz trīs jauniem atradumiem, informēja Meteorītu muzejā. Līdz šim valsts teritorijā 200 gadu laikā atrasti vien četri kosmiskie ieži. Meteorīti ir lielisks materiāls, lai daudz vairāk uzzinātu par Visumu un tā evolūciju. Ir cerības, ka kopumā valsts ...

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2021/08/02 214   Meteoriti.LV
ŠODIENAS AKTUĀLAIS METEORĪTIKAS KALENDĀRS

Mēness fāze
2. augustā vēsturē zināmi nokrituši 4 meteorīti:
Pavlovka (1882)
Peña Blanca Spring (1946)
Haverö (1971)
Akyumak (1981)
Pavisam augusta vēsturē zināmi 103 nokrituši meteorīti:
12 jeb 11.7% no tiem glabājas Latvijā Meteoriti.LV kolekcijā.
Ievērojiet, nesen nokrituši jauni meteorīti:
2020. g. 7. novembrī Fjärdhundra; Upsala; Sweden 2020[??]
š.g. 28. janvārī Punggur
š.g. 28. februārī Winchcombe
š.g. 25. jūlijā Oslo (Norway) [??]
Šobrīd debesīs novērojamas 5 aktīvās meteoru plūsmas:
★★☆☆ Piscis Austrinids (Maksimums: Jul 28);
★★☆☆ South. δ-Aquariids (Maksimums: Jul 30);
★★☆☆ α-Capricornids (Maksimums: Jul 30);
★★★★ Perseids (Maksimums: Aug 13);
★☆☆☆ Antihelion Source (Maksimums: marts-apr. un vēls maijs-jūn.).
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