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Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
« Reply #540 on: February 09, 2018, 02:56:02 PM »
OK, didn't see THIS listed a couple days ago:

2018 C8 0.2 LD, Feb 09, 2018
  see bottom entry on my screen shot

http://www.spaceweather.com/
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https://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=2018%20CB&orb=1   (2018 CB) Orbit diagram

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« Reply #541 on: February 09, 2018, 05:10:47 PM »
Looks as if it's time to put the hardhats on!  :-X

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« Reply #542 on: February 09, 2018, 08:15:28 PM »
Looks as if it's time to put the hardhats on!  :-X

R.R. It did pass by, just found out...That is considered close. I don't know yet if there were any fragments or fireballs that came off of it....[/color]
(2018 CB)   2018-Feb-09  22:29 ± < 00:01   0.18 | 0.00047   0.18 | 0.00047

https://cneos.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/  Recent past

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« Reply #543 on: February 09, 2018, 08:22:08 PM »
Re (2018 CB)  https://cneos.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/

2018-Feb-09  22:29 ± < 00:01   0.18 | 0.00047   0.18 | 0.00047

https://www.translatorscafe.com/unit-converter/en/length/101-28/   0.18 LD =  42,949 miles

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« Reply #544 on: February 09, 2018, 08:26:51 PM »
Yowbarb Note: I figured it passed by at 0.18 LD =  42,949 miles but the article says 39,000 miles

https://www.cnet.com/news/asteroid-2018-cb-passing-earth-friday-says-nasa/

A house-size asteroid just made a rare close pass by Earth
Space rocks buzz by us all the time, but we don't get many of this size invading our orbital space more than a few times a year.

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Eric Mack
February 9, 2018 11:10 AM

Just days after the "Super Bowl asteroid" passed Earth on Sunday, another space rock buzzed by much, much closer on Friday at around 10:30 am. PT.

Asteroid 2018 CB safely whizzed by our planet at a distance of about 39,000 miles (64,000 kilometers). NASA estimates the asteroid to be between 50 and 130 feet (15 and 40 meters) across.

The larger Asteroid 2002 AJ129 generated a lot of hype before it passed at a safe distance of about 2.6 million miles (4.2 million kilometers), right around the same time the big game kicked off on Sunday. Part of the reason it got so much attention is that astronomers saw it coming.

The smaller, closer asteroid, 2018 CB, was just spotted for the first time a few days before whizzing by.

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« Reply #545 on: March 01, 2018, 09:18:25 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aW6jwT9hnqg

Px researcher Igor Kostelac commented in a video posted yesterday that Nibiru, which he regards as comet Catalina (C/2013 US10), will prove to be less dangerous to earth than another comet accompanying the Px system: Atlas (C/2017 K4).  Atlas is named for the Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert System.  Igor stated that one of the objects in the Px system is 14 times the size of our sun, commenting that "it makes our sun look like a toy" by comparison.

He says that all these comets / bodies gathering in a "flotilla" on our horizon are not, in and of themselves, what cause earthquakes.  There will need to be an alignment of at least 3 bodies, including our moon, he explains, for greater seismic activity to occur, and if it happens in the middle of the ocean, PTB may not tell us about it.  Such an alignment inevitably will happen at some point soon, and he urges his listeners to be ready with at least several months of supplies.  While he will not predict a specific date, he feels that we are down to days or weeks, with so many objects now being so close and regularly present in our skies.

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« Reply #546 on: March 01, 2018, 09:58:58 AM »
Maybe we need to keep the link for his site handy!

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« Reply #547 on: March 01, 2018, 11:23:38 AM »
Absolutely. 

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« Reply #548 on: March 02, 2018, 02:10:51 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Gaydbeoh2U

In this brief Thunderbolts Project film from a few days ago, Narrator says that recently an astronomer had the opportunity to study one of the Lovejoy comets up close, and was surprised that several of its characteristics differed from conventional wisdom about comets:

*Instead of gas and dust, it had a tail comprised of parallel twisted electrical filaments discharging plasma

*Instead of a ball of ice at the head, it was a planetoid with surface features

*It withstood the intense heat of the sun and remained intact

*No photographed comet has ever revealed an ice ball, though all have revealed planetary surfaces

*Comets move through space and build up energy like a dynamo, which they discharge back to the sun at perihelion.  This causes the familiar coma to develop (the bowshock appearance at the fore).

*A comet tail can change shape and appearance in minutes, which a gas and dust cloud cannot do.

*This suggests that space is full of plasma.

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Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
« Reply #549 on: March 06, 2018, 04:17:35 PM »
Meteor fireball flashes across the sky of Newcastle, Australia

https://www.sott.net/article/379099-Meteor-fireball-flashes-across-the-sky-of-Newcastle-Australia-VIDEO

This is a rare type of meteor flashing across the sky above Newcastle.

Graeme Challen's dashcam captured the moment, as he was driving east along the New England Highway towards Hexham Bridge.

"It had this incredible electric blue-green colour," he said, adding that the colours were lost in the picture because of the headlights and streetlights.

When he saw the initial flash and fireball, he thought "oh yeah, meteor".

"It got brighter as it came in," he said.

"I've seen meteors and meteor showers in the atmosphere before. They had a big white flash and looked like sparklers going off.

"But I've never seen one that big or that colour before.”

He said the flash reminded him of "an electric arc".

The object's size appeared larger to the naked eye and the colours were much brighter than what appeared on the video.

Below is a chart of the number of meteor fireballs reported on Sott from 2010 to the present time - notice the initial low numbers for the first few years then the sudden huge increase that started in 2013:

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« Reply #550 on: March 06, 2018, 04:51:10 PM »
Fortunately, he wasn't blinded by looking at the fireball, though I suppose it might be possible to capture one with a camera and not be looking directly at it...

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« Reply #551 on: March 08, 2018, 02:28:33 AM »
Dazzling meteor fireball turns night into day over Russian Urals

https://www.sott.net/article/379358-Dazzling-meteor-fireball-turns-night-into-day-over-Russian-Urals-VIDEOS


Residents of the Russian Urals have reported a colorful fireball lighting up the night sky before hearing loud booms. The meteor is said to have emitted red, yellow and orange light as it was falling.

The glowing object was clearly visible from the city of Ekaterinburg in the Sverdlovsk region, as well as near-by towns and communities on Tuesday night, local media reported.

Several videos now being shared online show a bright flash, followed by a brief moment of daylight. "I thought it was a star, but it wasn't! As it fell it glowed red and yellow, and behind it there was a small trail that glittered from lilac to red, yellow and orange," eyewitness Aleksandr Bortstev said in describing the dazzling phenomenon to local news website E1. He said the flash lasted for about 6 or 7 seconds. Some witnesses claimed that they heard what sounded like explosions.

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« Reply #552 on: March 08, 2018, 04:19:42 AM »
Interesting about all the colors that witnesses saw.  I wonder if that indicates certain minerals or gasses on / surrounding the meteorite?

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« Reply #553 on: March 10, 2018, 02:44:56 PM »
NASA scientists propose plan to NUKE incoming asteroids to avoid deadly impacts with Earth (Good Luck With That!)


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5484277/NASA-scientists-propose-plan-NUKE-incoming-asteroids.html

f an asteroid the size of a small village were headed straight toward Earth, there isn’t much we could do on short notice to prevent a major disaster – except blow it up, that is.

Scientists are investigating the possibility of using a specially designed spacecraft to nuke approaching cosmic objects, in hopes that doing so could deflect the threat.

While it could be possible to divert a near-Earth object by slamming into it with a so-called impactor, experts say a nuclear explosion may be the best bet when time is running out (ya think??)..

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« Reply #554 on: March 26, 2018, 07:32:51 AM »
Here is an interesting free web resource for keeping track of not only asteroids, but also space junk of all kinds: stuffin.space.com .

Moving a cursor around will bring up names of the various objects, as well as any known or predictable orbital pathways.

The search function can be used to locate the current position of Tiangong 1 (Int'l Designator 2011-053A), the Chinese space station with its decaying orbit (please see third image below).  The present altitude, velocity, etc. are displayed in a box in the lower right-hand corner.   Scheduled impact date with earth: April 3 +/- 3 days.

Current altitude as of this post: 209 km
Current velocity as of this post: 7.79 km/s
Period (length of time to make one full revolution around the earth): 88.86 min.
Current pathway across the U.S.: diagonal from Southern California to Maine, though the orbit is wobbly.
(Please see final screenshot)

A close-up screen view will show all the dots in motion, representing each object in orbit around the earth at the current time, and the globe can be turned to view what is in the sky over a particular continent.

Color key:
* Satellite
* Rocket body
* Debris

Clicking on "About" in the upper right-hand corner, we learn that the developer of this software is a freshman in college and a robotics competition participant.

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