News Stories relating to "meteor"
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
A poll led by the Pew Global Attitudes Project has canvassed more than 48,000 people from all different cultures, religions and nationalities to discover what they believe to be the greatest current threats facing humanity in the 21st century.
People from 44 different countries were given a list of potential threats and asked to name...
Monday, July 28, 2014
There is a place in Siberia known as Yamal, which literally translates as "the end of the world."
It is an area that is notorious for earth-shattering events, as this was the region where the most dangerous meteor in recent history struck in 1908 with devastating results. Thankfully, the blast occurred in a relatively...
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Unknown Country has been keeping a keen eye on the skies just recently, and with good cause: following the revelation last week
that the Earth had narrowly escaped serious damage from 26 very sizeable asteroids over the past few years, another...
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Astronomers are warning us that asteroid 2014 DX110 is on target to hurtle between the Earth and the Moon on Wednesday, passing close to our planet at a distance of just 217,000 miles (350,000km).
At 98ft (30m), 2014 DX110 is a relatively large object belonging to the Apollo class asteroid group, a class of Earth-crossing objects...
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
A retired Astrobiologist who worked at NASA for 46 years has confirmed in a recent interview that alien life definitely exists.
In a recent interview with Lee Speigel of the Huffington Post (a recording of which accompanies this article), Richard Hoover described how, through his work with NASA and the Marshall Space Flight Center (...
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
We are currently living under very volatile skies. Less than one year after a 10,000 ton meteorite exploded above the Russian city of Chelyabinsk in the Urals injuring 950 people, Russian scientists reveal that a nearby area of the country narrowly missed an impact from a 15 meter asteroid which skimmed past Earth last weekend. The asteroid, which...
Monday, September 16, 2013
On the morning of April 22, 2012, the northern Californian skies were lit by a ball of light which, according to weather radar, crashed to earth in Sutter's Mill west of the Sierra Nevada. The object's descent was also visible across Nevada and created a sonic boom and fierce winds.
Saturday, June 8, 2013
Asteroid 2013 LR6 will pass within 70,000 miles of Earth tonight, making its closest approach over Tasmania at 9:42 Pacific Time. The asteroid is 30 feet in diameter and NASA says it has no chance of striking our planet. What is a matter for concern, though, is that it was just discovered two days ago, on June 6. The discovery was made by NASA...
Friday, February 15, 2013
Residents in the Cuban town of Rodas have reported a meteor strike that made an enormous noise as it hit. It is possible there is a debris field in Earth's gravity well, possibly following the asteroid that just passed the planet. If so, more strikes are possible, and there is no way to detect them prior to entry into the atmosphere, or to stop...
Thursday, January 17, 2013
A meteorite that recently landed close to a city in Sri Lanka may be "the most important scientific discovery in the last 500 years" since it brought "compelling evidence of life" from space.
On the Island website, Walter Jayawardhana quotes one of the scientists who discovered the contents of the meteorite as...
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Update: Huge Fireball Crossed Sweden Saturday. - On Friday the 13th at around 10PM US eastern time, sonicbooms were heard across Kentucky, windows trembled andbuildings shook, and green fireballs exploded over thestate. Hours before in Italy, three fireballs were recordedby astronomers. One, captured on video, was ten...
Friday, June 9, 2006
The Aftenposten newspaper in Norway reports that earlyWednesday morning, the country was struck by a meteor thathad theexplosive force of the atomic bomb that was dropped onHiroshima in 1945.The meteor hit the side of a mountain. There are no reportsof damage or casualties, but if the impact was as great asit appears, it is one of the most...
Saturday, April 24, 2004
Around midnight near Chicago on March 26, 2003, Steven Simon and Lawrence Grossman were woken up by a 2,000 pound meteor crashing nearby. Noe Garza was asleep when a piece of it burst through his ceiling, bounced across the room and broke a mirror. "I thought somebody was breaking in," he says. "It was a big bang. I can't really describe it."...
Monday, October 27, 2003
Fifteen-year-old photographer Jonathan Burnett snapped a digital photo of a bright light sailing through the sky, and another amateur photographer caught the same image from a different angle. These photos have scientists around the world mystified about what the mysterious light was, since it turns out it wasn't a meteor.
Thursday, October 2, 2003
A meteorite crashed in eastern India, injuring five people and destroying two houses. It lit up the night sky and rattled windows before it crashed to the ground. One resident says, "It was all there for just a few seconds but it was like daylight everywhere." And in Louisiana, a meteor punched a hole in Roy Fausset?s roof. He says,...
Saturday, June 28, 2003
The Bible says a star announced the birth of Jesus. Now geologists say a meteor that landed in Italy in 312 AD may have been seen as a sign from God by the Roman emperor Constantine, causing him to convert to Christianity, saving the religion from almost certain demise.
Constantine saw a blazing light cross the sky just before he went...
Thursday, May 8, 2003
A meteor that exploded over central Europe in 2002 had almost the identical orbit as a meteorite that fell to Earth in 1959. Despite this, the two meteorites were not similar in composition, so they didn't have the same origin. Does this mean that there's some kind of orbit close to the Earth that attracts space rocks?
Researchers say, "...
Tuesday, November 6, 2001
Scientists have discovered the first evidence that a devastating meteor impact in the Middle East might have triggered the mysterious collapse of civilizations there more than 4,000 years ago.
Studies of satellite images of southern Iraq have revealed a two-mile-wide circular depression which scientists say looks like an impact crater....
Monday, August 6, 2001
Shades of the biblical plagues and the 6th Century catastrophe reported on Unknowncountry last week, where mysterious yellow dust was reported falling from skies .
A mysterious red rain recently fell in the Southern Indian State of Kerala, accompanied by collapsing wells and a plague of black insects.
It was originally thought...