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  • Meteorite crashes through roof of Canada woman’s home and on to bed

    10/14/2021 9:26:38 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 24 replies
    Guardian ^ | 14 Oct 2021
    A woman in Canada awoke in shock earlier this week when a rock crashed through the ceiling of her home and landed on her bed, narrowly missing her but spraying grit and other debris on her face, as her dog barked frantically. “I was in shock and I just sat here for a few hours shaking,” she said. “The odds of that happening are so small so I’m pretty grateful to be alive.”
  • Lucky star! Sleeping woman avoids death by inches after meteorite crashes through roof of her home and lands right beside her on pillow

    10/11/2021 8:35:11 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 56 replies
    DAILYMAIL.COM ^ | 10 October 2021 | ADAM MANNO FOR
    Ruth Hamilton of Golden, British Columbia woke up to the sound of a crash and dust on her face the night of October 4. Onlookers had enjoyed a meteor sighting earlier that night above Lake Louise, about 52 mi east. Hamilton, who was unharmed, saw a rock on her pillow right next to where her head usually lies. She called 911, and she and an officer made calls to confirm that it wasn't debris from nearby construction at the Kicking Horse Canyon. 'We called the Canyon project to see if they were doing any blasting and they weren't, but they...
  • NASA Impact Simulation Shows Dangers Of Bible's Wormwood Prophecy

    05/06/2021 9:29:27 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 34 replies
    Prophecy News Watch ^ | 05/05/2021 | Staff
    A week-long exercise held by Nasa this week has concluded that a catastrophic event with an asteroid would be unavoidable, even given six months to prepare.The hypothetical impact scenario, which took place during a planetary defense conference hosted by the United Nations, confirmed that there is no current technology on earth that could stop an Asteroid if we knew in advance it was projected to hit the earth. "If confronted with the scenario in real life, we would not be able to launch any spacecraft on such short notice with current capabilities," the participants said.The only response to such an...
  • Oldest meteorite ever found: 4.6 BILLION-year-old space rock discovered in the Sahara could shed light on the early solar system

    04/16/2021 11:25:32 PM PDT · by blueplum · 37 replies
    The Daily Mail UK ^ | 16 Apr 2021 | STACY LIBERATORE
    An ancient, meteorite, or achondrite, was discovered in the Sahara desert last year that has now been identified as chunk from a protoplanet that formed before Earth came into existence. The space rock, named EC 002, dates back 4.6 billion years and consists mostly of volcanic rock, leading experts to believe it came from the crust of a very early planet.... ...no asteroid shares the spectral features of EC 002, indicating that almost all of these bodies have disappeared, either because they went on to form the building blocks of larger bodies or planets or were simply destroyed.'
  • Dozens report bright fireball in New Hampshire skies

    04/19/2021 3:12:04 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    WMUR ^ | 04/18/2021 | Kirk Ensrom
    A surveillance video captured by a Nest security camera in Rochester submitted by a local user shows a short, bright streak of light in the sky. The submitter said the fireball was accompanied by a loud boom, and an emailer from Strafford told News 9 his house shook after the fireball was seen. Just one of the reports submitted to the AMS indicated that the witnesses heard any sound. Fireballs are meteors that are unusually bright, at least as bright as Venus. They can create a sonic boom that is heard a few minutes after the fireball is seen. It's...
  • Huge Fireball Burns over the London Sky, Creates Shock Wave [February 28, 2021]

    03/07/2021 1:20:18 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 49 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 5, 2021 | Skywatch Media News
    Huge Fireball Burns over the London Sky, Creates Shock Wave
  • Meteorites may be just north of Cheltenham [UK]

    03/01/2021 1:55:25 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    BBC ^ | 03/01/2921 | Jonathon Amos
    The hunt is on for meteorite fragments that are likely to have fallen to Earth over England on Sunday night. Many people across Northern Europe saw a fireball in the sky shortly before 22:00 GMT, and the streak of light was also caught on special cameras. Scientists think some pieces will have survived the intense heat of atmospheric entry and hit the ground. A computer model that analysed the camera data suggests the probable site of impact is just north of Cheltenham. The fireball produced a sonic boom as it hurtled across the southern England sky. Eyewitness accounts describe the...
  • Did you see the fireball streak Birmingham’s sky on November 1, 2020?

    11/02/2020 4:24:13 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    Bham Now ^ | November 2, 2020 | Patience Itson
    Earth’s atmosphere sees several thousand meteors of fireball magnitude each day, so they are quite common. We are just typically unable to see them due to daylight and because a vast majority occur over oceans and uninhabited regions. However, the brighter the fireball, the more rare it is. Do fireballs make a sound? Sounds like sociology’s favorite question of “If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a noise?” But the answer is quite interesting. According to the American Meteor Society, fireballs can make a sound—two in fact. Both generated...
  • Disaster-Prone Puerto Rico: What's Next? (Image; Vanity)

    01/19/2020 11:05:24 AM PST · by cll · 18 replies
    FR | 1/19/2020
  • The Oldest Known Material on Earth Is Officially Older Than The Solar System

    01/14/2020 10:18:32 AM PST · by Red Badger · 82 replies
    www.sciencealert.com ^ | 13 JAN 2020 | MICHELLE STARR
    The oldest solid material on Earth has just been identified, and it predates the Solar System itself by at least a few hundred million years. The teensy tiny microscopic grains of dust were forged in a distant star somewhere between 5 and 7 billion years ago, according to new research. By comparison, our Sun is just 4.6 billion years old. Eventually, these grains were carried to Earth in a meteorite. "This is one of the most exciting studies I've worked on," said cosmochemist Philipp Heck of the Field Museum of Natural History and the University of Chicago. "These are the...
  • Scientists almost didn't detect approach of 'city-killer asteroid'

    07/26/2019 6:30:31 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 35 replies
    www.lmtonline.com ^ | 7:45 am CDT, Friday, July 26, 2019 | Allyson Chiu
    Alan Duffy was confused. On Thursday, the astronomer's phone was suddenly flooded with calls from reporters wanting to know about a large asteroid that had just whizzed past Earth, and he couldn't figure out "why everyone was so alarmed." "I thought everyone was getting worried about something we knew was coming," Duffy, who is also lead scientist at the Royal Institution of Australia, told The Washington Post. Forecasts had already predicted that a couple asteroids would be passing relatively close to Earth this week. Then he looked up the details of the hunk of space rock named Asteroid 2019 OK....
  • Suspected meteorite crashes into rice field in India

    07/26/2019 6:35:34 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 3:06 AM ET, Fri July 26, 2019 | By Manveena Suri and Helen Regan
    Villagers and farmers pose around the crater of a suspected meteorite that crashed in a field at Mahadeva village in the Indian eastern state of Bihar.
  • Scientists find largest meteorite impact in the British Isles

    06/10/2019 10:49:47 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 8 replies
    UPI ^ | June 10, 2019 / 10:30 AM | By Brooks Hays
    Researchers tracked down the impact site of an ancient meteorite by studying the alignment patterns of ancient debris sprayed in all directions by the violent collision. Photo by University of Oxford ================================================================ June 10 (UPI) -- Researchers have located the epicenter of an ancient meteorite impact along the Scottish coast, the largest impact in the British Isles. Scientists first identified evidence of the impact in 2008, but they were unable to pin down the exact location of the crater. Over the last decade, researchers conducted field studies and analyzed rock samples in the lab. Their findings allowed them to identify...
  • Meteorite Seen on Satellite Before Hitting Cuba

    02/04/2019 7:19:55 AM PST · by Red Badger · 38 replies
    weather.com ^ | 02/02/2019 | By Sean Breslin
    At a Glance A meteorite landed in western Cuba on Friday afternoon.Residents in the town of Viñales said they spotted the object streaking across the sky.No injuries were reported, though there are unconfirmed reports of damage.The meteor was seen on satellite and radar before hitting Cuba. Residents of a town in western Cuba said the area was rocked by what is believed to be a meteorite strike, and windows might have been blown out in some homes nearby. The meteor was seen on satellite and radar just before hitting Cuba. "We’re receiving reports that a meteor was seen in the...
  • Heart-shaped meteorite up for auction on Valentine's Day

    01/31/2019 8:14:11 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    cnn ^ | 31st January 2019
    You might want to reconsider your Valentine's Day plans this year: A superior gift is about to go on sale, and it came all the way from space. British auction house Christie's is soon to open online bidding on a heart-shaped meteorite, one that plummeted to Earth over Siberia in 1947. … Sarah Crowther, from the University of Manchester's School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, told CNN that the specimen belongs to an uncommon group of iron meteorites known as IIAB. "There are currently 134 type IIAB iron meteorites, out of a total of over 60,000 known meteorites, so this...
  • Is The End Of The World As WeKnow It Right Around The Corner? (Lunacy or The Coverup Of History?)

    06/02/2004 8:23:38 AM PDT · by Happy2BMe · 282 replies · 12,971+ views
    News Archives WARNING:  If talk about "End Time Events" disturbs you in any way, please, and we do mean, please leave this article. It is without doubt, the most disturbing end time scenario we have ever seen, mainly because of the references, articles and coincidences that the writer points to. We are not admitting the information revealed is accurate, but it does sound like events described in Revelation, in fact, the person who is posting the messages makes references to this fact and they are not a Christian.  With that said, here is the article: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dear Bush Country,...
  • Earliest known iron artifacts come from outer space

    08/20/2013 11:10:14 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 9 replies
    PHYS.Org ^ | 08-19-2013 | Provided by University College London
    Researchers have shown that ancient Egyptian iron beads held at the UCL Petrie Museum were hammered from pieces of meteorites, rather than iron ore. The objects, which trace their origins to outer space, also predate the emergence of iron smelting by two millennia. Carefully hammered into thin sheets before being rolled into tubes, the nine beads – which are over 5000 years-old - were originally strung into a necklace together with other exotic minerals such as gold and gemstones, revealing the high value of this exotic material in ancient times. The study is published in the Journal of Archaeological Science....
  • All Bronze Age Iron Came From Space, New Study Shows

    12/13/2017 6:44:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 27 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | December 11, 2017 | David Grossman
    Despite the name, there was iron in the Bronze Age. It was just extremely rare. Most famously, the pharaoh Tutankhamun had a headrest, bracelet and dagger made of iron. Other iron artifacts from the same time have also been found around the globe. The existence of these artifacts has led to an archaeological debate: was there, in fact, iron smelting in the Bronze Age? According to a new chemical analysis, the answer is no. The iron humans had during the Bronze Age came from space.
  • King Tut's Dagger Made of Extraterrestial Material

    06/29/2016 6:01:40 PM PDT · by wildbill · 31 replies
    Bible History Daily ^ | 6/07/2016 | Robin Ngo
    King Tut owned a dagger that was out of this world—literally. Researchers have recently published a study in the journal Meteoritics & Planetary Science that supports what has long been suspected: The ancient Egyptians were using meteoritic iron well before the spread of iron smelting technology. The recent study on King Tut’s dagger, led by researchers from Italy and Egypt, used X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectrometry to analyze the composition of the iron blade. Iron meteorites mostly contain iron and nickel, and the results of the XRF analysis on King Tut’s dagger confirm that the blade is mostly composed of iron...
  • Dagger in King Tut's tomb was made with iron from a meteorite

    06/01/2016 5:59:32 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 23 replies
    Italian and Egyptian researchers analyzed the metal with an X-ray fluorescence spectrometer to determine its chemical composition, and found its high nickel content, along with its levels of cobalt, “strongly suggests an extraterrestrial origin”. They compared the composition to known meteorites within 2,000km around the Red Sea coast of Egypt, and found similar levels in one meteorite.