Meteors

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Meteor reported blazing across sky in parts of UK
Video footage shows fireball which was sighted in areas including London and Wolverhampton

Tom Ambrose and agency

10, Jan, 2023 @6:39 PM

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Researchers discover two new minerals on meteorite grounded in Somalia
‘Phenomenal’ finds are named elaliite and elkinstantonite, and Canadian scientists are analysing third mineral

Oliver Holmes

29, Nov, 2022 @1:22 PM

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Meteorite that landed in Cotswolds may solve mystery of Earth’s water
Rock that crashed into family’s driveway provides compelling evidence water arrived on asteroids

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

16, Nov, 2022 @7:19 PM

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Starwatch: high-speed Leonids can be extremely bright and colourful
Dust grains forming meteor shower come from comet Tempel-Tuttle, which orbits sun every 33 years

Stuart Clark

14, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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California man blames meteorite after house goes up in flames
Fireball – ‘like a flaming basketball’ – seen in sky around the time rancher’s home destroyed north-east of Sacramento

Edward Helmore

07, Nov, 2022 @2:44 PM

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Starwatch: Halley’s comet dust on show in meteor shower
More than 50 meteors an hour may be seen as Earth ploughs through fragments left by comet

Stuart Clark

17, Oct, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Meteoroid shock waves help scientists locate new craters on Mars
Findings will help build more accurate picture of how often space rocks crash into red planet

Ian Sample Science editor

19, Sep, 2022 @4:03 PM

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Fireball seen over UK confirmed as meteor after day of confusion
Experts revise initial assumption that sighting was space junk linked to Elon Musk’s satellite programme

Matthew Weaver

15, Sep, 2022 @7:56 PM

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Fireball over Scotland and NI no longer thought to be Elon Musk ‘space junk’
UK Meteor Network says it ‘cannot find any known space junk or satellite de-orbit’ to explain object

Matthew Weaver

15, Sep, 2022 @4:54 PM

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Fire in the sky: on the trail of space rocks with New Zealand’s meteorite hunters
Weeks after installing a network of meteor-detecting cameras, the members of Fireballs Aotearoa were granted their dearest wish: a rock that fell to Earth

Eva Corlett in Wellington

09, Sep, 2022 @7:00 PM

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How to photograph a meteor shower: where to take a photo of the Perseids meteors in Australia
Getting a good shot is tricky so here are some tips to capture a picture of the Perseid meteor shower at its peak in August

Cait Kelly

12, Aug, 2022 @8:50 AM

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Perseid meteor shower 2022: how and where to watch in Australia
The annual Perseids meteor shower will peak on 13 August. Find out the best time to view

Donna Lu

12, Aug, 2022 @8:49 AM

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