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tokyo fireball

A massive fireball appeared over Tokyo, and we have the video

July 6th, 2020

A space rock entered Earth’s atmosphere over Tokyo, producing a brilliant flash and a loud sonic boom. The incident was captured on video, showing the fireball lighting up and then fizzling out. No damage was reported but the sonic boom was heard for great distances. This past weekend gave those of us in the United …

fireball video

Sightings of a huge fireball were reported in the US

June 29th, 2020

A massive fireball appeared in the skies over several southern US states in the early morning hours of June 19th. Eyewitnesses report seeing a huge streak following by a bright flash and then a boom. It’s unclear if any pieces of the space rock made it to Earth. If you’re a resident of Kansas, Missouri, …

green fireball

A green fireball over Australia has experts puzzled

June 18th, 2020

A green fireball appeared in the skies over Australia earlier this week and experts can’t seem to explain what it was. It’s thought that the object was natural in origin and not a manmade piece of space junk, but the jury is still out. Many fireballs explode in the atmosphere, but this one may have …

minimoon fireball

A ‘Minimoon’ may have just exploded over Australia

December 2nd, 2019

Fireballs show up in the night sky all over Earth on a regular basis. Depending on the size of the object creating them, they can range from a brief streak of light to huge explosions that send shockwaves for miles in all directions. Smaller ones are more common, of course, but the massive fireball that …

california fireball

Fireballs spotted streaking across the sky in California

October 8th, 2019

If you’re a California resident and happened to be hanging around outside on Monday evening you might have spotted something very special in the skies. Dozens of people have reported spotting a bright streak flash in the sky for a few seconds, and the sighting matches up well with fireball sightings in the past. Seeing …

jupiter impact

Something slammed into Jupiter, and all we saw was a flash

August 10th, 2019

It was only about a day ago that NASA showed off some Hubble’s finest work yet in the form of new images of Jupiter. The photos (and a brief animation made of many of said images) are stunning, but while we were all gawking at the gorgeous eye candy this week, something appears to have …

interstellar meteor

Earth may have been struck by an interstellar meteor way back in 2014

April 16th, 2019

It was late 2017 when the astronomy world was buzzing over what appeared to be the first-ever interstellar visitor observed by mankind. It was a long, cigar-shaped object which its discoverers named Oumuamua, and it swooped around our Sun and back out towards interstellar space so rapidly that scientists had to scramble to study it. …