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Rare cosmic balancing act makes Perseid meteor showers brighter

New Scientist - ‎May 26, 2016‎
In certain sweet spots, the gravitational pulls of Saturn and Jupiter might combine to cause spectacular meteor showers. The effect requires clockwork precision - but it may be responsible for one of the best showers in recent memory.
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Artificial meteor showers could make a fearsome problem in space much worse

Tech Insider - ‎May 26, 2016‎
A horde of news outlets reported that Japanese company ALE plans to open the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with an artificial meteor shower, but the startup told Tech Insider that's a bit premature.
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Did METEOR destroy EgyptAir MS804 jet? Shocking theory could impact future of air travel

Express.co.uk - ‎May 25, 2016‎
The meteor broke up into thousands of smaller five to 60cm fragments, which were scattered as far and wide as between Greenland and Australia between last Wednesday and Friday.

EgyptAir Flight MS804 'Was Brought Down By A Meteor'

Huffington Post UK - ‎May 26, 2016‎
EgyptAir Flight MS804 'Was Brought Down By A Meteor'. 26/05/2016 11:32 | Updated 1 day ago. Sara C Nelson Senior Editor, The Huffington Post UK.
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Arizona Researcher Asks for Help Finding Meteor in Maine

ABC News - ‎May 24, 2016‎
A planetary science field researcher from Arizona is seeking help finding a fireball recorded last week streaking across the sky by police in Maine.
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Fireball! Brilliant Meteor Streaks Over Northeastern US (Video)

Space.com - ‎May 20, 2016‎
A huge fireball lit up the night sky over the northeastern United States Tuesday (May 17), sparking hundreds of reports by skywatchers lucky enough to have witnessed the dazzling meteor event. And if you want to go meteorite hunting, there may be a ...
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Ancient meteor strikes sent ice-rich tsunamis across the surface of Mars

Ars Technica - ‎May 22, 2016‎
The authors estimate that, in the region they're looking at (part of the Arabia Terra), a meteor big enough to carve out a 30km wide crater would have hit about once every 15 million years.
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Child Karate Star And Man-Made Meteor Shower To Usher In 2020 Tokyo Olympics Amid Scandal

The Inquisitr - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Child karate star Mahiro Takano and a man-made meteor shower are being touted as major draws for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.
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WATCH: Moment meteor is 'struck by UFO to prevent it crashing to Earth'

Express.co.uk - ‎May 21, 2016‎
The American Meteor Society (AMS) has since confirmed a second object was present, but says it was just a smaller fragment of the meteor as it broke up in our atmosphere. However, the seemingly satisfactory explanation, has done nothing to dampen ...

Meteor lights up Ottawa sky, earthlings safe

Ottawa Citizen - ‎May 17, 2016‎
“Tens of thousands” of people witnessed the very bright fireball, mostly in the northeastern United States and a few in Canada, said Peter Brown, a meteor expert at Western University. His camera network detected it low on the horizon south of Kingston.

Perseid Meteor Shower 2016: When, Where & How to See It

Space.com - ‎May 18, 2016‎
This amazing view of a Perseid meteor was captured by amateur astronomers Stojan Stojanovski, Kristijan Gjoreski and Igor Nastoski of the Ohrid Astronomy Association in Ohrid, Macedonia during the peak of the Perseid meteor shower on Aug. 12-13, 2015.
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'Huge' meteor soaring across the night sky above Maine is captured by a cop'

Daily Mail - ‎May 17, 2016‎
A Maine police sergeant looking for speeders managed to unwittingly capture a fireball streaking across the sky on his dashboard camera.

Unprecedented man-made meteor shower to kick off 2020 Tokyo Olympics

AccuWeather.com - ‎May 17, 2016‎
The opening ceremony is one of the most highly anticipated events of every Olympic Games and the opening of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo may feature something no other ever has: a man-made meteor shower. A Japanese start-up company called ALE has ...

Bright meteor streaking across Highway 401 caught on video

CityNews - ‎May 17, 2016‎
The bright flash of an incoming meteor was captured on a dashcam late Monday night near Gananoque, Ont. In the video, submitted by CityNews viewer Greg Manchester, a bright light appears in the right-centre of the screen and appears to flash as it ...

NZ Grand Dame of Burlesque 80th Birthday Show at The Meteor

Scoop.co.nz - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Celebrating New Zealand's Grande Dame of burlesque - Miss Chevious Cinders 80th year with a dazzling homegrown burlesque show.

This spectacular dashcam video of a meteor reminds us how close space really is.

Upworthy - ‎May 18, 2016‎
Nearly 700 people reported seeing it to the American Meteor Society (AMS). Though it might look like one big flash, the AMS has received enough video footage to analyze the tapes - they think the meteor might have actually broken into two fragments ...

Contributing to Meteor Documentation

DZone News - ‎May 21, 2016‎
Meteor has had a long history of enabling and welcoming documentation from community contributors. I myself co-wrote the book Discover Meteor before I had even joined the Meteor team. Meteor's first tutorial was also open-sourced on GitHub and ...

Chicxulub crater drill project successful– Did a meteor kill the dinosaurs?

RedOrbit - ‎May 26, 2016‎
The expedition to extract cores samples from the Chicxulub Crater off the coast of Mexico has been declared a success, according to a BBC News report.

Man combs Maine's forests for remnants of fireball

The Boston Globe - ‎May 26, 2016‎
For four days, Robert Ward has been combing the trails and side roads of Maine's Rangeley Lakes region, searching for any sign of the meteor that captivated the region this month as it exploded in the early-morning sky. Given the object's violent entry ...
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