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Nasa: On Aug. 13, 2015, the network reported 381 Meteoritic fireballs

Posted in 2015, astronomy, Galaxy with tags , , , on August 14, 2015 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI

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Every night, a network of NASA all-sky cameras scans the skies above the United States for meteoritic fireballs. Automated software maintained by NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office calculates their orbits, velocity, penetration depth in Earth’s atmosphere and many other characteristics. Daily results are presented here on Spaceweather.com.

In this diagram of the inner solar system, all of the fireball orbits intersect at a single point–Earth. The orbits are color-coded by velocity, from slow (red) to fast (blue). [Larger image] [movies]

http://www.spaceweather.com/

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