Be sure to check out my pics of the Equinox Full Supermoon from last night https://twitter.com/SkyGuyinVA/status/1108518231130734593
Here's the latest on two active missions that exploring up close and personal different asteroids. It is pretty amazing what they are finding out and how they are doing so.
I am in awe of the pics from Bennu showing ROCKS being ejected from the surface of the asteroid
This is absolutely incredible! And no one knows WHY this is happening, either. Maybe some of these will eventually make their way to Earth as meteorites. Meteorites (Space Rocks) come from the asteroid belt, the Moon and Mars. Oh, and there are 60,000+ classified meteorites!
Chances are this magnificent bolide produced meteorites that fell into the Bering Sea.
|In this animated sequence of photos taken by Japan's Himawari 8 weather satellite on Dec. 18, 2018, you can follow the progress of the dark dust cloud and glowing trail left by the meteoroid as it came crashing down into Earth's atmosphere at an estimated 32 km/s (72,000 mph). |
Japan Meteorological Agency
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