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zespaceblog · 2 months ago
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Not all meteors are the same. The vast majority in the night sky are too glancing to really be sure, these are tiny specs of dusts, small grains of stone (like sand) maybe going up to as large as a pebble, they burn up in our atmosphere so quick, it's hard to imagine each is unique.
These displays can occur in waves, often known as meteor showers, but represent debris left in the path of Earth orbit from passing comets or previous events, which each year, the Earth cleans up a little more.
From time to time, sizable meteors do make an entrance, I have seen a couple in my life time that appeared to move more slowly and had a distinct colour, which represents the actual chemical make up of the meteor, or the atmosphere itself as these larger rocks streak through our atmosphere.
It's estimated that 500 meteors per year are large enough to actually hit the surface, but only 10 of which ever get found, so finding a meteor is a big business ! and can be quite lucrative if you know what you're looking for.
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On the 15 Feb 2013 a 20m meteor hit the Chelyabinsk region of Russia, causing an initial explosion in air, thought to be around 500 kilotons of TNT, and causing over 1,500 injuries around the region.
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The previous meteor to cause significant damage was the famous Tunguska event that flattened over 800 million tree's caused by an airburst explosion thought to measure around 12 megatons.
Thankfully these events are infrequent, and if you're lucky enough to spot a larger meteor, it will be nothing more than a harmless light show.
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leaving the rest of us to see the much smaller, but no less delightful shooting star.
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And if you're not sure about the terminology ..
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Keep looking up !! :)
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cartersgreen · 12 days ago
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unbelievable-facts · a month ago
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msboutofcontext · 4 months ago
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omg-snakes · a month ago
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dlartistanon · 8 months ago
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I think there was a joke edit of a sleeping bag item description floating around a while ago, but what if they slept together for real though?
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blondebrainpower · a month ago
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Tutankhamun's meteoric iron dagger (with the crystal pummel), and gilded blade dagger, Egypt , 14th BCE 
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without-ado · 11 months ago
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Milky Way & Meteorite falling near Mt. Fuji l © Hayata Suzuki/Takaaki Ito/ Mar. 2021
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astronomy-posts · 6 months ago
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The difference between asteroids, meteorites and meteors. Enjoy!
In simplest terms here are the definitions:
Asteroid: a large rocky body in space, in orbit around the Sun.
Meteoroid: much smaller rocks or particles in orbit around the Sun.
Meteor: If a meteoroid enters the Earth's atmosphere and vaporizes, it becomes a meteor, which is often called a shooting star.
Meteorite: If a small asteroid or large meteoroid survives its fiery passage through the Earth's atmosphere and lands on Earth's surface, it is then called a meteorite.
Asteroids
Most asteroids in our solar system are found in the main asteroid belt, a region between Mars and Jupiter. But they can also hang out in other locations around the solar system. For example, some asteroids orbit the Sun in a path that takes them near Earth.
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Meteoroids
Space debris smaller than an asteroid are called meteoroids. A meteoroid is a piece of interplanetary matter that is smaller than an asteroid and frequently are only millimeters in size. Most meteoroids that enter the Earth's atmosphere are so small that they vaporize completely and never reach the planet's surface. When they burn up during their descent, they create a beautiful trail of light known as a meteor, sometimes called a shooting star.
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Meteorite
If any part of a meteoroid survives the fall through the atmosphere and lands on Earth, it is called a meteorite. Although the vast majority of meteorites are very small, their size can range from about a fraction of a gram (the size of a pebble) to 100 kilograms (220 lbs) or more
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Summary
In short, the difference between asteroids and meteors all comes down to a question of location. Asteroids are always found in space. Once it enters an atmosphere, it becomes a meteor, and then a meteorite after it hits the ground. Each are made of the same basic materials – minerals and rock – and each originated in space. The main difference is where they are when they are being observed.
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theawkwarddinosaurs · 3 months ago
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YOLO, I guess? . From the book "the day the dinosaurs died" . . . . . . #dinosaurs #dinosaur #paleoart #vintage #awkward #trex #meteor #dinosaureatsmanwomaninheritstheearth #paleoartist #meteorite #instagram #illustration#paleofail #paleontology #prehistoric #jurassicpark #dinosaursofinstagram #jurassicworlddominion #mesozoicera #theend #monsters #science #डायनासोर #dinosaurus #dinosaurier #공룡 #dinosaure #динозавр#恐竜 https://www.instagram.com/p/Cbgf3I_rQPd/?utm_medium=tumblr
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hydraart · 9 months ago
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« Dash hope » an illustration done a few months ago for the card game Key of Ijzeria. I have another one left to show…
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author-morgan · 4 months ago
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okay, but hear me out, martian rocks — shergottite edition.
to anyone who ever said rocks aren’t cool, you’re wrong.
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lukegauthier · 2 months ago
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omg-snakes · 2 months ago
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vladstrain · 11 months ago
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Meteorite Lady, 2021
She dances and her swings cause meteor showers
Look at her dress, she made it herself!
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blueiskewl · a month ago
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Extraterrestrial Crystal Ball — Crystalline Structure of Seymchan Pallasite Dramatized in Sphere. Pallasite – PMG Magadan District, Siberia, Russia (62°54’ N, 152°26’ E)
82mm (3.25 in) in diameter and 1217 grams (2.75 lbs.)
Sold: 37,800 USD 12/2021
Now offered is a marvelous three-dimensional display of a Seymchan pallasite’s internal structure as revealed in a large crystal ball. Pallasites represent merely 0.2% of all known meteorites. This specimen is most unusual in that it is primarily composed of olivine and peridot (gem quality olivine) with only wisps of metal, which evoke the Aramaic alphabet, coursing through the matrix. This effect is due to this sphere being fashioned from an extremely gem-rich section of the meteorite.
The Seymchan meteorite originated from the core-mantle boundary of an asteroid that broke apart during early solar system history. Following pinball-like impacts in space, a large mass was serendipitously bumped into an Earth-crossing orbit. Having arrived on Earth thousands of years ago, specimens of the Seymchan meteorite were first discovered in 1967 near the settlement of Seymchan in the Magadan District of Russia — the locality of Stalin’s gulags.
This specimen was derived from a large Seymchan meteorite that underwent a number of stages of cutting, grinding and polishing in a sphere-making apparatus. Amber-hued olivine and peridot crystals overflow in this unique offering of what is far more than most, a true crystal ball of gems from outer space — and the most beautiful extraterrestrial substance known.
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handstandcomics · 2 months ago
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Bad weather
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mple-selhnhh · 11 months ago
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“I dream. Sometimes I think that’s the only right thing to do.”
-Haruki Murakami
The Meteor of 1860 by Frederic Edwin Church
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