Amazing Night Sky Photos for May 2014 (Stargazing Gallery)

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'Earthgrazer' Meteor Seen Above South Carolina and Tennessee

Credit: Marshall Space Flight Center Meteoroid Environment Office
On May 16, 2014, basketball-sized meteoroid entered the atmosphere 63 miles above Columbia, South Carolina. Moving northwest at 78,000 miles per hour,…Read More »

it burned up 52 miles above the Tennessee countryside, just north of Chattanooga. This fireball, not part of any meteor shower, belongs to a class of meteors called Earthgrazers.   Less «
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