Comet A Go-go, Meteorite News And An Iridium Flare

Ron DiIulio (left), director of University of North Texas’ planetarium and astronomy lab program, and UNT observatory manager Preston Starr, found these fragments, believed to be from a meteor that burned up in the Earth’s atmosphere earlier this week, in a pasture in West, Texas. Credit: Max Faulkner/Ft. Worth Star-Telegram Meteorite hunters have been busy…
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How To Find Comet Lulin This Week

Watch for Comet Lulin to creep up night by night into Leo the Lion over the coming week and a half. This map shows the sky at 10:30 p.m. looking east-southeast. By next week, the comet will be high enough for viewing earlier in the evening around 9:30 p.m. Tonight and tomorrow it will be located an…
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Spectacular Photo Inspires A Northern Journey

A dilapidated barn stands under trailing stars in this photo taken last weekend near Iron River, Wisconsin. Polaris, the North Star, is the bright point of light in the far upper right. Credit and copyright by Nate Rendulich Yesterday afternoon I got a call from Jack Rendulich, a former News Tribune photographer and photo chief.…
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Space Station Viewing For Early Risers; Texas Fireball News

 Last week, you’ll remember we reported on the collision between two telecommunications satellites over Siberia. Since then, there’s been a lot of speculation that the daylight fireball over Austin, Texas on Sunday was a piece of the re-entry debris. While it’s true that bits and pieces resulting from the collision will eventually come down to…
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