are particularly slow and penetrating," Discovery News quoted meteor expert Peter Brown, a physics professor at the University of Western Ontario, as saying.
It is extremely rare that a fireball
hits the ground, but in 1999 we helped locate fragments of a fireball
that was seen flying over Co Carlow.
So, it is ironic that the availability of these fireball
data should be curtailed just at the time the NEO program is moving toward surveying the small impactors that are most likely to be picked up in the fireball
monitoring program," Morrision said.
People across the eastern United States gearing up for the weekend were stunned on Friday 22 March when a fireball
streaked across the heavens, lighting up the evening sky.
Any BAA members who saw this event, or who may have been contacted by nonastronomers who witnessed it, are asked to collect as much information about the sighting as possible and send it to the BAA Meteor Section's Fireball
Co-ordinator Len Entwisle at <len.
The American Meteor Society received more than 500 reports of seeing a fireball
from various places ranging from North Carolina to New York to New England and Canada.
A similar bright fireball
on Jupiter was in fact imaged on 2010 August 20 by Masayuki Tachikawa and independently by two other Japanese observers.
happen every single night, all around the world," he said, adding that most fireballs
go unseen because they flame out over the ocean.
Unfortunately, in most cases, such objects are seen by only a few individuals and in the case of the bright fireballs
no major analysis is possible.
NEW Year revellers will see blazing tar fireballs
swung round marchers' heads, but are being banned from drinking tea or coffee for safety reasons.
The collisions produced fireballs
100,000 times hotter than the sun's core and 20 times the density of an atom's nucleus.
Sightings of huge fireballs
, thought to be a meteor shower, were reported in northern England, central Scotland and Northern Ireland.
More than 100 times brighter than the brightest stars, hundreds of fireballs
streaked across the sky.
The age old ritual, which was featured in FHM magazine, sees townsfolk light huge fireballs
wrapped in chicken wire on the stroke of midnight and swing them down to the harbour.
After hearing results of recent experiments observing collisions between nuclei of lead, many were ready to take seriously the notion that such collisions could produce ultramicroscopic fireballs
of quark-gluon plasma.