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Old 11-04-2005, 10:51 AM
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Thumbs up Check the night sky for fireballs!!

Right now the earth is passing through a lot of space dust producing bright fireballs in the sky. Pretty cool!

From an article I read today:

"Every year in late October and early November, he explains, Earth passes through a river of space dust associated with Comet Encke. Tiny grains hit our atmosphere at 65,000 mph. At that speed, even a tiny smidgen of dust makes a vivid streak of light--a meteor--when it disintegrates. Because these meteors shoot out of the constellation Taurus, they're called Taurids."

Full NASA article here:

http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2005/03nov_taurids.htm
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Old 11-04-2005, 10:55 AM
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I've seen it already. Pretty cool. One question though. With all this space dust landing here does this mean that the earth is getting heavier?
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Old 11-04-2005, 11:04 AM
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