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originally posted by: Vasa Croe
What I find even more unusual is if you look at the graph of the orbits of all the fireballs that were tracked that hit earths atmosphere, they are all seeming to come from different areas. Almost as if suddenly the Earth had a massive magnetic pull or something.
When an asteroid exploded over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk in February, shattering windows for miles and injuring well over 1,000 people, experts said it was a rare event — of a magnitude that might occur only once every 100 to 200 years, on average. But now a team of scientists is suggesting that the Earth is vulnerable to many more Chelyabinsk-size space rocks than was previously thought. In research being published Wednesday by the journal Nature, they estimate that such strikes could occur as often as every decade or two.
originally posted by: Shelbee
I did read somewhere a fair few years ago that the solar system was about to enter a particularly 'dirty' piece of space. Unfortunately I can't remember what astronomy site I read it or for that matter when. But it would make sense that we are getting a lot of noise if the scientist was correct in their prediction.
Sorry I can't be more specific.
The cloud is flowing outwards from the Scorpius–Centaurus Association, a stellar association that is a star-forming region.
In 2009, Voyager 2 data suggested that the magnetic strength of the local interstellar medium was much stronger than expected (370 to 550 picoteslas, against previous estimates of 180 to 250 pT). The fact that the Local Interstellar Cloud is strongly magnetized could explain its continued existence despite the pressures exerted upon it by the winds that blew out the Local Bubble.
Thank you for the link
originally posted by: Nyiah
< heavy sigh > Just because they're not the Big Standards doesn't mean there isn't a meteor shower ongoing. There are several shower overlaps going on currently, if people would just take time to do a little light reading.
Meteor Activity Outlook for August 30-September 5, 2014
originally posted by: DexterRiley
I think it was a typo on the spaceweather.com website for Sep 3rd, 2014. The info from the ASGARD Web Log doesn't correlate.
It also looks like the summary line (300 sporadics, 3 , 1 alpha Aurigid, 1 Southern delta Aquariid) is malformed. There should be an associated meteor shower named after the lone number 3.
Otherwise I think 300 sporadic fireballs in one night would have been a major event that would probably be mentioned in the MSM.