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Meteorite smashes into the Moon producing brightest flash of light ever seen from Earth

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) – A meteorite as large as 4-1/2 feet in diameter smashed into the moon in September, producing the brightest flash of light ever seen from Earth, astronomers said this week. Similarly sized objects pummel Earth daily, though most are destroyed as they plunge…

First-ever comet material discovered on Earth

A comet exploded over modern-day Egypt 28 million years ago, raining down fire and leaving behind a “mysterious” black pebble — the first-ever comet material found on Earth, scientists said Tuesday as they announced the discovery. “Comets always visit our skies — they’re these dirty snowballs of ice mixed with…

Flights rerouted as massive solar storm slams Earth

WASHINGTON — Solar radiation from a massive sun storm — the largest in nearly a decade — collided with the Earth’s atmosphere, prompting an airline to reroute flights and skywatchers to seek out spectacular light displays. US carrier Delta Air Lines said it had adjusted flight routes for transpolar journeys…

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