|Elenin from NASA Stereo spacecraft Aug 6th 2011|
We recently had the very harmless, and very beautiful Perseid meteor shower on August 12th. Now NASA is saying that a meteor was tracked north of Gustavus Ohio and fragments could be east of Cleveland, and in Cananda a bright fireball streaked over southern Ontario.
There has also been a lot of buzz on the net about comet Elenin heading toward earth. Some far-out theories suggest that it will end all life as we know it. Whatever you may think, NASA found it necessary to calm nerves this week to calm anyone's anxiety about a killer rock from space, stating that; the comet will not impact earth and is not large enough to destroy all life on the planet. Comet Elenin wont's kill us, says NASA Also more here
Either way you look at it, it's a busy time in space near our planet.
August 18th, 2011
Ohio residents should be on the lookout for potential small meteorites that may have been created by a bright fireball that streaked over southern Ontario, Canada, last week, NASA said.
The fireball was detected by all-sky cameras from the Southern Ontario Meteor Network at 1:22 a.m. EDT (0522 GMT) on Aug. 8.
"It was picked up over Lake Erie and proceeded south-southeast over Ohio," said Bill Cooke, head of NASA's Meteoroid Environments Office at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.
The meteor was last tracked north of Gustavus, Ohio, and the potential impact zone for meteorite fragments is a region east of Cleveland, Cooke told SPACE.com.