One flight closer to space tourism Virgin Galactic is one flight closer to becoming a commercial "spaceline." The company's passenger spacecraft, SpaceShipTwo, completed its first rocket-powered flight Monday morning above the Mojave Desert in California. More
Police confiscate 4-foot, 2-pound marijuana joint California police confiscated a mammoth joint during a 4/20 pot rally on Saturday, reports the Los Angeles Times. As the paper notes, hundreds of UC Santa Cruz students gather each year for the event, and each year campus police confiscate things like bongs and dime bags. More
Halley's Comet: Cosmic meteor shower lights up UK skies It will be a clear night in most of the country with rain clouds over the north-west of Scotland, according to the Met Office ... “Meteoroids from Halley’s Comet strike Earth’s atmosphere travelling 148,000 mph. Only the November Leonids are faster ... 10/21/2014 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Meteor eludes all-sky cameras in southern Ontario TORONTO – The reports of a bright meteor ... strike in Quebec Several people in Quebec and near Ottawa reported seeing a bright fireball, followed by a loud sound. Some people even reported feeling the ground shake. Huge #Explosion west of #montreal ... 11/27/2013 - 11:48 am | View Link
Meteor streaks over East Coast: Millions of Americans witness fireball as yard-long rock enters Earth's atmosphere Bright enough to be classified as a fireball, it lit up the night sky over eastern North America on Friday ... This one was seen up and down the East Coast and in inland states such as West Virginia and Ohio, the society said. The fireball's likely ... 03/22/2013 - 3:52 pm | View Link
After dramatic meteor strike, Russians pick up pieces In the town of Chebarkul, 50 miles west of Chelyabinsk city ... called meteorites, in the North Bay. And Cuba apparently experienced a phenomenon similar to the meteorite that detonated over Russia this week, island media reported, with startled residents ... 02/16/2013 - 1:35 pm | View Link
Russian meteor injury count up to 1,100 Chelyabinsk is about 5,000 kilometers (3,000 miles) west of Tunguska ... from south to north," the U.S. space agency said. Q: When was the last comparable meteorite strike? A: In 2008, astronomers spotted a meteor similar to the one in Russia heading ... 02/16/2013 - 6:29 am | View Link
Bright Mid West Fireball | American Meteor Society The American Meteor Society has received over 100 reports of a bright fireball seen from mid western states at approximately 8:30 PM local eastern time. 10/30/2014 - 5:07 am | View Website
Meteor Craters View satellite images and maps of meteor / asteroid impact craters - Geology.com - maps provided by Google.com 10/30/2014 - 3:34 am | View Website
SpaceWeather.com -- News and information about meteor ... Science news and information about the Sun-Earth environment. 10/29/2014 - 10:27 pm | View Website
International Meteor Organization | International ... The International Meteor Organization (IMO) was founded in 1988 and has more than 250 members now. IMO was created in response to an ever growing need for ... 10/29/2014 - 8:11 pm | View Website
Meteoroid A meteor or "shooting star" is the passage of a meteoroid or micrometeoroid into the Earth's atmosphere, incandescent from air friction and shedding glowing material ... 10/29/2014 - 12:25 pm | View Website
A parent told Huron Valley Schools in Milford that he will wear a handgun on his hip inside the school. And a lot of other parents are concerned, WDIV reports. They told the station that they feel like a person who is not a police officer, carrying a gun into a school with children, is not the best idea.
The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention has issued an alert that a food worker with acute Hepatitis A may have exposed patrons of a Cumberland County restaurant to the virus.
The Maine CDC said the worker served food between Sept. 29 and Oct. 11. After examining the food and beverage preparation practices at the restaurant, the CDC said it’s possible that others were exposed.
Hepatitis A is a highly contagious liver infection.