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Thursday, 09 September 2021 11:01

O'Connell takes over Superloop chair from Slattery

Network operator Superloop has announced the retirement of founder and chair Bevan Slattery from its board. Peter O'Connell has been appointed to the board as non-executive chair.

Published in People Moves

Open-source web platform Meteor has disclosed a recently discovered vulnerability which can break MongoDB protections.

Published in Open Source
Wednesday, 14 March 2012 01:52

Thoughts on the recent Oslo meteorite discovery

Basically, the tale is garbage!  It's a nice rock, but it certainly doesn't appear to be a meteorite.

Published in Whiskey Tango Foxtrot!
Tuesday, 14 December 2010 22:45

Australia: so, where are those pesky Geminids?

We hear so much about the wonder of the Geminid meteors, but how do we see them in Australia?

Published in Space
The annual Quadrantid meteor shower is expected to peak on January 3, 2010, with favorable viewing skies over Eastern Europe and Asia. Many of the meteors within the Quadrantids will appear bluish in color.

Published in Space
North Americans and others across the Northern Hemisphere will get a treat in the December night sky, and this time it’s not Santa Claus. The Geminid meteor shower will peak on December 13-14, 2009 (depending on your locale) with around 140 meteors per hour.

Published in Space
The peak of the Leonid meteor shower for 2009 is Tuesday, November 17. Asia has the best viewing for the Leonids, with up to 500 per hour. North Americans will be missing some of the action, with only a prediction of up to 30 per hour.

Published in Space
Monday, 26 October 2009 18:56

Meteor hits above Indonesia

On October 8, 2009, a bright explosion was heard and felt in the morning sky above Indonesia. Without much news coverage over the following three weeks, a scientific report has just now been released that analyzes what happened. So, what happened?

Published in Space
Tuesday, 20 October 2009 18:49

Hit the trail for the Orionid meteor shower

The peak for the 2009 Orionid meteor shower is set for Wednesday morning, October 21st. Sixty or more meteors per hour are expected to be the highs for the event, but you never know how many you'll see from hour to hour?

Published in Space
An international team of scientists found a small meteorite on the giant Nullarbor Plain, but even more amazing was the fact that they were able to retrace its orbit back to its parent asteroid.

Published in Space
According to NASA, the number of meteors seen shooting across the sky as part of the 2009 Perseid meteor shower is expected to be double the normal amount for one hour on August 11-12, 2009.

Published in Space
Tuesday evening/Wednesday morning, May 5-6, 2009, is expected to be the peak of the Aquarid meteors with up to 85 meteors per hour over the Southern Hemisphere. If you are in the Northern Hemispere, you'll see them, too!

Published in Space
Tuesday, 21 April 2009 17:46

Lyrid meteor shower coming to Earth

The Lyrid meteor shower, brought to you by Comet Thatcher, is coming to everyone’s early dawn sky on and around Wednesday, April 22, 2009. Its unpredictable nature could produce a few meteors per hour or many, many more. Look at it to find out what happens.

Published in Space
Sunday, 22 February 2009 19:53

Update to mysterious fireball over Texas

The fireball that streaked across central Texas (U.S.A.) on February 15, 2009, has been identified. Two University of North Texas astronomers say they found pieces of the meteorite the size of "large pecans" in a pasture south of Dallas.

Published in Space
People of central Texas reported Sunday morning, February 15, 2009, that they saw 'fireballs' streaking across their local skies. Many onlookers thought it was debris from two communications satellites that collided in space earlier in the week. However, officials with the U.S. Air Force Space Command said No.

Published in Space
On January 17, 2009, early in the evening, a meteor shot across the Nordic sky and and brightened up the dark night sky for several seconds. It then exploded with a gigantic booming sound. Videos and images are provided by SpaceWeather.com.

Published in Space
The Quadrantids, one of the major meteor showers seen on Earth, are expected to have their maximum number of meteors shooting across the early morning sky at 12:40 Universal Time (UT) on Saturday January 3, 2009.

Published in Space
Between December 14 and 17, 2008, the Geminid meteor shower will be lighting up the night sky. However, the full Moon may make it more difficult to see the meteors.

Published in Space
Tuesday, 21 October 2008 20:54

Orionid meteors ready to shower

You don’t need an umbrella for this shower. The Orionid meteor shower is scheduled to peak around October 21, 2008 for sky observers in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.

Published in Space
The morning of Tuesday, August 12, 2008, is the best time to see the most meteors of the Perseids, and the people of the western portion of the United States and Canada will be located in the prime viewing area for it.

Published in Space
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