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'Meteorite' smashes into Nicaraguan capital
'Meteorite' smashes into Nicaraguan capital

A mysterious explosion that rocked Nicaragua's crowded capital Managua, creating a large crater, appears to have been caused by a meteorite.

'Meteorite' smashes into Nicaraguan capital
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Meteor shower to be witnessed in Kazakhstan

2014 Perseid meteor shower will be visible in Kazakhstan at night today, August 13.

Meteor shower to be witnessed in Kazakhstan
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Major meteor shower could delight N. America May 23-24

Skywatchers in the United States and Canada could see a one-of-a-kind meteor shower late Friday night and early Saturday, astronomers say.

Major meteor shower could delight N. America May 23-24
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Space rock craze hits South Korea after meteor shower

A corner of South Korea is in the grip of a frenzied hunt for valuable space souvenirs, following a rare meteor shower there last week.

Space rock craze hits South Korea after meteor shower
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Meteor that hit Russia may have had close shave with Sun

The meteor that injured over 1,500 people when it exploded and showered debris over Russia in February may have had a close shave with the Sun earlier.

Meteor that hit Russia may have had close shave with Sun
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Earliest iron artefacts came from meteorite

The earliest iron artefacts ever found -- funeral beads strung around bodies in a 5,000-year-old Egyptian cemetery -- were made from a meteorite.

Earliest iron artefacts came from meteorite
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Perseid meteor shower peaks over Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan residents can witness the peak of the Perseid meteor shower at night on August 11 and 12.

Perseid meteor shower peaks over Kazakhstan
Perseid meteoroids to produce great balls of fire
Perseid meteoroids to produce great balls of fire

Stargazers will be treated to a spectacular fireball show early next week when Earth hits a belt of comet debris known as the Perseids.

Perseid meteoroids to produce great balls of fire
Kazakhstan cannot cope with falling of large meteorites
Kazakhstan cannot cope with falling of large meteorites

Kazakhstan has no system for warning or prevention of falling of celestial bodies: KazKosmos.

Kazakhstan cannot cope with falling of large meteorites
NASA scrambles for better asteroid detection
NASA scrambles for better asteroid detection

NASA, universities and private groups in the US are working on asteroid warning systems that can detect objects from space like the one that struck Russia last week with a blinding flash and mighty boom.

NASA scrambles for better asteroid detection
Scientists discover Russian meteor fragments: report
Scientists discover Russian meteor fragments: report

Scientists have discovered fragments of the meteor that spectacularly plunged over Russia's Ural Mountains creating a shockwave that injured 1,200 people and damaged thousands of homes.

Scientists discover Russian meteor fragments: report
Divers scour Russian lake after meteor strike injures 1,200
Divers scour Russian lake after meteor strike injures 1,200

Divers scoured the bottom of a Russian lake on Saturday for fragments of a meteorite that plunged to Earth in a blinding fireball whose shockwaves injured 1,200 people and damaged thousands of homes.

Divers scour Russian lake after meteor strike injures 1,200
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Meteor strike in Russia hurts almost 1,000

A plunging meteor which exploded with a blinding flash above central Russia , set off a shockwave that shattered windows and hurt almost 1,000 people in an event unprecedented in modern times.

Meteor strike in Russia hurts almost 1,000
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Meteor shower causes damage, injuries in Russian Urals

A meteor shower caused explosions in the lower atmosphere above Russia's Urals region on Friday, blowing out windows in some areas and leaving several people injured.

Meteor shower causes damage, injuries in Russian Urals
'Black Beauty' could yield Martian secrets
'Black Beauty' could yield Martian secrets

A fist-sized meteorite nicknamed "Black Beauty" could unlock vital clues to the evolution of Mars from the warm and wet place it once was to its current cold and dry state.

'Black Beauty' could yield Martian secrets
Kazakhstan will see apogee of Perseids meteor shower
Kazakhstan will see apogee of Perseids meteor shower

The apogee of Perseids meteor shower will fall on the night of August 12.

Kazakhstan will see apogee of Perseids meteor shower
Kazakh steppe emerged as a result of two meteorites

Paleontologist Yevgeniy Yepanchev says that Kazakh steppe has come into existence as a result of the fall of two huge meteorites.

Kazakh steppe emerged as a result of two meteorites

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