This massive rocket creates a fireball as it launches, and that’s by design

About five seconds before liftoff, fire consumes the Delta IV Heavy rocket cores. [credit: United Launch Alliance ] Anyone who watched the launch of United Launch Alliance’s Delta IV Heavy rocket on Saturday was treated to an up-close view of the liftoff. This vantage point, showing the three-core rocket taking off beneath blue skies, offered […]

Fireball in Siberia: WATCH as a meteor lights up the night sky

Stunned locals have captured a glowing green fireball flying over the Russian city of Novosibirsk in Western Siberia. The phenomenon has created a buzz on social media and baffled scientists. The flyby was spotted by locals in several areas of the city on Tuesday morning when the sky was still dark and luckily clear. Videos […]

Mysterious fireball that dazzled Alabama locals solved by NASA (VIDEO)

A fireball that streaked across the sky in the US state of Alabama on Friday has been confirmed by NASA as an asteroid that was “at least 40 times as bright as the Full Moon.” “[Friday], at 12:19 AM Central Daylight Time, numerous eyewitnesses in the SouthEast reported seeing a very bright fireball, which was […]

Bright fireball flies across Siberian sky (VIDEOS)

A dazzling fireball has streaked over several towns in Western Siberia. Stunned locals managed to film the object as it sped by glowing yellow and green. The even was recorded in the towns of Yugansk and Surgut on Saturday night. [embedded content] People gazing at the fireball and watching the video have been guessing if […]

Fireball frenzy: 2 meteors spotted shooting across the US & Spain (VIDEOS)

It’s not often you look skyward in bright daylight and spot a flaming space rock passing overhead, but that’s just what happened over the US and Spain on Monday, with meteor-watching agencies receiving a spate of reports. The first meteor was spotted over various parts of the US, at 8.40pm local time (01:40 Universal Time), […]

Fireball gummy bears exist — and they’re perfect for your next summer party

Etsy shops Irish Confectionery Co. and VineGelee both sell gummy bears made with Fireball cinnamon whiskey. VineGelee’s Fire Bears start at $ 9.95, while Irish Confectionery Co.’s Fire Cubs start at $ 5.81. Reviews for both are very positive. For some of us, back in the day, no college party was ever complete without a […]

China’s first space station was decimated in a fireball over the South Pacific — here’s how it went from launch to crashing back to Earth

Fraunhofer FHR At approximately 8:16 p.m. ET on April 1, Chinese space station Tiangong-1‘s orbit around the planet finally decayed enough that it was caught up in the thicker air that surrounds our planet. Tiangong-1 was launched launched in September 2011. It was a major step for the Chinese space program — a place to […]

Mysterious satellite plummets to Earth in fireball (PHOTOS)

A mysterious fireball spotted over Peru on Saturday turned out to be part of an old satellite falling to Earth. The Peruvian Air Force was quick to reveal the source of the flames after the round object was found by locals near Larancahuani in the Puno region near the Bolivian border, La Nacion reports. Locals […]

Fireball blazes across NJ night sky in Police dashcam VIDEO

Published time: 9 Dec, 2017 07:41 Police dashcam has captured a dazzling fireball brightening up the night sky in New Jersey with a lime green light. Witnesses across more than a dozen states said they saw the “shooting star” streak across the sky. The footage, which is now being shared online, was released on Facebook […]