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A fireball as bright as the full moon was observed by the Western University All-Sky Camera Network across southern Ontario and Quebec 4:44 a.m. ET this morning (Wednesday, July 24).

On Dec. 18, 2018, a large "fireball" -- the term used for exceptionally bright meteors that are visible over a wide area -- exploded about 16 miles (26 kilometers) above the Bering Sea.

A map released today by NASA's Near Earth Object (NEO) Program reveals that small asteroids frequently enter and disintegrate in the Earth's atmosphere with random distribution around the globe.

Record-Breaking Lunar Impact Observed

A meteorite with the mass of a small car crashed into the Moon last September, according to Spanish astronomers.

Russian Asteroid Strike As Seen From Space

A space rock a few metres across exploded in Earth's atmosphere above the city of Chelyabinsk, Russia on 15 February at about 03:15 GMT. The numerous injuries and significant damage remind us that what happens in space can affect us all.

NASA experts participated in a teleconference with the media today to discuss the meteor which crashed in Russia today.

Meteor Explodes Over Russia (Updated)

Estimated to have been a 9 tonnes in size a meteorite streaked across the sky over the Ural mountains in Russia and exploded at 30 to 50 kilometres above ground. The supersonic reentry and debris injured an estimated 1100 people according to reports in Russia. Part of the meteor crashed into a frozen lake. An estimated 3000 buildings were damaged in the city of Chelyabinsk including the roof collapsing at a zinc factory.

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