Counting Fireballs as They Hit Earth’s Atmosphere

Unspecified U.S.-government spacecraft have been detecting the fireballs generated when small asteroids have hit Earth’s atmosphere for the past 20 years at least, and apparently measuring the energy they generate as they burn up. NASA’s Near Earth Object (NEO) program released this map of the...

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