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Fireball lights up New Jersey sky days after eclipse and earthquake

A bright fireball was seen dropping from the night sky over New Jersey early Wednesday, capping an eventful week of natural phenomena in the area following Monday’s solar eclipse and last week’s earthquake. The fireball, which many say was a meteor or a falling star, was captured on video lighting up the dark sky in several New Jersey towns. The …

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NASA collision with asteroid Dimorphos changed both its trajectory and shape

When NASA sent its DART spacecraft to slam into the asteroid Dimorphos in 2022, the U.S. space agency demonstrated that it was possible to change a celestial object’s trajectory, if needed, to protect Earth. It turns out that this collision changed not only the asteroid’s path but its shape as well. The asteroid, which before the DART encounter looked like …

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