Thursday, July 28, 2016
Chinese Rocket Disintegrates over the USA
Source - Space Weather News for July 28, 2016: http://spaceweather.com
CHINESE ROCKET DISINTEGRATES OVER THE USA: The body of an experimental Long March 7 rocket (a type of rocket expected to play a key role in the construction of a future Chinese space station) disintegrated in the atmosphere above the western USA last night. The glowing trail was spotted from Utah, Nevada, and much of California.
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THE PERSEID METEOR SHOWER IS BEGINNING: Earth is entering the outskirts of a broad stream of debris from Comet Swift-Tuttle, source of the annual Perseid meteor shower. Forecasters don't expect the shower to peak until Aug.11-13, but already NASA cameras are detecting Perseid fireballs streaking across the night sky as the shower slowly intensifies.
Visit http://spaceweather.com to see the first Perseid of 2016.