Fireball passes through sky over western Japan

National Jan 4, 2019

Fireball passes through sky over western Japan

A flying fireball was seen over a wide area of western Japan early Thursday, with astronomical experts saying it may have been caused by a meteor. Masayoshi Ueda, a 67-year-old amateur astronomer, successfully captured images of the object around 4:50 a.m. Thursday at his home ...

World Jun 3, 2016

Meteor 'visitor' turns Phoenix night into day with a boom

An expert in meteorites says a bright flashing light and loud boom over the skies in metro Phoenix looks like a single meteor burning up as it entered the Earth's atmosphere at thousands of miles per hour. Radar footage shows that meteorites — black rocks ...

World Mar 18, 2016

Meteor as bright as full moon streaks across Britain's skies

A bright "fireball" meteor has lit up British skies. Co-founder of the U.K. Meteor Observation Network Richard Kacerek said Thursday that the meteor shone almost as brightly as a full moon. He said it was viewed at about 3:15 a.m. over parts of Britain and was ...

Bright night-sky object creates a buzz in western Japan

National Nov 4, 2014

Bright night-sky object creates a buzz in western Japan

Observatories and other bodies received a number of reports of a fireball-like object in the skies over western Japan on Monday night, with experts saying it was likely a bolide — a very bright shooting star. Hoshi no Bunkakan in Fukuoka Prefecture, one of the ...

National Jul 17, 2014

Japan, Britain to join forces to research missile technology

Japan and Britain plan to collaborate on researching technology for air-to-air missiles that could one day be loaded on the F-35 stealth fighter jets to be acquired and operated by the Air Self-Defense Force, Japanese government sources said Wednesday. The envisioned collaboration between the two ...