June 19, 2015

NASA All Sky Cameras Caught Hundreds of Fireballs the Past 4 Days

NASA all-sky cameras caught hundreds of fireballs the past four days. The possible cause of all these fireballs is that we are passing through the tails of a few comets each which have their debris.

On Jun. 18, 2015, the network reported 101 fireballs.
On Jun. 17, 2015, the network reported 71 fireballs.
On Jun. 16, 2015, the network reported 14 fireballs.
On Jun. 15, 2015, the network reported 16 fireballs.

Could this be why the ISS was "accidentally" bumped into a new orbit?

But according to the Russian space agency Roscosmos a malfunction on a docked Russian spacecraft caused the International Space Station to shift from its normal orbital orientation while NASA confirmed that the engines of Soyuz TMA-15M – one of two Soyuz spacecraft currently docked at the ISS – unexpectedly fired at 10:27am Central time on Tuesday, pushing the station somewhat out of its expected position.

 

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