The first video program in our series, Planet X 101: Who, What, When, Where, Why and How, featured an analysis of American Meteor Society (AMS) fireball observation reports for 2013. Solitary rocks that come screaming out of the heavens and make the evening news. In this program, we will present our detailed findings of recent fireball observation from around the world.
Outside the US, there no other non-governmental reporting as thorough as the AMS. Nonetheless, global fireball reports are likewise on the rise. So this video includes an 2014 AMS update, plus international observation trends.
The numbers do not lie and if you live along a coastline, the statistical trends presented in this program are sobering. This is because 71 percent of the surface of our planet is covered by oceans. Worse yet, unless these trends dramatically reverse themselves, there is a high likelihood of a deep impact event in the near future. GO