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Is there any kind of like an officially monitored list of falling asteroids, meteors, etc and objects entering earth's atmosphere?

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    $\begingroup$ A list of all meteors would be hard to compile: you'd need a network of full-sky cameras every 100 km or so to get them all. There are lists of objects that make it to land (meteorites), AFAIK meteors are tracked in the aggregate only (i.e. we know when the major meteor showers occur). $\endgroup$
    – Hobbes
    Jan 1, 2018 at 19:15
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    $\begingroup$ See for example this open access paper: onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2015GL065149/full $\endgroup$
    – uhoh
    Jan 2, 2018 at 1:25
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    $\begingroup$ if they have fallen they are not meteors but meteorites,most fall in the water liquid or frozen,away from populated areas so they are never registered. $\endgroup$ Jan 4, 2018 at 8:42
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    $\begingroup$ There are fairly curated lists of reports of fireballs kept at JPL's Center for Near Earth Object Studies and the American Meteor Society. $\endgroup$ Apr 30, 2018 at 0:42
  • $\begingroup$ @JeopardyTempest can you upgrade that to an answer? $\endgroup$
    – Gimelist
    Feb 16, 2019 at 2:26

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The short answer is "yes" and the links are provided below.

Fireball reports: https://www.amsmeteors.org/fireballs/fireball-report/ Classified meteorites: https://www.lpi.usra.edu/meteor/

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