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30 June 2016

Happy Asteroid Day (30 June)!

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Today (30 June) is Asteroid Day.

"Asteroid Day is a global awareness campaign where people from around the world come together to learn about asteroids, the impact hazard they may pose, and what we can do to protect our planet, families, communities, and future generations from future asteroid impacts. Asteroid Day is held each year on the anniversary of the largest impact in recent history, the 1908 Tunguska event in Siberia."

Visit the Asteroid Day website for further information. Watch the film 51° NORTH on Vimeo©.

ESA Director General Jan Woerner has also posted a video on Youtube.

NASA reports 1.2kt bolide over Mauritania

NASA reports 1.2kt bolide over Mauritania

NASA fireballs page has been updated with a bolide meteor with 1.2kt of Calculated Total Impact Energy. The bolide's position was given as 15.8N,11.9W.
The bolide was detected on Monday 27 June at 10:02UTC, possessed a velocity(x) of -29.1 km/s or 18.2 miles/sec (65,475 mph) and was reported at an altitude of 33km (20 miles).

Background Situation

New asteroid discoveries are currently in somewhat of a lull, with only 10 new discoveries in the <0.5AU range within the last 2 weeks (Period "M"). The numbers of new <0.5AU discoveries have been in decline since period "G" (Apr1-Apr15), with a similar trend for <5LD asteroids since period "E" (Mar1-Mar15).

2016 MA was the only <5LD asteroid discovered during period "M" and made its close-approach on June 19 at a distance of 2.6LD. New period "N" begins tomorrow (July 1).
So far, in 2016, there have been 29,849 new <0.5AU discoveries and 211 <10LD discoveries.
(Source for all stats: eissco.co.uk).

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29 June 2016

Researchers Trace Mercury's Origins to Rare Meteorite

Researchers Trace Mercury's Origins to Rare Meteorite

Researchers trace Mercury's origins to rare meteorite
by: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, June 27, 2016
http://phys.org/news/2016-06-mercury-rare-meteorite.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160627132939.htm

the paper is:

Namur, O., M. Collinet, B. Charlier, T. L. Grove, F. Holtz,
and C. McCammon, 2016, Melting processes and mantle
sources of lavas on Mercury. Earth and Planetary Science
Letters. vol. 439, pp. 117–128
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0012821X16000522
and https://goo.gl/E0BYUa

Yours,

Paul H.

ALL Pauls's Writings can be seen here-
http://theepistlesofpaul.blogspot.com/

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Opal Discovered in Antarctic Meteorite

Opal Discovered in Antarctic Meteorite

Opal-Studded Meteorite Hints at Origins of Earth's Water
By Nola Taylor Redd, Space.com, June 27, 2016
http://www.space.com/33276-opal-pieces-found-in-antarctica-meteorite.html

New Meteorite Offers Clues About the Origins of Life on
Earth By Sophie Kleeman, Gizmodo, June 7, 2016
http://gizmodo.com/this-opal-studded-meteorite-offers-clues-about-the-orig-1782682303

Opal discovered in Antarctic meteorite
Royal Astronomical Society (RAS), June 27, 2016
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160627095939.htm
https://www.ras.org.uk/news-and-press/2873-opal-discovered-in-antarctic-meteorite
https://nam2016.org/press-releases/84-opal-discovered-in-antarctic-meteorite-ras-pr-16-31-nam-5-embargoed

Oxygen Isotopes and Origin of Opal in an Antarctic Ureilite
by Downes H. Beard A. D. Franchi I. A. Greenwood R. C.
79th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society (2016) [#6141]
http://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/metsoc2016/pdf/6141.pdf
http://karmaka.de/?p=9173

Yours,

Paul H.

ALL Pauls's Writings can be seen here-
http://theepistlesofpaul.blogspot.com/

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Meteor captured by stations: MAD2/DF and LCS1/GO - BRAMON

Meteor captured by stations: MAD2/DF and LCS1/GO - BRAMON

Date: 28/06/2016 - 06:14:04 UTC
Analyze results J8-SSS



300g 'meteorite' crashes through roof of Thai house. 28JUN2016

300g 'meteorite' crashes through roof of Thai house. 28JUN2016
As reported in today's Bangkok Post.
Via: RSOE-EDIS.
Excerpt: "Department head Sarawut Tuantam said the rock’s crust was charcoal black, indicating it had been burned entering Earth's atmosphere at very high speeds. The test also found the chunk contained large amount of iron and was attracted by a magnet."
Please visit the original article for full details.
  • Latitude: 16.84N,100.23E (NW Thailand).
  • Time: 07:26AM Local / 00:26AM UTC
METEORDETECTIVE at GMAIL dot COM

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28 June 2016

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 28JUN2016

'Meteorites' crash into home smashing through roof and walls- Thailand
Mirror
A family were left in shock after meteorites started crashing through the roof of their home as they were eating breakfast. The largest rock, the size of a ..

Mercury May Be Meteor Like Dark Thirty News
Geologists at MIT have traced part of Mercury's cooling history and based on their findings have determined that the planet likely has the composition ...

Today in science: Egypt’s first meteorite
By Daniela Breitman in EARTH | SPACE | June 28, 2016
June 28, 1911. Life was unfolding as usual in the small village of El Nakhla El Bahariya, Egypt, when, at 9 a.m. local time, the villagers heard explosions coming from far away. They later reported a white trail of smoke that approached them from northeast. About 40 pieces of rock rained from the sky, with a total weight later determined to be about 22 pounds...

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 27JUM2016 Post
The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News - Blogger
The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 27JUN2016. Couple loans unexpected find to UCLA Meteorite Gallery ...

Quasicrystal meteorite Important Finding! VIDEO!
YouTube
Quasicrystal meteorite. Cedric Avilez. ...

Finding stars the way Bo Peep finds sheep: this week on The Dark Sky
Interlochen
... or center point of an early summer meteor shower, called the Boötids. ... of the sky that might suggest that the meteor shower is his gift to humanity?

Researchers trace Mercury's origins to rare meteorite
by: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, June 27, 2016

'Forbidden Symmetry' Found in 4.5-Billion-Year-Old Meteorite
Until recently, crystals with ‘forbidden symmetry’ were thought impossible to naturally occur. Yet, a 4.57 billion-year-old meteorite was found in the far northeastern region of Chukotka, Russia exhibiting crystals with naturally occurring ‘forbidden symmetry‘...

Jupiter climate creates amazing fireball images
RT
Dazzling images capturing Jupiter`s weather phenomena and maps offer a unique insight into the internal life of the solar system`s largest planet, ...

NASA Rover Findings Point to a More Earth-like Martian Past
Chemicals found in Martian rocks by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover suggest the Red Planet once had more oxygen in its atmosphere than it does now.

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27 June 2016

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 27JUN2016

Couple loans unexpected find to UCLA Meteorite Gallery
dailybruin.com BY ANJISHNU DAS
The Eltrichs, who live in Venice, California, said they discovered the meteorite while hiking near Baker, California, in the Mojave Desert. The stone is approximately 5 inches long, 6 inches wide and about 4 inches thick....

Opal-Studded Meteorite Hints at Origins of Earth's Water
By Nola Taylor Redd, Space.com Contributor | June 27, 2016 09:10am ET
A gem of a meteorite found in Antarctica is studded with pieces of opal, a crystal that is associated with water. The discovery lends greater strength to the idea that meteorites brought water to asteroids and may also have seeded the Earth with the liquid necessary for life to evolve....

PSI's Vishnu Reddy Discusses Meteor Crossing Tucson's Skyline
Planetary Science Institute
PSI's Vishnu Reddy Discusses Meteor Crossing Tucson's Skyline. vishnu on news. After a mysterious bright light streaked across the predawn sky in ...

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26 June 2016

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 26JUN2016

June Bootids meteor shower
AccuWeather.com
The June Bootids meteor shower will peak during the night of June 26 into June 27. This is a very, very fickle meteor shower. Most years it features ...

Alternative radio source for meteor detection
Stargazers Lounge
As a result of checking out the BAA Radio Astronomy Section's web page, I came across a paper by David Morgan on the use of aircraft radio location ...

Astronomy for July: Venus returns to view; meteor shower peaks
Akron Beacon Journal
Venus has been lost in the glare of the sun, but reappears the third week of July low in the west-northwest. Look for Jupiter sitting less than 6 degrees ...

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25 June 2016

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 25JUN2016

Fireball in skies over Nova Scotia lights up social media
CBC.ca
A meteor was likely behind numerous reports of a bright light in the skies over Nova Scotia Thursday night. Numerous people reported on social ...

'fireball' over Eastern Passage, expert says it could be anything
News 95.7
HALIFAX – Twitter lit up on Thursday night about a potential fireball in the sky over Eastern Passage, leading to online speculation as to what the ...

Fireball lights up Nova Scotia skies
Signs of the Times
He says fireballs aren't rare astronomical phenomenon, but they aren't always spotted. "When people see these things they become really excited, like ...

Fireball lights up sky over Nova Scotia
Local Xpress
Multiple Nova Scotians report seeing a fireball burning across the sky Thursday night. The fiery phenom occurred just before 10 p.m. ...

NASA Scientists Discover Unexpected Mineral on Mars (Tridymite)
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Jun 22, 2016

Scientists have discovered an unexpected mineral in a rock sample at Gale
Crater on Mars, a finding that may alter our understanding of how the
planet evolved.

Where to watch meteor showers in Georgia
AJC.com
The Perseid meteor shower will peak August 11 -12 and can be seen throughout most of the Northern Hemisphere.

Meteor Activity Outlook for June 25-July 1, 2016
American Meteor Society
The half-illuminated moon will interfere with meteor observing, but to a much lesser degree than when near its full phase. Toward the end of the period ...

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24 June 2016

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 24JUN2016

NASA Scientists Discover Unexpected Mineral on Mars (Tridymite)
Jet Propulsion Laboratory- Jun 22, 2016
Scientists have discovered an unexpected mineral in a rock sample at Gale Crater on Mars, a finding that may alter our understanding of how the planet evolved. ...

Cool, fast meteorite races across sky over Halifax
TheChronicleHerald.ca
Hopefully a meteor? Did anyone else see this?” wrote user fussball_eh. Twitter user @kennymahar said he saw a meteor burn up as he sat in his ...

The Spacecraft that Fell to Earth Slowly
SETI Institute
Creating a horizon-to-horizon man-made meteor, this spectacular re-entry was studied by an international airborne team led by SETI Institute scientist ...

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23 June 2016

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 23JUN2016

Amazing June Lyrid fireball recorded over Spain
Meteor News
The event was recorded by eight cameras deployed at four meteor-observing stations operating in the framework of the SMART Project. The analysis ...

Sugar derivatives in meteorites shows enantiomeric excess
June 22, 2016 by Heather Zeiger
(Phys.org)—Chiral molecules can be found in chemically equivalent left-handed (L) and right-handed (D) mirror-image forms - each commonly referred to as an enantiomer. Synthetic sugars and other chiral molecules made in the lab from non-chiral precursors, or any process that does not use asymmetric reagents such as enzymes in biological reactions,...

NASA Scientists Discover Unexpected Mineral on Mars
Scientists have discovered an unexpected mineral in a rock sample at Gale Crater on Mars, a finding that may alter our understanding of how the planet evolved.
NASA's Mars Science Laboratory rover, Curiosity, has been exploring sedimentary rocks within Gale Crater since landing in August 2012. In July 2015, on Sol 1060 (the number of Martian days since landing), the rover collected powder drilled from rock at a location named "Buckskin." Analyzing data from an X-ray diffraction instrument on the rover that identifies minerals, scientists detected significant amounts of a silica mineral called tridymite....

In search of stardust: finding micro-meteorites on your roofWith a strong magnet and a fine sieve you can discover meteorites that have landed on your home.
By Markus Schwabe, CBC News Posted: Jun 21, 2016
Seven years ago Jon Larsen was preparing to eat his breakfast outside at his home in Norway when a meteorite slammed onto his patio table. But the meteorite didn't do any damage, because it was the size of a piece of dust. ...

Watch the night sky
The Hindu
June 30 is World Meteor Watch Day. Meteors are also known as 'shooting stars'. Look up into the night sky and you might see a sudden streak of light.

Instructions for Building a Portable Double Cross Antenna: Great for NOAA/Meteor Weather Satellites
RTL-SDR.com
A double cross antenna is great for reception of satellites like NOAA and Meteor since it has a sky oriented radiation pattern with very few nulls.

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22 June 2016

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 22JUN2016

Bright meteor fireball observed over southern Spain
Signs of the Times
Fireball recorded over Spain just one minute after the start of summer (June 20, at 22:35 UT).
Russia to make satellite orbit catalogue public?
Russian news outlets suggest that Russia will make its orbital catalog
> public, including western classified objects:
> http://izvestia.ru/news/619052
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> http://sputniknews.com/science/20160622/1041718824/russia-us-satellites.html

> https://www.rt.com/news/347744-russia-satellites-database-norad/
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FRIPON: A New All-Sky Meteor Network
Sky & Telescope
French researchers estimate that 10 meteorites fall in France every year, but ameteor sighting followed by a subsequent meteorite recovery has been ...

Rates, Flux Densities, and Spectral Indices of Meteor Radio Afterglows
Wiley Online Library
the spectrum steepening over time for each meteor afterglow. ... Beamformed measurements of two meteorradio afterglows recorded on October 17,.

Listen to Meteor Showers
Earth Tone Electronics
Meteor shower events are a great way to spend time outdoors. During events such as Leonids the bright display of a meteor traveling through the ...

Meteor Crater to Celebrate Asteroid Day June 30, 2016 with Family Fun Events
Meteor Crater
Meteor Crater to celebrate Asteroid Day on June 30th with arts and crafts, a costume contest, a movie screening and other activities for the whole ...

5 dark sites perfect for stargazing in the United States
AccuWeather.com
The park hosts several astronomy events throughout the year, giving people of all ages an opportunity to view the night sky, meteor showers or lunar ...

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21 June 2016

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 21JUN2016

Multiple sightings of a meteor fireball over Japan
Signs of the Times
The plume, brightened by the light of the moon, showed the path that the apparent meteor took as it made its way through the atmosphere.

OMSI Perseid Meteor Shower Star Party in Corbett, OR
Eventful
O.M.S.I Perseid Meteor Shower Star Party on Aug 12, 2016 in Corbett, OR(Portland metro area) at Rooster Rock State Park. Learn more about this ...

Asteroid Day 2016: Be Prepared, Houston on June 30
Houston Press
The Odessa Meteor Crater is a collection of five craters that were produced by an iron asteroid. And the Marquez Crater, which isn't exposed at the ...

Stargazers in Spain to enjoy summer of celestial delights
The Local.es
Stargazers will be spoilt for choice this summer, as Spain's skies light up with five planets, two eclipses and the famous Perseid meteor shower.

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