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19 November 2009

Meteor/Meteorite News- Summary 19NOV09

Great ball of fire flashes in Utah sky

NECN
NASA officials quickly explained the phenomenon, calling it a meteor known as a bolide. It broke through the Earth's atmosphere and created the blinding ...


Meteor Explosion Lights Up Sky Over Utah

Space.com
The meteor exploded with the equivalent of 0.5 to 1 kilotons of TNT, according to spaceweather.com. Then, about six hours later, a "twisting iridescent-blue ...

Scientist confirms meteorite lands in Liberal

NTV
(AP) - A biophysicist has confirmed that a black rock that fell into a backyard in Liberal during the weekend was a meteorite. 10-year-old Chandler Harp ...

Meteor shower still visible until Saturday

Times and Transcript
The annual Leonid meteor shower reached its peak activity for star gazers in southeastern New Brunswick in the pre-dawn hours of Tuesday morning. ...

Overnight meteor streak stuns Utahns

StandardNet
By Standard-Examiner staff OGDEN — A bright light that made midnight seem bright as daylight early Wednesday was likely a meteor. Katie Weaver of Layton saw ...

Op-Ed: Earthly phenomena could bring communities closer together

The Maine Campus
By Anya Rose Every November, when Earth is hurled through a section of space that has an especially high volume of debris, the Leonid meteor shower occurs. ...

Biophysicist confirms Liberal boy's meteorite discovery

Hutchinson News
"There's no question in my mind whatsoever that what they have is a meteorite," said Don Stimpson of Haviland, a biophysicist who owns the Kansas Meteorite ...

Huge flash in the night may have been meteor

Deseret News
... likely a bolide meteor, one that becomes a fireball and breaks up. People in Los Angeles, Nevada, Utah, Idaho and Wyoming reported seeing the meteor. ...

Midnight meteor streaks across Western skies

Newsday
SALT LAKE CITY - SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A streaking meteor the size of an oven briefly illuminated parts of the Utah sky to daylight-level conditions early ...
Meteors disappoint

Yale Daily News
By Carol Hsin When about 40 Yale meteor enthusiasts drove to a soccer field for the Leonid meteor shower Tuesday, they did not expect the skies to flare ...

Space Weather News for Nov. 18, 2009
http://spaceweather.com

FIREBALLS AND METEORS: As forecasters predicted, the Leonid meteor shower peaked during the late hours of Nov. 17th, favoring sky watchers in Asia with an outburst of 100+ meteors per hour. Just as the outburst was dying down, an even bigger event took place over the western USA. Something hit Earth's atmosphere and exploded ...

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