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26 September 2010

Meteor/Meteorite News 26SEP2010

Rocket Launch Not a Meteor
25SEP2010  at about 9:41pm PDT there was a launch of a Minotaur IV rocket in California.  Several persons have checked my website thinking that they had seen a meteor... 
related  story: A Minotaur IV rocket is scheduled to launch from Space Launch Complex-8 here Sept. 25 at 9:41 pm PDT....  Minotaur IV launch scheduled.


100th anniversary: Pioneers' Home housed notables
Sun Shopper - Joanna Dodder Nellans - 6 hours ago
Albert Franklin Banta - often credited with being the first white man to discover Arizona's Meteor Crater. Banta first came to Arizona in 1863 and helped ...

Scientist confirms meteorite fall north of Jacksonville
Jacksonville Journal-Courier Sat, 25 Sep 2010 05:03 AM PDT
It was a mystery more than three years in the making. Not the bright lights reported across west-central Illinois the evening of Feb. 4, 2007. Most already figured the widespread calls to law enforcement agencies in Iowa, Wisconsin and Illinois...  


Bright September Meteor
Also seen by NASA's all sky meteor cameras at MSFC and in Chickamauga, GA, the meteor was located above the Atlanta area, some 180 miles away from where he ...



Google Earth helps scientist spot meteor crash site
Metro
The 10-tonne meteor drilled a hole 16m deep and 45m wide in the rocky terrain. Researchers are now analysing meteor fragments from the site. ...

Solved: mystery of the meteor-shedding asteroid


New Scientist
AN ASTEROID that is the source of an annual meteor shower may owe its weird crumbliness to intense cooking by the sun. Most meteor showers are thought to ...
Fireball seen over Santa Fe likely a meteor; plus video, page 1
A bright, "significant" fireball seen passing near Santa Fe and Pecos on Tuesday night was likely a meteor, according to an Eldorado astronomer who captured ...

Astro Bob blog: Curious dark rock on Mars may be visitor from the asteroid belt


Duluth News TribuneThe Opportunity Rover finds another possible iron meteorite on Mars. Some cool pix, including 3D photos. NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity used its ...


Jacksonville, IL (05 Feb 07, 0144 UTC)
Fireball Radar Analysis by Marc Fries
This post is in response to a comment from Jake (jacob.schafer5), who wrote (23 Sep 10): -
There was a fireball I saw a couple years ago while in western Indiana. Recently I have gotten into meteorite hunting and thought back on it and I guess a bunch of other people saw it too: [Event]#69 ...

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