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04 May 2012

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From The Field: NASA Uses Blimp In Meteor Search ...
In a first for NASA, a group of scientists is preparing to board a blimp to search for meteorites that ...
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NASA Researchers Search For Meteor Fragments in A Zeppelin
Sacramento Bee
Scientists spent most of the day in aa dirigible searching for evidence of the recentmeteor that fell over parts of El Dorado county. A Zeppelin NT airship returns for a landing at McLellan Park in North Highlands on Thursday.

Interactive map: See where meteorites fell
Sacramento Bee
By Nathaniel Levine As of Tuesday, scientists had confirmed eighteen finds related to the Sutter's Mill Meteorite, the meteorite that plunged to Earth on April 22. Use the interactive maps to zoom in and see where the fragments were recovered.

How to Find a Meteorite in 5 Steps
Scientific American
By Natalie Wolchover and Life's Little Mysteries | May 2, 2012 A chrondite meteoritein situ in Rub' al Khali, Saudi Arabia. Image: Creative Commons | Meteorite Recon Earth is under constant bombardment by space rocks. When they crash and burn through ...

Lyrid Meteor Shower Wows Skywatchers Around the World - Yahoo ...
From Yahoo! News: The Lyrid meteor shower amazed some skywatchers around the world with bright celestial fireworks this weekend, thanks in part to the lack ...
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BBC News - On the hunt with California's 'meteor ...
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When a meteor shower streaked across the north California skies 10 days ago, treasure ...
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On the hunt with California's 'meteor zombies'
BBC News
One of the most important meteor strikes in a generation has brought treasure-hunters flocking to a small town in northern California for the second time in 150 years. The great gold rush began in the Coloma Valley in 1848, and now a meteor rush is ...

Kate Becker: Earth was pummeled by asteroids even as life thrived
Daily Camera
Meteor Crater, a mile-wide, 550-foot deep basin in Arizona, looks like nothing so much as -- well, ameteor crater. Yet in the early 1900s, most geologists thought it was the product of a volcanic eruption. An asteroid would have had to drop straight ...

NASA Using Zeppelin To Hunt Meteor - Yahoo! News
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Watch the video 'NASA Using Zeppelin To Hunt Meteor' on Yahoo! News.
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Revisiting Virginia's famed space rock
The Free Lance-Star
You may recall the Lorton meteorite, which punched through the roof of a doctors office building in Lorton back in 2010, and was the subject of much earthly litigation between the doctors who rented the building and the building's landlords.

'Supermoon,' Meteor Shower and Solar Eclipse to Grace May Skies
Space.com
But the moon is just one of several tantalizing sky events this month, which include a meteorshower from Halley's comet and the first solar eclipse of the year. The skywatching action starts with a celestial double-feature. On Saturday and Sunday (May ...

Scientists use airship to look for meteorites
Las Vegas Sun
There has to be big pieces out there," SETI Institute meteor astronomer Peter Jenniskens said before the trip. "We're just hoping to collect more meteorites for research." Days after the approximately 154300-pound meteor plunged through Earth's ...

Ed's Almanac: Two reasons to look skyward this weekend
KTVQ Billings News
That' the source of the annual eta Aquarid meteor shower. Most meteors are smaller than a grain of sand, so almost all of them disintegrate and never hit the Earth's surface. The prime viewing time for this year's display will be Friday night, ...

Man Finds Part of Exploding Space Rock That Shook California
MyFox Los Angeles
AP Last Sunday's Sonic Boom from the Lyrid Meteor Shower was felt from Reno to the OC. Now a Arizona man has found a once in a lifetime souvenir. Robert Ward has been hunting and collecting meteorites for more than 20 years so he knew he'd found ...

Scientists use airship to look for meteorites
Seattle Post Intelligencer
Carrying scientists and researchers, the zeppelin, Eureka lifts off from McClellan Air Park in Sacramento, Calif., to search for pieces of a meteorite, Thursday, May 3, 2012. The researchers are using an aerial search hoping to locate sites where large ...

Sacramento Area Mother Finds Meteorite Worth $20,000
WebProNews Thu, 03 May 2012 14:36 PM PDT
Brenda Salveson is just a regular mother. She like to bring her kids and dog to the park in Lotus, California almost every day for a walk. During her walk, she found a particular rock that caught her eye. Turns â¦

Brenda Salveson Finds $20,000 Meteorite While Walking Dog In Lotus, California
International Business Times Thu, 03 May 2012 13:53 PM PDT
Brenda Salveson is one lucky mom -- a meteorite landed in her lap and now the Lotus, Calif., resident can expect to become $20,000 richer for her lucky find.

Scientists to use blimp to look for meteorite pieces
News 3 Las Vegas Thu, 03 May 2012 12:12 PM PDT
A group of scientists will board a blimp to search for meteorites that rained over California's gold country last month.

NASA Sets Off On First Of Its Kind Meteorite Hunt
KCRA 3 Sacramento Thu, 03 May 2012 11:54 AM PDT
A group of scientists lifted off in a zepellin to search for meteorites that rained over California's gold country last month.

Mars Opportunity rover reaches Endeavour crater, finds signs of ancient Martian water
Ars Technica Thu, 03 May 2012 11:23 AM PDT
Over seven years into its (originally) 90-day mission, the Mars rover Opportunity arrived at the rim of Endeavour Crater. While the crater itself was formed from an ancient meteorite impact, the rocks at its rim show signs of a watery past. Chemical analysis found deposits typical of hydrothermal vents on Earth, along with features usually associated with evaporation. Together, these pieces of ...

Scientists on the hunt for meteorite fragments in the Sierra
The Sacramento Bee Thu, 03 May 2012 11:18 AM PDT
Scientists today are mounting a massive search in the Sierra Nevada foothills for meteorite fragments that may hold clues to extraterrestrial life.

Mom walks dog, finds $20,000 meteorite
CNET Thu, 03 May 2012 09:49 AM PDT
Unlike many visitors to her Californian town, Brenda Salverson isn't looking for buried treasure. But she finds it all the same.

California`s Gold Country yields gems from space
The Wenatchee World Thu, 03 May 2012 06:05 AM PDT
COLOMA-LOTUS VALLEY, Calif. â In the week since a fireball shot across the sky and exploded, scattering a rare type of meteorite over California`s Gold Country, these hills have drawn a new rush of treasure seekers. Once again there are lively saloons, fortune hunters jockeying for prime spots and astounding tales of luck including that of Brenda Salveson, a local who found a valuable space ...

Smoking Gun Group Posts an Update About Its Bantam Lake UFO (orMeteorite) Investigation
Litchfield County Times Thu, 03 May 2012 05:06 AM PDT
A photo of the Lyrid Meteor Shower at its peak. (Credit: AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit) LITCHFIELDâThe investigation into what reportedly fell into Bantam Lake early last month continues for the Smoking Gun Research Agency (SGRA) of Orange, a group that studies the paranormal, metaphysical and unexplained.

$20,000 Meteorite: Brenda Salveson Found $20K Space Rock in Lotus Town (Video)
Batangas Today Thu, 03 May 2012 01:02 AM PDT
A $20,000-meteorite was reportedly found by Brenda Salveson at a park in Lotus town in El Dorado County. The space rock was about 4 to 6 billion years old, according to a CBS report on Tuesday, May 1, 2012. The precious meteorite weighs about 17 grams that is a little over a tablespoon of sugar. [...]

Scientists use blimp to look for meteorites
The Associated Press
(AP) — A group of scientists took to the skies in a blimp Thursday in search ofmeteorites that rained over California's gold country last month. It's the latest hunt for extraterrestrial fragments from the April 22 explosion that was witnessed over a ...

Mom walks dog, finds $20000 meteorite
CNET
Recently, a massive meteorite exploded over the town, so people have been flying in from all parts of the earthly world in order to claim their piece of otherworldly matter. Brenda Salverson doesn't seem to have been caught up in this frenzy.

Scientists to use blimp to look for meteorites
Seattle Post Intelligencer
(AP) — A group of scientists will board a blimp to search for meteorites that rained over California's gold country last month. The researchers from NASA and the SETI Institute plan to depart from a Sacramento airfield sometime Thursday.

Scientists to use blimp to look for meteorites
Huffington Post
Since the meteor exploded in the atmosphere over the Sierra Nevada in late April, swarms of scientists and amateur meteorite hunters have recovered tiny pieces from the event, mostly in a region where James W. Marshall first discovered gold in ...

Treasure Hunters Flock to California Searching For Pieces of Six-Billion-Year ...
Gizmodo
A stay-at-home mom was out walking her dog recently when she stumbled upon a weird, 17-gram rock. It turned out to be 4 to 6 billion years old. And from space. And it's worth $20000. Is El Dorado County due for another gold rush?

Brenda Salveson Stumbles Upon Meteorite Worth $20000 In Local California Park
Huffington Post
Brenda Salveson found a meteorite potentially worth $20000 in a local park where she brings her kids and dog, a local TV station in Sacramento reports. “I was lucky, blessed, good karma,” Salveson told CBS Local. “It was sitting there at my toes like ...

P'gould's 'pet rock' still hot historical topic after 82 years
Paragould Daily Press
A unique fact in history that some may remember is the meteorite that landed here in 1930. According to the Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture, the meteorite was known as the Paragould Meteorite and was the largest to have been seen falling ...

Meteorite hunters strike pay dirt
Los Angeles Times
COLOMA-LOTUS VALLEY, Calif — In the week since a fireball shot across the sky and exploded, scattering a rare type of meteorite over California's Gold Country, these hills have drawn a new rush of treasure seekers. Once again there are lively saloons, ...

Loud bang a meteor? (updated) | Sonora / Tuolumne News, Sports ...
An eastbound hunk of an apparent meteor barreled over the Central Sierra foothills on Sunday morning, rattling windows and nerves from Groveland and ...
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Meteorite hunting -- KTXL
Meteorite hunting. FOX40.com - Darren Peck reports - 04/27/12. Email; Share Video: Featured ...
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Skywatching opportunity: Aquarid meteor shower this weekend
The Herald-Mail
By Scott Dance Clouds blocked our view of the recent Lyrid meteor shower, but there is another chance to see “shooting stars” this weekend. The Eta Aquarids are expected to peak in the early mornings of Saturday and Sunday.

Catch a Glimpse of Halley's Comet Debris -- Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower
NASA
View large image Each spring as Earth passes through the debris trail from Halley's Comet (1P/Halley), the cosmic bits burn up in our atmosphere and result in the annual Eta Aquarid meteor shower. This year the peak will occur on the night of May 5 and ...

Sighted METEORITE IN BRAZIL (FIREBALL) - YouTube
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Gold Country Meteorites: Earth Image of the Week
Earthweek - A Diary of the Planet
And just like the miners who rushed to the same area after gold was discovered at nearby Sutter's Mill in 1848, meteorite collectors from far and wide soon arrived on their own astronomical treasure hunt. And what they found scattered on the ground ...

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