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08 May 2012

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 8MAY2012

Meteor hunters strike pay dirt in California's Gold Country
Boston Herald
By Diana Marcum / 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.

Asteroid, Meteorite, Meteoroid, or Meteor?
So I know a meteoroid is the small thing floating in space while an asteroid is the large one. I know ameteor is the streak of light a meteoroid creates as it falls ...
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California Meteor Found Packed With Alien Organics - Digg
A sonic boom heard in California last week had an out-of-this world origin as ”a large meteoric event” according to NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office.
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Updated: See where Sutter's Mill Meteor pieces landed
Sacramento Bee
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Meteor scavengers run to California gold rush country for new precious metal
Catholic Online
By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM) A meteor storm in Northern California has sent countless "meteor zombies" scrambling for a different sort of precious metal in Gold Rush Country. The great California gold rush of 1848 began in the Coloma Valley, ...

Meteor Activity Outlook for April 28-May 4, 2012 | American Meteor ...
It must be remembered that meteor activity is rarely seen at the radiant position. Rather they shoot outwards from the radiant so it is best to center your field of ...
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Meteor shower washout this weekend | Forecast Colorado ...
Meteor shower washout? : Forecast Colorado is your place for the latest breaking weather news for Denver and Colorado, featuring the latest forecasts, road ...
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NASA, SETI Use Airship to Hunt Meteorites From Big Fireball
LiveScience.com
In what must be a meteorite-hunting first, a team of scientists took a zeppelin out Thursday (May 3) to search for fragments from a rare daytime fireball that exploded over California last month. The huge airship Eureka took off from McClellan Park ...

Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News: Meteorite Zombies - The ...
By Lunar Meteorite * Hunter
In addition to the “supermoon”, the Aquarid meteor shower — which occurs every spring when Earth passes through the debris field left in the wake of Halley's Comet — will make its biggest show on Saturday night and into Sunday morning.
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Supermoon, Meteor Shower to Shine Saturday
Patch.com
There is one more cool thing you can check out this weekend: the Eta Aquarid meteor shower! According to Astronomy.com, the Eta Aquarid meteor shower is formed by dust particles from Halley's Comet. The Eta Aquarids will reach their peak before dawn ...

Dark Skies Park boosts tourist business as stargazers flock to area
stv.tv
Night skies: Four meteor showers later in the year are expected to bring tourists to the area. Tourism businesses have seen an increase in visitors during the traditional "off-season" since the UK's first and only Dark Sky Park was awarded its ...

Lyrids meteor shower to occur during new moon this year
Boston Herald
By Andy Grimm / Chicago Tribune CHICAGO — Saturday night promises to be a great night to be outdoors, if you're a stargazer. From Saturday night to early Sunday morning will be prime time to observe the Lyrids, Earth's annual April shower of ...

Meteorite Men's Geoff Notkin talks the April 22 ...
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On Friday, April 27, Editor Dave Eicher shot a movie at the Northeast Astro Imaging Conference ...
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