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10 May 2012

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Scientists charter zeppelin to hunt for meteorite
Bend Bulletin
The scientists searched for a meteorite that fell over El Dorado County on April 22. By Matt Weiser / McClatchy Newspapers SACRAMENTO, Calif. — It's not every day that NASA descends on your backyard, hunting for clues to extraterrestrial life.

Starry-eyed lover melts meteorite into engagement ring to ask his girlfriend ...
Daily Mail
By Eddie Wrenn A man went to the stars and back to make his engagement one of a kind - by carving a meteorite rock into a ring for his loved one. The now happily-married husband, known 'Laporkenstein', posted a photo catalogue on Reddit of his project ...

Meteorite could rock theory on how the universe was created
Medill Reports: Chicago
by Katie Dzwierzynski A small cardboard box in the basement of Chicago's Field Museum holds ameteorite that probably contains particles older than the earth itself. Terry Boudreaux, a meteoritecollector from Lake Forest, donated the 10-gram pieces ...

Supermoon may block out weekend meteor shower ...
The biggest full moon of the year is set to rise Saturday night, coinciding with the eta Aquarid ...
ksl.com

Rare Meteorite from California Fireball to be Donated to The Field ...
The Field Museum will receive a high-quality meteorite from a fireball that exploded over California and Nevada last month. The 4.6-billion-year-old meteorite, ...
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'Amazing' meteor dazzles stargazers across Midwest
Boston Herald
It's probably safe to say interest in the Lyrids - and in the upcoming prime stargazing season - is building after the meteor burned brighter and longer than most others. "That would be a big plus," said Dan Joyce, an astronomer at Triton College in ...


Donated meteor coated in stardust | Chicago Field Museum ...
The earth is about 4.5 billion years old. And a meteor donated to The Field Museum Tuesday is even older.
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Photo: Ouarkziz Impact Crater in Algeria
Space Ref (press release)
According to scientists, the crater was formed by a meteor impact less than 70 million years ago during the late Cretaceous Period of the Mesozoic Era or "Age of Dinosaurs". Originally called Tindouf, the 3.5-kilometer in diameter impact crater ...

Coloma CA Meteorite Hunt - YouTube
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Coloma CA Meteorite Hunt Sutter's Mill. ... SUTTERS MILL METEORITEby cetuspa1 view ...
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