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13 May 2012

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 13MAY2012

Astounding Revelations about the Port Orford Meteorite
Cosmochemical studies and dynamical models of hit-and-run planetary collisions suggest a new origin for the stony-iron meteorites called pallasites. (SALEM) - Coveted, analyzed, eulogized, and resurrected, the Port Orford Meteorite is the nucleus of ...

Maybe we need a meteor
Bakersfield Californian
Suppose a meteor the size of Alaska is plunging toward Earth, and will wipe out all life upon impact. Will it take a cataclysm of that magnitude for people to come together and change their deportment and thusly reinstate civility?

Mission to asteroid answers, raises questions (blog)
For years, scientists have been studying howardite-eucrite-diogenite (HED) meteoritesamples believed to have come from Vesta. Dawn confirmed those meteorites to be from a Connecticut-sized crater at Vesta's south pole based on the unique mineral ...

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM) A meteor storm in Northern California has sent countless "meteor zombies" scrambling for a different sort of precious ...

Meteor Showers |
“Highlights of the month include the Eta Aquarid meteor shower, which peaks on May 6th and an annular solar eclipse that will be seen in the western United ...

Fireball Streaks Across the Valley
Valley News Live
What you saw Friday night was a fireball, which is a brighter than normal meteor. Reports are coming in from North Dakota, South Dakota, Manitoba, Wisconsin, & Michigan. Most shooting stars are the size of specks of dust to pebbles.

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By Lunar Meteorite * Hunter
Webster, Wisconsin arrived from on "Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News: The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 11MAY2012" by searching for meteor may 11, 2012. 20:47:50 -- 30 minutes ago. Kalamazoo, Michigan ...Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News

Meteorites from fireball spark space-age 'gold rush'
Piecing together clues about the meteor could also help astronomers understand the early solar system and how the planets formed. "This is among the most chemically primitive meteorites," Greg Schmidt, deputy director of the NASA Lunar Science ...

Meteorites From Big Fireball Spark Space AgeGold Rush 
Yahoo News
From Yahoo! News: Scientists are on an epic treasure hunt for meteorite fragments from a spectacular fireball that lit up the daytime sky over California ...

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By Lunar Meteorite * Hunter
NASA Ames and SETI Institute meteor astronomer Dr. Peter Jenniskens collects the Sutter's Millmeteorites using aluminum foil to not contaminate the stones by touch. April 24, 2012 Image credit: NASA / Courtesy of Dr. Peter Jenniskens ...Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News

2012 THE Year of Meteors!