31 May 2012

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 31MAY2012

Big well-done for done Big Well
Dodge City Daily Globe
A number of large items are presented in glass cases about the museum floor including the pallasitemeteor — which had been moved from its temporary home in the lobby of the Greensburg City Hall — a dented and tornado damaged warning siren and a tall ...

Rare meteorite fragment donated to UC Davis geologist
UC Davis
UC Davis geologist Qing-Zhu Yin examines the donated meteorite. (Gregory Urquiaga/UC Davis photo) UC Davis alumnus Gregory Jorgensen '90, Ph.D. '95, presented UC Davis geologist Qing-Zhu Yin with a donation today, May 30, of ameteorite piece that fell ...

Meteor gives clues to Mars atmosphere
UPI Wed, 30 May 2012 15:09 PM PDT
EDINBURGH, Scotland, May 30 (UPI) -- Scientists say a study of ameteorite that fell in Australia could give clues to the atmosphere on Mars and help inform future missions looking for life there.

Carbon Found in Mars Meteorites (And Why It Has Nothing to Do With Martian Life)
Wired News Wed, 30 May 2012 09:00 AM PDT
When the Tissint meteorite crashed to Earth in Morocco last year, international drama ensued . The charred pieces of splintered rock were particularly coveted because they came from Mars, and local tribesmen,meteorite collectors, and scientists jockeyed for position.

Transit of Venus highlights June events
Bangor Daily News
27: Moon in first quarter, 11:29 pm This is the peak night for the Bootids meteor shower. Erratic, a high number of meteors in 2004 was followed by almost none in 2010 when another profuse shower was expected. Look for the occasional slow-moving meteor ...

Meteorite Reveals Clues in Search for Life on Mars
by SPACE.com Staff A meteorite that fell to Earth 41 years ago is helping scientists unlock clues regarding the makeup of Mars' atmosphere and its potential implications to help shape future missions to search for evidence of life on the Red Planet, ...

Mars missions may learn from meteor Down Under
A discovery about the make-up of the atmosphere of Mars could help inform future missions searching for life there. Scientists have tried to find out how the planet's environment came to contain methane gas, which contains carbon – a substance found in ...

'Supermoon' Tonight! Tips to See Year's Biggest Full Moon, Meteor Shower
And there's a meteor shower from Halley's comet peaking tonight, too, adding to the sky show. The full moon of May will hit its peak overnight tonight and early Sunday (May 5 and 6) just one minute after the moon makes its closest approach to Earth.

2012 THE Year of Meteors!