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18 May 2012

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 18MAY2012

Meteor Activity Outlook for May 12-19, 2012 | International Meteor ...
Meteor Activity Outlook for May 12-19, 2012. During this period the moon reaches its last quarter phase on Saturday the 12th. At this time the moon will be ...
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Upper Mid-West Fireball May 11, 2012 | American Meteor Society
A fireball is a meteor that is larger than normal. Most meteors are only the size of tiny pebbles. A meteor the size of a softball can produce light equivalent to the ...
www.amsmeteors.org/.../upper-mid-west-fireball-may-11-201...

Is the Earth a cosmic feather-duster?
Phys.Org
The metallic vapours recondense in the atmosphere to form nanometre-sized particles known asmeteor smoke. In 2014, the team will be involved in a Norwegian rocket experiment to measuremeteor smoke in ice particles in the upper atmosphere.

T-Rex Asian Cousin Beats Facebook IPO for Some at Auction
BusinessWeek
A glossy, black rock from Mars that landed during a meteorite shower last July is expected to bring $32500 to $40000. A dazzling pallasite meteorite is estimated to sell for $8000 to $10000. “Meteorites are the most collectible items,” Herskowitz said.

2012 THE Year of Meteors!