25 May 2012

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 25MAY2012

Organic Carbon Found on Mars Rocks Is Not Life, New Study Says
Popular Science
They've found some examples in meteorites purported to come from the Red Planet, but debate persists about the origin of those rocks, let alone the carbon signatures inside them, which some have (controversially) argued could indicate life.

Space Pictures This Week: Solar Eclipse, Dusty "Doughnut," More
National Geographic
Echoing the arc of the Milky Way (center), a meteor streaks earthward near Cagnes-sur-mer in southeastern France in a picture submitted May 17 by National Geographic Your Shot user Jerome Cassou. Meteors are mostly sand grain-size particles that enter ...

'Oldest antique ever seen' goes up for auction
Yahoo! News via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News Thu, 24 May 2012 03:17 AM PDT
A meteorite dating back 2.5 billion years and described as the "oldest antique ever seen" is expected to fetch £9,500 when it is sold.

2012 THE Year of Meteors!