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05 May 2012

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 5MAY2012

NASA Hunts Fireball Explosion Pieces
French Tribune
In order to find out meteorite that emerged from daytime fireball explosion, the six researchers from NASA and the Search for Extreterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Institute went for a hunting mission. They took out the massive aircraft Eureka from ...

'Supermoon,' Meteor Shower Make for Sky-Watching Double Feature
Patch.com
On Saturday and Sunday (May 5- 6) a "supermoon" of 2012 and the Eta Aquarid meteor shower will both hit their peak, reports the Huffington Post. While the bright full moon could interfere with themeteor display, some of the shower's brightest ...

BBC: California's 'Meteor Zombies' Hunt for ...
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http://sheilaaliens.net/?p=656 "One of the most important meteor strikes in a generation has ...
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Coloma Business Booms From Meteorite Hunt ...
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'Supermoon' May Outshine Meteor Shower This ...
May's "supermoon" is the biggest full moon of the year and occurs Saturday, May 5. Bright ...
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Scientists Use Airship To Look for Meteorites
Sci-Tech Today
Scientists from NASA and the nonprofit SETI Institute are hunting for pieces of ameteorite that plunged to Earth on April 22, taking off for their search aboard an airship outfitted with sensors and cameras. Most of the rocks recovered so far by ...

Coloma Business Booms From Meteorite Hunt
CBS Local
Turns out those zombies were meteorite hunters who told her its path went right over her property. “I realized shortly thereafter it was meteor frenzy,” said Holme. Thousands from all over the country are flocking to get their piece of the rare rock.

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4月28日 APOD 「サッターズミル隕石」:4月28日 APOD Sutter's Mill Meteorite 「サッターズミル隕石」を読みました。原文:http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap120428.html ...
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Supermoon' May Outshine Meteor Shower This Weekend - Yahoo ...
From Yahoo! News: UPDATE: For the latest on Saturday's "supermoon" and meteor shower, read our latest story here: 'Supermoon' Science: Why Saturday's ...
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Eta Aquarid Meteor Update -- Fire in the Sky -- Sott.net
The eta Aquarid meteor shower, due to peak on May 5-6, is already underway. Cameras in NASA's All-Sky Fireball Network have picked up more than a dozen ...
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Wanted: Meteor Imagery - NASA Watch
"NASA and the SETI Institute are asking the public for more information to help find amateur photos and video footage of the daylight meteor that illuminated the ...
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Search Expanding For Meteorite Fragments - Yahoo ...
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Scientists hunt meteorite fragments from Zeppelin
News10.net
They were looking for evidence of impact sites: Places where pieces of last week's exploding meteorite might have struck the earth. They believe the Zeppelin provided a perfect platform. "The great thing about the Zeppelin is that it doesn't go fast," ...

Hunters sell space rock for more than gold
The Sun
Thousands of prospectors — known as “meteor zombies” — are scouring the Californian desert in the hope of finding a tiny black nugget. The rush was sparked after a 70-ton meteor plunged through the atmosphere, creating a deafening sonic boom as it ...

NASA, SETI Use Airship to Hunt Meteorites From Big Fireball
Space.com
by Mike Wall, SPACE.com Senior Writer In what must be a meteorite-hunting first, a team of scientists took a zeppelin out Thursday (May 3) to search for fragments from a rare daytime fireballthat exploded over California last month.

Supermoon and Aquarid meteor shower: viewing tips for Saturday night, May 5
Washington Post (blog)
(Bob Gathany - AP) It's a party in the night sky: the Supermoon and Aquarid meteor shower coinciding on Saturday night, Cinco de Mayo (May 5). This convergence of events is definitely cause for celebration if you're a sky watcher.

Scientists aboard blimp to search for meteorites strewn over California gold ...
The Republic
Researchers from NASA and the SETI Institute are using the zeppelin, Eureka for their aerial search in hope of spotting sites where large fragments landed after a meteor exploded in the atmosphere over the Sierra Nevada in late April.

What to do if you find a meteorite
Sacramento Bee
Meteorites generally look different from normal Earth rocks. They usually have a "goose bumps" texture, are oddly shaped, and are either black or dark gray, a result of being burned on entering the atmosphere. If you think you have found a meteorite, ...

Super Moon, Solar Eclipse, Meteor Shower From Halley's Comet On Tap In May, 2012
Huffington Post
While the bright full moon could interfere with the Eta Aquarid meteor display, some of the shower's brightest fireballs should still be visible late Saturday and early Sunday, NASA scientists say. Then, on May 20, the moon will pass in front of the ...

Treasure Hunters Flock To California For Pieces Of Six-Billion-Year-Old Meteor
Gizmodo Australia
A stay-at-home mum was out walking her dog recently when she stumbled upon a weird, 17-gram rock. It turned out to be 4-6 billion years old. And from space. And it's worth $US20,000. Is El Dorado County due for another gold rush?

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