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11 June 2012

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 11JUN2012

07.06.2012 Russian Missile Test Launch over Caucasus very bright

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 At first this was reported as a meteor seen over Turkey, Cyprus, Lebanon and Israel.  Later it was confirmed that it was a Russian ICBM test launch.

Methane on Mars could come from meteorites, not life
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Mainz, Germany (dpa) – The methane found on Mars derives largely from meteorites that have collided with the red planet and thus not from life, according to the results of a study conducted at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in the German city ...

Lower Midwestern USA Fireball June 5, 2012 | American Meteor ...
The American Meteor Society has received 35 reports of a bright fireball over much of the lower Midwestern states including Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, ...
www.amsmeteors.org/.../lower-midwestern-usa-fireball-june-5...

Meteor Activity Outlook for June 9-15, 2012 | American Meteor Society
This weekend the moon will pose a problem to meteor observers but this can be overcome if you observe during the evening hours before the moon rises or face ...
www.amsmeteors.org/.../meteor-activity-outlook-for-june-9-1...

Meteor Crater to get updated security system | meteor, crater ...
Just because the Odessa Meteor Crater has been estimated to be about 63500 years old doesn't mean the museum's technology has to match the main ...
www.oaoa.com/articles/meteor-88368-crater-updated.html

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