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01 June 2012

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Rare meteorite fragment donated to UC Davis geologist
PhysOrg Thu, 31 May 2012 05:51 AM PDT
UC Davis alumnus Gregory Jorgensen â90, Ph.D. â95, presented UC Davis geologist Qing-Zhu Yin with a donation today, May 30, of ameteorite piece that fell beside his driveway in Coloma, Calif.

Meteorite reveals clues in search for life on Mars
MSNBC Wed, 30 May 2012 17:31 PM PDT
A meteorite that fell to Earth 42 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, a new study finds.

Video of the daylight California fireball | Bad Astronomy | Discover ...
Astronomy | fireball | On April 22, 2012, a chunk of asteroid one or two meters across burned up in Earth's atmosphere. It came in over California and was seen ...
blogs.discovermagazine.com/.../video-of-the-daylight-californ...

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.
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/.../uoe-mmm053012.php

Video of California Daytime Fireball Surfaces
Universe Today
by Nancy Atkinson on May 31, 2012 Video footage has finally surfaced of the daytimefireball that illuminated the sky over the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California back in April. NASA and the SETI Institute had asked the public to submit any amateur ...

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