02 June 2012

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 2JUN2012

Meteor gives clues to Mars atmosphere - UPI.com
Scientists say a study of a meteorite that fell in Australia could give clues to the atmosphere on Mars and help inform future missions looking for life there.

Sutter's Mill Meteorite Fall (HD) - YouTube
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The fall : In the morning of 2012 April 22, at 7:51 PDT, a 2-4 meter sized near- earth asteroid ...

Meteorite fragment donated to UCD prof
Daily Democrat
UC Davis alumnus Gregory Jorgensen presented UC Davis geologist Qing-Zhu Yin with a donation Wednesday, of a meteorite piece that fell beside his driveway. The meteorite, a rare carbonaceous chondrite, contains the dust and grains that helped form the ...

Canada's cutting-edge meteorite research may soon be on the rocks
Ottawa Citizen
By Tom Spears, The Ottawa Citizen June 1, 2012 7:41 PM Earth sciences student Chris Fry with a section of the Toluca, nickel and iron meteorite at the Carleton University Herzberg Laboratories. OTTAWA — One of Claire Samson's favourite objects is a ...

Mars Methane Lessons in a Meteorite
Astrobiology Magazine (press release)
They found that meteorites, which continually bombard the surface of Mars, contain enough carbon compounds to generate methane when they are exposed to sunlight. Researchers say their findings give valuable insights into the planet's atmosphere.
2012 THE Year of Meteors!