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04 June 2012

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 4JUN2012

Inside the International Meteorite Market
Writing at The Naked Scientists, Amy Tempelsman offers up an overview of the market inmeteorites. Apparently, when a meteorite falls to earth, it sets off a "feeding frenzy": According to Ralph Harvey, a geologist at Case Western Reserve University, ...

Meteor explosion sets off modern-day Gold Rush | UCLA Planets
The excitement in the Earth and Space Sciences geochemistry seminar on April 24 was palpable as UCLA Professor John Wasson announced to students that a ...

Billion-year old meteorites, found in Canada, go on auction Monday
The Province
By Randy Boswell, Postmedia News June 3, 2012 2:52 PM A slice of one of Canada's most famousmeteorites is to be sold for up to $8000 on Monday at a Bonhams auction in New York. The Abeemeteorite, believed to have been catapulted into space by an ...

Mars missions may learn from meteor Down Under
Edinburgh UK (SPX) May 31, 2012 - A discovery about the make-up of the atmosphere of Mars could help inform future missions searching for life there.

Weekly SkyWatcher's Forecast: June 4-10, 2012
Universe Today
We start off with a partial lunar eclipse of the Strawberry Moon, head into the historic Venus Transit, study some Herschel objects, catch both the Scorpid and ArietidMeteor Showers, practice some binocular astronomy and even take on some challenge ...

NEW Finding meteorites topic of library program
Walla Walla Union-Bulletin
Scientists believe there is, on average, at least one meteorite on every square half-mile in Oregon. MILTON-FREEWATER - A free program about meteorites and what to look for when trying to find them will be presented 7 pm Thursday at the ...

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