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28 June 2012

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 28JUN2012

Meteor Shower to Light Up Sky - Tredyffrin-Easttown, PA Patch
By David Powell
The Boötids often go unnoticed, but they periodically light up the night sky with dozens of meteors per hour.
Tredyffrin-Easttown Patch

1969 Fireball meteorite reveals new ancient mineral | Fox News
A fireball that tears across the sky is not just a one-time skywatching event — it can reap scientific dividends long afterward.
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1969 meteorite yields material previously unknown to science
Christian Science Monitor
A new study of fragments of an ancient rock that fell to Earth in 1969 has yielded a new mineral. Dubbed 'panguite' the new mineral may hold secrets about the ...

Meteor metal among solar system's oldest
Space Daily
Pasadena, Calif. (UPI) Jun 26, 2012 - U.S. scientists say they've discovered a new primitive mineral in a meteorite that they believe to be among the oldest ...

Exploring the Possibilities of Interdisciplinarity at Tällberg
Huffington Post (blog)
Tällberg is a tiny Swedish village situated on Lake Silja, produced in its own big bang by a meteorsome 130 million years ago. The now-idyllic area still ...

A 'Sleeper' Meteor Shower Could Wake Tonight
Patch.com
The Boötids often go unnoticed, but they periodically light up the night sky with dozens of meteors per hour.

2012 THE Year of Meteors!