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01 July 2012

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 1JUL2012

Scientists discover oldest, largest meteorite crater
The Hindu Fri, 29 Jun 2012 23:40 PM PDT
Scientists have discovered what they say is the oldest and largestmeteorite crater on Earth which is believed to have formed some three billion years ago.

Residents report meteor sightings
The Nelson Mail
A number of Christchurch residents are reporting sightings of a suspected meteor or meteor shower in the skies over Canterbury last night.

Meteor plunges into ocean lighting up Perth sky
Perth Now
THIS fiery streak in the sky amazed Perth beachgoers at sunset as a suspected meteor plunged into the ocean off the WA coast. (Several photos that I have thus far reviewed appear to show an aircraft contrail.)

World's oldest, largest meteorite crater discovered
Hindustan Times
Scientists have discovered what they say is the oldest and largest meteorite crater on Earth which is believed to have formed some three billion years ago. The crater found near the town of Maniitsoq in Greenland currently measures about 62 miles.

Alleged 'fireball' streaks across sky
Monroe News Star
Don Wheeler, an associate professor of natural science at Louisiana Delta Community College, said the occurrence was likely what is referred to as a "fireball", a small meteor that enters the atmosphere. Wheeler said it is not unusual for meteors to ...

Greenland study turns up oldest, largest impact crater
msnbc.com
A study of Greenland's rocks may have turned up something unexpected: the oldest and largest meteorite crater ever found on Earth.

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 30JUN2012
By Lunar Meteorite * Hunter
28, 29: Southern Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower. Can produce about 20 meteors per hour at their peak. Best viewing is east after midnight. August. 12 -13Perseids MeteorShower. The Perseids is one of the best meteor showers to observe, ...
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