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04 July 2012

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 4JUL2012

Jensens initiate plan for Meteorite Center
Estherville Daily News
Most Estherville residents know about the meteor that crashed to earth north of town in 1879.

Burning meteor trail lights up Australian sky for 20 minutes after rock ...
Daily Mail
Beachgoers debated what could have caused the strange burning effect in the sky, which persisted in the sky long afterwards. Most meteor trails are only seen briefly - and seeing an object plunge into the sea is rare.

Greenland is home of oldest, largest impact crater
Mother Nature Network
John Spray, a meteorite expert at the University of New Brunswick, who wasn't involved in the research, said he thinks it's probably a meteor crater, but points out that it hasn't been proved, and may not be for some time. "It's very interesting and it ...

Meteor plunges into ocean lighting up Perth sky
Courier Mail
THIS fiery streak in the sky amazed witnesses as it rocketed through the sky high above an Australian capital city - leaving a trail of flame.

Did a meteor plunge into the ocean near Perth? I'm thinking no ...
Astronomy | contrail | I've been getting some emails and tweets alerting me to photos that purport to show the debris trail of a meteor after it apparently plunged ...

Possible meteor majestically lights up Australia beach
Perth beachgoers enjoying a gorgeous Friday evening were treated to a specular light show when a streaking blaze of fiery light, a suspected meteor, plunged ...

Would This Meteor Make a Huge Crater?
Wired News
If a meteor this size did impact the Earth, would it just crush a car?

Meteor Activity Outlook for June 30-July 6, 2012 - logo
By Carl Hergenrother
Meteor season finally gets going in July for the northern hemisphere. The first half of the month will be much like June. After the 15th though, both sporadic and shower rates increase significantly. For observers in the southern hemisphere, ...
The Transient Sky - Comets, Asteroids...

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