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12 July 2012

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 12JUL2012

Summer Dates: Meteor Showers
"During the summer months look online for days there are going to be meteor showers. Then late at night go pick up your date and bring her somewhere where there is little to no light pollution; a beach or park is usually a good place. "Make sure to ...

Earth's Oldest Meteor Impact Site Discovered at North American Nickel's ... (press release)
arrow Articles arrow Earth's Oldest Meteor Impact Site Discovered at North American Nickel's Maniitsoq Ni-Cu-PGE Project,. Thursday, 12 July 2012.

METEOR IMPACT: Greenland site of 3-billion-year-old crater
Canadian Mining Journal
GREENLAND – The Geological Survey of Greenland has determined that the Maniitsoq Structure on that country's west coast is “the remains of a gigantic meteorite impact.” The announcement was made on June 28, 2012, to...

Rio Rancho teen finds 2-pound meteorite
KRQE & KASA FOX 2 Albuquerque Wed, 11 Jul 2012 09:32 AM PDT
After years of searching and several thousand misses, 13-year-old Jansen Lyons finally found his first meteorite and the first one for Rio Rancho, too.

Meteorite enthusiast finds his prize in Rio Rancho
Rio Rancho Observer Tue, 10 Jul 2012 23:26 PM PDT
Itâs an out-of-this-world discovery: A Rio Rancho boy found the first meteorite ever to be recorded within the City of Visionâs boundaries. Carl Agee, director of the University of New Mexico Institute of Meteoretics, said his tests confirmed the rock 13-year-old Jansen Lyons found is indeed from outer space, specifically part of an asteroid that broke apart. Although chondrite, or stony ...

13-year-old boy using metal detector finds 2-pound meteorite
Los Angeles Times
Jansen Lyons found a 2-pound hunk of space rock at an undisclosed location in the Albuquerque suburb of Rio Rancho.

2012 THE Year of Meteors!