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13 July 2012

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 13JUL2012

Meteorites and asteroids were most-likely sources of Earth's water
Newstrack India
Washington, July 13 (ANI): Comets and, or a type of very primitive meteorite called carbonaceous chondrites are believed to be the sources of early Earth's volatile elements-which include hydrogen, nitrogen, and carbon-and possibly organic material, too.

World's Oldest Meteorite Crater Found In ...
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Scientists have discovered a meteor impact site said to be the oldest on Earth in Greenland ...
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Meteor Activity Outlook for July 7-13, 2012 | American Meteor Society
This weekend the waning gibbous moon will rise during the late evening hours and will severely hamper efforts to view meteor activity the remainder of the night.
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Solar system ice: Source of Earth's water
Science Daily Thu, 12 Jul 2012 12:39 PM PDT
Scientists have long believed that comets and, or a type of very primitive meteorite were the sources of early Earth's volatile elements. Understanding where these volatiles came from is crucial for determining the origins of both water and life. New research focuses on ice that was distributed throughout much of the early Solar System. The team's findings contradict prevailing theories and ...

13-year-old New Mexico boy using metal detector finds 2-poundmeteorite
Morris Daily Herald Thu, 12 Jul 2012 08:04 AM PDT
(MCT) As the director of the University of New Mexicoâs Institute of Meteoritics, Carl Agee gets tons of calls, packages and emails from people claiming to have had the rare experience of actually finding ameteorite.

New Mexico boy finds 2-pound meteorite with metal detector
Seattle Times Wed, 11 Jul 2012 21:16 PM PDT
Two weeks ago 13-year-old Jansen Lyons brought a 2-pound hunk of space rock he found near Albuquerque into the University of New Mexico's Institute of Meteoritics, which this week confirmed he had located a large "L6 ordinary chondrite" that had been on the ground for about 10,000 years.

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