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26 July 2012

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 26JUL2012

Perseids Meteor Shower: Watching the Stars in Eilat
Arutz Sheva
In Eilat, astronomer Eitan Schwartz decided to cut his normal fees in half, and did the same with the family price in order to make sure that anyone could have the opportunity to enjoy the upcoming Perseids meteor shower. "It's something no one should ...

Norwegian astronomer starts a meteor shower
The Foreigner
Norwegian astronomer starts a meteor shower. One of Norway's most famous astronomers left a trail of fears and 'oh dears' in the wake of March's meteorite fall. The fireball, which caused meteorites to be spread over southern Norway and Sweden ...

This Year, Actually See a Meteor During August Shower
Patch.com
Are you someone who always means to watch the Perseid meteor shower, but forgets? Or maybe you sit on your deck for awhile, but never seem to see one? Change your luck this year at Cleveland Metroparks Perseid Meteor Watch from 10:30 to midnight ...

Meteorite crater discovered in Arctic
TheChronicleHerald.ca
Average: 4.8 (4 votes). Keith Dewing, of the Geological Survey of Canada, stands on a meteorite crater's edge on the northwest of Victoria Island, in Northwest Territories in July 2010, after researchers discovered evidence of the crater from ...

Sparks fly over 'missing' meteorite
Views and News from Norway
The Natural History Museum in Oslo put out a call this week for what its officials feared was a missing meteorite that hadn't been seen since its publicized landing in the Norwegian capital earlier this year. The museum's mystery was quickly solved ...

Meteorite may explain life's 'left-handedness'
TG Daily
"Our analysis of the amino acids in meteorite fragments from Tagish Lake gave us one possible explanation for why all known life uses only left-handed versions of amino acids to build proteins," says Dr Daniel Glavin of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.

Look for shooting stars
Methow Valley News
For stargazers August is the month of shooting stars. On the night of Aug. 11 and early morning of the 12th, the Old Faithful of meteor showers, the Perseids, will reach their peak. For a few nights before and after plenty of action will be visible but ...

Researchers discover 25-kilometre-wide meteorite crater in western Arctic
Guelph Mercury Wed, 25 Jul 2012 15:12 PM PDT
Canadian researchers say theyâve discovered a 25-kilometre-widemeteorite crater in the western Arctic while they were updating maps.

NASA And University Researchers Find A Clue To How Life Turned Left
PR Newswire Wed, 25 Jul 2012 12:25 PM PDT
GREENBELT, Md., July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers analyzing meteorite fragments that fell on a frozen lake in Canada have developed an explanation for the origin of life's handedness â why living things only use molecules with specific orientations. The work also...

Canadian researchers discover 25-kilometre-wide meteorite crater in western Arctic
Vancouver Province Wed, 25 Jul 2012 12:18 PM PDT
SASKATOON - Canadian researchers say they've discovered a 25-kilometre-wide meteorite crater in the western Arctic.

Meteorite crater 25 km wide discovered in Arctic
Toronto Star Wed, 25 Jul 2012 11:53 AM PDT
Canadian researchers say the crater is at least 130 million years old and could be as old as 350 million years.

How life turned left: Meteorite fragments help explain why living things only use molecules with specific orientations
Science Daily Wed, 25 Jul 2012 10:29 AM PDT
Researchers analyzing meteorite fragments that fell on a frozen lake in Canada have developed an explanation for the origin of life's handedness -- why living things only use molecules with specific orientations. The work also gave the strongest evidence to date that liquid water inside an asteroid leads to a strong preference of left-handed over right-handed forms of some common protein amino ...

25-kilometre-wide meteorite crater found in Canadian Arctic
Hamilton Spectator Wed, 25 Jul 2012 10:19 AM PDT
Up to 350 million years old

Researchers find a clue to how life turned left
PhysOrg Wed, 25 Jul 2012 09:34 AM PDT
Researchers analyzing meteorite fragments that fell on a frozen lake in Canada have developed an explanation for the origin of life's handedness â why living things only use molecules with specific orientations. The work also gave the strongest evidence to date that liquid water inside an asteroid leads to a strong preference of left-handed over right-handed forms of some common protein amino ...

Meteorite crater 25 km wide discovered in Arctic
Toronto Star
Brian Pratt/THE CANADIAN PRESS Keith Dewing of the Geological Survey of Canada, on a meteorite crater's edge on the northwest of Victoria Island, in Northwest Territories in July 2010. The Canadian Press. SASKATOON—Canadian researchers say ...

Meteor crater named after Prince Albert
650 CKOM News Talk Radio
Researchers from the University of Saskatchewan and Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) have discovered a massive meteor impact from millions of years ago in Canada's western Arctic. Located on the northwestern part of Victoria Island, the impact crater, ...

Meteorite Offers Clues as to Why Life Prefers Left-Handed Amino Acids
Ecology Global Network
Researchers analyzing meteorite fragments that fell on a frozen lake in Canada have developed an explanation for the origin of life's handedness – why living things only use molecules with specific orientations. The work also gave the strongest ...

25-kilometre-wide meteorite crater found in Canadian Arctic
Hamilton Spectator
SASKATOON - Canadian researchers say they've discovered a 25-kilometre-wide meteorite crater in the western Arctic. University of Saskatchewan professor Brian Platt and Keith Dewling of the Geological Survey of Canada made the discovery while ...

Kitt Peak hosts METEOR MANIA!
Copper Basin News
This year Mother Nature is putting on a spectacular fireworks show! Travel far away from those annoying city lights to view a spectacular meteor shower under the pristine dark skies of Kitt Peak, YOUR National Observatory! Festivities begin late and ...

Saskatchewan researchers find meteor crater in Arctic Saskatchewan ...
Researchers from the University of Saskatchewan along with the Geological Survey of Canada have discovered the country's 30th meteor impact crater — a ...
www.cbc.ca/news/canada/.../story/.../sk-meteor-crater.html

Geminid meteor shower peaks on night of December 13, 2012 ...
The peak night of the 2012 Geminid meteor shower is from late evening December 13 until dawn December 14. The most meteors will probably fall around 2 ...
earthsky.org/.../geminid-meteor-shower-peaks-on-night-of-de...

Did K-T extinction event meteor puncture a hole in crust at Chicxulub?
Did the meteor or comet that struck Earth at the end of the Cretaceous punch a whole in the crust down to the mantle? If so, why isn't that part of the crust weak ...
www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?p=4008370

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