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27 July 2012

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 27JUL2012

25-kilometre-wide meteorite crater discovered in Arctic
CTV News
SASKATOON -- Canadian researchers say they've discovered a 25-kilometre-wide meteorite crater in the western Arctic while they were updating maps. University of Saskatchewan professor Brian Pratt and Keith Dewing of the Geological Survey of Canada ...

'Military missile' or meteorite? Mysterious Fireball spotted over ...
Many Xiamen residents reported seeing an unidentified flying object flying through the sky at high speed on Tuesday evening, according to Wednesday's ...
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Tagish Lake Meteorites Reveals Secrets Of The Early Solar System
redOrbit Thu, 26 Jul 2012 13:13 PM PDT
Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New clues have been unveiled that shed light on why living things use only molecules with specific orientations. Research analyzing meteorite fragments that fell on a frozen lake in Canada is providing strong evidence that liquid water inside an asteroid leads to a preference of left-handed over right-handed forms of common protein amino acids ...

Meteorite crater discovered
Fort Frances Times Thu, 26 Jul 2012 10:54 AM PDT
SASKATOONâCanadian researchers say theyâve discovered a 25-km-wide meteorite crater in the western Arctic. University of Saskatchewan professor Brian Pratt and Keith Dewing, of the Geological Survey of Canada, made the discovery while exploring Victoria Island in a helicopter two years ago.

Meteorite crater discovered in Arctic
The Chronicle Herald Thu, 26 Jul 2012 02:26 AM PDT
Keith Dewing, of the Geological Survey of Canada, stands on a met eorite craterâs edge on the northwest of Victoria Island, in Northwest Territories in July 2010, after researchers discovered evidence of the crater from helicopter.

Meteorite may explain life's 'left-handedness'
TG Daily Thu, 26 Jul 2012 01:53 AM PDT
The predominance of 'lefthandedness' amongst amino acids inmeteorites isn't, after all, an indication of biological activity, say scientists. read more

Enormous prehistoric meteorite crater found in Arctic
Hamilton Spectator Wed, 25 Jul 2012 18:39 PM PDT
Canadian researchers say they discovered a 25-kilometre-widemeteorite crater in the western Arctic while they were updating maps.

Meet the Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower
National Geographic
Like most meteor showers, the Delta Aquarids are caused by Earth slamming into clouds of sand-grain-sized particles shed by an orbiting comet. Countless number of particles are deposited along the entire path of the comet, forming clumps and streams...

Meteor 120724 2321 - YouTube
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A bright meteor was observed off to the SW of Calgary, Alberta on July 24 at approx 11:21 pm ...
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