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19 August 2012

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 19AUG2012

Expert rejects meteor claim
Winnipeg Free Press Sat, 18 Aug 2012 01:33 AM PDT
BRANDON -- An astronomer from the Manitoba Museum has discounted the claim of a woman who said she found pieces of a meteorite on her property near Riding Mountain National Park. Nicole Nixon said she experienced a bright light and loud noise Tuesday morning, then found two rocks she believed to...

Astronomer discounts meteor claim
Brandon Sun Fri, 17 Aug 2012 23:12 PM PDT
An astronomer from the Manitoba Museum has discounted the claim of a woman who said she found a meteorite on her property near Riding Mountain National Park. Nicole Nixon said she experienced a bright light and loud noise early Tuesday morning, then found two rocks she believed to be meteorites

Suspected meteorite hits close to home
Brandon Sun Fri, 17 Aug 2012 06:27 AM PDT
A woman living near Riding Mountain believes she found pieces of a meteor close to her home. On Wednesday, she found two fragments with surfaces like âold elephant skinâ ââone the size of a football and the other larger, weighing in at approximately 55 pounds (about 25 kg). ... (Nicole Nixon`s claims of finding meteorites are DUBIOUS!- LunarMeteorite*Hunter)

Summer Science: What's A Meteor Shower?
NPR
NPR science correspondent Joe Palca is on a mission this summer to answer the deep, burning questions of summertime. So far he's taught us how to build a campfire, explained the best way to roast a perfect marshmallow and explored the icy mystery of ...

Meteor showers to light up skies - Video on NBCNews.com
Video on NBCNews.com: The Perseid meteor shower is expected to put on a show across ...
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