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20 August 2012

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 20AUG2012

Curiosity Mission Status Report: Rover's Laser Instrument Zaps First Martian Rock
Today, NASA's Mars rover Curiosity fired its laser for the first time on Mars, using the beam from a science instrument to interrogate a fist-size rock called "Coronation."
The mission's Chemistry and Camera instrument, or ChemCam, hit the fist-sized rock with 30 pulses of its laser during a 10-second period. Each pulse delivers more than a million watts of power for about five one-billionths of a second. ...

Meteor Smoke Makes Strange Clouds - NASA Science
A key ingredient of Earth's strangest clouds does not come from Earth. New data from NASA's AIM spacecraft proves that "meteor smoke" is essential to the ...

Kadavu Island, Fiji Meteor? Loud Bang / Smoke Trail 17AUG2012
By Lunar Meteorite * Hunter
Kadavu Island, Fiji Meteor? Loud Bang / Smoke Trail ~16:30 Fiji Local Time 17AUG2012 17th August 2012. Adrian Watt Kadavu Island, Fiji 16:30 Fiji Time Meteor not sighted. E to W Low trajectory. Black smoke trail observed dissipating ...
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HIGHLY Strange Fireball Breaks Apart Over Japan – 4 Cameras ...
By sheilaaliens
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The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 19AUG2012
By Lunar Meteorite * Hunter
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 old elephant skin one the size of a football and the other larger, weighing in at ...
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