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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 ...
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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
for the latest fireball sighting reports or to make one yourself, goto: http://www.lunarmeteoritehunters.blogspot.com. This entry was posted in Breaking News, Caught on Tape, Fireballs, Japan, Meteorites, News & Politics, Satellites, Space, ...
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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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