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21 August 2012

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Meteorite to go on display
Salisbury Journal
A METEORITE believed to be the largest ever to have fallen on the British Isles, will go on display at the Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum next month. Weighing 90kg, the meteorite landed around 30000 years ago during the last ice age. Preserved by ...

HIGHLY Strange Fireball Breaks Apart Over Japan - 4 Cameras ...
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More Evidence for Russian Quasicrystal Meteorite
Discovery News
And the most likely origin of that rock was a meteorite from outer space. Now physicist Paul Steinhardt is back with new evidence that his theory about the origin of that Russian quasicrystal is correct, and that meteorite responsible for its transport ...

Spacewalkers prepare station for new Russian lab
Reuters via Yahoo! Canada News Mon, 20 Aug 2012 16:29 PM PDT
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - Two veteran cosmonauts sailed through a six-hour spacewalk outside the International Space Station on Monday to prepare the orbital outpost for a new module and better shield its living quarters against small meteorite and debris impacts, officials said. Station commander Gennady Padalka and flight engineer Yuri Malenchenko opened the hatch on the station's ...

Seeking the deadly roots of the dinosaurs' ascent
PhysOrg Mon, 20 Aug 2012 04:35 AM PDT
Over the past 450 million years, life on earth has undergone at least five great extinctions, when biological activity nosedived and dominant groups of creatures disappeared. The final one (so far) was 65 million years ago, when it appears that a giant meteorite brought fires, shock waves and tsunamis, then drastically altered the climate. That killed off the dinosaurs, setting the stage for ...

Meteor Dust Boosts Night-Shining Clouds
National Geographic
Satellite images collected during the last five years reveal for the first time that water vapor is freezing around nanoscopic bits of meteor smoke, thus seeding the formation of high-altitude noctilucent, or night-shining, clouds. (See "Pictures ...

New NASA Mission to Take First Look Deep Inside Mars (InSight)
NASA has selected a new mission, set to launch in 2016,
that will take the first look into the deep interior of Mars to see
why the Red Planet evolved so differently from Earth as one of our
solar system's rocky planets. The new mission, named InSight, will place instruments on the Martian surface to investigate whether the core of Mars is solid or liquid 
like Earth's and why Mars' crust is not divided into tectonic plates ...

2012 THE Year of Meteors!