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29 August 2012

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 29AUG2012

A meteor similar to this one suprised Gwent residents
South Wales Argus
It had residents questioning whether there had been everything from an explosion to a bin falling over, but experts say there is enough evidence to suggest a meteor sped through Gwent. People from Newport to Crosskeys, Blaenavon to Abergavenny ...

Exploding meteor in sky over Somerset was 'a beautiful sight'
This is Somerset
This meteor was photographed over Ham Hill Country Park, near Yeovil, in 2007. On Monday night, another was spotted over Somerset. The bang wasn't heard over Somerset, although the fireball's eye-catching path was clearly visible from the West Country.

Hundreds witness meteor shooting across skies of Greater Manchester
Manchester Evening News
A mystery 'fireball' spotted in the skies above Manchester on Monday night was a meteor, experts have said. The bright object was seen to shoot across the atmosphere before disappearing just seconds later behind the clouds. Hundreds of people witnessed ...

Exploding meteor to blame for sonic boom heard over West
This is Bristol
An exploding meteor caused a sonic boom which echoed out over South Wales and the West Country last night, it has been reported. Eye witnesses spoke of a bright flash of light in the sky, followed by a loud bang, at around 11pm. It shook windows and ...

Cwmbran's big bang explained
South Wales Argus
It appears though that it was in fact a meteor passing through the sky, either creating what is known as a "sonic boom" or most likely exploding. A spokeswoman for the Royal Observatory in Greenwich said although their astronomers hadn't registered it ...

Meteorite Explodes Above South Wales With Such Force It Sets Off Car Alarms
Huffington Post UK
There was shock and awe for South Wales residents on Monday night after a meteorite raced across the night sky then exploded with such force that it rattled windows and set off car alarms. The golf-ball-sized space rock was first spotted by Bristol ...

Meteor explodes above Welsh town and wakes families with 'sonic boom'
Daily Mail
A golf-sized meteor caused panic in a Welsh town when it exploded, creating a massive sonic boom.' Hundreds of people saw the fireball shoot across the night sky before imploding near their homes in Cwmbran, near Newport, South Wales. Police and...

Mass. residents among those reporting sightings of apparent meteor
Boston Globe
New Englanders were treated to a celestial light show Monday night when an apparent meteorblasted past them. Multiple reports from people in Massachusetts and Maine, posted on the American Meteor Society website, described a large, bright object ...

Your comments: NJ couple among witnesses who saw meteor
Hunterdon County Democrat - NJ.com
Frenchtown resident Jason Sarabia saw a bright meteor shoot across the sky just before 6 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 23. He and his wife Maria were driving to the Clinton park-and-ride lot when he saw a green-tinged white ball of light burst across the sky ...

Mass. residents among those reporting sightings of apparent meteor
Boston.com
“Based on the witness reports, it looks like the fireball was headed mostly West to East and probably ended somewhere over the ocean,” Hankey said. A report submitted by a Peabody resident said the fireball seemed to move very slowly, with a “white/red ...

'Exploding meteor' seen over South Wales | Wales - ITV News
Read the latest Wales stories, 'Exploding meteor' seen over South Wales on ITV News, videos, stories and all the latest Wales news.
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Out of this world Save
The Advocate Tue, 28 Aug 2012 10:20 AM PDT
You can pick up a tiny meteorite for $10 or so, or a large chunk for more than $1 million. Size and weight matter, as do aesthetics, but a better indicator of value is the source.

Exploding Meteor Causes Sonic Boom Before Blowing up Over ...
After travelling millions of miles through the galaxy, a blazing meteor finally went out with a bang above a Welsh town. The force of the explosion at 11pm last ...
www.sott.net/.../250368-Exploding-Meteor-Causes-Sonic-Boo...

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Fireball Over Munich After War Bomb Blast (Video of blast)
Sky News
Experts in Germany have detonated a bomb left over from the Second World War. The force of the controlled blast shook the city of Munich and created a giant fireball to rise into the sky. However, burning debris set fire to several nearby buildings ...

Bomb from World War II Detonated in Munich SPIEGEL ONLINE
Residents across the city heard the blast as a fireball rose into the sky. Hundreds of windows in the area shattered and several small fires started on area ...
www.spiegel.de/.../bomb-from-world-war-ii-detonated-in-mun...

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