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12 October 2012

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 12OCT2012

Meteorite's black glass may reveal secrets of Mars
CBS News
Last July, a swarm of Martian meteorites plunged into the Moroccan desert. These rocks, named Tissint meteorites after the village they landed near, were the first batch of Martian meteorites to be collected right after observers witnessed their fall ...

New Meteorite Collection Rules - YouTube by Mike Coletta
4 min
Instruction Memorandum No. 2012-182 Subject: Collection of Meteorites on Public Land ...
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“Shooting Stars Sleepover” at Town Creek Indian Mound
Beach Carolina Magazine
MOUNT GILEAD – A crisp autumn evening, a movie under starry skies, and a meteor shower await participants of the “Shooting Stars Sleepover” Town Creek Indian Mound on Saturday, Oct. 20. Town Creek Indian Mound. “Get your tent, camping chairs and ...

'Fresh' Martian meteorite that fell to Earth last year shows evidence that ...
Daily Mail
The new meteorite, known as Tissint, is one of only five to be collected after being spotted falling to Earth. Having broken up in the atmosphere, fragments of the rock landed on a desert region of southern Morocco near the town of Tissint on July 18 ...

Asteroids, Meteorites Light Up the Sky
Laboratory Equipment
Two meteor showers grace the October skies, too. The Orionids will peak on the 21st. Viewers will see more just before midnight, after the moon sets. The Taurid meteor shower, radiating from the constellation Taurus the bull, doesn't peak until ...

New Rules for Meteorite Hunters Unveiled
Space.com
"The policy recognizes that there is interest in collecting meteorites by hobbyists … but it also is recognition that there are science and commercial interests as well," Henry told SPACE.com. Henry said the new policy builds upon the guiding ...

Meteor shower expected on October 22
VietNamNet Bridge
Dang Vu Tuan Son, chairman of the Vietnam Amateur Club of Astronomy (VACA), said this is one of the biggest meteor showers in 2012. The best time for people to see the natural phenomenon will be from 0-4 am when the moon sets in the west. Astronomy...

The Latest Worlwide Meteor/Meteorite News 10/11OCT2012
By Lunar Meteorite * Hunter
Reader Murray Aitken also managed to get a photo of one of the Draconids meteors – which form part of an annual meteor shower – as it headed towards the earth above Stonehaven. For the full story, pick up a copy of today's Evening ...
Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News

Sleep under the stars at Indian Mound
Richmond County Daily Journal
“At about 7, we'll give a brief presentation on the Orionid meteor shower that will occur overnight between 12 and 4 a.m.,” Bowles said. “After that, we're going to show a movie outside called 'Voices in the Wind,' which was filmed here, about a ...

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