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23 October 2012

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Meteor's spectacular shower - Video on NBCNews.com
Video on NBCNews.com: Residents in the San Francisco Bay Area saw a large meteor streak ...
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Orionid meteor shower
Yahoo! News (blog)
The 2012 Orionid meteor shower peaked early on Oct. 21, raining bits of the famed Halley's Comet on Earth to the delight of stargazers around the world. Show thumbnails; Hide thumbnails. View All. 1 - 8 of 10. PrevNext · Orionid Meteor Shower Wows ...

UPI NewsTrack Quirks in the News
UPI.com
The object was confirmed as debris from the meteor that streaked over the Bay Area, offering viewers a spectacular light show, said Peter Jenniskens of the SETI Institute in Mountain View, Calif. "We can now hope to use our fireball trajectory to trace ...

Stargazers All Over the World Catch Glimpse of Orionid Meteor Shower ...
Latinos Post
At her house in Wiltshire, England, Renata Arpasova woke up at 1 a.m. in the early morning of Oct. 21 to catch a glimpse of a rare spectacle over the skies of her neighborhood. And as she found a clear patch of sky to catch sight of a few big, bright...

Video: 2012 Orionid meteor showers delight stargazers around the world
Examiner.com
Saturday night and early Sunday morning, the 2012 Orionid meteor showers delighted stargazers all over the world as they watched one of the most beautiful meteorshowers of the year; the meteors come from Halley's Comet and as many as 25 per hour and ...

Meteorite From Wednesday's Fireball Strikes Roof ...
A NASA scientist says that the small meteorite found by a Novato resident is indeed a piece of ...
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California fireball fragment hits pastor's home in Novato | Astro Bob
Call it a message from heaven, but the first meteorite reported from the Oct. 17 fireball that lit up the sky over the San Francisco Bay area struck the roof of the ...
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Orionid meteor shower wows weekend stargazers
Fox News
Photographer Tommy Eliassen captured this spectacular view of an Orionid meteor streaking through the dazzling northern lights and Milky Way from his camp in Korgfjellet, Hemnes, Norway, on Oct. 20, 2012, during the peak of the 2012 Orionid metTommy ...

Photos: Orionid meteor shower lights up night skies over weekend
Fox 31 KDVR.com
(CNN) – Silver fireballs soared over the Northern Hemisphere on Saturday and Sunday. The much-anticipated Orionid meteor shower peaked over the weekend with a bit of the shower still visible Monday morning. The Orionid meteor shower peaked at about...

Meteor sheds light on watery solar system
ABC Science Online
... want to examine other meteorites to see if they find similar characteristics. One candidate is a meteorite detected in 2010 by a network of meteor spotting cameras set up across the Nullarbor Plain in outback southern Australia. Tags: planets-and ...

Meteor Chunk Found – Hit Novato Pastor's Home
Patch.com
A NASA-affiliated astronomer confirmed Sunday that a golf ball-sized rock that struck a Novato house is the first confirmed piece from the meteor that exploded over the Bay Area Wednesday night. The 2.2-ounce meteorite hit the roof of Rev. Kent and ..

Orionid Meteor Shower pictures ignite Web
Examiner.com
Last night saw the peak of the annual Orionid Meteor Shower, which typically produces around 20 meteors per hour. In terms of magnitude, while the Orionids are not one of three major showers (August's Perseids, November's Leonids, and December's...

Meteorite lands in Calif. neighborhood - CBS News ...
CBS News video:Meteorite lands in Calif. neighborhood - The usually quiet neighborhood of
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NASA Scientist: Meteorite Hits Bay Area Home ...
The fireball that streaked over Palo Alto deposited a golf-ball-sized rock on a home.
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Meteorite Impacts Earth at Louisiana Ammunition ...
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The explosion that occurred on October 15 at a military ammunition dump near Minden ...
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Meteorite hits Louisiana army ammunition plant ...
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News report on what the media claims was an explosion at Louisiana ammo dump. The ...
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What was that fireball? Maybe the Orionid meteor shower -- or not
Los Angeles Times
By Mary Forgione Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger. October 18, 2012, 9:58 a.m.. The bright fireball in the sky Wednesday night that surprised Bay Area residents may or may not be part of the Orionid meteor shower that will peak this weekend.

Update: meteorite from California fireball recovered | Bad Astronomy
Discover Mon, 22 Oct 2012 13:18 PM PDT
This is exciting: a meteorite from last weekâs fireball over northern California has been found! NBC is reporting a small chunk, 4-5 centimeters across and weighing about 60 grams, struck a house in Novato, California shortly after the fireball was seen. Theyâre reporting Peter Jenniskens, a SETI astronomer and meteorite expert, confirmed the find. Thatâs critical: a lot of rocks are mistaken ...

Meteorite from Recent Fireball Hit Roof of N. California Home
Scientific American Mon, 22 Oct 2012 13:11 PM PDT
A meteorite from a fireball that lit up the night sky over Northern California last week hit the roof of a Novato house and landed in the backyard, scientists say. [More]

Video: Meteorite lands in Calif. neighborhood
CBS News Mon, 22 Oct 2012 13:09 PM PDT
The usually quiet neighborhood of Novato, Calif., is getting lots of media attention after an alien visitor dropped in. KPIX-TV's John Ramos reports.

California Orionids Meteorite Lands On Preacher's Roof
redOrbit Mon, 22 Oct 2012 13:05 PM PDT
Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The meteoritewhich exploded over the San Francisco Bay area last week did not only strike attention as it fired across the sky, but it also struck the home of resident Lisa Webber. The meteorite erupted through the sky last week in San Francisco and was witnessed by several residents in the area. While this was going on, Webber, unaware of the ...

Meteorite that hit Calif. home was part of Wednesday's fireball
KSBW Salinas Mon, 22 Oct 2012 11:12 AM PDT
A 2-inch rock that hit a home in Novato is a chunk of the fireball meteor that lit up the Central Coast's skies on Wednesday. Scientist Peter Jenniskens of the SETI Institute in Mountain View said it's the first confirmed meteorite after a fireball stunned stargazers from Santa Cruz to Carmel Valley. The meteor was as big as a car when it crashed through the Earth's atmosphere, astronomers said ...

Fragment of California Fireball Hit House
Discovery News Mon, 22 Oct 2012 10:08 AM PDT
A meteorite that lit up the Northern California night sky last week smacked the roof of a Novato house.

California Woman Finds Meteorite in Backyard
KSEE 24 Fresno Mon, 22 Oct 2012 10:05 AM PDT
A chunk of meteorite struck the house of a San Francisco Bay Area resident, landing in her backyard, after a meteor streaked through the sky on Wednesday evening.

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KGO AM 810 San Francisco Mon, 22 Oct 2012 08:33 AM PDT
Meteorite Found! Fragment of California Fireball Hit House NOVATO, Calif. -- A fragment of the meteor that streaked across the skies over the Bay Area last Wednesday has been found in Marin. KGO's Mel Baker has the story.

California meteor hit suburban house
CBS News Mon, 22 Oct 2012 08:07 AM PDT
Fragment from meteorite over Northern California dented roof of nearby home

meteorite from California fireball recovered
Discover Magazine (blog)
This chunk is small, though, and given how bright the fireball was and how it was seen to fragment, I'd think bigger pieces must have fallen. That area is fairly well-populated – I used to live not far from there and cursed traffic every time I had to ...

Camp Minden 911, Calif. meteor explosions, methane links
Examiner.com
A meteor the size of a small car that hit Earth's upper atmosphere, exploded, and left debris over California Wednesday evening might link to ten explosions in north Louisiana two nights before that eye witnesses described as a meteor shower but ...

Capturing The Orionid Meteor Shower
FOX2now.com
(CNN) — The Orionid meteor shower put on a cosmic light show for the Northern Hemisphere over the weekend. The Orionids peaked early Sunday morning as more than 25 meteors an hour streaked the night sky. The astronomical event caught the attention ...

Rock from meteor shower found in Novato
Marin Independent-Journal
A small rock that slammed into a Novato home Wednesday night has been confirmed as the first identified piece from the meteor shower that flamed over the Bay Area last week, according to a NASA-affiliated astronomer. The meteorite, smaller than a fist ...

Look Out Below! Meteor Chunk Lands on California Home
Indiana's NewsCenter
A California home had a house crasher last week. Literally. According to a report from the San Francisco Chronicle, a small meteor chunk landed on the roof of a California home last week. A woman then found the meteor chunk in the home's yard ...

Meteorite Found! Fragment of California Fireball Hit House
Space.com
A meteorite from a fireball that lit up the night sky over Northern California last week hit the roof of a Novato house and landed in the backyard, scientists say. Homeowner Lisa Webber, a nurse at the University of California, San Francisco Medical ...

Meteorite hit suburban Calif. house
CBS News
A meteorite from a fireball that lit up the night sky over Northern California last week hit the roof of a Novato house and landed in the backyard, scientists say. Homeowner Lisa Webber, a nurse at the University of California, San Francisco Medical ...

Capturing the Orionid meteor shower - CNN.com
The Orionid meteor shower put on a cosmic light show for the Northern Hemisphere over the weekend.
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Meteor fragment found in Novato
abc7news.com
Lisa Webber says she remembers because the house was quiet, she had just turned off the TV after the Giants game was in a rain delay. She found the meteor fragment in her backyard a couple days later. Webber contacted scientists with the SETI Institute...

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