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25 October 2012

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 25OCT2012

"What's So Mysterious About Meteorites?" by Dorothy Sigler Norton
Tucson Citizen
His seminal work Rocks from Space, published in 1994, was the first popular book to bring the study of meteorites to a large audience. It remains an important, engaging, and informative work to this day, as do his later books, The Cambridge ...

'Meteor Buddha' statue said a modern fake
UPI.com
SEOUL, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- A statue that made worldwide news as the "Iron Man" and was purportedly carved from a meteorite a thousand years ago is likely a modern fake, a researcher says. While supposedly made by the 11th-century Bon culture of Tibet and ...

Viewing the Orionid Meteor Shower in 2012 | American Meteor Society
Radiant drift for the Orionids during October and early November (Courtesy the International MeteorOrganization). After the Perseids, the next major shower to ...
www.amsmeteors.org/.../viewing-the-orionid-meteor-shower-i...

Orionid meteor shower wows weekend stargazers | Fox News
The Orionid meteor shower rained bits of the famed Halley's Comet on Earth this weekend to the delight of stargazers around the world.
www.foxnews.com/.../orionid-meteor-shower-wows-weekend/...

Novato 'meteorite' just a plain old rock
Marin Independent-Journal
Kent Webber. Lisa Webber, who is head nurse at the University of California at San Francisco medical dermatology department, contacted meteor hunter Jenniskens, who had announced Sunday that the rock was a meteorite. Contact Janis Mara via email at ...

Meteor . . . Wrong?
Mill Valley Herald Wed, 24 Oct 2012 15:29 PM PDT
Just days after a SETI Institute scientist determined that a mysterious object in Novato residents Lisa and Kurt Webberâs backyard was ameteorite; it was found that the mass was simply a natural rock.

'Space Buddha' Statue May Be a Fake
LiveScience.com via Yahoo! Canada News Wed, 24 Oct 2012 15:27 PM PDT
A supposed Buddhist statue allegedly carved from a meteorite 1,000 years ago may not be as ancient as suspected, according to a Buddhism expert who argues that the statue may be a 20th-century fake.

That meteorite? Just an Earth rock
MSNBC Wed, 24 Oct 2012 13:52 PM PDT
A rock thought to be a meteorite from a recent fireball seen over Northern California is in fact, just a regular Earth rock, scientists report.

The Meteorite That Hit A Woman's Home Last Week Is Not AMeteorite
Business Insider Wed, 24 Oct 2012 13:22 PM PDT
Lisa Webber heard the object hit her roof during last week's Orionid meteor shower . She went searching for the rock fragment three days later because local news was reporting that some debris may have been left behind from the meteor shower.

Meteorite From California Fireball Is Meteor-wrong, Scientist Says
SPACE.com via Yahoo! Canada News Wed, 24 Oct 2012 13:04 PM PDT
A rock thought to be a meteorite from a recent fireball seen over Northern California is in fact, just a regular Earth rock, scientists report.

Novato 'meteorite' just a plain old rock
Marin Independent Journal Wed, 24 Oct 2012 10:41 AM PDT
A small rock that was believed to have slammed into a Novato home last week, originally confirmed as a piece from the meteor shower that exploded over the Bay Area, turns out to be just an everyday rock after all.

Object thought to be meteor chunk just a rock
CBS 47 Fresno Wed, 24 Oct 2012 08:50 AM PDT
NOVATO, Calif. (AP) â It turns out an object that hit a Northern California home and thought to be a meteorite is just a rock. A Novato homeowner heard the object hit her roof during last week's meteor shower that lit up skies over the San Francisco Bay area. She later read that a piece of meteor may have hit ground in her area and she found the two-inch rock. Peter Jenniskens of the SETI ...

The Nazi Buddha From Space Might Actually Be A Fake
Business Insider Wed, 24 Oct 2012 08:38 AM PDT
The narrative was, perhaps, just a little too good to be true. When news broke last month of the so-called "buddha from space" â a swastika-emblazoned statue, apparently 1,000 years old, that had been carved out of a meteorite and looted by a Nazi ethnologist â the world was enthralled.

4-billion-year-old rock found in Kentucky cow pasture in 1930s
WJXT Jacksonville Wed, 24 Oct 2012 07:20 AM PDT
A Tennessee family recently discovered that their doorstop was, really, out of this world. Scientists confirmed that the 33-pound, oval rock is actually a 4-billion-year-old meteorite that likely fell to Earth during ameteorite strike in 1853, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported.

Meteoriteâ Found In Novato Turns Out To Be Just A Rock
CBS San Francisco Wed, 24 Oct 2012 06:55 AM PDT
It turns out an object that hit a Novato home and thought to be ameteorite is just a rock.

Meteorite From California Fireball Is Meteor-wrong, Scientist Says
Space.com
A rock thought to be a meteorite from a recent fireball seen over Northern California is in fact, just a regular Earth rock, scientists report. The stone had excited researchers, as it seemed to present the first specimen deposited by a meteor that lit ...

Kizer-Whitt column: Autumn brings far-away moon, meteor showers
Sauk Prairie Eagle
The meteor showers in October and November are a small precursor to a great shower that's coming in December. In October the Orionid meteor shower peaked over the weekend of Oct. 20 with up to 20 meteors an hour. The November Leonid meteor ...

Object found in Marin thought to be meteor chunk just a rock
San Jose Mercury News
After a fireball streaked across the Bay Area sky last Wednesday evening, scientists and locals alike have been on the hunt for pieces of the meteor that is believed to have made landfall in the Bay Area. Today the meteor astronomer with the SETI ...

Believed meteorite found in Novato misidentified
abc7news.com
Today the meteor astronomer with the SETI Institute who reported over the weekend that the first piece of the meteor was found after it hit the roof of a Novato home clarified that the suspected meteorite discovered there is actually a natural rock.

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