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26 October 2012

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 26OCT2012

Dismissed 'rock' a meteorite after all
San Francisco Chronicle
Peter Jenniskens, the meteor scientist at the Seti Institute in Mountain View, said he first dismissed the one that hit Webber's house because its surface looked merely like a weathered chunk of granite and its outside wasn't black like most meteorites.

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After some doubts, rock judged to be part of meteorite — and another piece ...
This rock, found in a backyard in Novato, Calif., was initially thought to be a meteoritedeposited by an Oct. 17 meteor. Then meteorite expert Peter Jenniskens decided it was a "meteor-wrong" of earthly origin. Now he says closer inspection supports ...

Novato woman's find: It's a meteorite. No, it's a rock. No, it's a meteorite!
San Jose Mercury News
The hard, gray, golfball-sized entity found in the side yard of a Novato pastor's house, proclaimed Sunday to be a meteorite and then quickly re-identified as just a rock, has once again been identified as a space rock. "An apology may have been too hasty

California meteorite is meteor-wrong, scientist says
Fox News
Peter Jenniskens, head of the CAMS (Cameras for Allsky Meteor Surveillance) project, which is jointly run by NASA and the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute, came to investigate, and thought the 2.2 ounce (63 grams) rock was a ...

Leonid meteor shower to light up Ohio sky in November
OSU - The Lantern
The Leonid meteor shower is scheduled to light up the sky as it does every year in November, peaking around Nov. 17 and 18. The shower is best known for its shows in the late 1990s and early 2000s, which produced dense debris. “They call those meteor ...

Camera on zoom captures meteor
The Friday Flyer
This was the scene Dennis was shooting Sunday evening when, as it got darker, he snapped a picture of what he is sure was a meteor passing behind a break in the clouds. This was the scene Dennis was shooting Sunday evening when, as it got darker, ...

Meteor Activity Outlook for October 20-26, 2012 | American Meteor ...
As the week progresses the waxing gibbous moon will set later and later in the morning, interfering with meteor observing. The estimated total hourly meteor ...

November astronomy highlights
Daily Post North Wales
The Leonids are regarded one of the better annual meteor showers to observe, he shower often produces 40 meteors per hour at their peak. The Leonids also have a cyclic peak every 33 years where hundreds of meteors can be seen each hour. The last of ...

Orionid meteor show reaches its climax ...
It has been 26 years since Halley's Comet last passed through the inner solar system — but this ...

Look up! Meteor showers over North America this ...
A big meteor shower called the Orionids, could produce as many as 60 falling stars an hour as ...

Meteor . . . Wrong?
Novato Advance Thu, 25 Oct 2012 13:24 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.

Buddha statue: Possibly fake, still from space
MSNBC Thu, 25 Oct 2012 12:53 PM PDT
Researchers who reported that a potentially ancient Buddha statue is carved from a meteorite said they are not surprised that an expert in Buddhist history believes the statue to be a fake.

That Nazi 'iron man' space statue might not be what we thought
Sci Fi Wire Thu, 25 Oct 2012 11:21 AM PDT
Last month, we told you a cool story about an ancient Tibetan statue carved from a meteorite and its eventual arrival in Nazi Germany after a mysterious German expedition. Well, it seems that story just got a bit less cool, because according to one expert, while it may be made from ameteorite, the statue's likely not as ancient as we thought.

Novato woman's find: It's a meteorite. No, it's a rock. No, it's ameteorite!
San Jose Mercury News Thu, 25 Oct 2012 11:18 AM PDT
NASA now saying they were a bit hasty in recanting their original identification of a meteorite chunk found in Novato last week.

'Space Buddha' Statue May Be a Fake
Discovery News Thu, 25 Oct 2012 11:08 AM PDT
New analysis suggests the statue carved from a meteorite may have been carved between 1910 and 1970.

Nazi Buddha Statue Shows Inconsistencies, Most Likely Fake
redOrbit Thu, 25 Oct 2012 10:09 AM PDT
Lawrence LeBlond for - Your Universe Online A Buddha statuette that has been steeped in mystery since first coming to light late last month, has finally had its truths uncovered. The artifact, supposedly purchased during a Nazi expedition to Tibet in the 1930s, was said to be carved from a meteorite and was likely more than a thousand years old. While reports of the discovery seem ...

California meteorite is meteor-wrong, scientist says
Fox News Thu, 25 Oct 2012 05:21 AM 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.

'Space Buddha' a Fake?
Fox News Thu, 25 Oct 2012 05:21 AM PDT
A Buddha statue dating back to the 8th to 10th centuries is carved from a rare iron meteorite. Elmar Buchner

'Meteor Buddha' statue said a modern fake
UPI Wed, 24 Oct 2012 18:15 PM PDT
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.

'Meteor' from San Francisco fireball just a rock
Two days ago, it was widely reported that a fragment from an exploding meteor seen over the San Francisco bay area had been recovered. Well, after some in-depth scientific analysis, NASA is changing its story on the discovery, stating that, upon ...

'Space Buddha' Fake? Statue Carved From Meteorite Called Likely 20th Century ...
Huffington Post
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. The criticisms don't target the material the statue ...

Meteor sparks fireball over California | MNN ...
A spectacular meteor lit up the sky over California Wednesday night (Oct. 17) just days before a ...

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