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25 October 2012

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 25OCT2012

A persistent Orionid
Discover Magazine (blog)
Last weekend the Orionid meteor shower peaked. To be honest, it's a rather weak shower, with a max of maybe 25 meteors per hour. I mentioned it on Twitter and other social media, but it's usually a so-so shower at best so it didn't seem worth it to ...

Meteor explosion over California may have left fragments on the ground
Residents of the San Francisco Bay area got a surprise on October 17 in the form of a fireball, which then exploded. Immediately after the event, 911 call centers were flooded with calls reporting the event. According to some witnesses, the explosion ...

Object thought to be meteor chunk just a rock
NOVATO, Calif. (AP) - 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 meteorshower that lit up skies over the San Francisco ...

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