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13 November 2012

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 12/13NOV2012

Famous Mars Meteorite's 'Fossils': What Arctic Rocks Can Tell Us
Space.com
In 1996, a research group led by Dave McKay of NASA's Johnson Space Center claimed to have found evidence of fossilized life in a Mars meteorite known as Allan Hills 84001. Not only did the shapes look like bacteria, but a form of magnetite (iron oxide ...

Comet and Meteor Showers
There are a variety of “falling” heavenly bodies that may be observed from the Earth. Among these are comets, meteors, and asteroids. Though they all share ...
osr.org/articles/comet-and-meteor-showers/

Meteor Shower This Week Leonids to Be Boosted by Moonless Night
Find out when and how to catch the most meteors during the 2012 Leonid sky show.
news.nationalgeographic.com/.../121112-leonids-meteor-show...

2012 Taurid meteor shower may produce fireballs
iTWire
The Earth will be passing through meteors left over from the Comet Encke during November 2012, what we humans call the Taurid meteor shower. Although we'll probably only see a few of them per hour, past experiences have seen some of them turn into ...

Leonid Meteor Shower Peaks This Week
Space.com
While the Leonid meteor shower has a history of putting on stupendous displays, this year will not be one of them; at best 10 to 15 meteors per hour may be seen. This year is a bit unusual in that the Leonids are expected to show two peaks of activity ...

Taurid Meteor Shower Peaking Tonight, November 12, 2012
PlanetSave.com
The best time to view the meteor shower is just after midnight (right now, on the west coast), but they should remain visible for the next few nights. The North Taurids are a relatively slow meteorshower, about 10 meteors per hour on a dark night, but ...

Five Things: No Trash Delay This Week
Patch.com
THIS DAY IN HISTORY: Andrew Ellicott Douglass, an early American astronomer born in Vermont, witnesses the Leonids meteor shower from a ship off the Florida Keys. Douglass, who later became an assistant to the famous astronomer Percival Lowell, ...

Meteor Activity Outlook for November 10-16, 2012 | American ...
This weekend the waning crescent moon will rise during the late morning hours, but it will rise so late and be so thin that it will not interfere with meteor observing ...
www.amsmeteors.org/.../meteor-activity-outlook-for-novembe...

Taurid Meteor
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