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04 November 2012

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 04NOV2012

Meteor shower creates a buzz
Santa Cruz Sentinel
The meteor probably entered the Earth's atmosphere at a blazing speed of 10 to 20 miles per second, creating the sonic boom as it traveled faster than the speed of sound, then began to burn up, Burress said. Alexa Andrzejewski took to Twitter ...

Orionids Meteor Shower October 2012: Watch Meteors Set To Peak, Halley's ...
Enstarz
Although avid sky watchers have already witnessed signs of the annual display of the Orionids meteor showers, experts say the very best time to view them will be over the weekend. Astronomers state that up to 25 meteors per hour (zenithal hourly rate ...

Meteor comet or asteroid San Jose Mercury News
With two prominent meteor showers coming this month, here s how to tell a meteor from an asteroid from a comet.
www.mercurynews.com/science/ci.../meteor-comet-or-asteroid

Two prominent meteor showers to light up night sky starting Monday
San Jose Mercury News
The first, the Taurid meteors -- sometimes called the "Halloween Fireballs" -- appear every fall between mid-October and early December. Astronomers say that because of the peak of activity and the brightness of the moon, the seven days between Monday ...

Eastern Daylight AL. Meteor "Boom" Recorded on ...
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Debris from the incoming object, Nemesis perhaps?
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Fireball Lights Up San Jose | Video | Space.com
What is thought to be a meteor was sighted by the security cameras of the Lick Observatory in ...
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2 more meteorite pieces found in Novato
The Petaluma Argus-Courier Fri, 02 Nov 2012 17:48 PM PDT
NOVATO â Meteor hunters say they have found two more remnants of the streaking fireball that lit up California skies last month.

Expect Leonids meteor shower, planet in 'W' formation in Nov. — PAGASA
GMA News
Weather permitting, a meteor shower and a "W" formation of stars are in store for stargazers this November, state astronomers said over the weekend. PAGASA also said in its astronomical diary there will be a solar eclipse this month, but it will not be ...

Meteor
Meteor Taken by Clay Bramhall on October 21, 2012 @ Goff, Kansas, USA. Click photo for larger image. Camera Used: Canon Canon EOS 5D Mark II Exposure ...
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NASA confirms rock from meteor shower found in Novato - San Jose ...
A small rock that slammed into a Novato home Thursday night has been confirmed as a piece from the meteor shower that flamed over the Bay Area during the ...
www.mercurynews.com/.../nasa-confirms-rock-from-meteor-s...

'Meteor Buddha' statue said a modern fake - UPI.com
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 ...
www.upi.com/Science_News/.../UPI-64261351126554/

Updated Meteor Info : The Alabama Weather Blog
1) Eyewitness reports put the meteor in the same area as the doppler echo – good confirmation. Check out the clump of lines in the map NW of Cullman (along ...
www.alabamawx.com/?p=65849

How the heavens rocked our world
Brisbane Times
Destructive, yes, but not Thor's thunderballs. In a hotly debated Nature article in 2010, 40 scientists pinged an asteroid - a massive meteorite - as the cause of the mass extinction when dinosaurs were deleted 65 million years ago.

Hunt Goes On for More Meteorites
Patch.com
On Oct. 19, Rivera helped Lisa Webber identify the meteorite — the size of a golf ball — and aided in contacting Peter Jenniskens of the SETI Institute in Mountain View. Jenniskens was hoping for hard evidence of meteorites after a fireball spewed ...

2012 THE Year of Meteors!

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