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22 December 2012

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'All Clear' Given on Potential 2040 Impact of Asteroid 2011 AG5
http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news176.html
"All Clear" Given on Potential 2040 Impact of Asteroid 2011 AG5
NASA/JPL Near-Earth Object Program Office
December 21, 2012
NASA scientists have announced that new observations of 2011 AG5 show
that this asteroid, once thought to have a worrisome potential to
threaten Earth, no longer poses a significant risk of impact.

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Peter Jenniskens Discusses Meteorite finds - YouTube
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Peter Jenniskens Discusses Meteorite finds ... Sutter's Mill Meteorite: a Californian ...
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Meteorite Found In California Contains Some Of The Oldest Material In The Solar System
Fri, 21 Dec, 2012 09:23 AM PST
To earthbound observers, the SUV-sized meteorite looked like a bright streak of green and white in the daytime sky, causing an intense boom as it burned up at a safe distance above Earth's surface.

New meteorite suggests that asteroid surfaces more complex than previously thought
Fri, 21 Dec, 2012 08:46 AM PST
Meteorites that fell from an asteroid impact that lit up the skies over California and Nevada in April are showing scientists just how complex an asteroid surface can be. A new study describes the speedy recovery of the meteorites and reports that this space rock is an unusual example from a rare group known as carbonaceous chondrites, which contain some of the oldest material in the solar system.

The Meteor That Streaked Over California In April Had The Energy Of Four Kilotons Of TNT
Fri, 21 Dec, 2012 07:53 AM PST
Meteor astronomer Peter Jenniskens must move quickly to trap evidence of a fresh meteorite fall. In 2008, a small asteroid roughly three meters across struck Earth’s atmosphere over northern Sudan, producing a brilliant fireball in the sky.

Scientists Reveal Findings on Sutter's Mill Meteorite
Fri, 21 Dec, 2012 07:04 AM PST
A meteorite that exploded over California's Sierra foothills this past spring was among the fastest, rarest meteorites known to have hit the Earth. After collecting and studying fallen pieces of themeteorite, an international team of scientists is ready to announce their research, reporting on everything from the meteorite's age, to it's travelled course and original size. The researchers found ...

California meteorite reveals secrets thanks to crowdsourcing (+video)
Fri, 21 Dec, 2012 05:55 AM PST
Recently published research describes a collection of meteorite pieces that landed in California in April. The study came about through a group effort dubbed "crowdsourcing" by the lead scientist. 

Meteorite Study Shows Asteroids Surfaces More Complex Than Thought
Fri, 21 Dec, 2012 04:19 AM PST
Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A meteorite study has led scientists to believe that asteroid surfaces may be more complex than previously thought. Scientists from around the world have come together to work on a meteor analysis of the Sutter's Mill meteorite that fell down to Earth in April 2012. The scientists reported in the journal Science that this particular meteor is ...

Scientists excited by meteorite fragment found in California
Fri, 21 Dec, 2012 04:18 AM PST
The meteorite fragments that crashed down in El Dorado County in April contain some of the best-preserved elements from the dawn of the solar system ever recovered, according to...

California Sutter’s Mill meteorite entered Earth’s atmosphere at 64,000 mph
Fri, 21 Dec, 2012 03:17 AM PST
Back in April of this year, a meteorite entered the atmosphere of Earth creating a bright fireball in the daytime sky on April 22 over Northern California. For scientist Peter Jenniskens, the meteoriteimpacted right near his base of operations meaning he only had to drive a few hours to search for fragments from the Read The Full Story

Meteorite that fell over Northern California on April 22 was 'one of fastest and rarest ever'
Fri, 21 Dec, 2012 03:04 AM PST
A meteorite that exploded as a fireball over California's Sierra foothills this past spring was among the fastest, rarest meteorites known to have hit the Earth, it has been revealed.

NASA Video Captures 2012 Geminid Meteor ...
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Flaring brighter than the full moon, this spectacular Geminid meteor lit up the sky above ...
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Meteor Sutter's Mill Sets Record for Entry Speed into Earth in California ...
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As Space.com reports, the meteor's entry speed was timed at 7.8 miles, or 8.6 kilometers, a second, which is faster than any meteorite fall ever recorded. The meteor also hit a peak brightness about 35 miles above the ground, breaking apart at an ...

Meteor streaks across Houston skyline - Video on NBCNews.com
Video on NBCNews.com: The mysterious light that flashed across the sky lit up the horizon and sparked debate on social media. NBC's Brian Williams reports.
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The Meteor That Fell to Earth
In April 2012, a meteor was witnessed over the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California. Jenniskens et al. (p. 1583) used a combination of photographic and video ...
www.sciencemag.org/content/338/6114/1508.1.full

Mysterious California fireball resulted in one of the 'rarest' meteorites in ...
The Space Reporter
Just eight months after a fireball was spotted lighting up California and Nevada skies, a team of researchers say the cause was one of the rarest bits of cosmic material ever discovered. Researchers responsible for recovering the small pieces of the ...

Scientists Say Mysterious California Fireball Resulted in One of the Rarest ...
Cleveland Leader
Eight months after a fireball was spotted lighting up the skies of California and Nevada, a team of researchers say that the cause was one of the rarest bits of cosmic material ever discovered on Earth. According to the researchers responsible for ...

The Geminid Meteor Shower 2012 - over 400 ...
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Here is my video clip of over 400 Geminid Meteors burning up over my backyard observatory in ...
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California Meteor Broke Speed Record for Atmospheric Entry
Scientific American (blog)
Meteor astronomer Peter Jenniskens must move quickly to trap evidence of a fresh meteorite fall. In 2008, a small asteroid roughly three meters across struck Earth's atmosphere over northern Sudan, producing a brilliant fireball in the sky. The ...

Quadrantids create year's first meteor shower
Phys.Org
Unlike the more famous Perseid and Geminid meteor showers, the Quadrantids only last a few hours, so it's the morning of Jan. 3 or nothing. Given the location of the radiant—northern tip of Bootes the Herdsman—only observers at latitudes north of 51 ...

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