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08 December 2012

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 08DEC2012

Geminid meteor shower promises to be a big one
GlobalPost
A Geminid meteor streaks diagonally across the sky against a field of star trails over one of the peaks of the Seven Sisters rock formation in this exposure early December 14, 2007 in the Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images ...

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CBS Local
Cook says that it appears that the meteor entered the earth's atmosphere somewhere between Dallas and Houston. He says they have used radar to track fragments that fell to the earth north of Houston. The pieces would be very small and weigh a few ...

Most Spectacular Meteor Shower Of The Year Quickly Approaching
RedOrbit
The Geminids meteor shower is expected to be an amazing display of natural fireworks and is expected to start on December 13 and 14, ending the year with a bang. The Taipei Astronomical Museum says that the meteor shower will outshine all other meteor ...

Geminid Meteor Shower 2012: One to Watch
Patch.com
The Geminids are a relatively young meteor shower that originated as pieces of debris from the celestial object 3200 Phaethon. Phaethon is the rocky skeleton of a comet that lost most of its outer covering of ice after too many close encounters with ...

NASA: Fireball over Houston was meteor
Houston Chronicle
According to Cooke, eyewitnesses in Texas and adjacent states saw a very bright fireball streak across the sky at 6:43 a.m. It was so bright, a NASA meteor camera in Mayhill, N.M., spotted it some 500 miles to the west. "(That) is very unusual and ...

A "Gem" of a Meteor Shower Is Coming up Next Week
Space.com
If you were disappointed with the meager showing put on by this year's Leonid Meteor Shower, don't fret. What potentially will be the best meteor display of the year is just around the corner, scheduled to reach its peak on Thursday night, Dec. 13: the ...

Possible meteor spotted over Texas
FOX 4 News
From Houston to Oklahoma, and right here in North Texas, people across the region are reporting a streaming flash of light in the sky from Thursday night through early morning. The object appears to be a meteor but there has been no official confirmation.

Mysterious bright flash in sky reported across Texas
KHOU
While early reports indicated it was likely a meteor, the National Weather Service in Houston reported Friday afternoon that it may have been debris from the Russian Satellite Cosmos 2251 as it reentered the atmosphere. In 2009, the Cosmos 2251 ...

Volcanoes, Not Meteorite, Killed Dinosaurs, Scientist Argues
livescience.com Fri, 07 Dec, 2012 09:01 AM PST
SAN FRANCISCO — Volcanic activity in modern-day India, not an asteroid, may have killed the dinosaurs, according to a new study.

Get ready! A superb Geminid meteor shower due next week
NBCNews.com
What potentially will be the best meteor display of the year is just around the corner, scheduled to reach its peak next Thursday night: the Geminid Meteors. The Geminids get their name from the constellation of Gemini, the Twins. On the night of this ...

Meteor or space junk? Fireball flashes through pre-dawn sky across Texas
Dallas Morning News (blog)
A NASA expert has weighed in on our now identified flying object: It was a meteor. Bill Cooke, who heads up the Meteoroid Environment Office, told KRLD (1080 AM) that the flash, caught on the agency's cameras in New Mexico, was likely the size of a ...

Yellow-Green Fireball Spotted in North Texas Sky
NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
Yellow-Green Fireball Spotted in North Texas Sky. Geminid meteor shower peaks Dec. 13-15. By Frank Heinz. | Friday, Dec 7, 2012 | Updated 12:29 PM CST.  Yellow-Green Fireball Spotted in N. Texas Sky. NBC10 Viewer ...

Meteorite Weathering - Wiki Article - YouTube
3 min
Meteorite weathering is the terrestrial alteration of a meteorite. Mostmeteorites date from the .
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A "Gem" of a Meteor Shower Is Coming up Next Week: Scientific ...

The Geminid Meteor Shower offers stargazers a host of slow, bright fireballs and lasts for two to three days.
www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=a-gem-of-a...

Meteor Activity Outlook for December 8-14, 2012 | American Meteor ...
The estimated total hourly meteor rates for evening observers this week is near four for observers located at mid-northern latitudes and three for observers in ...
amsmeteors.org/.../meteor-activity-outlook-for-december-8-14...

Geminid Meteor Shower | Telus World of Science - Edmonton
On December 13th and 14th the Geminid meteor shower will peak in the night sky. This annual shower will be one of the most intense showers of the year and ...
www.telusworldofscienceedmonton.com/.../geminid-meteor-sh...

ScienceCasts: Rock Comet Meteor Shower - YouTube
4 min
The Geminid meteor shower peaks on Dec. 13th and 14th when Earth runs through a stream ...
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A "GEM" OF A METEOR SHOWER COMING ON THURSDAY NIGHT ...
What's the best annual meteor display? Many experienced skywatchers would say it's the Geminids of December rather than the better-known Perseids of ...
www.haydenplanetarium.org/.../a-gem-of-a-meteor-shower-co...

Geminid Meteor Shower | meteorwatch.org
The Geminid Meteor Shower 2012 is the most reliable and prolific of the annual meteor showers.
www.meteorwatch.org/2012/.../geminid-meteor-shower-2012/

Geminid meteor shower to peak this weekend
A fantastic photo of a shooting star from the Geminids over Joshua Tree National Park. (c) (Photo: Henry Lee/Flickr) After a busy November in which bot.
www.zmescience.com/.../geminid-meteor-shower-peaks-this-w...

Starwatch: Meteor shower will fill the sky
Post-Bulletin
It's called the Geminid meteor shower because all of the meteors will appear to be streaming from the general direction of the constellation Gemini the Twins, which is in the western half of the sky in the early morning. But by no means should you ...

Did you see the bright meteor over Houston this morning?
Houston Chronicle (blog)
“Have you heard anything about a big meteor over Houston this morning? My husband was at the bus stop with neighbor and kids around 6:45 – they all saw a bright streak, then a bright “explosion” then a series of colors then it disappeared. My husband ...

Meteors with the experts: Visitors invited to watch meteor shower at Hartford ...
STLtoday.com
(Hartford, Ill – December 6, 2012) – Grab and blanket and cozy up with your favorite person under the stars. The Geminids meteor showing is in a couple of weeks and do you know where to watch it? The Lewis and Clark Confluence Tower, located at 435 ...

Meteor shower a yearend treat for stargazers
GMA News
"The annual Geminids meteor shower will reach its peak in the night of December 13-14. Under a dark and cloudless sky just after midnight of its peak activity, meteors or 'falling stars' can be seen at an average rate of forty meteors per hour. The ...

Siouxland students get portable way to 'see' the stars
Sioux City Journal
SIOUX CITY | Sioux City-area students won't have to become an astronaut to see a Martian sunrise or to watch the meteor-scared lunar surface flash by from an altitude of 640 miles. A $50,000 portable planetarium purchased by the Northwest Area ...

Meteor shower a yearend treat for stargazers - Yahoo! News ...
Read 'Meteor shower a yearend treat for stargazers' on Yahoo! News Philippines. Weather conditions permitting, stargazers can get their last treat for 2012 with ...
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Expert: Bright light is probably a meteor
KHOU
HOUSTON – Carolyn Sumners, director of the Planetarium at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, joined Ron Trevino and Katherine Whaley on Friday in the KHOU 11 News studio to discuss the bright light in the sky many reported seeing early Friday ...

NASA: Friday's fireball was a 'probable' meteorite
Houston Chronicle (blog)
This was not the re-entry of Kosmos 2251, which was destroyed in a collision with an Iridium satellite in February 2009; it is a meteor, most likely a fragment from the asteroid belt and not associated with the Geminid meteor shower. Preliminary ...

Geminid meteor shower to light up the sky on Dec. 13-14 nights
TruthDive
Washington, December 7 (ANI): Keep a lookout high overhead this Thursday night, December 13th, to watch the shooting stars of the Geminid meteor shower, say experts. Under a clear, dark sky, you may see a shooting star every minute from 10 p.m. local ...

Mysterious green flash streak across sky
Houston Chronicle
McKinney said it is believed to have been a meteor and possibly part of the Geminids meteorshower which usually is visible this time of year in the area. The shower peaks about December 13 and this meteor may have be the opening act of that celestial ...

Fireball in the sky: Did you see it?
KHOU
Send photos to assignments@khou.com. At least one witness in Dallas reported hearing a boom with the fireball, which reportedly had a long trail behind it. Some people said the object flashed from red to green before it disappeared. Those who witnessed ...

Meteor passes over Houston
CW39 NewsFix
HOUSTON, TX – Officials say it was a meteor, folks from Houston to Dallas saw the bright light streaking crossing the sky early in the morning, and you are now probably thinking: damn Mayans! Hold on, don't be so pessimistic! We still have a few more ...

Stars of our corner of the cosmos
Arizona Republic
See the Geminid meteor shower on a moonless night when Kitt Peak National Observatory, one of Arizona's premier research facilties, presents Meteor Mania. Visitors will learn about meteorites, comets and asteroids. "The meteors appear to radiate from ...

Fireball Over Texas December 7, 2012 | American Meteor Society
The American Meteor Society has received over 100 reports of a bright meteor that occurred near 06:45 CST on Friday December 7, 2012. Brightness estimates ...
www.amsmeteors.org/.../fireball-over-texas-december-7-2012/

Texas Meteorite - NASA Confirmed Meteor Over ...
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Texas Meteorite - NASA Confirmed Meteor Over Texas on December 7, 2012 In an advisory ...
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Yellow-Green Fireball Spotted in North Texas Sky | NBC 5 Dallas ...
A yellow-green ball of fire seen streaking through the morning Texas sky is not a harbinger of the end of days ... it was just a meteor.
www.nbcdfw.com/.../Yellow-Green-Fireball-Spotted-in-North-...

Meteor shower lights up California sky | Video ...
pubId=963482463001 Meteor shower lights up California sky The Orionoidmeteor shower lit ...
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