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12 December 2012

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 12DEC2012

Meteor shower -- or two-- Thursday night
USA TODAY (blog)
... the Geminid meteor shower, one of the two biggest of the year, sprinkles the night sky with falling stars. Geminid 2012. A early meteor from the Geminid meteor shower, taken by astronomers at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala ...

Sky-watchers Get Set for Cosmic Fireworks Show
National Geographic
Sky-watchers are in for an early holiday treat as mid-December marks the peak of the Geminid meteor shower, the most prolific and mysterious annual cosmic fireworks show. The meteor shower has been growing in intensity in recent decades and should be ...

Two Asteroids, Meteor Showers Pass Close to ...
Toutatis and XE54 give Earth a close flyby, while stargazers prepare for biggest meteor shower
newsy.com

Dinosaur-Killing Meteorite Also Wiped Out Lizards
Tue, 11 Dec, 2012 12:58 PM PST
The massive extinction that killed off the dinosaurs may have also decimated lizards and snakes, according to new research. In the past, researchers believed that the K-T extinction , which occurred around 65 million years ago, wiped out dinosaurs, but mostly spared lizards and snakes. But the new findings, published on Dec. 10 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, showed that ...

Grains gang up to bear brunt of missile and meteorite impacts
Tue, 11 Dec, 2012 12:43 PM PST
High-speed video of projectiles slamming into a bed of disks has given scientists a new microscopic picture of the way a meteorite or missile transfers the energy of its impact to sand and dirt grains.

Dino-Killing Meteorite Wiped Out Lizards, Too
Tue, 11 Dec, 2012 08:46 AM PST
Reptiles that lived during the Dinosaur age were hard-hit -- just like the dinosaurs.

We were lucky
Tue, 11 Dec, 2012 07:18 AM PST
IN 1908, a meteorite exploding a couple of miles above the earth's surface devastated hundreds of square miles of Siberia. Contemporary photographs show a wasteland of flattened coniferous forest, hillsides layered with stripped tree trunks, as though a giant hand had thrown down a box of equally giant matches. Wednesday, the media bombarding us with Typhoon Pablo superlatives - super, biggest ...

Taking the Big Hit
Tue, 11 Dec, 2012 06:47 AM PST
Missile and meteorite impacts are more complex at the granular level than thought

Missile and meteorite impacts are more complex at the granular level than scientists previously thought
Tue, 11 Dec, 2012 06:22 AM PST
(Phys.org)—High-speed video of projectiles slamming into a bed of disks has given scientists a new microscopic picture of the way a meteorite or missile transfers the energy of its impact to sand and dirt grains.

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Don't miss the best meteor shower of the year
CNET
Don't fret, as a mega meteor shower this Thursday evening could appease those craving an extraterrestrial event. Set your alarm for 11 p.m. ET on Thursday, as that's when the Geminidmeteor shower peaks. It could deliver dozens (or even hundreds) of ...

Meteor Shower at Confluence Tower
Alton Daily News
The Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower in Hartford is hosting a special presentation Friday night that will appeal to amateur astronomers and the curious stargazer alike. The Geminids meteor shower will be taking place that night, and amateur astoronomer...

Look for new 'Piscid' meteor shower
NBCNews.com (blog)
The Geminid meteor shower looks as if it'll put on a great show late Thursday night and early Friday morning, but this year's production might turn out to be a double feature: Experts say a new bunch of shooting stars, tentatively known as the Piscids ...

How to watch the Geminid meteor shower, 4179 Toutatis asteroid in the Hudson ...
Newsday (subscription)
How to watch the Geminid meteor shower, 4179 Toutatis asteroid in the Hudson Valley. 5:19 PM By Amanda Koval. The NASA rover Curiosity made its first test. It's not a bird. It's not a plane. It's just a giant asteroid hurtling toward the Earth. Luckily ...

High Speed Video Reveals How Meteor and Missile Impacts Transfer Energy ...
Scientific American (blog)
When a high speed object collides with force, we tend to focus on the spectacular (yet potentially devastating) view from a macro scale, but Duke scientists have been researching what that incredible energy transfer looks like at the level of sand and ...

McDaniel College hosting viewing event for Geminid meteor shower
Carroll County Times
McDaniel College hosting viewing event for Geminid meteor shower By Brandon Oland Times Staff Writer Carroll County Times | 0 comments. The McDaniel College Astronomy Club is hosting a Geminid meteor shower viewing event at 11:30 p.m. Thursday

Spectacular Geminid Meteor Shower 2012: When and Where to Watch This Week
Patch.com
NASA reports that the Geminids is a relatively young meteor shower, with the first sightings occurring in the 1830s with rates of about 20 per hour. Over time the rate of visible meteors has increased and now viewers can expect to see 80 and 120 ...

Meteor viewing activity planned in Salix, Iowa
Sioux City Journal
SALIX, Iowa | An event is planned Saturday to watch an expected meteor shower. The Woodbury County Conservation Board is holding the activity at 7:30 p.m. at Snyder Bend Park, 2924 Snyder Bend Road in Salix. The Geminids meteor shower can produce ...

Look to the night sky this week for a great Geminid meteor shower
al.com (blog)
Geminid 2011 This false-color image of a 2011 Geminid meteor was captured by a camera at New Mexico State University operated by the NASA Meteoroid Environment Office in Huntsville, Ala. (NASA/MSFC/MEO image). HUNTSVILLE, Alabama ...

Geminids Meteor Shower 2012
7DAYS
Join Dubai Astronomy Group and a supernova of star gazers at our Zubair Camp to watch the annual Geminids Meteor Shower. Predicted to reach over 100 meteors an hour this is a must see event this winter. Marvel at the view of Jupiter and it's Galilean ...

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