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30 April 2012

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A mother from the small Sierra community of Rescue ...
Scientists, full-time collectors and amateur meteorite hunters have since flocked to the Sierra.
fox40.com


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FOX News 22.04.12 Possible Meteor Boom Wakes Nevada-California Region. Large parts of ...youtube.com

Meteorites from fireball found
The Nation, Pakistan
Tiny meteorites found in northern California were part of a giant fireball that exploded over the weekend with about one-third the explosive force of the atom bomb dropped on Hiroshima in World War II, scientists said on Wednesday.

Meteor Explosion Over California Was One Third The Size Of ...
RENO, Nev. — Tiny meteorites found in the Sierra foothills of northern California were part of a giant fireball that exploded over the weekend with about one-third ...
www.huffingtonpost.com/.../meteor-explosion-california_n_1...

Meteor hunters strike pay dirt
Los Angeles Times
A different kind of rush hits California's Gold Country after the recent shower of rocks from space, which scientists crave and can fetch $1000 a gram. Jason Utas, right, a geology student at UC Berkeley, shows a 7.5 gram fragment of a meteorite Doug ...

Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News: The Latest Worldwide ...
By Lunar Meteorite * Hunter
A fireball which streaked across the sky and caused a sonic boom Sunday startled residents of California and Nevada. The fireball was probably the result of a meteor passing through. It was observed last Sunday in the Sierra Foothhills, and ...
Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News


Meteorite hunters descend on Gold Rush towns ...
Meteorite hunters are flooding into this historic Gold Rush canyon in search of a new kind of ...
news10.net

NASA looking for video of weekend meteor
KGO-TV
Researchers are looking for photos and video of a meteor that came down in Northern California last Sunday. It created a sonic boom as it raced over the Sierra Nevada and broke apart. Pieces landed in Gold Country, about 35 miles north of Sacramento in ...

If You Got Video of Falling Meteor, NASA Wants You
Patch.com
People all over Northern California might have captured footage of a meteor that fell over the state on Sunday. Remember those mysterious booms that were heard around Novato on a sporadic basis, prompting residents to call police?

Meteor Explodes Over California
Astrobiology Magazine (press release)
“This was a BIG event,” said Elizabeth Silber of the Meteor Group at the Western University in Ontario, Canada. “Most meteors you see in the night's sky are the size of tiny stones or even grains of sand and their trail lasts all of a second or two,” ...

Skywatcher Photos: 2012 Quadrantid Meteor Shower
Space.com
by Tariq Malik, SPACE.com Managing Editor The annual Lyrid meteor shower will hit its peak this weekend and promises to put on an eye-catching display. So much so, NASA is pulling out all the stops. NASA scientists plan to track the Lyrid meteor shower ...

Weekly SkyWatcher's Forecast: April 30-May 6, 2012
Universe Today
Are you ready for another week filled with bright planets, a meteor shower, challenging lunar features, interesting stars and astronomy history? Then you have come to the right place! Bring along your telescopes and binoculars and meet me in the ..


Meteorites from giant fireball over California found Telegraph
Tiny meteorites found in northern California were part of a giant fireball that exploded over the weekend with about onethird the explosive force of the ...
www.telegraph.co.uk/.../Meteorites-from-giant-fireball-over-C...

Meteorite Shower Brings Joy for Hunters
French Tribune
It has been revealed that meteorite shower started on April 22, but it got worsened on the next day. A woman, who experienced the supersonic shower, said that her window panes were rattling even at the time when incident occurred some eight hundred ...
French Tribune

Asteroid impacts join science fiction with fact
Canton Daily Ledger
A meteorite hit the earth with a force of 15 megatons of TNT, 1000 times the energy of the bomb which leveled Hiroshima, destroying thousands of acres of forest, blowing out the windows and knocking down bystanders in a small trading station 70 ...

NASA describes Meteor Explosion a 'Huge Event ...
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Dr. Bill Cooke with the Lead, NASA Meteroid Environments Office said themeteor eruption ...
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Meteor Streaks Across Sky In the Sierra Nevada's ...
1 min
A large fireball was seen over the skys of California and Nevada on Sunday. A loud boom was ...
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29 April 2012

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 29APR2012


Meteorite Hunters Flock To Foothills - Yahoo! News
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Daytime Fireball and Sonic Boom Rattle Nevadans
Gather.com
A fireball which streaked across the sky and caused a sonic boom Sunday startled residents of California and Nevada. The fireball was probably the result of a meteor passing through. It was observed last Sunday in the Sierra Foothhills, and needless to ...

Meteorite Hunter Finds Solar Gold - Video - WDSU ...
Researchers believe tiny meteorites found in foothills were part of a giant fireball that exploded ...
wdsu.com

Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News: Million $ California ...
By Lunar Meteorite * Hunter
Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News. Fireballs, Meteors, Bolides, Meteorites, Comets, Asteroid Impact,Meteorite Quest, Recent Meteorite Falls & Related News. Make a meteor report. *.blogspot...
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Global News Views: Meteorite FOUND! Explosion ...
Meteorite FOUND! Explosion was 1/3rd Hiroshima!!!! Fragments of theMeteorite ( ?) that ...
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CNN 米カリフォルニア州でゴールドラッシュならぬ隕石ラッシュが起きている同州北部の上空で22日午前ミニバンほどの大きさのある隕石が大気圏に突入し多数の破片 ...
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California / Nevada Meteorite Fall 2012 - The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 29APR2012

Photo Credit: Dr. Peter Jenniskens - NASA
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APNewsBreak: Fireball remnants likely in Calif.
Houston Chronicle
Photo: Lisa Warren, NASA/JPL / AP Robert Ward displays one of two pieces of a meteorite he found at a park in Lotus, Calif., Wednesday, April 25, 2012. Ward found the pieces from a meteor that was probably about the size of a minivan when it entered ...

California fireball drops rare meteorites | Astro Bob
The daylight fireball that streaked over California and Nevada around 8 a.m. this past Sunday. It broke up as it traveled, dropping meteorites onto the foothills of .
astrobob.areavoices.com/.../california-fireball-drops-rare-mete..

Meteorite Collectors Flock to El Dorado CountyWSBT-TV
A mother from the small Sierra community of Rescue has discovered the largest meteorite yet in connection with a specific search at a park in nearby Lotus. Over the weekend, a meteor could be seen and heard over the skies of northern California

Space Rocks Discovered Along Path of Fireball
Sci-Tech Today
By Scott Sonner Tiny meteorites found in the Sierra foothills of Northern California likely were part of a giant fireball that exploded in daylight with about one-third the explosive force of the atomic bomb. A space rock hunter discovered two ...

Daylight Fireball Over California-Nevada, April 22, 2012 | American ...
A fireball is a meteor that is larger than normal. Most meteors are only the size of tiny pebbles. A meteor the size of a softball can produce light equivalent to the ...
www.amsmeteors.org/.../daylight-fireball-over-california-neva...

APNewsBreak: Fireball remnants likely in Calif. - Yahoo! News
From Yahoo! News: Tiny meteorites found in the Sierra foothills of northern California were part of a giant fireball that exploded over the weekend with about ...
news.yahoo.com/apnewsbreak-fireball-remnants-likely-calif-1...

Meteorite Pieces Found in Coloma, Lotus -- KTXL
Meteorite Hunting with Robert Ward (03:53); American Idol: 7th Eliminated Finalist (06:35 ...
fox40.com

Sunday's minivan-sized meteor over Reno packed explosive power
Reno Gazette-Journal
Lisa Warren of Rancho Haven captured this photo of a meteor streaking across the sky while she and her husband, Rick, were walking their dogs in the Red Rock area. / Courtesy of Lisa Warren Associated Press Tiny meteorites found in the Sierra foothills ...

Look to the northeast for meteor shower tonight
HeraldNet
CHICAGO -- Saturday night promises to be a great night to be outdoors, if you're a stargazer. From Saturday night to early Sunday morning will be prime time to observe the Lyrids, Earth's annual April shower of meteoroids from the tail of Comet ...

Space shuttle Enterprise lands in NYC atop jet
msnbc.com
More space news from msnbc.com Meteor streak adds to a cosmic canvas Science editor Alan Boyle's blog: A spectacular photo from the Lyrid meteor shower serves as a visual celebration of National Park Week and Astronomy Day.

Prescott man a national 'rock star' after finding rare piece of meteorite ...
Prescott Daily Courier
Lisa Warren, NASA/JPL/AP Rich Pedroncelli/AP When Robert Ward spotted a meteorite along the side of a California road Tuesday morning, he instantly knew it was one of the rarest types that date back four to five billion years - as old as the solar ...

Rush to find meteor 'gold'
The Australian
PEOPLE are flooding to California in search of fragments of a meteor that hit the Earth's atmosphere last weekend with a sonic boom and an explosion a third of the size of the Hiroshima atomic bomb. Scientists have identified the first fragments as ...


Meteorite Hunter Finds Solar Gold - Yahoo! News
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Watch the video 'Meteorite Hunter Finds Solar Gold' on Yahoo! News.
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Meteorite Hunters Find Meteorites From California Fireball


Meteorite Hunters Find Meteorites From California Fireball

Meteorite Hunters Find Meteorites From California Fireball


Meteorite Hunters Find Fragments from the Recent 'Daytime
Fireball’ in California by Nancy Atkinson, April 26, 2012
http://www.universetoday.com/94828/meteorite-hunters-find-fragments-from-the-recent-daytime-fireball-in-california/


Fragments of the daylight meteor found in California by
Franck Marchis. Cosmic Diary Network, April 25, 2012
http://cosmicdiary.org/fmarchis/2012/04/25/daylight_meteor_incalifornia/
http://six.pairlist.net/pipermail/meteorite-list/2012-April/084583.html


Sutter's Mill meteorite hunt, Micheal Framer, April 26, 2012
http://six.pairlist.net/pipermail/meteorite-list/2012-April/084609.html


Pictures of the Lotus Meteorite by Brien Cooke
http://six.pairlist.net/pipermail/meteorite-list/2012-April/084569.html
http://briencook.com/lotus/


Best wishes,
Paul H.


For all of the Letters of Paul H. see The E-Pistles of Paul:
http://theepistlesofpaul.blogspot.com.br/

2012 THE Year of Meteors!

28 April 2012

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 28APR2012

California fireball excitement plus sweet sights in the western sky ...
A Lyrid fireball blazes across the sky over Ozark, Ark. Sunday morning during the shower's peak. Vega and the meteor radiant are at top center. Thanks and ...
astrobob.areavoices.com/.../california-fireball-excitement-plus-...

Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News: The Latest Meteor ...
By Lunar Meteorite * Hunter
The meteor that exploded over California last weekend rained rubble down on the site where gold was discovered in 1848 and where scores of modern-day treasure seekers and clue-seeking researchers are expected to descend this ...

Meteorite Pieces Found in El Dorado County - KTXL
NASA researchers and collectors are flocking to the Sierra towns of Coloma and Lotus in hopes ...
fox40.com

SCIENTISTS claim this egg-shaped object is the final proof of life on Mars ...
The Sun
In any case the structures we found were on newly fractured surfaces, from the interior of the meteorite." The meteorite was named after the village where it came down in the Sahara desert in Morocco last July. It was probably blasted from Mars when it ... (???? strange story)

Did You Take a Photo of Sunday's Meteor?
Patch.com
NASA is asking the public to share any pictures they took of a meteor that fell over Northern California on Sunday. NASA and the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence Institute are asking for the public's help finding footage photos and video of a ...

Giant asteroids struck Earth more often than had been thought
College Times
By Mike Taugher, Contra Costa Times The meteor that exploded over California last weekend rained rubble down on the site where gold was discovered in 1848 and where scores of modern-day treasure seekers and clue-seeking researchers are expected to ...

EarthSky's top 10 tips for meteor-watchers
EarthSky (blog)
Your goal: to observe a meteor shower. You want to see as many meteors as possible. You want to see the sky rain meteors like hailstones at an apocalyptic rate. You want exploding fireballs, peals of meteoric thunder, celestial mayhem.

Remnants of meteor fireball found in California - CBS News
A meteor the size of a minivan exploded over California this weekend and bits are found in the Sierras.
www.cbsnews.com/.../remnants-of-meteor-fireball-found-in-ca...

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27 April 2012

The Latest Meteor/Meteorite News 27APR2012 - Carbonaceous Meteorites Fall/Found California!

NASA released this photo of a meteor in the sky above Reno, Nevada, on Sunday.  
FOX News: Possible Meteor Boom Wakes Nevada/California ...
http://sheilaaliens.net/?p=572 (...pics available now @ my blog!) A loud boom or boomS (or ...
www.youtube.com/watch?v=fj3UzCEvvp4

Meteorites cause small-scale resurgence of Gold Rush
Auburn Journal
By Sara Seyydin Journal Staff Writer When Brenda Salveson heard meteorites found just minutes from her home were drawing national acclaim — and a high price tag — she decided it might be worth taking a walk to find her own. Dozens of other people ...

Public Urged To Forward Sierra Meteor Photos, Video
CBS Local
MOUNTAIN VIEW (CBS SF) – NASA and the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence Institute were asking for the public's help finding footage photos and video of a daylightmeteor that fell over Northern California on Sunday, the NASA Ames Research ...

Be On the Lookout For Meteorites: NASA
NBC Bay Area
But this week the universe came to them when a meteorite disintegrated over Northern California, giving them the gift of a galaxy. NBC Bay Area's George Kiriyama reports from NASA Ames at Moffett Field. John T. Wasson, a longtime professor at UCLA's ...

Giant asteroids struck Earth more often than thought
San Jose Mercury News
The meteor that exploded over California last weekend rained rubble down on the site where gold was discovered in 1848 and where scores of modern-day treasure seekers and clue-seeking researchers are expected to descend this weekend in search of ...

Minivan-sized meteor packed explosive power
Newsday
Nation Newsday > News > Nation Print Aa Minivan-sized meteor packed explosive power Originally published: April 25, 2012 2:41 PM Updated: April 25, 2012 2:42 PM By The Associated Press SCOTT SONNER (Associated Press) RENO, Nev.

Metorite hunters descend on small gold country town
KTVU San Francisco
Instead, the hills were filled with meteorite hunters searching high and low for rocks from space. In the small town El Dorado County town of Lotus, meteorite hunters by the hundreds have converged to try to find fragments of a meteor that came ...

Fragments Found of Meteor That Exploded Over California
PC Magazine
By Damon Poeter Near the site of the discovery that launched the Gold Rush more than 150 years ago, meteorite hunter Robert Ward has tracked down another sort of rock —fragments of a minivan-sized meteor that blew up in the sky above California's ...

Giant asteroids struck Earth more often than thought
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
By Mike Taugher The meteor that exploded over California last weekend rained bits and pieces down on the site where gold was discovered in 1848 and where scores of modern-day treasure seekers and researchers are expected to descend this weekend in ...

The 3D Lyrid Meteor Shower
RedOrbit
“The annual Lyrid meteor shower peaks on April 21-22,” says Bill Cooke, the head of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office. “We're going to try to photograph some of these 'shooting stars' simultaneously from ground stations, from a research balloon in ...

Scientists Need Help in Aftermath of Falling Meteor
KGO-AM
NASA scientists have already tracked down the remnants of a meteor that raced through the sky Sunday morning in the Sierra Nevada foothills. Now, in order to learn more about the incident, the scientists are asking for the public's help in the form of ...

NASA: Strange Sight in The Sky Over Central Valley Sunday Was Just Meteor
KSEE
By David R Arnott, MSNBC An image provided by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory shows a meteor over Reno, Nevada on April 22, 2012. NASA has released a photograph of a flaming meteor that unleashed a powerful sonic boom Sunday morning, rattling houses ...

Rare Meteorite Caused California Fireball, Sonic Boom
The Inquisitr Thu, 26 Apr 2012 14:16 PM PDT
A rare meteorite is to blame for a recent fireball seen over California and Nevada. The fireball was seen shooting across the sky this weekend, causing a sonic boom that rattled houses and woke residents from their peaceful Sunday morning sleep. Robert Ward, an avid meteoritehunter/collector, discovered the first piece of the giant space rock [...] Rare Meteorite Caused California Fireball ...

研究員蒐集墜落隕石照片及影片 NASA asking public for photos and ...
NASA美國太空總署現是要求公眾提供在周日墜落北加州的隕石照片及影片。NASA is asking for the public's help finding footage photos and video of a daylight meteor ...
www.ktsf.com/.../nasa-asking-public-for-photos-and-video-of-...

Nation + World
The Salt Lake Tribune Thu, 26 Apr 2012 14:11 PM PDT
Robert Ward displays two pieces of a meteorite he found at a park in Lotus, Calif., Wednesday, April 25, 2012. Ward found the pieces from a meteor that was probably about the size of a minivan when it entered the Earth's atmosphere with a loud boom about 8 a.m. Sunday.

Rare type of meteorite found along fireball's path in California
The Milpitas Post Thu, 26 Apr 2012 13:49 PM PDT
RENO, Nev. -- Robert Ward has been hunting and collecting meteoritesfor more than 20 years, so he knew he d found something special in the Sierra foothills along the path of a flaming fireball that shook parts of Northern California and Nevada with a sonic boom over the weekend.

Pieces of meteorite found in California
UPI Thu, 26 Apr 2012 12:00 PM PDT
LOTUS, Calif., April 26 (UPI) -- A NASA astronomer says he found fragments of the meteor that exploded in a giant fireball over California Sunday morning.

Meteorite hunterâs new find is out-of-this-world
The Wenatchee World Thu, 26 Apr 2012 09:54 AM PDT
RENO, Nev. â Robert Ward has been hunting and collecting meteoritesfor more than 20 years, so he knew heâd found something special in the Sierra foothills along the path of a flaming fireball that shook parts of Northern California and Nevada with a sonic boom over the weekend. And scientists have confirmed his suspicions: itâs one of the more primitive types of space rocks out there, dating to ...

California fireball produces jackpot for meteorite hunters (+video)
The Christian Science Monitor Thu, 26 Apr 2012 08:29 AM PDT
Meteorite hunter finds pieces of a mini-bus sized meteor that lit up in the skies above California and Nevada this week. More pieces of the meteor are expected to be found as hunters scour the area.

Meteorites Discovered Along Huge Fireball's Path in Calif.
SPACE.com Thu, 26 Apr 2012 08:17 AM PDT
Meteorite hunter Robert Ward found two space rocks that are roughly 4 to 5 billion years old.

Bantam Lake "UFO" mystery may never be solved
The Register Citizen Thu, 26 Apr 2012 08:08 AM PDT
LITCHFIELDâIf little green men did plunge a UFO into Bantam Lake under the cover of darkness two weeks ago, they might be interested to know that thereâs little pressure to speed up whatever theyâre planningâor if some glowing green whale-sized object did fall into the lake as reported, and it is a meteorite as suspected, it will likely remain undisturbed for a very long time.

The Mystery of the "UFO," or Meteorite That Fell Into Bantam Lake May Never Be Solved
Litchfield County Times Thu, 26 Apr 2012 08:06 AM PDT
A Perseid meteor is shown in this AP photo taken during the 2009 shower. Photo by Kevin Clifford/AP.

Meteorite Hunter Finds Solar Gold
WESH 2 Orlando Thu, 26 Apr 2012 07:03 AM PDT
Researchers believe tiny meteorites found in foothills were part of a giant fireball that exploded. For the full story, go to KCRA.com.

NASA: Minivan-Size Meteor Over California Weighed 75 Tons
First Coast News
The photo taken in Reno shows the fireball from the meteor as it burned up while traveling east to west. Bill Cooke of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office estimates the object was about the size of a minivan, but weighed around 154300 pounds, ...

NASA Photo: Meteor Over Reno, Nevada
TPM
NASA released this photo of a meteor in the sky above Reno, Nevada, on Sunday. From NASA's release of the picture: Bill Cooke of the Meteoroid Environments Office at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., estimates the object was ...

Meteor explodes, rocks houses in Nevada, California
Examiner.com
Robert Lunsford of the American Meteor Society, spoke to the press shortly after the event hit the airwaves, stating that “if you hear a sonic boom or explosion, that's a good indication that some fragments may have reached the ground.

Hunt is on for pieces of van-sized California meteor
New Scientist
Wanted: fragments of a minivan-sized meteor that exploded over northern California and Nevada on Sunday morning and may well have survived to strike Earth. Meteorites – meteors that make landfall – can provide crucial information about the chemical ...

There's meterorite fragments in them thar' hills!
allvoices
Last Sunday a minivan sized meteor exploded over Northern California prompting seekers from NASA and anyone who cares to look scavaging the landscape for bits and pieces of the fireball. Fragments scattered of Sierra Nevada towns of Coloma and Lotus, ...

Meteorites found in California along path of fireball
Salt Lake Tribune
Robert Ward has been hunting and collecting meteorites for more than 20 years, so he knew he had found something special in the Sierra foothills along the path of a flaming fireball that shook parts of Northern California and Nevada with a sonic boom ...

NASA: Meteor was size of minivan
KTVQ Billings News
The picture taken in Reno, Nevada, on Sunday morning shows a meteor the size of a minivan plunging through the Earth's atmosphere, according to Bill Cooke of the Meteoroid Environments Office at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, ...

Fireball Over California/Nevada: How Big Was It?
NASA
A meteor in the sky above Reno, Nevada on April 22, 2012. Image credit: Lisa Warren › Larger view Red bullseye indicates location where Sunday's meteor (or bolide) exploded over California's Central Valley. The yellow triangles mark infrasound arrays ...

Rare type of meteorite found along fireball's path in California
San Jose Mercury News
By Scott Sonner AP Robert Ward displays two pieces of a meteorite he found at a park in Lotus, Calif., Wednesday, April 25, 2012. .(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) RENO, Nev. -- Robert Ward has been hunting and collecting meteorites for more than 20 years, ...

Daylight meteor: NASA and SETI ask public for photos, video
San Jose Mercury News
NASA and the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence Institute are asking for the public's help finding footage photos and video of a daylight meteor that fell over Northern California on Sunday, the NASA Ames Research Center announced Wednesday.

Meteorites found in California along path of fireball
The Detroit News
By Scott Sonner AP Robert Ward displays one of two pieces of a meteorite he found at a park in Lotus, Calif. (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press) Reno, Nev.— Robert Ward has been hunting and collecting meteorites for more than 20 years, ...

Fireball remnants likely in Calif. some of oldest
Seattle Post Intelligencer
SCOTT SONNER, AP Robert Ward displays two pieces of a meteorite he found at a park in Lotus, Calif., Wednesday, April 25, 2012. Ward found the pieces from a meteor that was probably about the size of a minivan when it entered the Earth's atmosphere ...

Meteor Activity Outlook for April 21-27, 2012 | American Meteor Society
This will be the best time of the month in which to view meteor activity. As the week progresses the waxing crescent moon will enter the evening sky but will not ...
www.amsmeteors.org/.../meteor-activity-outlook-for-april-21-...

Meteorite Hunter Finds Solar Gold - YouTube
3 min
A new rush is on in the sierra but this time it's for meteorites.
youtube.com

Cool Physics: Minivan Meteorite...
The picture taken in Reno, Nevada, on Sunday morning shows a meteor the size of a minivan ...
physics4thecool.com


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26 April 2012

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 26APR2012 - late news

 Meteorite Found In Sierra Foothills - Sacramento ...
LOTUS, Calif -- Tiny meteorites found in the Sierra foothills of Northern California likely were ...
kcra.com

Meteorites From Giant Fireball Found In Sierra Foothills Town « CBS ...
By Staff
Tiny meteorites found in the Sierra foothills of Northern California likely were part of a giant fireballthat exploded in daylight with about one-third the explosive force of the bomb dropped on Hiroshima at the end of World War II, scientists said ...
CBS Sacramento

APNewsBreak: Fireball remnants likely in Calif. - WMBFNews.com ...
Robert Ward has been hunting and collecting meteorites for more than 20 years so he knew he'd found something special in the Sierra foothills along the path of a flaming fireball that shook parts of Northern California...More >> ...
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From giant fireball over Calif., tiny meteorites
Fox News
AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli April 22, 2012: A fireball lights up the sky.FOX40 Apr. 25, 2012: Robert Ward displays one of two pieces of a meteorite he found at a park in Lotus, Calif. The rocks came from a meteor, believed to between 4 to 5 billion years ...

Rush on to find fragments of California meteor – This ...
There's a new rush on in California's gold rush country. This time, they're prospecting for ...
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Meteorite hunters descend on Gold Rush towns
News10.net
LOTUS, CA - Meteorite hunters are flooding into this historic Gold Rush canyon in search of a new kind of gold, black meteorites that hit above the Sierra last Sunday morning. Now, it's meteoritehunters like Robert Ward of Prescott, Ariz. who are ...

Join Rockhaven meteorite hunt
StarPhoenix
21, and are likely aware that numerous people have been searching for meteorites that might have been produced. So far, no meteorite fragment have been found that are definitely attributed to this event. It seems likely that if a specimen is to be ...

Fireball Remnants Likely in Calif. Some of Oldest
ABC News
Robert Ward has been hunting and collecting meteorites for more than 20 years so he knew he'd found something special in the Sierra foothills along the path of a flamingfireball that shook parts of Northern California and Nevada with a sonic boom over ...

Meteorite Found In Sierra Foothills
KCRA Sacramento
LOTUS, Calif -- Researchers believe tiny meteorites found in the Sierra foothills of northern California were part of a giant fireball that exploded over El Dorado County Sunday. Professional meteorite hunter Robert Ward found two 10 gram rocks along ...

Astronomer finds meteorite pieces
San Francisco Chronicle
Searchers near historic Sutter's Mill have discovered fragments of the meteorite that exploded high in the sky at sunrise last Sunday. Petrus Jenniskens, the same NASA astronomer who trekked across the Nubian desert four years ago to recover fragments ...

Let's Talk About: Antarctic meteorites
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
By Dan Malerbo / Buhl Planetarium and Observatory Scientists recently returned 302 meteoritesfrom an expedition to Antarctica. Since the first meteorite was discovered on that continent in 1912, Antarctica has become the world's major meteorite ...

Fireball Remnants Likely Found Outside Sacto
NBC Bay Area
“Fireballs you can see relatively easily in the daytime and are many times that size – anywhere from a baseball-sized object to something as big as a minivan.” The Associated Press is reporting that possible remnants from the blast are now being found ...

APNewsBreak: Fireball remnants likely in Calif.
Daily Comet
Tiny meteorites found in the Sierra foothills of Northern California likely were part of a giant fireball that exploded in daylight with about one-third the explosive force of the bomb dropped on Hiroshima at the end of World War II, scientists said ...

Fireball remnants likely in California after meteor
USA TODAY
A meteor soars over Reno, Nev., on Sunday. Reports of the fireball have come in from as far north as Sacramento, Calif. A meteor soars over Reno, Nev., on Sunday. Reports of the fireball have come in from as far north as Sacramento, Calif.

USA TODAY

NASA Asks Public to Provide Videos and Photos of Meteor (with photos of fresh ...
Space Ref (press release)
NASA and the SETI Institute are asking the public for more information to help find amateur photos and video footage of the daylight meteor that illuminated the sky over the Sierra Nevada mountains and created sonic booms that were heard over a wide ...

Space Ref (press release)

Astronomer finds meteorite pieces in Gold Country
San Francisco Chronicle
"This meteor itself must have been big," Jennniskens said, "probably in the kiloton range. But now we need to find more fragments so we can begin to understand how it broke apart and what was inside it." A team of searchers from the NASA Ames Research ...

Meteor/Fireball Seen Over Brazil - April 20th, 2012
YouTube
At approximately 23:20 pm, the day on April 21, a meteor was seen passing over the city of Campos dos Goytacazes Southwest to the Northeast according to recent reports of people who saw the fireball, probably lasting over 10 seconds and very bright.

APNewsBreak: Meteorites found in Northern California likely from giant ...
Washington Post
Tiny meteorites found in the Sierra foothills of northern California were part of a giant fireball that exploded over the weekend with about one-third the explosive force of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima in World War II, scientists said ...

APNewsBreak: Fireball remnants likely in Calif.
Palm Beach Post
Robert Ward displays one of two pieces of a meteorite he found at a park in Lotus, Calif., Wednesday, April 25, 2012. Ward found the pieces from a meteor that was probably about the size of a minivan when it entered the Earth's atmosphere with a loud...
Meteor Explosion In Nevada Was One Third The Size Of Hiroshima Bomb, Expert Says
Huffington Post
Experts say the flaming meteor, dating to the early formation of the solar system 4 to 5 billion years ago, was probably about the size of a minivan when it entered the Earth's atmosphere with a loud boom early Sunday. It was seen from Sacramento, ...

Fireball remnants likely in California after meteor
USA TODAY
(AP) – Tiny meteorites found in the Sierra foothills of northern California were part of a giant fireballthat exploded over the weekend with about one-third the explosive force of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima in World War II, scientists said ...

Recent Fireball Seen in Brazil Was Actually Re-Entering Centaur Rocket
Universe Today
“An amazing video that shows a fireball lasting more than 30 seconds captured the reentry of a Centaur rocket body that was launched on 1985,” said Irizarry in an email, reporting for the Sociedad de Astronomía del Caribe, the Puerto Rican Astronomy ...

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2012 THE Year of Meteors!

The Latest Worldwide Meter/Meteorite News 26ARP2012

Festival at the Park features meteorite
The Daily Home Wed, 25 Apr 2012 01:15 AM PDT
OAK GROVE â The Hodges Meteorite will be on display during the townâs Festival at the Park April 28. In addition to the famousmeteorite, the festival will feature music, food and craft vendors, exhibits and fun for the kids.

Mayor pens song about meteorite
The Daily Home Wed, 25 Apr 2012 01:14 AM PDT
OAK GROVE â When the Hodges Meteorite struck Anne Hodges Nov. 30, 1954, she became an instant celebrity.

State investigates manâs meteorite claims
The Daily Sentinel Tue, 24 Apr 2012 22:50 PM PDT
Coloradoâs Office of the Attorney General is attempting to force a Montrose man to turn over documents related to an investigation that he sold and donated fake meteorites.

Montrose Man Accused of Selling Fake Meteorites
KREX-TV Grand Junction Tue, 24 Apr 2012 22:11 PM PDT
A Montrose man is accused of selling a phony meteorite on eBay for half a million dollars.

Man accused of selling fake meteorite
BigPond News Tue, 24 Apr 2012 17:15 PM PDT
Authorities have accused a US man of deceptive trade practices after he attempted to sell a fake meteorite.

Daytime Fireball Sonic Boom Surprises Calif Nevada Spectators ...
A spectacular daytime fireball and loud sonic boom was seen and heard over parts of California and Nevada on April 22, according to news reports.
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NorCal Sonic Boom Possibly a Meteor Impact | NBC Bay Area
Overnight meteor shower continued Sunday morning.
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APNewsBreak: Meteorites found in Northern California likely from giant ...
Washington Post
Tiny meteorites found in the Sierra foothills of Northern California likely were part of a giant fireball that exploded in daylight with about one-third the explosive force of the bomb dropped on Hiroshima at the end of World War II, scientists said ...

APNewsBreak: Fireball remnants likely in Calif.
Washington Times
(AP) - A meteor expert at UCLA says tiny meteorites found in Northern California likely were part of the giant fireball that exploded in daylight over the weekend. John T. Wasson, a longtime professor at UCLA's Institute of Geophysics and Planetary ...

Minivan-sized meteor packed explosive power By The Associated Press ...
Laramie Boomerang
Scientists say a giant fireball that exploded in daylight over California's Central Valley over the weekend was a rare phenomenon and much larger than most meteors. Bill Cooke, a specialist in meteors at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in ...


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NASA: Minivan-sized meteor over California weighed 75 tons
USA TODAY
By Douglas Stanglin, USA TODAY The photo taken in Reno shows the fireball from themeteor as it burned up while traveling east to west. Bill Cooke of NASA's Meteoroid Environments Office estimates the object was about the size of a minivan, ...

NASA Releases Photo of Meteor Over Nevada
WKRC TV Cincinnati
This image provided by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory shows a meteor over Reno Nevada Sunday April 22, 2012. The former space rock-turned-flaming-meteor entered Earth's atmosphere around 8 am PDT. Reports of the fireball have come in from as far ...

APNewsBreak: Fireball Remnants Likely in Calif.
ABC News
A meteor expert at UCLA says tiny meteorites found in Northern California likely were part of the giant fireball that exploded in daylight over the weekend. John T. Wasson, a longtime professor at UCLA's Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, ...

Minivan-Sized Meteor Packed Explosive Power
KLAS-TV
LAS VEGAS -- A former Boulder City constable who was on trial for burglary killed himself at Sunset Station Tuesday. Larry Markotay, the former Chief Constable for Boulder City, faced charges for breakingMore>> LAS VEGAS -- A former Boulder City ...

Minivan-Size Meteor Created Fireball in the Sky
Sci-Tech Today
A fiery meteor created a thundering explosion and traced a rare daylight fireball seen across Nevada and California, before apparently breaking up harmlessly. As it disintegrated it released energy equivalent to a five-kiloton explosion, ...

Minivan-size meteor made Calif. fireball
UPI.com
PASADENA, Calif., April 24 (UPI) -- US researchers estimate the size of the meteor that caused a giant fireball over California and Nevada was about the size of your average minivan. The bright ball of light traveling east to west was seen over central ...

Latest UFO News: Recent Sighting Described as 'White Oval Object'
Gather.com
Was it part of the Lyrid meteor shower, or more evidence of the Mayan end of days prophecy? Citing a 4/25/12 report from UFO Stalker, via the Patch, a person in Buford reported seeing an oval object that traveled at a constant speed for a moment.

Meteor shower behind loud boom in Northern California
Newstrack India
California, Apr 23 (ANI): A loud boom sounded over much of Northern California early Sunday, as an apparent result of a meteor shower. National Weather Service (NWS) meteorologist in Sacramento, California, Stefanie Henry said the meteor was streaking ...

APNewsBreak: Fireball Remnants Likely In Calif.
NPR
Experts say the flaming meteor was probably about the size of a minivan when it entered the Earth's atmosphere with a loud boom about 8 am Sunday. It was seen from Sacramento, Calif., to Las Vegas and parts of northern Nevada.

Sonic Boom from Meteor Wakes Region - KTXL
No need to call 911 or enlist Bruce Willis to save the world, but a meteorshower certainly ...
fox40.com

Rare Daytime Fireball Created by Minivan-Size Space Rock
Space.com
NASA scientists say the fireball was created by a minivan-size asteroid that triggered a loud sonic boom as it broke apart and streaked through Earth's atmosphere. The fireball was spotted —and heard — on Sunday (April 22) when a space rock slammed ...

FOX News: Possible Meteor Boom Wakes Nevada ...
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http://sheilaaliens.net/?p=572 (...pics available now @ my blog!) A loud boom or boomS (or ...
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Fireball Over California/Nevada: How Big Was It?
Carson Now
Bill Cooke of the Meteoroid Environments Office at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., estimates the object was about the size of a minivan, weighed in at around 154300 pounds (70 metric tons) and at the time of disintegration ...

Meteor shower: Lyrids make big boom in trek through Earth's skies
Chicago Tribune
Take meteor showers, for example. Over the weekend, the Lyrids made their annual spin through the local skies, igniting the usual flashes, as they've done for some 2600 years. This time, they also seemed to have caused an explosive boom heard in some ...

Are Orange County Residents Clueless About Quake Risk?
Patch.com
Some reports, including one in the Huffington Post, alluded to Monday's quake as possibly being a result of a meteor that passed by earlier, but experts at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena don't buy it. “It is highly unlikely that the ...

Meteor Explodes
Digital Silence
A recent explosion over the skies near the California-Nevada border has been confirmed to have been caused by a meteor the "size of a minivan," according to news reports. The meteor, believed to have been a small asteroid, burned up spectacularly after ...

Strange Light Appears in the Sky
KOBI-TV NBC 5 / KOTI-TV NBC 2
"I thought it was maybe space junk falling out of the sky, but i'll go with a meteor," says Dale Harmon. NBC5's meteorologist Cameron Loughlin tells us, it turns out what residents saw was part of an annual meteor shower. "We've seen meteor showers ...

Steve Curry, Self-Proclaimed 'Meteorite Man,' Accused Of Selling Fake ...
Huffington Post
Steven Curry, a 59-year-old man from Montrose, Colorado, faces an investigation from the Colorado Attorney General's office after allegations that he tried to sell fake meteorites. Curry had listed a "lunar meteorite" on eBay for $512000, and according ...


2012 THE Year of Meteors!