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31 July 2012

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 31JUL2012

Meteorite on display in Tate Britain
The Oxford Times
A METEORITE which fell in a north Oxfordshire village 180 years ago has gone on display in London. The cricket-ball sized rock is on display at Tate Britain and is part of an exhibition by the Oxford artist and filmmaker Patrick Keiller. According to ...

Vietnam's murky meteorite market
GlobalPost (blog)
How do you sell a tiny lump of tar for $32 million? Apparently you just tell buyers it's a meteoriteblessed with space magic. Vietnamese outlet Thanh Nien is reporting an elaborate scam in Ho Chi Minh City that nearly lured an (apparently quite rich ...

Forecasting a memorable Lawnchair shower
Nashua Telegraph
Between midnight and sunrise on these mornings, chances for an exceptional Perseid MeteorShower are possible. Meteors associated with this shower can be seen through late July and mid-August. As many as 60 per hour on average and as many as 170 ...

KIWA-AM 1550 | KIWA-FM 105.3 » Perseid Meteor Shower Party
At the peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower, over 60 meteors per hour can be seen streaking across the night sky. The very best time to view the phenomenon is in ...
www.kiwaradio.com/community.../perseid-meteor-shower-par...

Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower tonight in Philadelphia skies
iradiophilly.com
Just like most annual meteor showers, the Delta Aquarids occur when the Earth's solar orbit crosses through the debris path left by comets on their way around the sun. Scientists believe this path was left by comet 96P/Machholz, discovered in 1986 by ...


Tagish Lake Meteorite Does Not Solve the Homochirality Problem
Discovery Institute
Scientists from the Goddard Astrobiology Analytical Laboratory believe their recent studies on a Tagish Lake (British Columbia) meteorite sample may provide an answer to this question. (See here for the press release. The research paper is still in press).

Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower Alert: 10 Things Stargazers Should Know
International Business Times AU
There are many meteor showers marked in the astronomical calendar each year. This end-July shower is called the Delta Aquarid because the meteors appear to be packed from the 'delta' star of the constellation Aquarius. 9. This shower favors those in ...

Increasing Meteor Activity - YouTube
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Last night, NASA's All Sky Fireball Network detected 17 Venus-bright meteors... WEBSITE ...
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30 July 2012

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 30JUL2012

Starwatch: the August night sky
The Guardian
As so often happens, though, August's highlight is the Perseids meteor shower which is already under way, albeit at a low level, and builds to a peak on the 12th before petering out by the 24th. Its bright swift meteors, some leaving glowing trains in ...

Don't Miss the Meteor Shower Next Two Nights and in August ...
By sheilaaliens
The annual Delta Aquarid meteor shower peaks on the night of July 28 to 29, 2012. Watch for meteors radiating from the southeast after midnight (though, the moon is sorta trollin' in a bright way). Expect to see up to 20 small, yellowish ...
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29 July 2012

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 29JUL2012

SciTechTalk: 1908. Target: Earth
Online Journal
Most people are aware of the Barrington Crater, commonly known as just the Meteor Crater, in the desert of northern Arizona. Generally considered the best-preserved crater on Earth, it was formed about 50000 years ago when a nickel-iron meteorite ...

Delta
The Epoch Times
The Delta Aquarids are expected to be at their best from July 28 to 29, although the waxing moon may dampen the light show. Typically, about 15 to 20 meteors per hour can be seen at the maximum hourly rate. The best time to watch is an hour or two ...

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 21JUL2012
The estimated total hourly meteor rates for evening observers this week is near four no matter your location. For morning observers the estimated total hourly .
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Meteor Train
I was amazed to see my first persistent noctilucent Meteor Train which lasted over an hour! Although small and far awy, the meteor suddenly erupted into brilliant ...
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On Astronomy: Meteors are stars of August skies
Broomfield Enterprise
11, the Perseid meteor shower will peak. As evening twilight ends, you will see a few meteorstreaks across the sky. The shower really gets started after 11 p.m., when the radiant point, that imaginary point in the sky where the meteors all seem to be ...

Streaking UFO Fireballs Explode over Russia (Video)
Gather.com
The video, designated as a UFO sighting by the channel owner, includes the rarest of moments, when an apparent meteor becomes a meteorite by actually striking the Earth. Two amazed Russians, in the right place, at the right time and armed with a good ...

Oman to witness celestial fireworks tomorrow
Muscat Daily
Meteor showers will bathe the country in the wee hours of Monday giving a perfect opportunity to those who wake up for suhoor to make a trip to a faraway observation point and witness the spectacle. Although this annual celestial extravaganza peaked ...

Giant Fireballs Strike Russia July 2012 (video) Real event???
YouTube posted by danielofdoriaa 2012/07/28 20,271 views
Video MAY be faked or of space trash re-entry???

Increasing Meteor Activity Fire in the Sky Sottnet
Last night, NASA's All Sky Fireball Network detected 17 Venus-bright meteors. The orbits of the meteoroids, color-coded by velocity, are shown in the ...
www.sott.net/articles/show/248823-Increasing-Meteor-Activity

Meteor shower peaks tonight hampered by moon Technology & science ...
An annual meteor shower peaks this weekend, but skywatchers shouldn't expect too much, experts say.
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/.../ns/technology_and_science-space/

Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight, Hampered by Moon
Space.com
An annual meteor shower peaks this weekend, but skywatchers shouldn't expect too much, experts say. The Delta Aquarid shower should reach its zenith overnight from Saturday to Sunday (July 28 and 29). Unfortunately, many streaking meteors will likely...

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28 July 2012

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 28JUL2012

Star-gazers treated to meteor showers
WRAL.com (blog)
As Earth makes its way around the sun, it encounters a number of comets each year, passing through debris in the comet tails. Those sand-sized particles enter the Earth's atmosphere, creating a fiery trail over 50 miles up, creating a meteor shower.

Astroblog: Southern Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower, 28-29 July, 2012
By Ian Musgrave
Location of the radiant of the Southern Delta meteor shower. Left; location of radiant at 10:00 pm ACST on 28 July. Right; location of radiant at 3:00 am ACST 29 July (it is almost due north at this time), similar views will be seen a similar local ...
Astroblog

Delta Aquarid meteor shower fires up for the weekend | Astro Bob
Meteors from southern Delta Aquarid meteor shower radiate from near the star Delta Aquarii (hence the name) not far from the bright star Fomalhaut in the ...
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This Week: Two Meteor Showers | Farmers' Almanac
Sunday night will see peak activity for not just one, but two meteor showers.
www.farmersalmanac.com/.../this-week-two-meteor-showers/

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Village meteorite at Tate Britain
BBC Oxford Fri, 27 Jul 2012 07:17 AM PDT
A meteorite that fell to earth in an Oxfordshire village in 1830 is being displayed at Tate Britain.

Summer Streakers How to Catch the Upcoming Meteor Showers | Spacecom
The late summer will feature a number of notable meteor showers to delight skywatchers. Here's how to view them.
www.space.com/16805-summer-meteor-showers-viewing-tips....

Watch out for meteor showers this weekend
Philippine Star
MANILA, Philippines - Residents of Mindanao can watch out for meteor showers this weekend, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said yesterday. “The Southern Delta Aquarids meteor shower will be ...

Launton meteorite at Tate Britain
BBC News
A meteorite that fell to earth in an Oxfordshire village in 1830 is being displayed at Tate Britain. The cricket-ball sized rock is part of an exhibition by the Oxford-based artist and filmmaker Patrick Keiller. His installation called The Robinson ...

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27 July 2012

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 27JUL2012

25-kilometre-wide meteorite crater discovered in Arctic
CTV News
SASKATOON -- Canadian researchers say they've discovered a 25-kilometre-wide meteorite crater in the western Arctic while they were updating maps. University of Saskatchewan professor Brian Pratt and Keith Dewing of the Geological Survey of Canada ...

'Military missile' or meteorite? Mysterious Fireball spotted over ...
Many Xiamen residents reported seeing an unidentified flying object flying through the sky at high speed on Tuesday evening, according to Wednesday's ...
www.sott.net/.../248744-Military-missile-or-meteorite-Mysteri...

Tagish Lake Meteorites Reveals Secrets Of The Early Solar System
redOrbit Thu, 26 Jul 2012 13:13 PM PDT
Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New clues have been unveiled that shed light on why living things use only molecules with specific orientations. Research analyzing meteorite fragments that fell on a frozen lake in Canada is providing strong evidence that liquid water inside an asteroid leads to a preference of left-handed over right-handed forms of common protein amino acids ...

Meteorite crater discovered
Fort Frances Times Thu, 26 Jul 2012 10:54 AM PDT
SASKATOONâCanadian researchers say theyâve discovered a 25-km-wide meteorite crater in the western Arctic. University of Saskatchewan professor Brian Pratt and Keith Dewing, of the Geological Survey of Canada, made the discovery while exploring Victoria Island in a helicopter two years ago.

Meteorite crater discovered in Arctic
The Chronicle Herald Thu, 26 Jul 2012 02:26 AM PDT
Keith Dewing, of the Geological Survey of Canada, stands on a met eorite craterâs edge on the northwest of Victoria Island, in Northwest Territories in July 2010, after researchers discovered evidence of the crater from helicopter.

Meteorite may explain life's 'left-handedness'
TG Daily Thu, 26 Jul 2012 01:53 AM PDT
The predominance of 'lefthandedness' amongst amino acids inmeteorites isn't, after all, an indication of biological activity, say scientists. read more

Enormous prehistoric meteorite crater found in Arctic
Hamilton Spectator Wed, 25 Jul 2012 18:39 PM PDT
Canadian researchers say they discovered a 25-kilometre-widemeteorite crater in the western Arctic while they were updating maps.

Meet the Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower
National Geographic
Like most meteor showers, the Delta Aquarids are caused by Earth slamming into clouds of sand-grain-sized particles shed by an orbiting comet. Countless number of particles are deposited along the entire path of the comet, forming clumps and streams...

Meteor 120724 2321 - YouTube
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A bright meteor was observed off to the SW of Calgary, Alberta on July 24 at approx 11:21 pm ...
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26 July 2012

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 26JUL2012

Perseids Meteor Shower: Watching the Stars in Eilat
Arutz Sheva
In Eilat, astronomer Eitan Schwartz decided to cut his normal fees in half, and did the same with the family price in order to make sure that anyone could have the opportunity to enjoy the upcoming Perseids meteor shower. "It's something no one should ...

Norwegian astronomer starts a meteor shower
The Foreigner
Norwegian astronomer starts a meteor shower. One of Norway's most famous astronomers left a trail of fears and 'oh dears' in the wake of March's meteorite fall. The fireball, which caused meteorites to be spread over southern Norway and Sweden ...

This Year, Actually See a Meteor During August Shower
Patch.com
Are you someone who always means to watch the Perseid meteor shower, but forgets? Or maybe you sit on your deck for awhile, but never seem to see one? Change your luck this year at Cleveland Metroparks Perseid Meteor Watch from 10:30 to midnight ...

Meteorite crater discovered in Arctic
TheChronicleHerald.ca
Average: 4.8 (4 votes). Keith Dewing, of the Geological Survey of Canada, stands on a meteorite crater's edge on the northwest of Victoria Island, in Northwest Territories in July 2010, after researchers discovered evidence of the crater from ...

Sparks fly over 'missing' meteorite
Views and News from Norway
The Natural History Museum in Oslo put out a call this week for what its officials feared was a missing meteorite that hadn't been seen since its publicized landing in the Norwegian capital earlier this year. The museum's mystery was quickly solved ...

Meteorite may explain life's 'left-handedness'
TG Daily
"Our analysis of the amino acids in meteorite fragments from Tagish Lake gave us one possible explanation for why all known life uses only left-handed versions of amino acids to build proteins," says Dr Daniel Glavin of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.

Look for shooting stars
Methow Valley News
For stargazers August is the month of shooting stars. On the night of Aug. 11 and early morning of the 12th, the Old Faithful of meteor showers, the Perseids, will reach their peak. For a few nights before and after plenty of action will be visible but ...

Researchers discover 25-kilometre-wide meteorite crater in western Arctic
Guelph Mercury Wed, 25 Jul 2012 15:12 PM PDT
Canadian researchers say theyâve discovered a 25-kilometre-widemeteorite crater in the western Arctic while they were updating maps.

NASA And University Researchers Find A Clue To How Life Turned Left
PR Newswire Wed, 25 Jul 2012 12:25 PM PDT
GREENBELT, Md., July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers analyzing meteorite fragments that fell on a frozen lake in Canada have developed an explanation for the origin of life's handedness â why living things only use molecules with specific orientations. The work also...

Canadian researchers discover 25-kilometre-wide meteorite crater in western Arctic
Vancouver Province Wed, 25 Jul 2012 12:18 PM PDT
SASKATOON - Canadian researchers say they've discovered a 25-kilometre-wide meteorite crater in the western Arctic.

Meteorite crater 25 km wide discovered in Arctic
Toronto Star Wed, 25 Jul 2012 11:53 AM PDT
Canadian researchers say the crater is at least 130 million years old and could be as old as 350 million years.

How life turned left: Meteorite fragments help explain why living things only use molecules with specific orientations
Science Daily Wed, 25 Jul 2012 10:29 AM PDT
Researchers analyzing meteorite fragments that fell on a frozen lake in Canada have developed an explanation for the origin of life's handedness -- why living things only use molecules with specific orientations. The work also gave the strongest evidence to date that liquid water inside an asteroid leads to a strong preference of left-handed over right-handed forms of some common protein amino ...

25-kilometre-wide meteorite crater found in Canadian Arctic
Hamilton Spectator Wed, 25 Jul 2012 10:19 AM PDT
Up to 350 million years old

Researchers find a clue to how life turned left
PhysOrg Wed, 25 Jul 2012 09:34 AM PDT
Researchers analyzing meteorite fragments that fell on a frozen lake in Canada have developed an explanation for the origin of life's handedness â why living things only use molecules with specific orientations. The work also gave the strongest evidence to date that liquid water inside an asteroid leads to a strong preference of left-handed over right-handed forms of some common protein amino ...

Meteorite crater 25 km wide discovered in Arctic
Toronto Star
Brian Pratt/THE CANADIAN PRESS Keith Dewing of the Geological Survey of Canada, on a meteorite crater's edge on the northwest of Victoria Island, in Northwest Territories in July 2010. The Canadian Press. SASKATOON—Canadian researchers say ...

Meteor crater named after Prince Albert
650 CKOM News Talk Radio
Researchers from the University of Saskatchewan and Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) have discovered a massive meteor impact from millions of years ago in Canada's western Arctic. Located on the northwestern part of Victoria Island, the impact crater, ...

Meteorite Offers Clues as to Why Life Prefers Left-Handed Amino Acids
Ecology Global Network
Researchers analyzing meteorite fragments that fell on a frozen lake in Canada have developed an explanation for the origin of life's handedness – why living things only use molecules with specific orientations. The work also gave the strongest ...

25-kilometre-wide meteorite crater found in Canadian Arctic
Hamilton Spectator
SASKATOON - Canadian researchers say they've discovered a 25-kilometre-wide meteorite crater in the western Arctic. University of Saskatchewan professor Brian Platt and Keith Dewling of the Geological Survey of Canada made the discovery while ...

Kitt Peak hosts METEOR MANIA!
Copper Basin News
This year Mother Nature is putting on a spectacular fireworks show! Travel far away from those annoying city lights to view a spectacular meteor shower under the pristine dark skies of Kitt Peak, YOUR National Observatory! Festivities begin late and ...

Saskatchewan researchers find meteor crater in Arctic Saskatchewan ...
Researchers from the University of Saskatchewan along with the Geological Survey of Canada have discovered the country's 30th meteor impact crater — a ...
www.cbc.ca/news/canada/.../story/.../sk-meteor-crater.html

Geminid meteor shower peaks on night of December 13, 2012 ...
The peak night of the 2012 Geminid meteor shower is from late evening December 13 until dawn December 14. The most meteors will probably fall around 2 ...
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Did K-T extinction event meteor puncture a hole in crust at Chicxulub?
Did the meteor or comet that struck Earth at the end of the Cretaceous punch a whole in the crust down to the mantle? If so, why isn't that part of the crust weak ...
www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?p=4008370

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25 July 2012

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 25JUL2012

New Clues To The Early Solar System From Ancient Meteorites
Space Daily
In order to understand Earth's earliest history - its formation from solar system material into the present-day layering of metal core and mantle, and crust - scientists look to meteorites. New research from a team including Carnegie's Doug Rumble and ...

With Public Help, Meteorite's Secrets Studied ...
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UC Davis geologist Qing-Zhu Yin asks the public for help in gathering pieces of a rare ...
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Scientists turn to meteorites to discover how the Earth was formed out of the ...
Daily Mail (blog)
Examination of the samples determined that the highly siderophile elements present in the diogenite meteorites were present during formation of the rocks, which could only occur if late addition or 'accretion' of these elements after core formation had ...

Meteor to light up sky
Erwin Record
The Delta Aquarids are usually a steadily rambling meteor shower without a very definite peak from July 18 to Aug. 18. During the nights of July 28th and 29th however, the waxing gibbous moon will set after midnight leaving the hours between moonset ...

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24 July 2012

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 24JUL2012

Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend | Spacecom
The annual Delta Aquarid meteor shower peaks this weekend, but skywatchers shouldn't get their hopes up for a dazzling show, experts say.
www.space.com/16719-delta-aquarid-meteor-shower-preview....

Meteor: Amateurs Vs Scientists
Deccan Herald
The amateur scientists who stole the attention of the media after identifying a rock at Jogipura in Channarayapatna taluk as meteor could not answer to the posers of the scientists in Hassan on Monday. Participating in an interaction held at the press ...

Ancient astronomical observatory unearthed in Georgia
Examiner.com
Today the Taurid meteor shower peaks on the night of November 5th. Yet 1000 years ago, due to a phenomena called precession of the equinoxes brought about by the slight wobble in the Earth's rotation, this meteor shower would have peaked 14 days ...

Watch WNC Skies This Summer
WHKP
Another weekend to add to the sightseeing calendar is July 28 and 29, as the annual Southern Delta Aquarids meteor showers will come into their peak view. Each year in August, Earth passes into the debris trail left behind by comets. Some of the debris ...

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23 July 2012

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 23JUL2012

Stars to Shine in Heavenly Show
Patch.com
Summertime and shooting stars go together. Earth spins us into prime seating for spectacular night shows of meteor showers, according to a Wildomar resident who belongs to an astronomers' group. This year, according to ...

Alan Rubin hosts a tour of UCLA's Meteorite ...
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Alan Rubin hosts a tour of UCLA's Meteorite Gallery. uclaplanets. Subscribe Subscribed ...
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New clues to the early Solar System from ancient meteorites
Science Daily Sun, 22 Jul 2012 11:29 AM PDT
In order to understand Earth's earliest history -- its formation from Solar System material into the present-day layering of metal core and mantle, and crust -- scientists look to meteorites. New research focuses on one particularly old type of meteorite called diogenites. These samples were examined using an array of techniques, including precise analysis of certain elements for important clues ...

New clues to the early Solar System from ancient meteorites
Phys.Org
Diogenites are a kind of meteorite that may have come from the asteroid Vesta, or a similar body. They represent some of the Solar System's oldest existing examples of heat-related chemical processing. What's more, Vesta or their other parent bodies ...

Pebbles bearing inscriptions of Holy Quran verses on display in Tehran
Tehran Times
Entitled “The Heavenly Meteor”, the collection has been created by Iranian artist Hossein Pur-Razavi, the organizers of the exhibit announced in a press release on Sunday. The collection contains 16 pebbles, which have been showcased in the Visual Arts ...


The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 23JUL2012
By Lunar Meteorite * Hunter
new_asset_attachment_attributes. Summertime and shooting stars go together. Earth spins us into prime seating for spectacular night shows of meteor showers, according to a Wildomar resident who belongs to an astronomers' group.
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Meteorites Hold Secrets Of Earth's Formation
RedOrbit
Those meteorites are known as diogenites, and researchers from the Carnegie Institution, the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and the University of Maryland studied nine samples (seven from Antarctica and two from the African desert). Diogenites ...

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22 July 2012

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 22JUL2012

Meteor Activity Outlook for July 14-20, 2012 | American Meteor Society
This will be the best time of the month to try and view meteor activity as the bright moon will spoil the showers that peak near months end. This weekend the ...
www.amsmeteors.org/.../meteor-activity-outlook-for-july-14-2...

North Georgia joins the NASA All Sky Fireball Network
(July 16, 2012) – North Georgia College & State University has joined NASA's All Sky FireballNetwork—a collection of seven specialized cameras from sites ...
www.northgeorgia.edu/.../North_Georgia_joins_the_NASA_A...

When a young artist meets an ancient meteorite
The Guardian
A large (120kg) iron meteorite, 4.5bn years old, and found buried in Argentina, 12 feet below the earth in the Formosa province in the strewn field that is known as Campo del Cielo, or Field of the Sky. Although known to natives, the cratered field was ...

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21 July 2012

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New answers found to Tunguska meteorite mystery
Pravda Fri, 20 Jul 2012 02:48 AM PDT
The mysterious explosion that occurred in the early morning on June 30, 1908 near the Stony Tunguska River, has been haunting the researchers for over a hundred years.

Meteor Activity Outlook for July 21-27, 2012 | American Meteor Society
The estimated total hourly meteor rates for evening observers this week is near four no matter your location. For morning observers the estimated total hourly ...
www.amsmeteors.org/.../meteor-activity-outlook-for-july-21-2...

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 20JUL2012
By Lunar Meteorite * Hunter
But television news reports gave it a new identity suggesting it was a meteor that struck the earth hundreds of years ago at a speed of 30 kilometres per second. They claimed that the composition of the rock indicated that it was from outer ...
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Man Discovers Unusual Rock, Expert Weighs In On What It May Be
KRBC Abilene Wed, 18 Jul 2012 18:21 PM PDT
One Abilene man found what he thinks could be a meteorite. So we looked into how great a possibility one has of actually finding one locally, and just what this man really found.

Jury trial set for 'Meteorite Man'
KJCT 8 Grand Junction Wed, 18 Jul 2012 17:48 PM PDT
A jury trial has been scheduled in the case of a western Colorado man accused of selling fake meteorites.

A 'meteoric' rise!
Deccan Herald
But television news reports gave it a new identity suggesting it was a meteor that struck the earth hundreds of years ago at a speed of 30 kilometres per second. They claimed that the composition of the rock indicated that it was from outer space and ...

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19 July 2012

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The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 5JUL2012
Australia Reported Meteor Over Ocean NOT! - Aircraft Contrail (w/photo sequence) 30JUN2012 This event gathered much attention in the Australian press and ...
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18 July 2012

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 18JUL2012

Meteorite lights up Ostrobothnia sky
YLE News
An exceptional bright light phenomenon was observed in many parts of Ostobothnia, western Finland, just after 5pm on Tuesday. According to the Ursa astronomical association, this was a meteoritewhich had passed through the Earth's upper atmosphere ...

Meteor extravaganza expected on July 29
VietNamNet Bridge
A meteor shower is a celestial event in which a number of meteors radiate from one point in the night sky. These meteors are caused by streams of cosmic debris, called meteoroids, entering the Earth's atmosphere at extremely high speeds on parallel ...

Join amateur astronomers to view meteor shower
InsideHalton.com
BURLINGTON POST - Watch the Perseids meteor shower with the Hamilton Amateur Astronomers August 11 at the Binbrook Conservation Area.

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16 July 2012

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 16JUL2012

13-year-old New Mexico boy using metal detector finds 2-pound meteorite
Phys.Org
Sadly for Agee, most are merely terrestrial rocks, what he calls meteor-wrongs. Then he met 13-year-old Jansen Lyons. Two weeks ago, the teenager walked into the institute - his mother in tow - carrying what he said was a 2-pound hunk of space rock he ...

"Incoming!" Meteor shower in Indian district | Peace . Gold . Liberty ...
Administrative officials in Behrampore confirmed that they were first informed by local residents of Jalangi area who reportedly observed the meteor shower.
www.dailypaul.com/.../incoming-meteor-shower-in-indian-dist...

Rio Rancho teen finds 2-pound meteorite - YouTube
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After years of searching and several thousand misses, 13-year-old Jansen Lyons finally found his ...
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Meteorites and asteroids were most-likely sources of Earth's water
New Kerala Fri, 13 Jul 2012 11:36 AM PDT
Washington, July 13 : Comets and, or a type of very primitive meteorite called carbonaceous chondrites are believed to be the sources of early Earth's volatile elementsâwhich include hydrogen, nitrogen, and carbon and possibly organic material, too.

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14 July 2012

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Meteor Activity Outlook for June 29-July 6, 2012 | International ...
Meteor season finally gets going in July for the northern hemisphere. ... The estimated total hourlymeteor rates for evening observers this week is near two for ...
www.imo.net/node/1429

Locals witness meteor - The West Australian
A rare and wondrous sight beheld residents last week when a strange phenomenon penetrated Broome's night skies.
au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/news/.../locals-witness-meteor/

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13 July 2012

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 13JUL2012

Meteorites and asteroids were most-likely sources of Earth's water
Newstrack India
Washington, July 13 (ANI): Comets and, or a type of very primitive meteorite called carbonaceous chondrites are believed to be the sources of early Earth's volatile elements-which include hydrogen, nitrogen, and carbon-and possibly organic material, too.

World's Oldest Meteorite Crater Found In ...
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Scientists have discovered a meteor impact site said to be the oldest on Earth in Greenland ...
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Meteor Activity Outlook for July 7-13, 2012 | American Meteor Society
This weekend the waning gibbous moon will rise during the late evening hours and will severely hamper efforts to view meteor activity the remainder of the night.
www.amsmeteors.org/.../meteor-activity-outlook-for-july-7-13...

Solar system ice: Source of Earth's water
Science Daily Thu, 12 Jul 2012 12:39 PM PDT
Scientists have long believed that comets and, or a type of very primitive meteorite were the sources of early Earth's volatile elements. Understanding where these volatiles came from is crucial for determining the origins of both water and life. New research focuses on ice that was distributed throughout much of the early Solar System. The team's findings contradict prevailing theories and ...

13-year-old New Mexico boy using metal detector finds 2-poundmeteorite
Morris Daily Herald Thu, 12 Jul 2012 08:04 AM PDT
(MCT) As the director of the University of New Mexicoâs Institute of Meteoritics, Carl Agee gets tons of calls, packages and emails from people claiming to have had the rare experience of actually finding ameteorite.

New Mexico boy finds 2-pound meteorite with metal detector
Seattle Times Wed, 11 Jul 2012 21:16 PM PDT
Two weeks ago 13-year-old Jansen Lyons brought a 2-pound hunk of space rock he found near Albuquerque into the University of New Mexico's Institute of Meteoritics, which this week confirmed he had located a large "L6 ordinary chondrite" that had been on the ground for about 10,000 years.

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12 July 2012

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 12JUL2012

Summer Dates: Meteor Showers
Patch.com
"During the summer months look online for days there are going to be meteor showers. Then late at night go pick up your date and bring her somewhere where there is little to no light pollution; a beach or park is usually a good place. "Make sure to ...

Earth's Oldest Meteor Impact Site Discovered at North American Nickel's ...
Melodika.net (press release)
arrow Articles arrow Earth's Oldest Meteor Impact Site Discovered at North American Nickel's Maniitsoq Ni-Cu-PGE Project,. Thursday, 12 July 2012.

METEOR IMPACT: Greenland site of 3-billion-year-old crater
Canadian Mining Journal
GREENLAND – The Geological Survey of Greenland has determined that the Maniitsoq Structure on that country's west coast is “the remains of a gigantic meteorite impact.” The announcement was made on June 28, 2012, to...

Rio Rancho teen finds 2-pound meteorite
KRQE & KASA FOX 2 Albuquerque Wed, 11 Jul 2012 09:32 AM PDT
After years of searching and several thousand misses, 13-year-old Jansen Lyons finally found his first meteorite and the first one for Rio Rancho, too.

Meteorite enthusiast finds his prize in Rio Rancho
Rio Rancho Observer Tue, 10 Jul 2012 23:26 PM PDT
Itâs an out-of-this-world discovery: A Rio Rancho boy found the first meteorite ever to be recorded within the City of Visionâs boundaries. Carl Agee, director of the University of New Mexico Institute of Meteoretics, said his tests confirmed the rock 13-year-old Jansen Lyons found is indeed from outer space, specifically part of an asteroid that broke apart. Although chondrite, or stony ...

13-year-old boy using metal detector finds 2-pound meteorite
Los Angeles Times
Jansen Lyons found a 2-pound hunk of space rock at an undisclosed location in the Albuquerque suburb of Rio Rancho.

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11 July 2012

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Earth's Oldest Meteor Impact Site Discovered at North American Nickel's ...
Canadian Mining Journal
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 10, 2012) - North American Nickel Inc. (TSX VENTURE:NAN)(OTCBB:WSCRF) (CUSIP: 65704T 108). North American Nickel ("NAN") is pleased to note that on June.

Meteor crater in Greenland could yield nickel riches | MINING.com
Vancouver junior, North American Nickel (CVE:NAN), said that its Greenland property is the remains of a gigantic, three-billion-year-old meteorite impact, and ...
www.mining.com/.../maniitsoq-home-to-the-oldest-meteor-im...

Rio Rancho teen finds 2-pound meteorite
The Republic
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - After years of searching and several thousand misses, 13-year-old Jansen Lyons finally found his first meteorite - and the first one for Rio Rancho, too.

Reach for the Stars: Connecticut River Valley Astronomers Conjunction ...
MassLive.com
The Perseid meteor shower should peak the nights of Aug. 11 and 12 through the early morning of Aug. 13. On Aug. 11, the Amherst Area Amateur Astronomers Association will host a Star Party on Mount Greylock starting at 8 p.m..

Oldest meteor impact site draws nickel explorer's interest
Creamer Media's Mining Weekly
Canada- and Greenland-focused explorer North American Nickel (NAN) on Tuesday said the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) had recently announced that it had discovered the oldest known meteorite impact site in the world in ...

Another meteor shower visible by end of the month - The Philippine ...
Astronomy enthusiasts can watch out for the annual Southern Delta Aquarids meteor shower later this month, the weather bureau said yesterday.
www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=825619...63

Earth's Oldest Meteor Impact Site Discovered at North American Nickel's ...
MarketWatch (press release)
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, Jul 10, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- North American Nickel Inc. (CVE:CA:NAN) (OTN:WSCRF) (cusip:65704T 108). North American Nickel ("NAN") is pleased to note that on June 28, 2012 the Geological Survey ...

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10 July 2012

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 10JUL2012

OCEANSIDE: Astronomy buff? Exposition set for Saturday
North County Times Mon, 09 Jul 2012 13:30 PM PDT
Star gazers from across Southern California will be treated to an appearance by Geoff Norkin of the Science Channel's "Meteorite Men" at the annual Southern California Astronomy Exposition to be held Saturday at Oceanside Photo & Telescope.

Meteorite spotted in N Canty
The Press Mon, 09 Jul 2012 13:29 PM PDT
A meteorite sparked interest in North Canterbury when it streaked across the sky on Sunday evening.

Meteor Lights Up Beach Night Sky in Photo
Space.com
An impressive meteor from the annual Bootid meteor shower lights up the sky in this photo by night sky observer Jack Fusco in Cape May, .N.J., on June 28. me.

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09 July 2012

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 7-9JUL2012

Meteor Scatter and Sporadic E videos | Southgate Amateur Radio ...
Tony K2MO has released videos on amateur radio meteor scatter and Sporadic E using JT65.
www.southgatearc.org/.../meteor_scatter_and_sporadic_e_vide...

Space RockHound
Albuquerque Journal Fri, 06 Jul 2012 23:17 PM PDT
Rio Rancho Teenager Finds First Meteorite in City

Celestial display
Tempo
Manila, Philippines – Barring inclement weather, stargazers will be treated to several heavenly sights in July, including a meteor shower from July 28 to 31. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA ...

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 26JUN2012
Did you see it? Lots of folks across northern Ohio did. A meteor streaking across the Ohio skies put on quite a show for a few brief seconds Thursday evening.
lunarmeteoritehunters.blogspot.com/.../latest-worldwide-meteo...

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06 July 2012

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 6JUL2012

Ancient Greenland meteor crater good news for Canadian nickel miner
The discovery of the oldest known meteorite impact crater on Earth — a vanishingly faint, 100-km.
Calgary Herald - News

Can I Ask A Question? | David Reneke | Space and Astronomy News
By Dave
An increase in the number of meteors at a particular time of year is called a meteor shower. Comets shed the debris that becomes most meteor showers. As comets orbit the Sun, they shed an icy, dusty debris stream along the comet's orbit.
David Reneke | Space and Astronomy News

Ancient Greenland meteor crater good news for Canadian nickel miner
Calgary Herald
The discovery of the oldest known meteorite impact crater on Earth — a vanishingly faint, 100-km.

Meteor Activity Outlook for June 30-July 6, 2012 | American Meteor ...
Meteor season finally gets going in July for the northern hemisphere. ... The estimated total hourlymeteor rates for evening observers this week is near two for ...
www.amsmeteors.org/.../meteor-activity-outlook-for-june-30-j...

Starwatch August 2012
UMN News
August gives us two full moons and the Perseid meteor shower, plus a tight grouping of two planets and a star in the evening sky. What more could we ask? Low in the west after sunset, Mars, Saturn and the star Spica, in Virgo, form a fluid group that ...

Whitecourt crater attracts visitors
Whitecourt Star
More than a thousand years ago, a meteor hit an area south of Whitecourt and altered the landscape drastically. Last Monday, a group of people...

Meteor shower, stars promise treat for July stargazers
GMA News
Barring inclement weather, stargazers will be treated to several heavenly sights in July, including ameteor shower from July 28 to 31, state astronomers said.

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05 July 2012

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 5JUL2012

New Meteor Showers Discovered:More maps and links - SkyTel ...
With automated video cameras and sophisticated processing, astronomers are mapping meteorshower better than ever before, as told in the September 2012 ...
www.skyandtelescope.com/skytel/.../160372935.html

How one of the oldest minerals in the solar system may hold the answer to how ...
Toronto Star
Panguite was discovered in the Allende meteorite by a scientist at the California Institute of Technology.

Australia Reported Meteor Over Ocean Most Likely Contrail w/ photo
By Lunar Meteorite * Hunter
Australia Reported Meteor Over Ocean NOT! - Aircraft Contrail (w/photo sequence) 30JUN2012 This event gathered much attention in the Australian press and claims were made in the press that this was a meteor crashing into the ocean.
Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News

Alleged 'fireball' streaks across sky | The News Star | thenewsstar.com
West Monroe resident Obie Sims said he was enjoying a relaxing evening outdoors Thursday when he saw what appeared to be a huge bottle rocket streak ...
www.thenewsstar.com/.../Alleged-fireball-streaks-across-sky

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04 July 2012

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 4JUL2012

Jensens initiate plan for Meteorite Center
Estherville Daily News
Most Estherville residents know about the meteor that crashed to earth north of town in 1879.

Burning meteor trail lights up Australian sky for 20 minutes after rock ...
Daily Mail
Beachgoers debated what could have caused the strange burning effect in the sky, which persisted in the sky long afterwards. Most meteor trails are only seen briefly - and seeing an object plunge into the sea is rare.

Greenland is home of oldest, largest impact crater
Mother Nature Network
John Spray, a meteorite expert at the University of New Brunswick, who wasn't involved in the research, said he thinks it's probably a meteor crater, but points out that it hasn't been proved, and may not be for some time. "It's very interesting and it ...

Meteor plunges into ocean lighting up Perth sky
Courier Mail
THIS fiery streak in the sky amazed witnesses as it rocketed through the sky high above an Australian capital city - leaving a trail of flame.

Did a meteor plunge into the ocean near Perth? I'm thinking no ...
Astronomy | contrail | I've been getting some emails and tweets alerting me to photos that purport to show the debris trail of a meteor after it apparently plunged ...
blogs.discovermagazine.com/.../did-a-meteor-plunge-into-the-...

Possible meteor majestically lights up Australia beach
Perth beachgoers enjoying a gorgeous Friday evening were treated to a specular light show when a streaking blaze of fiery light, a suspected meteor, plunged ...
now.msn.com/now/0701-meteor-australia-beach.aspx

Would This Meteor Make a Huge Crater?
Wired News
If a meteor this size did impact the Earth, would it just crush a car?

Meteor Activity Outlook for June 30-July 6, 2012 - WordPress.com logo
By Carl Hergenrother
Meteor season finally gets going in July for the northern hemisphere. The first half of the month will be much like June. After the 15th though, both sporadic and shower rates increase significantly. For observers in the southern hemisphere, ...
The Transient Sky - Comets, Asteroids...

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Australia Reported Meteor Over Ocean Most Likely Contrail w/ photo sequence 30JUN2012

Australia Reported Meteor Over Ocean NOT!  - Aircraft Contrail 
(w/photo sequence) 30JUN2012
  This event gathered much attention in the Australian press and claims were made in the press that this was a meteor crashing into the ocean.
  Detailed examination of the photos indicates that the "meteor event" was a sunlit aircraft contrail and NOT a meteor.
  My thanks to Casey Vaughan for kindly providing a sequence of photographs for study.
-LunarMeteorite*Hunter, Tokyo, Japan

17:15
Warnbro Beach, Rockingham, WA 
(c) 2012 Casey Vaughan
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17:20
Warnbro Beach, Rockingham, WA 
(c) 2012 Casey Vaughan
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17:22 Warnbro Beach, Rockingham, WA 
(c) 2012 Casey Vaughan
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17:25
Warnbro Beach, Rockingham, WA 
(c) 2012 Casey Vaughan
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17:29
Warnbro Beach, Rockingham, WA 
(c) 2012 Casey Vaughan
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03 July 2012

Japan Earthquake 5.4 Magnitude 3JUL2012

Japan Earthquake 5.4 Magnitude ~11:31 AM JST 3JUL2012
A 15-20 second earthquake was felt in Tokyo (magnitude ~ 3.0+) at approximately 11:31 AM JST.  Narita and Hanada Airport travel will be briefly disrupted as well as train service in some regions.  No tsunami warnings issued and as of yet no damage reported.

Occurred (JST)
11:31 JST 03 Jul 2012
Lat. 35.0N
Lon.  139.8E
Depth  100 km
Mag.  5.4
Region: Tokyo-wan

JMA Report:
http://www.jma.go.jp/en/quake/3/20120703114049391-031131.html

http://www.jma.go.jp/en/quake/

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02 July 2012

NEOs Close Pass July 2012

NEOs (Near-Earth Objects) / Asteroids Close Approaches July 2012

As of today, 2JUL2012, there are no NEOs listed that will come close enough to Earth to encourage our meteor/fireball viewing pleasure. BUT, this data will certainly have additions once the full moon is passed and more objects are discovered.  Be sure to check back for updates. -LunarMeteorite*Hunter, Tokyo, Japan

UPCOMING CLOSE APPROACHES TO EARTH

AU = ~150 million kilometers
1 LD = Lunar Distance = ~384,000 kilometers

Object
Name
Close
Approach
Date
CA
Distance*
(AU)
CA
Distance*
(LD)
Estimated
Diameter**
H
(mag)
Relative
Velocity
(km/s)
(2012 MU2) 2012-Jul-020.117645.8190 m - 420 m20.710.21
(2008 YQ2) 2012-Jul-030.105741.129 m - 65 m24.815.60
(2012 KM45) 2012-Jul-050.101539.5480 m - 1.1 km18.720.05
(2005 QQ30) 2012-Jul-060.176568.7280 m - 620 m19.913.13
(2011 YJ28) 2012-Jul-060.138353.8150 m - 330 m21.314.19
(2012 LQ7) 2012-Jul-060.107842.038 m - 86 m24.27.94
276392 (2002 XH4) 2012-Jul-070.185172.0370 m - 840 m19.37.76
(2003 MK4) 2012-Jul-080.167365.1180 m - 410 m20.814.35
(1999 NW2) 2012-Jul-080.085333.262 m - 140 m23.16.66
189P/NEAT 2012-Jul-090.172066.9n/a0.012.47
329291 (2000 JB6) 2012-Jul-100.178069.3470 m - 1.1 km18.76.42
(2010 MJ1) 2012-Jul-100.153359.752 m - 120 m23.610.35
(2012 KF47) 2012-Jul-110.170766.4160 m - 360 m21.110.55
(2008 NP3) 2012-Jul-120.157261.257 m - 130 m23.36.08
(2006 BV39) 2012-Jul-120.113244.14.2 m - 9.5 m29.011.11
(2012 MQ3) 2012-Jul-120.163363.597 m - 220 m22.25.21
(2005 NE21) 2012-Jul-150.155560.5150 m - 330 m21.310.77
329614 (2003 KU2) 2012-Jul-150.103440.2800 m - 1.8 km17.617.12
(2007 TN74) 2012-Jul-160.171866.920 m - 45 m25.67.36
(2007 DD) 2012-Jul-160.110142.819 m - 42 m25.86.47
(2006 BC8) 2012-Jul-160.158461.625 m - 56 m25.117.71
144411 (2004 EW9) 2012-Jul-160.120246.81.3 km - 2.9 km16.510.90
(2012 MM11) 2012-Jul-170.053620.8230 m - 520 m20.317.72
(2012 BV26) 2012-Jul-180.175968.490 m - 200 m22.410.88
(2010 OB101) 2012-Jul-190.119646.6200 m - 450 m20.613.34
(2008 OX1) 2012-Jul-200.187372.9130 m - 300 m21.515.35
(2010 GK65) 2012-Jul-210.169666.034 m - 75 m24.517.80
(2011 OJ45) 2012-Jul-210.136753.218 m - 39 m25.93.79
153958 (2002 AM31) 2012-Jul-220.035113.7620 m - 1.4 km18.29.55
(2011 CA7) 2012-Jul-230.149258.12.3 m - 5.1 m30.35.43
(2012 BB124) 2012-Jul-240.161062.7170 m - 380 m21.08.78
(2006 CF) 2012-Jul-270.045517.7290 m - 650 m19.818.94
(2009 PC) 2012-Jul-280.177268.961 m - 140 m23.27.34
217013 (2001 AA50) 2012-Jul-310.135552.7580 m - 1.3 km18.322.15

Source: NASA/JPL http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/

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