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31 October 2012

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 31OCT2012

Catch The “Halloween Fireball” Meteor Shower | kplr11 ...
ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) - Eric Gustafson is getting out his telescope and getting ready for the ..
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Large meteor crosses California. October 27, 2012 ...
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My dog, and neighbor both heard a boom outside around this time. I was busy inside and did not ...
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Meteorite hunting in the Australian desert on Vimeo
4 min
From my film Rare Earth For more info see www.benlawrie.com.
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Multiple meteor sightings provide October surprise
WAFF
A fireball was spotted across the sky in Jackson, Tennessee, Tuesday morning; it could be seen from Kentucky, Alabama and even Louisiana, according to Bill Cooke with NASA's Meteoroid Environments Office. A fireball, also a meteor, is given a separate ...

Watch the 'Halloween fireballs' as the Taurid meteors streak by
NBCNews.com
The Taurid meteors, sometimes called the "Halloween fireballs," show up each year between mid-October and mid-November, but Nov. 5 to 12 will likely be the best time to look for them this year, based on their peak of activity and the effect of ...

Possible meteor sightings reported across the state
al.com (blog)
leonid-meteor.jpg A meteor seen during the 2009 Leonid meteor shower. The Leonids are referred to in "Stars Fell On Alabama." State Rep. Johnny Mack Morrow, D-Red Bay, has introduced legislation that would make the piece the official state song.

Kitt Peak hosts Meteor Mania
Copper Basin News
Travel far away from the city lights to view a spectacular meteor shower under the pristine dark skies of Kitt Peak, a national observatory. Festivities begin late and stretch into the wee hours of the morning as to observe one of nature's most ...

Meteorite found in Tazewell draws national attention
The Middlesboro Daily Mon, 29 Oct 2012 20:41 PM PDT
Staff Report What appeared to be just a normal rock used as a doorstop was something totally different. Recently, Donna Lewis found out that the rock her grandfather used as a door stop in a T...

Catch The “Halloween Fireball” Meteor Shower
FOX2now.com
ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Eric Gustafson is getting out his telescope and getting ready for the Halloween fireballs. “And it's a meteor shower that's caused by a comet called Comet Enk. So basically as Comet Enk orbits the sun it leaves behind a stream of ...

Meteor showers and the night skies
ABC Online (blog)
There is a period when meteor showers will be visible in the early morning skies (around 04:30 am) and a solar eclipse in mid November. The Society is also planning to hold a short course for new comers to astronomy. Find out more at its website ...

Researchers: If Meteorite Hit 13 Million Years Earlier, Dinosaurs Might Still ...
DailyTech
This meant that while the ecosystem was still flourishing, it was respectively more fragile than its equivalent, 13 million years before the meteorite impact at Chicxulub on the Yucatan Peninsula. Comments Mr. Mitchell, "The ecosystems collapsed ...

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30 October 2012

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 30OCT2012

Space Pictures This Week: Meteor Smoke, Mars Canyon, More
National Geographic
Space Pictures This Week: Meteor Smoke, Mars Canyon, More. Picture of Valles Marineris canyon. Grandest Canyon. Image courtesy G. Neukum, F.U. Berlin/DLR/ESA. Grand Canyon, meet your match—and then some. Mars's Valles Marineris (shown in a ...

Halloween Fireballs: How to See the Taurid Meteors
Space.com
The Taurid meteors, sometimes called the "Halloween fireballs," show up each year between mid-October and mid-November, but Nov. 5 to 12 will likely be the best time to look for them this year, based on their peak of activity and the effect of ...

Meteorite Found! Fragment of California Fireball Hit ...
3 min
Meteorite Found! Fragment of California Fireball Hit House http://www.space.com /18156 ...
youtube.com

4.5 Billion-Year-Old Meteorite Was Used as ...
1 min
A meteorite, dating back 4.5 billion years was inadvertently used as a doorstop. Eastern ...
dailymotion.com

Meteor . . . Wrong?
Novato Advance
On the NASA Cameras for Allsky Meteor Surveillance project, cameras in Sunnyvale and at San Mateo College captured two views of the fireball. Scientists were able to calculate a trajectory and project a fall area in the North Bay, from east of San ...

Orionid Meteor photos create Internet sensation
Examiner.com
Last weekend saw the peak of the annual Orionid Meteor Shower, which typically produces around 20 meteors per hour. In terms of magnitude, while the Orionids are not one of three major showers (August's Perseids, November's Leonids, and December's...

Meteor streaks across sky over Bay Area | Video ...
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Zeppelin takes North Bay tour, research trip
Petaluma Argus Courier
Meteor astronomer Peter Jenniskens, with the SETI Institute in Mountain View, said in a blog post that the group spotted no clear signs of meteorite impact. The group took measurements from the air to further map where meteorites may have fallen and ...

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29 October 2012

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 29OCT2012

SAN JOSE: Meteor crashes into Bay Area hills | www ...
Meteor crashes into Bay Area hills. ... SAN JOSE: Meteor crashes into Bay Area hills ...
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Magnificent meteor shower lights up sky | News - Home
Magnificent meteor shower lights up sky. ... Magnificent meteor shower lights up sky ...
ktvz.com

Planet party, meteors will fill November sky
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
The Leonid meteor shower returns mid-month, and there will be a solar eclipse deep in the southern hemisphere. Brilliant Jupiter is visible nearly all night in November. Jupiter is bright all month, far outshining every other dot except Venus, which ...

Meteor shower lights up England sky | Video ...
Meteor shower lights up England sky. Published: Oct 22, 2012 at 3:53 PM PDT Last Updated ...
komonews.com

Small Chunk of Meteor Hits House - Redwood City ...
NASA-affiliated scientist says the golf-ball-sized rock that hit a Northern Peninsula house came ...
redwoodcity-woodside.patch.com

METEOR SHOWER october 2012, (orionid meteors ...
6 min
Orionid meteor shower peaked tonight 17th; NASA is live-streaming video. For those who ...
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28 October 2012

Japan Fireball Meteor 26OCT2012

Japan Fireball Meteor 26OCT2012
2012年10月 26、おうし座流星群

Sonota Corp - Photos and Post
http://sonotaco.jp/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2855&sid=bee690ab341e5df38eba7bd19f900bd6

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Japan Very Bright Fireball Meteor - Meteorites? 25OCT2012

Japan Very Bright Fireball Meteor - Meteorites?  25OCT2012
2012年10月25日20時21分 長野県上空に火球
A very bright fireball appeared in the sky of Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture.
I believed that flew from east to west.
Camera image fireball Asahi Nagano Prefecture is located in the village below.
I ask for information.
http://fireballman.blog109.fc2.com/blog-entry-134.html

ts007 wrote  -Google Machine Translation-
Mr. Saito and Mr. Yamakawa observations were televised on Japanese TV for this fireball.. Since you're both about 5 times the explosion, there may be the possibility of Taurus group. I think I will be near 6 ー etc.. With my camera, it was not able to shoot the computer is up and re-hang seems to have become together with airplane or captured at the same time as the camera in the south but I think the camera West had been captured the fireball this. Sorry. I think that is was captured by other people. If anyone else has images or witnessed this event please file a meteor sighting report. More information by Orio Junior College. http://oriot.wordpress.com/

ts007 wrote- -Google Machine Translation-
Mr. Saito to this fireball. Mr. Yamakawa and http://www7a.biglobe.ne.jp/ ~ fullmoon/index3.htm
I have made these observations on  TV
http://meteor.tank.jp/meteor/.

Sonota Corp Post- Photos, Videos and Map- Meteorites Fall Over Land?
http://sonotaco.jp/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2854&sid=bee690ab341e5df38eba7bd19f900bd6

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Japan Fireball Meteor 21OCT2012

2012年10月21日01時46分33秒の 火球
Japan Fireball Meteor 21OCT2012
Fireball meteor shower is north of the Taurus 46 minutes and 33 seconds during the 1st 21 October 2012

 2012年10月21日01時46分33秒の おうし座北流星群の火球です
 アンドロメダ座流星群によるものかと思っていましたら、串刺しでした 

明るく見えたのは白山上空と至近の距離関係にあったためでした。
 下田さんがBLOGに紹介していたものはこれでしょう?
 「火球日記」

I was because there was a relationship between the distance and near Hakusan sky looked bright.
Probably this is what Mr. Shimoda was introduced to BLOG?
Diary "fireball"

http://fireballman.blog109.fc2.com/blog-entry-128.html

Sonota Corp. Post- Photos and Maps
http://sonotaco.jp/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2846&sid=bee690ab341e5df38eba7bd19f900bd6

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The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 28OCT2012

Meteor shower brightens sky in California - Video on NBCNews.com
Video on NBCNews.com: Fireballs streaked across the skies over Fresno, Calif., in advance of .
video.msnbc.msn.com/nbcnews.com/49463703

Meteor Hits California Home
KOLO
Meteor Hits California Home. NOVATO, Calif. (AP) - A mysterious rock that hit a Novato home may be a meteor after all. Lisa Webber's roof was struck during last week's meteor shower that lit up skies over the San Francisco Bay area. Peter Jenniskens of ...

Woman's home hit by meteor | Fox News Video
San Francisco resident's roof damaged by mysterious rock.
video.foxnews.com

Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News: Meteorite Fraud Steve ...
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Orionid Meteor Shower 2012 - Full Feed from NASA ...
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Orionid Meteor Shower 2012 - Full Feed from NASA 21-10-2012. EntertainmentBell ...
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Meteor Shower Draws Attention Of Bay Area ...
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Watch the video 'Meteor Shower Draws Attention Of Bay Area Stargazers' on Yahoo! News.
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Question About Oregon Sighting: Meteor or Iridium Flare
Oregon Coast Beach Connection
Considering the almost cylindrical shape of this streak, and when comparing it to other iridium flare photographs, this does seem likely it's a flare rather than a meteor. More photos from Manzanita, and Manzanita, Wheeler, Rockaway Beach lodging below.

Meteorite From California Fireball Is Meteor-wrong, Scientist Says ...
From Yahoo! News: A rock thought to be a meteorite from a recent fireball seen over Northern California is in fact, just a regular Earth rock, scientists report.
news.yahoo.com/meteorite-california-fireball-meteor-wrong-s...

Meteor Sonic Boom - 10-18-2012 - Bonney Lake ...
1 min
http://sheilaaliens.net/?p=1211 source video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v= VuOI72xbgGs .
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Meteorite Fraud -Steve Curry Wants To Appeal

Montrose, Colorado Fake‘Meteorite man’ wants to appeal conviction
Steven Duane Curry was sentenced on 19OCT2012. http://www.mesacourt.org/docket/dockets/4828.pdf

Punishment result- 1500$ fine, 500 hours community service, court costs, reimburse fraud mets sold by Mr. Curry.

Lengthy trial left little time for defense, Steve Curry says... “I will be seeking an appeal,”
Curry was convicted of misdemeanor theft, fraud in effecting sales and criminal simulation, according to the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel.
http://www.montrosepress.com/news/meteorite-man-wants-to-appeal-conviction/article_f780286a-1a74-11e2-a44f-001a4bcf887a.html

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MBIQ Detects Colorado Meteor 26OCT2012

MBIQ Detects Colorado Meteor 26OCT2012
Meteor Bot Internet Query bot has detected a meteor event seen in Colorado on 26OCT2012.
Details will be updated as reports received.
From the report of sonics I would venture a guess that there is a new meteorite fall in Colorado! 
Scramble the METEORATS!

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Initial Meteor Sighting Reports Received-
26OCT2012 Antonia Bernal Greeley Colorado US mst none north west we were setting watching a movie when we heard a loud rumble when went outside and saw the vapor trail didnt see no none

26OCT2012 Mike Rebeteranp Greeley, Co. USA 2030 MST 3-5 sec NW whits moon no Was inside my house and heard a rumble like thunder and went outside to see what it could be and noticed a vapor trail in the sky

MBIQ Data-
Denver, Colorado arrived from google.com on "Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News" by searching for meteor fell from the sky last night oct 26 2012.
16:40:44 -- 3 hours 29 mins ago

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27 October 2012

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 27OCT2012

Meteorite from Recent Fireball Hit Roof of Northern California ...
Researchers can now calculate and use the fireball trajectory to trace the meteorite back to its origins in the Asteroid Belt.
www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=meteorite-from...

Meteor Chunk Found – Hit Novato Pastor's Home - El ...
The first confirmed piece of the big meteor that exploded over the Bay Area Wednesday has ...
elcerrito.patch.com

Meteor Shower Draws Attention Of Bay Area ...
New details emerged in the case of a severed leg that washed ashore in St. Petersburg. Family
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October Meteor Shower Update
GoLocalProv
Ideal astronomical circumstances were forecast for the annual Orionid meteor shower peak between midnight and dawn on the morning of October 21. The waxing Moon set before midnight, so it would not interfere by bathing the sky in bright moonlight.

NASA Meteor Shower Live Stream October 20 @11 ...
A major meteor shower tonight "Orionid Meteor Shower 2012" is expected to put one of ...
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Stunning video shows meteor EXPLODING as it ...
A streaking car-sized fireball lit up California skies and stunned stargazers Wednesday night ...
dailymail.co.uk

Meteor . . . Wrong?
Twin Cities Times Fri, 26 Oct 2012 15:56 PM PDT
Just days after a SETI Institute scientist determined that a mysterious object in Novato residents Lisa and Kurt Webberâs backyard was ameteorite; it was found that the mass was simply a natural rock.

Experts: Second Novato rock did fall from space
KTVU Fri, 26 Oct 2012 12:08 PM PDT
A suspected meteorite found in Novato after a fireball flew across the Bay Area sky last week has again been classified as a space rock after a second one was found in the area, according to meteorite experts. Peter Jenniskens, a meteor astronomer with the Mountain View-based SETI Institute, reported last weekend that the first piece of the meteor, which fell over the Bay Area at 7:44 p.m. on ...

Gay Travel: A Culinary Adventure in Quebec
Gayapolis Fri, 26 Oct 2012 11:54 AM PDT
Charlevoix, Canada, a picturesque landscape on the shores of the St. Lawrence River, is destined to become the next "hot" foodie destination. Located east of Quebec City, Charlevoix is in a 350 million year oldmeteorite crater designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

Rock that hit Novato home may be a meteorite
CBS 47 Fresno Fri, 26 Oct 2012 08:20 AM PDT
NOVATO, Calif. (AP) â A mysterious rock that hit a Novato home may be a meteor after all. Lisa Webber's roof was struck during last week's meteor shower that lit up skies over the San Francisco Bay area. Peter Jenniskens of the SETI Institute in Mountain View examined the two-inch chunk and pronounced it a meteorite, then later decided it was just weathered Earth granite. But Jenniskens tells ...

Mysterious Rock Found In Novato May Be Meteorite After All
CBS San Francisco Fri, 26 Oct 2012 05:51 AM PDT
A mysterious rock that hit a Novato home may be a meteorite after all.

'Space Buddha' statue may be 20th century fake
New Kerala Fri, 26 Oct 2012 03:49 AM PDT
A supposed Buddhist statue allegedly carved from a meteorite 1,000 years ago may not be as ancient as thought, according to an expert who argues that the sculpture may be a 20th-century fake.

Novato rock re-classified as meteorite
KGO-TV Bay Area Thu, 25 Oct 2012 17:19 PM PDT
It was, then it wasn't, and now a rock found by a Novato woman last week has been re-classified as a meteorite.

Late-night light show on its way mid-month
Walla Walla Union-Bulletin
As I explained in the August column, meteor showers occur when the Earth, in its orbit around the Sun, passes through the path of a comet. When the comet is close to the Sun (perihelion), it heats up, which causes the outer ice to melt. The ice that ...

Object found in Marin thought to be meteor chunk just a rock
Inside Bay Area
By Bay City News Service. After a fireball streaked across the Bay Area sky last Wednesday evening, scientists and locals alike have been on the hunt for pieces of the meteor that is believed to have made landfall in the Bay Area. Today the meteor ...

Experts: Second Novato rock did fall from space
KTVU San Francisco
A suspected meteorite found in Novato after a fireball flew across the Bay Area sky last week has again been classified as a space rock after a second one was found in the area, according to meteorite experts. Peter Jenniskens, a meteor astronomer with ...

Meteor
While taking a test shot to check for Aurora activity I witnessed this event, it was slow moving and I thought for a moment that it may have been a satellite until ...
spaceweather.com/gallery/indiv_upload.php?upload_id...

Gorgeous photograph captures a moonbow, waterfall, meteor and the Milky Way ...
io9
In the foreground, mist suspended near the base of the waterfall is limned with moonlight, giving rise to a rare lunar rainbow (also called a moonbow). And to top it all off there's a meteor, disintegrating in a violent blaze as it rips through the ...

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26 October 2012

NC GA TN Fireball Meteor 26OCT2012

NC GA TN Fireball Meteor approximately 01'25 am 26OCT2012
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Click on image to enlarge.
Very bright event at 05:24:38 UTC on October 26 (1:24:38 AM EDT), rivalling Moon.

Bill Cooke
Meteoroid Environments Office
EV44, Marshall Space Flight Center 
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Very bright event at 05:24:38 UTC on October 26 (1:24:38 AM EDT), rivalling Moon.

Bill Cooke
Meteoroid Environments Office
EV44, Marshall Space Flight Center 
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Very bright event at 05:24:38 UTC on October 26 (1:24:38 AM EDT), rivalling Moon.

Bill Cooke
Meteoroid Environments Office
EV44, Marshall Space Flight Center 
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Bill Cooke
Meteoroid Environments Office
EV44, Marshall Space Flight Center 

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Bill Cooke
Meteoroid Environments Office
EV44, Marshall Space Flight Center 

NASA Report by Dr. Bill Cooke-
Very bright event at 05:24:38 UTC on October 26 (1:24:38 AM EDT), rivalling Moon. Flash seen by our cameras even through dense clouds
Trajectory analysis indicates this could be a South Taurid (a bit on the fast side). Details are:
Speed: 36.0 +/- 2 km/s
Radiant coordinates: 44.0 +/- 2 deg RA, 17.0 +/- 0.5 deg Dec
Start location: 83.872 W, +34.517 at an altitude of 102.9 km
*End location: 83.940 W, +34.599 at an altitude of 72.9 km
End location is the last point we could determine before the flare got so huge it was impossible to determine the center of light. The meteor lasted several frames beyond this.
Probably too fast and too high to produce meteorites, but I will wait to see if there is a doppler signature.
Regards,
Bill Cooke
Meteoroid Environments Office
EV44, Marshall Space Flight Center

Initial Meteor Sighting Reports-
26OCT2012 Justin troester Charlotte, nc 120 am 12 seconds Southeast it fell Orange fire red... Tail was huge, the moon looked like a dime compared to it Little less than the sun Nor that I saw Biggest one I have ever seen

26OCT2012 ReneeC Alcoa, TN, USA 0128 EST 5-10sec unknown white then a multicolor burst moon yes none

26OCT2012 Colt Tallant Cuming, Georgia, United States 1:29am EST less than five seconds. appeared at approximately magnetic north, traveled North by Northwest. bright white, like a magnesium flame. brighter than the moon, which is very bright out tonight no parts falling off it was so bright when it first appeared I thought my back yard was about to be struck by lightning. After it passed there was a vapor trail visible in the sky.

26OCT2012 Brad S Newnan, GA Approximately 5:30 GMT (1:30 Eastern) Few seconds from flash to trail disappearing. I was on motorcycle facing East. Bright flash and trail was to North with trail going northwest. Short white trail disappeared after a few seconds. Did not see meteor itself. Saw very bright flash that illuminated entire sky like a large flash of lightning. Looked up to see disappearing white trail to the north. Not that I saw, but did not see it directly. Very bright flash. have never seen one that bright before.

26OCT2012 Robert MacKenzie Pinehurst, NC  USA 0100 hrs. 6 sec NW-E very bright with flames and smoke trail Venus yes Objest did not appear to originate from the area of Orion

All sighting reports can be viewed at-
http://thelatestworldwidemeteorreports.blogspot.jp/

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The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 26OCT2012

Dismissed 'rock' a meteorite after all
San Francisco Chronicle
Peter Jenniskens, the meteor scientist at the Seti Institute in Mountain View, said he first dismissed the one that hit Webber's house because its surface looked merely like a weathered chunk of granite and its outside wasn't black like most meteorites.

MBIQ Detects CANADA / NE US Meteor 24OCT 2012
By Lunar Meteorite * Hunter
Enosburg Falls, Vermont arrived from google.com on "Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News: Breaking News - MBIQ Detects Large Bolide Meteor Entry Over New England States and Canada 28FEB2012" by searching for meteorite ...
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After some doubts, rock judged to be part of meteorite — and another piece ...
NBCNews.com
This rock, found in a backyard in Novato, Calif., was initially thought to be a meteoritedeposited by an Oct. 17 meteor. Then meteorite expert Peter Jenniskens decided it was a "meteor-wrong" of earthly origin. Now he says closer inspection supports ...

Novato woman's find: It's a meteorite. No, it's a rock. No, it's a meteorite!
San Jose Mercury News
The hard, gray, golfball-sized entity found in the side yard of a Novato pastor's house, proclaimed Sunday to be a meteorite and then quickly re-identified as just a rock, has once again been identified as a space rock. "An apology may have been too hasty

California meteorite is meteor-wrong, scientist says
Fox News
Peter Jenniskens, head of the CAMS (Cameras for Allsky Meteor Surveillance) project, which is jointly run by NASA and the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute, came to investigate, and thought the 2.2 ounce (63 grams) rock was a ...

Leonid meteor shower to light up Ohio sky in November
OSU - The Lantern
The Leonid meteor shower is scheduled to light up the sky as it does every year in November, peaking around Nov. 17 and 18. The shower is best known for its shows in the late 1990s and early 2000s, which produced dense debris. “They call those meteor ...

Camera on zoom captures meteor
The Friday Flyer
This was the scene Dennis was shooting Sunday evening when, as it got darker, he snapped a picture of what he is sure was a meteor passing behind a break in the clouds. This was the scene Dennis was shooting Sunday evening when, as it got darker, ...

Meteor Activity Outlook for October 20-26, 2012 | American Meteor ...
As the week progresses the waxing gibbous moon will set later and later in the morning, interfering with meteor observing. The estimated total hourly meteor ...
www.amsmeteors.org/.../meteor-activity-outlook-for-october-...

November astronomy highlights
Daily Post North Wales
The Leonids are regarded one of the better annual meteor showers to observe, he shower often produces 40 meteors per hour at their peak. The Leonids also have a cyclic peak every 33 years where hundreds of meteors can be seen each hour. The last of ...

Orionid meteor show reaches its climax ...
It has been 26 years since Halley's Comet last passed through the inner solar system — but this ...
msnbc.msn.com

Look up! Meteor showers over North America this ...
A big meteor shower called the Orionids, could produce as many as 60 falling stars an hour as ...
usatoday.com

Meteor . . . Wrong?
Novato Advance Thu, 25 Oct 2012 13:24 PM PDT
Just days after a SETI Institute scientist determined that a mysterious object in Novato residents Lisa and Kurt Webberâs backyard was ameteorite; it was found that the mass was simply a natural rock.


Buddha statue: Possibly fake, still from space
MSNBC Thu, 25 Oct 2012 12:53 PM PDT
Researchers who reported that a potentially ancient Buddha statue is carved from a meteorite said they are not surprised that an expert in Buddhist history believes the statue to be a fake.

That Nazi 'iron man' space statue might not be what we thought
Sci Fi Wire Thu, 25 Oct 2012 11:21 AM PDT
Last month, we told you a cool story about an ancient Tibetan statue carved from a meteorite and its eventual arrival in Nazi Germany after a mysterious German expedition. Well, it seems that story just got a bit less cool, because according to one expert, while it may be made from ameteorite, the statue's likely not as ancient as we thought.

Novato woman's find: It's a meteorite. No, it's a rock. No, it's ameteorite!
San Jose Mercury News Thu, 25 Oct 2012 11:18 AM PDT
NASA now saying they were a bit hasty in recanting their original identification of a meteorite chunk found in Novato last week.

'Space Buddha' Statue May Be a Fake
Discovery News Thu, 25 Oct 2012 11:08 AM PDT
New analysis suggests the statue carved from a meteorite may have been carved between 1910 and 1970.

Nazi Buddha Statue Shows Inconsistencies, Most Likely Fake
redOrbit Thu, 25 Oct 2012 10:09 AM PDT
Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A Buddha statuette that has been steeped in mystery since first coming to light late last month, has finally had its truths uncovered. The artifact, supposedly purchased during a Nazi expedition to Tibet in the 1930s, was said to be carved from a meteorite and was likely more than a thousand years old. While reports of the discovery seem ...

California meteorite is meteor-wrong, scientist says
Fox News Thu, 25 Oct 2012 05:21 AM PDT
A rock thought to be a meteorite from a recent fireball seen over Northern California is in fact, just a regular Earth rock, scientists report.

'Space Buddha' a Fake?
Fox News Thu, 25 Oct 2012 05:21 AM PDT
A Buddha statue dating back to the 8th to 10th centuries is carved from a rare iron meteorite. Elmar Buchner

'Meteor Buddha' statue said a modern fake
UPI Wed, 24 Oct 2012 18:15 PM PDT
SEOUL, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- A statue that made worldwide news as the "Iron Man" and was purportedly carved from a meteorite a thousand years ago is likely a modern fake, a researcher says.

'Meteor' from San Francisco fireball just a rock
Examiner.com
Two days ago, it was widely reported that a fragment from an exploding meteor seen over the San Francisco bay area had been recovered. Well, after some in-depth scientific analysis, NASA is changing its story on the discovery, stating that, upon ...

'Space Buddha' Fake? Statue Carved From Meteorite Called Likely 20th Century ...
Huffington Post
A supposed Buddhist statue allegedly carved from a meteorite 1,000 years ago may not be as ancient as suspected, according to a Buddhism expert who argues that the statue may be a 20th-century fake. The criticisms don't target the material the statue ...

Meteor sparks fireball over California | MNN ...
A spectacular meteor lit up the sky over California Wednesday night (Oct. 17) just days before a ...
mnn.com

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MBIQ Detects CANADA / NE US Meteor 25OCT 2012

MBIQ Detects CANADA / NE US Meteor 25OCT 2012

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Initial Meteor Sighting Reports-

25OCT2012 Ryan Keswick, Ontario, Canada 2140 Eastern 2-4 seconds Facing North, object was seen NW moving NE Bright Yellow Brighter than Venus Yes, some parts fragmenting behind Object was very visible in the sky, even with lights from the town

25OCT2012 davies Barrie, Ontario, Canada 21:50:00 3 seconds facing north it looked like it fell down to the ground white no sound very bright white it looked like it had a long tail of white sparks it looked very close like it would have fallen within 20 kms north of barrie

25OCT2012 MCLAREN Keswick, Ontario,Canada 2145 / eastern time 4 sec North west to north east White comet like object bright More than stars/planets less than moon No Looked like a comet as it fell, white light, may have fell intact to earth.

25OCT2012 Shauna Kelly Toronto, Ontario, Canada 21:00:00 6sec North Bright white/yellow Moon Long trail Brightest I have ever seen


MBIQ Data-
Kingston, Ontario arrived from google.ca on "Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News" by searching for canada october 24 meteor.
03:03:28 -- 1 minute ago

Moncton, New Brunswick arrived from google.ca on "Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News" by searching for last night comet.
03:17:58 -- 3 minutes ago

Enosburg Falls, Vermont arrived from google.com on "Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News: Breaking News - MBIQ Detects Large Bolide Meteor Entry Over New England States and Canada 28FEB2012" by searching for meteorite vermont.
03:34:43 -- 17 minutes ago

Aylesford, Nova Scotia arrived from google.com on "Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News: New Brunswick / Nova Scotia Canada Fireball Meteor 25AUG2012" by searching for meteors over nova scotia.
03:36:12 -- 16 minutes ago

Halifax, Nova Scotia arrived from google.ca on "Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News" by searching for shooting star last night.
05:20:14 -- 6 minutes ago


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California Two Meteorites Found from 17OCT 2012 Fall!

Breaking News - California Two Meteorites Found from 17OCT 2012 Fall!

Two meteorites have been recovered from the California meteorite fall of 17OCT2012.  The story which first broke on this website.  Early press reporting that the meteorite was not a meteorite have proven to be incorrect. Brien Cook has found Novato 001 while the ROCK that hit the roof of a house equaled Meteorwrong will take Novato 002.

65.9  gram  Stone Ordinary Chondrite from Novato, California Meteorite Fall found by Brien Cook
*c* 2012 Brien Cook 
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65.9 gram Stone Ordinary Chondrite from Novato, California Meteorite Fall found by Brien Cook
*c* 2012 Brien Cook 
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Slice of  the Stone 65.9 gram  Ordinary Chondrite from Novato, California Meteorite Fall found by Brien Cook
*c* 2012 Brien Cook 
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Contrary to the News Media reports that the rock that hit Lisa Webber's roof was a rock and NOT a meteorite, it WAS a meteorite.
The other stone chondrite that hit the roof of Lisa Webber's house-
http://cams.seti.org/

Novato Meteorite Fall Area
*c* LunarMeteorite*Hunter / Google Earth

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25 October 2012

Breaking News - Japan Earthquake 5.6 Mag 25OCT2012

An earthquake 5.6 magnitude occurred at approximately  19:32 JST.  There will be train delays. Damage unknown at this time.   No tsunami warnings issued.

Occurred at (JST)  19:32 JST
Latitude  38.3N
Longitude  141.9E
Depth 50 km
Magnitude  5.6 
Region Name  Miyagi-ken Oki
 25 Oct 2012  141.9E 50 km 5.6 Miyagi-ken Oki

Detailed map
http://www.jma.go.jp/en/quake/2/20121025194402391-251932.html

Japan Meteorological Agency -
http://www.jma.go.jp/en/quake/

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The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 25OCT2012

A persistent Orionid
Discover Magazine (blog)
Last weekend the Orionid meteor shower peaked. To be honest, it's a rather weak shower, with a max of maybe 25 meteors per hour. I mentioned it on Twitter and other social media, but it's usually a so-so shower at best so it didn't seem worth it to ...

Meteor explosion over California may have left fragments on the ground
Examiner.com
Residents of the San Francisco Bay area got a surprise on October 17 in the form of a fireball, which then exploded. Immediately after the event, 911 call centers were flooded with calls reporting the event. According to some witnesses, the explosion ...

Object thought to be meteor chunk just a rock
KSWT-TV
NOVATO, Calif. (AP) - It turns out an object that hit a Northern California home and thought to be a meteorite is just a rock. A Novato homeowner heard the object hit her roof during last week's meteorshower that lit up skies over the San Francisco ...

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The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 25OCT2012

"What's So Mysterious About Meteorites?" by Dorothy Sigler Norton
Tucson Citizen
His seminal work Rocks from Space, published in 1994, was the first popular book to bring the study of meteorites to a large audience. It remains an important, engaging, and informative work to this day, as do his later books, The Cambridge ...

'Meteor Buddha' statue said a modern fake
UPI.com
SEOUL, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- A statue that made worldwide news as the "Iron Man" and was purportedly carved from a meteorite a thousand years ago is likely a modern fake, a researcher says. While supposedly made by the 11th-century Bon culture of Tibet and ...

Viewing the Orionid Meteor Shower in 2012 | American Meteor Society
Radiant drift for the Orionids during October and early November (Courtesy the International MeteorOrganization). After the Perseids, the next major shower to ...
www.amsmeteors.org/.../viewing-the-orionid-meteor-shower-i...

Orionid meteor shower wows weekend stargazers | Fox News
The Orionid meteor shower rained bits of the famed Halley's Comet on Earth this weekend to the delight of stargazers around the world.
www.foxnews.com/.../orionid-meteor-shower-wows-weekend/...

Novato 'meteorite' just a plain old rock
Marin Independent-Journal
Kent Webber. Lisa Webber, who is head nurse at the University of California at San Francisco medical dermatology department, contacted meteor hunter Jenniskens, who had announced Sunday that the rock was a meteorite. Contact Janis Mara via email at ...

Meteor . . . Wrong?
Mill Valley Herald Wed, 24 Oct 2012 15:29 PM PDT
Just days after a SETI Institute scientist determined that a mysterious object in Novato residents Lisa and Kurt Webberâs backyard was ameteorite; it was found that the mass was simply a natural rock.

'Space Buddha' Statue May Be a Fake
LiveScience.com via Yahoo! Canada News Wed, 24 Oct 2012 15:27 PM PDT
A supposed Buddhist statue allegedly carved from a meteorite 1,000 years ago may not be as ancient as suspected, according to a Buddhism expert who argues that the statue may be a 20th-century fake.

That meteorite? Just an Earth rock
MSNBC Wed, 24 Oct 2012 13:52 PM PDT
A rock thought to be a meteorite from a recent fireball seen over Northern California is in fact, just a regular Earth rock, scientists report.

The Meteorite That Hit A Woman's Home Last Week Is Not AMeteorite
Business Insider Wed, 24 Oct 2012 13:22 PM PDT
Lisa Webber heard the object hit her roof during last week's Orionid meteor shower . She went searching for the rock fragment three days later because local news was reporting that some debris may have been left behind from the meteor shower.

Meteorite From California Fireball Is Meteor-wrong, Scientist Says
SPACE.com via Yahoo! Canada News Wed, 24 Oct 2012 13:04 PM PDT
A rock thought to be a meteorite from a recent fireball seen over Northern California is in fact, just a regular Earth rock, scientists report.

Novato 'meteorite' just a plain old rock
Marin Independent Journal Wed, 24 Oct 2012 10:41 AM PDT
A small rock that was believed to have slammed into a Novato home last week, originally confirmed as a piece from the meteor shower that exploded over the Bay Area, turns out to be just an everyday rock after all.

Object thought to be meteor chunk just a rock
CBS 47 Fresno Wed, 24 Oct 2012 08:50 AM PDT
NOVATO, Calif. (AP) â It turns out an object that hit a Northern California home and thought to be a meteorite is just a rock. A Novato homeowner heard the object hit her roof during last week's meteor shower that lit up skies over the San Francisco Bay area. She later read that a piece of meteor may have hit ground in her area and she found the two-inch rock. Peter Jenniskens of the SETI ...

The Nazi Buddha From Space Might Actually Be A Fake
Business Insider Wed, 24 Oct 2012 08:38 AM PDT
The narrative was, perhaps, just a little too good to be true. When news broke last month of the so-called "buddha from space" â a swastika-emblazoned statue, apparently 1,000 years old, that had been carved out of a meteorite and looted by a Nazi ethnologist â the world was enthralled.

4-billion-year-old rock found in Kentucky cow pasture in 1930s
WJXT Jacksonville Wed, 24 Oct 2012 07:20 AM PDT
A Tennessee family recently discovered that their doorstop was, really, out of this world. Scientists confirmed that the 33-pound, oval rock is actually a 4-billion-year-old meteorite that likely fell to Earth during ameteorite strike in 1853, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported.

Meteoriteâ Found In Novato Turns Out To Be Just A Rock
CBS San Francisco Wed, 24 Oct 2012 06:55 AM PDT
It turns out an object that hit a Novato home and thought to be ameteorite is just a rock.

Meteorite From California Fireball Is Meteor-wrong, Scientist Says
Space.com
A rock thought to be a meteorite from a recent fireball seen over Northern California is in fact, just a regular Earth rock, scientists report. The stone had excited researchers, as it seemed to present the first specimen deposited by a meteor that lit ...

Kizer-Whitt column: Autumn brings far-away moon, meteor showers
Sauk Prairie Eagle
The meteor showers in October and November are a small precursor to a great shower that's coming in December. In October the Orionid meteor shower peaked over the weekend of Oct. 20 with up to 20 meteors an hour. The November Leonid meteor ...

Object found in Marin thought to be meteor chunk just a rock
San Jose Mercury News
After a fireball streaked across the Bay Area sky last Wednesday evening, scientists and locals alike have been on the hunt for pieces of the meteor that is believed to have made landfall in the Bay Area. Today the meteor astronomer with the SETI ...

Believed meteorite found in Novato misidentified
abc7news.com
Today the meteor astronomer with the SETI Institute who reported over the weekend that the first piece of the meteor was found after it hit the roof of a Novato home clarified that the suspected meteorite discovered there is actually a natural rock.

2012 THE Year of Meteors!

24 October 2012

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 24OCT2012

Object thought to be meteor chunk just a rock
San Jose Mercury News
NOVATO, Calif.—It turns out an object that hit a Northern California home and thought to be a meteorite is just a rock. A Novato homeowner heard the object hit her roof during last week's meteorshower that lit up skies over the San Francisco Bay area.

What to do at 3 am on Nov. 17 (or so): Watch the Leonid meteor shower, says PARI
Mountain Xpress
As with all meteor showers, the Leonids are best observed between midnight and dawn from a clear, dark location with a good horizon. The Leonids have been known to flare up into spectacular showers but no such “meteor storm” has been predicted for ...

Bay crater may extend into Isle of Wight County
The Virginian-Pilot
Lauck W. Ward, curator of invertebrate paleontology at the Virginia Museum of Natural History, left, and Scott Bruce, a hydrologist with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, look over the core samples from the meteor debris field, part of...

Just a Rock – Report of Novato Meteorite a Mistake
Patch.com
Tuesday the meteor astronomer with the SETI Institute who reported over the weekend that the first piece of the meteor was found after it hit the roof of a Novato home clarified that the suspected meteorite discovered there is actually a natural rock ...

That meteorite in Novato? Just a rock
San Francisco Chronicle
A chagrined meteor hunter acknowledged Tuesday that what he thought was ameteorite was actually a "natural rock" from Earth. "I sincerely thought it was, based on what appeared to me was remnant fusion crust," Peter Jenniskens, a scientist at the Seti ...

Woman finds meteorite in backyard
A thump on the roof leads a woman to a discovery that's out of this world.
kxan.com

Meteorite Nazi Buddha Exposed as Likely Fake
Spiegel Online
A statue of Buddha, allegedly collected by the Nazis during a late 1930s expedition to Tibet, had been carved out of meteorite. Referred to as the "Iron Man," the 24 centimeter-tall figure with a swastika on its chest was thought to be 1,000 years old.

'Nazi space Buddha' probably a fake
3news Tue, 23 Oct 2012 15:35 PM PDT
It seems the only part of that story which is true is that the statue is indeed a chunk of meteorite.

UH professor to lead international drilling expedition
EurekAlert! Tue, 23 Oct 2012 09:53 AM PDT
( University of Houston ) From finding the first deep-water hydrocarbons in the Gulf of Mexico to locating the meteorite impact that doomed the dinosaurs, ocean drilling has unlocked major mysteries. Geoscientists hope to uncover more secrets on an expedition to recover the first-ever drill core from the lower crust of the Pacific Ocean. University of Houston geologist Jonathan Snow will co-lead ...

4 Billion Year Old Meteorite Found In Couple's Backyard
KHQ Spokane Tue, 23 Oct 2012 08:32 AM PDT
KHQ.COM - The rock is nothing much to look at: 33 pounds and oval shaped. If you didn't know its history, you probably wouldn't be surprised that Donna Lewis's family used it as a doorstop, later parking it in the front garden.

Meteor Punches Hole in Roof
Fox News Tue, 23 Oct 2012 05:20 AM PDT
This photo shows the Novato meteorite N1 discovered by Lisa Webber of Novato, Calif. The meteorite is from a meteor that created a spectacular fireball over Northern California on Oct. 17, 2012 P. Jenniskens, SETI Institute /NASA ARC

Family Discovers Doorstop Is 4 Billion-year-old Meteorite
Malaysian Digest Mon, 22 Oct 2012 18:58 PM PDT
The doorstop on Donna and George Lewis' porch traveled a long way to get there. Read more...

Raw: Meteor showers light up Calif. sky
Professional observers say fireballs lit up California skies as part of a majormeteor shower. The ...
usatoday.com

Meteorite Rock Hits Calif. Home - weather.com
Get the latest weather news from weather.com. A scientist says a 2-inch rock that hit a Novato ...
weather.com

Family discovers doorstop is 4 billion-year-old ...
From the blog The Sideshow: Donna Lewis and Dr. Jerry Cook of Eastern Kentucky University ...
news.yahoo.com

Meteorite Photos from California Fireball of Oct. 17, 2012 | Space.com
See photos of the meteorite search from a dazzling fireball over Northern California on Oct. 17, 2012.
www.space.com/18158-meteorite-photos-california-fireball.html

Spectacular Meteor Sparks Fireball Over California - Yahoo! News
From Yahoo! News: Update: See our latest observing guide and preview for the weekend Orionid meteor shower here:Orionid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight: ...
news.yahoo.com/spectacular-meteor-sparks-fireball-over-calif...


DIMENSIONS: Meteor watchers encounter Bigfoot in Christian County
Christian County Headliner News
At about 2 a.m. on Aug. 22, 2002, a father and son from Springfield were standing in the rural darkness next to their parked car on a gravel road at the Greene and Christian County line. They had made this nocturnal journey in hopes of watching the ...

NASA cameras in Georgia capture Orionid meteor shower
Examiner.com
View slideshow: Orionid meteor's streak across an October morning sky. Dozens of meteors per hour gave astronomers a cosmic light show as the Orionids streaked over head, meanwhile the space agency was at work tracking the fragments of rocky debris.

Video: Rock That Hit Northern California Home is Confirmed Chunk of Meteor
Patch.com
A golf-ball-sized rock that struck a Novato house in Northern California last Thursday night is the first confirmed piece from the Orionids Meteor Shower that flew over the California sky in the past few days, according to a NASA-affiliated astronomer ...

Meteor lands on roof of California home during Orionid shower
GlobalPost
Lisa Webber said that she heard something hit the house one night but did not think anything of it until she read reports that pieces of meteor had landed in the area. Alexander BesantOctober 22, 2012 20:57. Add Alexander Besant to your circles ...

California Orionids Meteorite Lands On Preacher's Roof
RedOrbit
While this was going on, Webber, unaware of the incoming meteor, said she had heard a thud on her roof but didn't think too much of it. After all the media attention the sight of the meteor in the air garnished, Webber started thinking of that sound ...

Remember the fireball that exploded over California last week? A chunk of it ...
io9
Homeowner Lisa Webber, a nurse at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center, found the space rock Saturday (Oct. 20), after reading an article about the dazzling Oct. 17 fireballin the San Francisco Chronicle. She recalled hearing a ...

Image of the Day: Breathtaking meteor upstaged by Milky Way and northern lights
DVICE
Here's an awesome shot from photographer Tommy Eliassen — yep, that's an Orionidmeteor set against incredible views of northern lights and the Milky Way. Eliassen caught the peak of the action from Korgfjellet, Hemnes, Norway, on Oct. 20, 2012. Here ...

Meteorite that hit Calif. home was part of Wednesday's fireball
KSBW The Central Coast
"We were walking in Carmel when we saw a big white fireball fairly low on the horizon begin to streak across the sky above the ocean toward Pebble Beach," Neafsey said. Photographer Ralph Marbach was shooting photos of the moon outside his Salinas ...

Meteor chunk lands in California resident Lisa Webber's backyard
ABC15.com (KNXV-TV)
NBCNews.com said San Francisco Bay Area resident Lisa Webber heard a strange noise last Wednesday when a meteor flew across the sky, but she thought it was an animal. Webber reportedly read an article about the meteorite and spotted a 2-inch rock in ...

Meteorite From Wednesday's Fireball Strikes Roof ...
Watch the video 'Meteorite From Wednesday's Fireball Strikes Roof Of Novato Home' on ...
news.yahoo.com

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