16 January 2013

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 16JAN2013

A Puff of Celestial Smoke
Slate Magazine (blog)
Sometimes, that train can glow for a long time, even several minutes. My friend Babak Tafreshi caught just such a meteor with a persistent train when he was photographing the sky on Oct. 19, 2012 in northern Maine. He was able to make a short time ...

Man jumps down mineshaft at Meteor Crater Park
Navajo-Hopi Observer
According to information from the Coconino County Sheriff's Office (CCSO), an employee of MeteorCrater Park called the CCSO around 4 p.m. to report a male subject trespassing at the bottom of the crater in an area closed to the public. While the first ...

Rescuers: Man jumps into Meteor Crater mine shaft to 'appease the gods'
At about 4 p.m., an employee of the Meteor Crater park called the sheriff's office to report a trespasser at the bottom of the crater, which is closed to public access. The employee watched through binoculars and saw the man jump feet first into a mine ...

Fragment of California Fireball Hit House Discovery News
A meteorite that lit up the Northern California night sky smacked the roof of a Novato house.

No, Life Has Not Been Found In a Meteorite
Tue, 15 Jan, 2013 02:14 PM PST
The Bad Astronomer writes "News is going around the web that a scientist in the UK has found life (in the form of microscopic diatoms) in a meteorite, and has even published a paper about it. However, there are a lot of reasons to strongly doubt the claim. While the diatoms appear to be real, they are certainly from Earth. The meteorite itself, on the other hand, does not appear to be real. Many ...

First Meteorite Linked to Martian Crust
Tue, 15 Jan, 2013 09:34 AM PST
First Meteorite Linked to Martian Crust

Do Pockmarks on the Moon Hold the Key to Our Origins
Mon, 14 Jan, 2013 10:07 PM PST
LRO has now collected the most detailed images yet of at least two lunar pits, quite literally giant holes in the moon. Scientists believe these holes are actually skylights that form when the ceiling of a subterranean lava tube collapses, possibly due to a meteorite impact punching its way through.

Asteroid deflection mission seeks smashing ideas
European Space Agency
15 January 2013
A space rock several hundred metres across is heading towards our
planet and the last-ditch attempt to avert a disaster - an
untested mission to deflect it - fails. This fictional scene of
films and novels could well be a reality one day. But what can
space agencies do to ensure it works?

2013 THE Year of Meteors, Asteroids, Comets, and MORE!!

No comments: