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18 January 2013

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 18JAN2013

30 report seeing early morning fireball
The Record-Courier
The reports, listed by the American Meteor Society, were that the fireball lit up the night sky at about 5 a.m. In all the society's Web site received 30 reports. Fleischmann Planetarium Associate Director Dan Ruby said he didn't see the fireball, but ...

Did you see it? Exploding meteor lights Bay Area skies Thursday morning
San Jose Mercury News
Bob Young's bedroom was black and quiet Thursday morning, just as it normally would be in the hours before sunrise, and the West San Jose resident said he was barely awake. Then ... "Without warning," he said, "the bedroom just lit up. I mean, just lit up.

Fireball lights up early-morning sky
San Francisco Chronicle
A fireball lit up the predawn Northern California sky Thursday, according to reports from early risers. The possible meteor was reported about 5:25 a.m. by people across California and as far away as Fernley, Nev., about 30 miles east of Reno. "Wow ...

Fireball spotted in sky above region
South Tahoe Now
Nevada · News. Tahoe Daily Tribune. More than two dozen people in Nevada and California reported seeing a fireball cross the sky early Thursday morning.The reports, listed by the American Meteor Society, were that the fireball lit up... See Original ...

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A large meteor striking could wipe out a U.S. city, and the effects would be felt over much of the ...
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U of A researcher first to identify nature of historic meteorite
Thu, 17 Jan, 2013 05:27 AM PST
Robert Beauford, a graduate student at the University of Arkansas, poses in the Arkansas Center for Space and Planetary Sciences on the Fayetteville campus. (Photo by Russell Cothren, University of Arkansas.)

Researchers first to identify nature of historic meteorite
Thu, 17 Jan, 2013 03:29 AM PST
(Phys.org)—When an asteroid streaked across the sky over California and Nevada and exploded last spring, scientists from across the world rushed to the scene to recover as many pieces of the space rock as possible.

Fireball lights up earlymorning sky SFGate
"Wow, what a sight to have seen!" David Rivas of Seaside (Monterey County) wrote in an e-mail to The Chronicle. [...] Rivas said, it grew into something ...
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Early risers from Sacramento to SD report seeing fireball
Sacramento Bee
Throughout the west, including the Sacramento region, early-risers are reporting what appears to be afireball. A fireball is another way to describe a very bright meteor, according to the American Meteor Society. A fireball is generally the same ...

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