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04 January 2013

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 04JAN2013

Friday, 4th January 2013 
Thu, 03 Jan, 2013 04:07 PM PST
A FIST-SIZED meteorite nicknamed "Black Beauty" could unlock vital clues to the evolution of Mars from the warm and wet place it once was to its current cold and dry state, NASA said Thursday.

'Black Beauty' could yield Martian secrets
yahoo Thu, 03 Jan, 2013 04:02 PM PST
WASHINGTON (AFP) - A fist-sized meteorite nicknamed "Black Beauty" could unlock vital clues to the evolution of Mars from the warm and wet place it once was to its current cold and dry state, NASA said Thursday.

Sahara`s Martian meteorite holds more water than others
Thu, 03 Jan, 2013 03:49 PM PST
By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES ” Scientists are abuzz about a coal-colored rock from Mars that landed in the Sahara desert: A yearlong analysis revealed it is quite different ...

Unique Mars rock found in Southern Calif. desert
Thu, 03 Jan, 2013 03:48 PM PST
A 2-billion-year-old rock that broke from Mars and landed in the Sahara desert is quite different from other Martian meteorites, scientists reported Thursday. Not only is it older than most, it also contains more water, a yearlong analysis found. The baseball-size meteorite is strikingly similar to the volcanic rocks examined by the NASA rovers Spirit and Opportunity on the Martian surface ...

New Martian meteorite is one of a kind
Thu, 03 Jan, 2013 03:31 PM PST
Rock is water-rich and resembles observed regions of Red Planet's crust

Meteorite Carries Ancient Water from Mars
Thu, 03 Jan, 2013 03:28 PM PST
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Water-rich Meteorite Linked To Mars Crust
Thu, 03 Jan, 2013 02:56 PM PST
NASA-funded researchers analyzing a small meteorite that may be the first discovered from the Martian surface or crust have found it contains 10 times more water than other Martian meteoritesfrom unknown origins.

The Milky Way Is Home to 100 Billion Scary Alien Planets
Thu, 03 Jan, 2013 02:54 PM PST
A new study published is giving astrophysicists a case of existential anxiety. Related Stories The Google Maps of the Future Sounds Useful but Creepy Can the Government Really Ban Twitter Parody Accounts? FTC Clears Google on Anti-Trust Claims Facebook's New Plan Could Make Your Cellphone Bill Disappear Introducing the Water-Logged Meteorite from Mars

Watery Martian meteorite has scientists abuzz
Thu, 03 Jan, 2013 02:54 PM PST
A Martian meteorite containing 10 times more water than average could unlock clues to the Red Planet's evolution from a warm, wet past to its current cold and dry state, scientists said Thursday.

Learn when to look up tonight for first meteor shower of the year visible from ...
The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com
Jeruzal said some areas in Grand Rapids will have better visibility than others to enjoy the show. “The southeast area of Grand Rapids will have better skies to see the meteorshower. Those in the northwest area, not so much,” he said. “Clouds will ...

Clear Skies Offer Ideal Quadrantid Meteor Shower Viewing During Tonight's Peak
Patch.com
Van Valkenburg Park, Bredesen Park and Braemar Park all seem like great spots to enjoy the show, though they all close at 11 p.m. As the meteor shower will probably be most visible as the night goes on, you might want to visit a friend who lives in a ...

Catch the First Meteor Shower of 2013
Phoenix New Times (blog)
The Quadrantids meteor shower peaked this morning and will continue to shine bright (for anyone willing to roll out of bed) tomorrow morning.

Catch early showing of falling stars
Inquirer.net
A general view of the Geminid meteor shower in the National Park of El Teide on the Spanish canary island of Tenerife on December 13, 2012. AFP/DESIREE MARTIN. Early birds will get the chance to see falling stars if they look at the sky in the wee ...

Quadrantid Meteor Shower Photos of 2013 | Space.com
See striking photos of the 2013 Quadrantid meteor shower, the first shooting star display of the year. The Quadrantid meteors come from the asteroid 2003 EH1, ...
www.space.com/19115-quadrantid-meteor-shower-photos-20...

Bright moon may dull meteor shower - Technology & science ...
One of the best displays of "shooting stars" will peak overnight Wednesday night and early Thursday morning, but unfortunately will run into some stiff ...
www.msnbc.msn.com/.../bright-moon-may-put-damper-quadr...

Live stream: The Quadrantid meteor shower - WTOP.com
2 and 3 are the best times to view the Quadrantid meteor shower in the northern hemisphere. A live stream of the meteor shower is available below.
www.wtop.com/.../Live-stream-The-Quadrantid-meteor-showe...

Quadrantid meteor shower might light up Metro Detroit's sky tonight ...
A spectacular light show hundreds of years in the making is set to play out at 90000 mph over Michigan late Wednesday and early Thursday morning.
www.detroitnews.com/article/20130102/METRO/301020364

Snow Flurries May Obscure Views of Quadrantids Meteor Shower ...
The first meteor shower of 2013 peaks between Wednesday and Thursday, but predicted snow makes the viewing window short for sky-gazers.
lakeview.patch.com/.../quadrantids-meteor-shower-2013-chica...

Watch meteor shower online
Central Florida may not have the best view of the latest meteor shower but that doesn't mean you can't watch it.
www.cfnews13.com/.../watch_meteor_shower_.html?cid...

7NEWS - Quadrantid meteor shower peaks early Thursday morning ...
DENVER - A meteor shower producing up to 100 meteors per hour will be visible in the Northern Hemisphere late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning ...
www.thedenverchannel.com/.../quadrantid-meteor-shower-pea...

Video: Quadrantid meteor shower 2013: Your guide to when and where to see ...
Telegraph.co.uk
Quadrantid meteor shower 2013: Your guide to when and where to see the shooting stars. Dr Simon Foster, an astrophysicist from Imperial College London, explains the science behind the Quadrantidmeteor shower and how best to see it. 560. 315 ...

Quadrantid meteor shower: a guide
TelegraphTV
... or Chrome) to add telegraphtv's video to your playlist. Sign in. Statistics Report. Published on Jan 3, 2013. Dr Simon Foster, an astrophysicist from Imperial College London, explains the science behind the Quadrantid meteor shower and how best to ...

5 Things: 1st Meteor Shower of 2013 Kicking Up
Patch.com
1. First Meteors of 2013: Feels like we've had more than our fair share of meteor showers recently, and the Quadrantids will continue that trend. It is a little-known meteor shower named after an extinct constellation, and should provide an excellent ...

Get up early to watch 'Quads' meteor shower in Whatcom County
Bellingham Herald
The Quadrantid meteor shower, also known as "the Quads," will reach its peak at about 5 a.m. Thursday on the West Coast, according to Bill Cooke, head of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala

How to watch the amazing meteor shower in Dubai on Jan. 3
Emirates 24/7
According to US space agency Nasa, the Quadrantids is a little-known meteor shower named after an extinct constellation, and will present an excellent chance for hardy souls to start the year off with some late-night meteor watching. In Dubai and the ...

Couldn't See The Quadrantids Meteor Shower? Here's What You Missed.
Forbes
Stargazers across the northern hemisphere searched the skies last night for evidence of the annual Quadrantids meteor shower, but for most observers, cloudy weather and a bright waning moon washed out all but the brightest shooting stars. Here's what ...

Quadrantid meteor shower kicks off 2013
Astronomy Now Online
The Quadrantid meteor shower kicks off the year in fine fashion although inclement weather can often disappoint keen observers wrapped up warm in the pre-dawn hours. The shower's peak occurs at 13h UT on 3 January and will be blighted somewhat by a ...

Quadrantid Meteor Shower Wows Stargazers
Space.com
Cold weather and a bright moon didn't stop skywatchers around the country from capturing stunning shots of the annual Quadrantid meteor shower this week. Astrophotographer Victor Rogus, for example, snapped a dramatic image from Jadwin, Mo., a few ...

How to watch the Quadrantid meteor shower online
Mother Nature Network
NASA, Space. The Quadrantid meteor shower occurs every year in early January when the Earth passes through a stream of dusty debris cast off by the asteroid 2003 EH1. (Photo: NASA/MSFC/Meteoroid Environments Office/Bill Cooke and Danielle Moser) ...

A Quadrantid meteor streaks across the sky Jan. 4, 2012. (Donovan Shortey ...
Baltimore Sun (blog)
The Quadrantid meteors, less well known than other meteor showers but a decent show for the Northern Hemisphere, reached their narrow peak early Thursday morning. There is a chance more could be seen before dawn Friday. The shower actually peaked ...

Quadrantids Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight, Early January 3, 2013
PlanetSave.com
Tonight, around 2am January 3, 2013, the first major meteor shower of the year will occur, the Quadrantids. Those watching should expect to see up to 40 or so meteors an hour, though the dimmer ones will washed out somewhat by moonlight.

Year's First Meteor Shower Offers Chance for Wishes Overnight
KSTP.com
Have you ever made a wish on a shooting star? Tonight could be your chance. The firstmeteor shower of the year, the Quadrantid Meteor Shower, makes an appearance after midnight. Meteor rates peak from 3 a.m. to dawn. Stars will "fall" every one to two ...


Quadrantids -- year's first meteor shower -- visible tonight in Alabama
al.com (blog)
Quandrantid meteor This false color image of a 2012 Quandrantid meteor was captured by NASA cameras at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Al. in 2012. (NASA photo). HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- The Quadrantids, the year's first meteor shower, ...

Video: Quadrantid meteor shower 2013: Your guide ...
According to Nasa, the Quadrantids come from the EH1 asteroid, which may have come from a
telegraph.co.uk

Mars Meteorite Found Holds 10x's MORE Water ...
4 min
Water rich Meteorite linked to Mars Crust. http://www.nasa.gov.
youtube.com

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