09 January 2013

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 09JAN2013

Martian Crust Rocks 
Tue, 08 Jan, 2013 11:57 AM PST
Rocks from Mars are rare. Even rarer is to find one on Earth. After extensive analyses by a team of scientists led by Carl Agee at the University of New Mexico, researchers have identified a new class of Martian meteorite that likely originated from the crust of Mars. It is also the only meteorite sample dated to 2.1 billion years ago, the early era of the most recent geologic epoch on Mars, an ...

Researchers identify water rich meteorite linked to Mars crust
Tue, 08 Jan, 2013 02:15 AM PST
WASHINGTON -- 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 meteo

Get Ready for the Best Meteor Showers of 2013
Smithsonian (blog)
Mark your calendars: the complete guide to 2013′s meteor shower dates, times and viewing tips is out. As MeteorWatch writes, not all of the annual meteor showers are listed, but the most popular ones, with high rates of meteors visible per hour—the ...

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Meteor sighting in skies over Moose Jaw
Moose Jaw Times-Herald
Chris Beckett, volunteer and national observatory chairman of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Regina centre, said the meteor sighting was most likely part of the tail end of the Quadrantid meteor shower that peaked last week. “There's a couple ...

NASA, ESA Telescopes Find Evidence for Asteroid Belt Around Vega
PASADENA, Calif. - Astronomers have discovered what appears to be a large asteroid belt around the star Vega, the second brightest star in northern night skies. The scientists used data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and the European Space Agency's Herschel Space Observatory, in which NASA plays an important role. ...

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

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