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12 February 2013

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 12FEB2013


Cretaceous meteor arrived just in time to wipe out the dinosaurs
Ars Technica
Of all the mass extinction events in Earth's history, the most familiar is probably the one that wiped out the dinosaurs and ushered in the age of the mammals. Most of us know the story—a hellish meteor impact that dragged about 3 out of every 4 ...

Yukon miner wins $1000 payout after Geological Survey of Canada ...
National Post-6 hours ago
One day long ago, a meteor streaked through the sky over central Yukon, coming to rest in a creek bed about 50 km outside the town of Mayo. Made mostly of ...

Everything You Need to Know About This Weekend's Close Shave ...
Slate Magazine (blog)-by Philip Plait-8 hours ago
There is a crater in Arizona called, oddly enough, Meteor Crater, that's about 1.2 kilometers (0.75 miles) across. It was created 50,000 years ago or so by an ...

'Fireballs' probably Chinese lanterns
Stuff.co.nz-18 hours ago
If it was something like a fireball or meteor it would not change direction.'' No other reports of the glowing objects had filtered in to the observatory, she said

Ezt megússzuk, ilyen közel még nem volt aszteroida
Gazdasági Rádió-6 hours ago
Mint Don Yeomans rámutat, hasonló méretű objektum vájta ki a 1,5 kilométer átmérőjű Meteor-krátert Arizona államban ötvenezer éve. Ilyen égitest robbanhatott ...

L'Astéoroïde DA14 va-t-il heurter la Terre le 15 février ?
Gentside-by Maxime Lambert-6 hours ago
"Cela ferait certes des dégâts locaux, à l'image du Meteor Crater en Arizona, qui fait 1,2 km de diamètre", modère Francis Rocard, responsable du programme ...

Si avvicina l'asteroide 2012 DA14
ANSA.it-14 hours ago
Se l'oggetto fosse di ferro e dovesse colpire il nostro pianeta, aggiunge l'esperto, ''si potrebbe creare un cratere paragonabile al Meteor Crater del diametro di 1 ...

Asteroide 15 febbraio DA14 vicino alla Terra: come e dove vederlo ...
WebMasterPoint.org-by Lorenzo Pascucci-12 hours ago
Se, in via del tutto ipotetica, dovesse colpire la Terra "si potrebbe creare un cratere paragonabile al Meteor Crater del diametro di 1,5 chilometri vicino a Flagstaff ...

Asteroid am Winterthurer Himmel erwartet
Der Landbote-12 hours ago
... ungefähr 45 Metern würde der Sonnentrabant einen ähnlich grossen Krater in die Erdkruste schlagen wie den berühmten «Meteor Crater» in Arizona (Bild).

Field Museum acquires important Martian meteorite
Phys.Org-2 hours ago
The Field Museum has acquired six pieces of an extremely important Martian meteorite that was hurled into space about 700,000 years ago when Mars collided ...

The Effect of Meteorites on the Earth's Ecosystems
Opposing Views-4 hours ago
Occasionally, though, a rock large enough to survive the descent strikes the planet, earning the name “meteorite.” Research suggests a meteorite greater than 1 ...

Searching for magnetic monopoles in polar rocks
physicsworld.com-4 hours ago
The team claims that its study, which adds to existing matter-bound monopole searches, has comparable or better sensitivity than the most extensive meteorite ...

SPECIAL REPORT: Asteroid To Pass Within Outer Orbit of Earth Friday
WTAE Pittsburgh-52 minutes ago
Once an asteroid enters the atmosphere it is a meteor, whatever hits the ground is ameteorite. Here at the Shadyside Mining Company, among the gems, ...

The mission to find life on Mars starts in Brislington
This is Bristol-7 hours ago
“Just a few years ago, one of the Nasa rovers very nearly missed a meteorite that had landed just yards away, which would re-write scientists' understanding of ...

Une météorite venue de Mercure ?
Le Point-4 hours ago
La composition de la roche extraterrestre NWA 7325 serait très proche de celle de la croûte de la planète la plus proche du Soleil. Du jamais-vu. Ceci est le plus ...

Plus de doute, les dinosaures sont morts à cause d'une météorite
Les Échos-21 hours ago
C'est bien la chute d'une météorite qui a provoqué la disparition soudaine des dinosaures il y a 66 millions d'années. L'idée n'est certes pas nouvelle : elle a ...

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