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07 March 2013

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 07MAR2013

Confimed: Massive Meteor Hit Iowa... 470 Million Years Ago
WOWT
Confimed: Massive Meteor Hit Iowa... 470 Million Years Ago. It's confirmed. The city of Decorah sits atop a 470 million-year-old meteorite crater. That's according to scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey. They released a statement Tuesday ...

NASA Meteor Talk Scheduled At Transylvania County Library – Brevard NC
The Transylvania Times
This image provides a glimpse of the spectacular meteor that exploded over Russia last month, injuring more than 1,000 people. NASA's Dr. Bill Cooke will discuss the latest scientific findings about the meteor during a talk hosted by PARI at the ...

Update on Russia's Mega-Meteor
SkyandTelescope.com
Update on Russia's Mega-Meteor. The asteroidal fragment that exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia, last month delivered the kinetic-energy equivalent of at least 400 kilotons of TNT. Damage was limited because it disrupted so high up — but the situation ...

Meteor Mashed Ancient Iowa
Discovery News
The recent meteor explosion over Russia was a close call, but Iowa wasn't so lucky 470 million years ago. An ancient meteor gouged a 5.5 kilometer (3.4 mile) crater into was it now northeast Iowa. Aerial surveys recently confirmed the presence of the ...

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