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09 March 2013

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 09MAR2013

Meteor Activity Outlook for March 2-8, 2013 | American Meteor Society
As seen from the northern hemisphere, March is the slowest month for meteor activity. No major annual showers are active and only a few very weak minor ...

Incoming! Then Outgoing! Waves Generated by Russian Meteor
Waves Generated by Russian Meteor Recorded Crossing the U.S.. Network of stations with seismometers and air pressure sensors detected the blast waves ...

Southampton Scientist Investigates Russian Meteor
Science Daily (press release)
Mar. 7, 2013 — Dr Hugh Lewis from the University of Southampton has analysed the recent extraordinary Russian meteor event using the "NEOImpactor" tool, which was developed by researchers from the University and designed to investigate the risks faced ...

What Exploded over Russia? - NASA Science
"It was a meteor strike--the most powerful since the Tunguska event of 1908," says Bill Cooke of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office. Russian Meteor (splash ) ...

Russian Meteor Likely an Apollo Asteroid Chunk - Slashdot
astroengine writes "Helped by the extensive coverage of eyewitness cameras, CCTV footage and a fortuitous observation made by the Meteosat-9 weather ...

Meteor Terminology | American Meteor Society
Have you ever wondered what's the difference between a meteor and a meteorite or between an asteroid and a comet? Here are the answers to all your ...

 AOL On - Crashed Meteor Couldn't Be Detected ...
The meteor that crashed in Russia couldn't be detected due to Sun's glare.

Russian meteor crash Feb 15, 2013 - unrelated to Asteroid DA14
A meteor exploded over Russia's Ural Mountains on February 15, injuring more than 1,000 people and causing damage to the Chelyabinsk region. AGI aerospace engineers have used our Systems Tool Kit (STK) software to create a simulation based on ...

Taking stock in aftermath of once-in-century meteor impact (pictures)
A heavy meteor shower rained down on central Russia, sowing panic as the hurtling space debris smashed windows and injured dozens of stunned locals, officials said. According to a new NASA estimate, the meteor had likely been crossing the Earth's orbit ...

Cosmic Coincidence: Asteroid Careens by as Meteor Delivers 'Buzz Cut' to Earth
PBS NewsHour
On the same day as a meteor hit Russia, an asteroid careened towards Earth. Jeffrey Brown talks to astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson about this cosmic coincidence, how the meteor and asteroid came so close to Earth, what risks it poses and why this is ...

 Brillante Meteoro (Bright Meteor) Puerto Rico 3/05 ...
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Spanish / English Un brillante meteoro se vió sobre Puerto Rico a eso de las 10: 40 pm del martes ...

High-Tech Software Helps Asses Damage From Chelyabinsk Meteor
On Friday, February 15, a massive meteor exploded in the sky over Russia's Ural Mountains region, injuring more than 1,200 people and at least 200 children. Now, a lecturer in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Southampton has released the ...

Brillante Meteoro (Bright Meteor) Puerto Rico 3/05/2013 (SAC)
A bright meteor was seen from all Puerto Rico on March 5, 2013 at 9:40 pm ET. The Astronomical Society of the Caribbean received sightings reports from at least eight towns across the Island. The object seen was a bolide (a meteor brighter than planets).

Comets may have spurred life on Earth
Fri, 08 Mar, 2013 09:07 AM PST
Life's building blocks can form in the harsh environment of deep space, a new study suggests, bolstering the odds that a comet or meteorite strike may have jump-started biological evolution on Earth.

Comet Impacts May Have Jump-Started Life on Earth Fri, 08 Mar, 2013 07:09 AM PST
Life's building blocks can form in the harsh environment of deep space, a new study suggests, bolstering the odds that a comet or meteorite strike may have jump-started biological evolution on Earth.

Iowa Meteorite Crater Confirmed
Thu, 07 Mar, 2013 09:54 PM PST
3-D Perspective View of Decorah Impact. Credit: U.S. Geological Survey. Recent airborne geophysical surveys near Decorah, Iowa are providing an unprecedented look at a 470- million-year-old meteorite crater concealed beneath bedrock and sediments.

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