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08 April 2013

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 08APR2013


Lyrid Meteor Shower Peaks On April 22 2013
PlanetSave.com
The Lyrid meteor shower will be peaking this year on April 22, 2013. The annual meteor shower typically puts on a good show, averaging about 10-20 meteors an hour, but sometimes featuring “surges” of activity that peak as high as 100 meteors an hour.


Emergencies Ministry denies meteor fall in North-West Russia
Russia & India Report
NASA estimates the meteorite was roughly 15 meters (50 feet) in diameter when it struck the Earth's atmosphere, travelling faster than the speed of sound, and exploded in a fireball brighter than the sun. The meteor was the largest object to enter the ...

Gurf Morlix performs, lectures, movies and other San Francisco events
San Francisco Examiner
Peter Jenniskens: The meteor astronomer discusses recent meteor falls that have occurred in California. [7:30 p.m., California Academy of Sciences...

A meteorite mystery from Mercury?
Sat, 06 Apr, 2013 05:52 PM PDT
One of 35 meteorites of mysterious origin found in the Moroccan desert. This piece weighs 100 grams. The alphabet block to the right is a centimeter on a side.Continue reading

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