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12 June 2013

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 12JUN2013

Russian fireball largest ever detected - thoughts on a watery planet
The asteroid fireball that fell over Chelyabinsk and the Ural mountains of Russia in mid February this year has been confirmed as the most energetic such event ...
www.geopoem.com/.../russian-fireball-largest-ever-detected.ht...

Gamma Delphinids meteor shower: Back tonight, after 83 years?
Alaska Dispatch
“A scarcely known meteor shower, the gamma Delphinids, is expected to return to the skies over Earth in early June 2013,” NASA said. “The shower was first observed as an outburst by American observers in Maryland on June 11 1930. Only a few meteors ...

Mystery meteor shower disappoints skywatchers, but wait till next year
NBCNews.com (blog)
Skywatchers were hoping for a fireworks show from the Gamma Delphinid meteor shower early Tuesday, but what they got were merely a few snaps, crackles and pops. That's not totally surprising, because some experts said in advance they weren't sure ...

Rare Meteor Shower 'Gamma Delphinids' May Settle 80-Year-Old Controversy
Headlines & Global News
A rare meteor shower called "Gamma Delphinids" is expected to take place tomorrow (Wednesday) morning at 4:28 a.m. EDT (1:28 a.m. PDT), astronomers say. The last time a Gamma Delphinids was reportedly seen was in June 11, 1930. The event was ...

The Gamma Delphinids Are Coming: 'Elusive' Meteor Shower Tonight
GPB
"No one knows the strength of this display or whether it will occur at all. It would most likely be of short duration (less than one hour and perhaps as short as 15 minutes)," writes Robert Lunsford of the American Meteor Society. "This is not ...

The gamma Delphinids are coming: 'elusive' meteor shower tonight
89.3 KPCC
Tonight might bring the best chance to view the gamma Delphinid meteor shower in the United States since 1930, according to NASA. Here, astronomers watch the night sky for the Perseid meteor shower, in a file photo.

Martian clay contains chemical implicated in origin of life
Tue, 11 Jun, 2013 07:01 AM PDT
Washington, June 11 : Researchers from the University of Hawaii at Manoa NASA Astrobiology Institute (UHNAI) have discovered high concentrations of boron in a Martian meteorite.Continue reading

Astrobiologists find Martian clay contains chemical implicated in the origin of life
Tue, 11 Jun, 2013 05:08 AM PDT
(Phys.org) —Researchers from the University of Hawaii at Manoa NASA Astrobiology Institute (UHNAI) have discovered high concentrations of boron in a Martian meteorite. When present in its oxidized form (borate), boron may have played a key role in the formation of RNA, one of the building blocks for li...Continue reading

Martian clay contains chemical implicated in the origin of life, astrobiologists find
Mon, 10 Jun, 2013 07:17 PM PDT
Researchers have discovered high concentrations of boron in a Martian meteorite. When present in its oxidized form (borate), boron may have played a key role in the formation of RNA, one of the building blocks for life.Continue reading

RDFRS: Rare Meteor Shower May Grace Skies This Week
If astronomers' predictions hold true, the Gamma Delphinids may undergo a rare outburst that could even equal the famed August Perseids—with rates of ...
www.richarddawkins.net/.../rare-meteor-shower-may-grace-ski...

No Black Hole Or Magnetic Monopole: Tunguska Really Was a ...
davide-nature writes "The mysterious blast that flattened 2000 square km of a remote Siberian forest in 1908 has been blamed on the most bizarre causes, such ...
science.slashdot.org/.../no-black-hole-or-magnetic-monopole-t...

The Gamma Delphinids Are Coming: 'Elusive' Meteor ... - WAMC
The gamma Delphinids are coming to Earth tonight, NASA says, as it predicts that the early hours of Tuesday, June 11, will bring the best visibility of the.
www.wamc.org/.../gamma-delphinids-are-coming-elusive-met...

The Gamma Delphinids Are Coming: 'Elusive' Meteor ... - 91.3 KVLU
Because no viewing of the gamma Delphinids has been strongly confirmed since a group of Maryland sky watchers reported seeing them in 1930, the meteor ...
www.kvlu.org/the-gamma-delphinids-are-coming-elusive-met...

2011 Draconid Meteor Shower Deposited a Ton of Meteoritic ...
2011 Draconid Meteor Shower Deposited a Ton of Meteoritic Material on Earth - SpaceRef.
spaceref.com/news/viewpr.html?pid=40975

Gamma Delphinids meteor shower: Back tonight, after 83 years?
Christian Science Monitor
The meteor shower they saw that June night became known as the gamma Delphinids, after the Delphinids (“Dolphin”) constellation from which the meteors came. It has not been seen since. But scientists now say that the elusive gamma Delphinds may again ...

Meteor Burst May Take Place on June 11
Austrian Tribune
It has been said that meteor shower is expected to take place at 4.28 am as per EDT. It is important to note that people, who live in Eastern Time Zone, will be required to watch sky at 3.30 am and has to concentrate till 4.28 am, as it is the ...

Mysterious Gamma Delphinid meteor shower expected to return
Science Recorder
Meteor watchers may be in for a treat on Tuesday morning, when the Gamma Delphinid meteorshower crosses paths with Earth after an 83-year absence. Forecasters Peter Jenniskens of the SETI Institute and Esko Lyytinen in Helsinki, Finland, predict the ...

Rare Meteor Shower 'Gamma Delphinids' Returns to the Skies over Earth
Science World Report
According to predictions by astronomers Peter Jenniskens and Esko Lyytinen, who specialize in comets and meteor tracking, the outburst is likely to occur at 4:28 a.m. ET on Tuesday and will put an incredible show for about half an hour. The first gamma ...

Meteor Activity may Happen Tomorrow Morning
French Tribune
Clear skies of tomorrow morning can offer beautiful view of shooting stars. However, for less than an hour, stargazers can either observe a brief flurry of meteor activity or nothing at all. It is a part of mystery related to meteor activity more than ...

Gamma Delphinids rare meteor shower to reappear after 83 years
Pravda
An unusually bright and rare meteor shower known as Gamma Delphinids is expected to appear on the sky on Wednesday night in the Western Hemisphere of the Earth. Meteors will appear flying at the speed of 57 kilometers per second. This phenomenon is ...

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