13 June 2013

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 13JUN2013

Fireball Seen Near Sydney, Australia
Fireball seen from Sydney, Australia this evening:

Fireball from Outer Space | Visual.ly
The interactive visualization focuses on the 606 eye-witnessed meteorites landing on Earth over the past 100 years. The easy-to-use interface enables.

Meteor caused biggest earth impact, rock samples suggest
The Guardian Nigeria
THEY came from outer space. Fragments of rock retrieved from a remote corner of Siberia could help to settle an enduring mystery: the cause of the Tunguska explosion. On June 30, 1908, a powerful blast ripped open the sky near the Podkamennaya ...

Mysterious meteor shower may finally put 83-year-old controversy to rest
Science Recorder
On June 11, 1930, three members of the American Meteor Society (AMS) witnessed an event which has since become shrouded in controversy. From their observatory in Maryland, the trio observed meteors with short tails pouring out of the Delphinus (the ...

Ancient Mars had component key to life,meteorite reveals

Wed, 12 Jun, 2013 02:04 PM PDT
By Megan GannonSpace.comAt a time when life as we know it was just getting its start on Earth, Martian clay may have harbored a key component for one of life's molecular building blocks, researchers say.Boron found in a Martian meteorite suggests the Red Planet may once have had the right chemistry to ...Continue reading

Martian Meteorite Contains Key Building Block Of Early Life

Wed, 12 Jun, 2013 10:12 AM PDT
Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A Martian meteoritediscovered in Antarctica was found to contain some of the early building blocks of life. The Antarctic Search for Meteorites ( ANSMET ) team discovered that this meteorite was clearly of Martian origin during its ...Continue reading

83-Year-Old Meteor Shower Returns
French Tribune
Years ago, a meteor shower observed by two astronomers was dubbed as the gamma Delphinids. It has been now revealed by scientists that the indescribable gamma Delphinds could again appear early Wednesday morning athwart the skies. It was in the ...

Teeny Tiny Rock Fragments Testify That a Meteor Caused the Biggest Impact ...
Smithsonian (blog)
In what Kvasnytsya describes as the most detailed analysis yet of any candidate sample from the Tunguska event, the researchers conclude that their fragments of rock — each less than 1 millimetre wide — came from the iron-rich meteor that caused the...

Watch Spectacular Meteor Shower Tonight: Live NASA Chat Details
Counsel & Heal
Stargazers may get a glimpse of the very rare meteor shower, called the Gamma Delphinids, which is set to take place at 4:30 a.m. EDT today. Spectators in North and South America, including Hawaii, will be in a good position to see the outburst. The ...

2013 THE Year of Meteors, Asteroids, Comets, and MORE!!

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