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28 June 2013

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 28JUN2013

Russian meteor shockwave circled globe twice
BBC News
But the system can also detect large blasts from other sources, such as the Chelyabinsk fireball. Alexis Le Pichon, from the Atomic Energy Commission in France and colleagues report that the explosive energy of the impact was equivalent to 460 ...

Mars Life Search Hindered by Planetary Protection Concerns, Scientists Say
Thu, 27 Jun, 2013 04:33 AM PDT
Mars has been exposed to Earth life for billions of years, via meteorite strikes.Continue reading

Mystery solved: meteorite caused Tunguska devastation
Thu, 27 Jun, 2013 08:21 AM PDT
Nothing but tiny fragments left, but clearly from a meteorite.Continue reading

How Amateur Astronomers Can Help LADEE
Universe Today
That explosion was thought to have been caused by a 35 centimetre impactor which may have been associated with the Eta Virginid meteor shower. The impact released an explosive equivalent of five tons of TNT and has set a possible new challenge for ...

Moonless skies offer rare glimpse of unpredictable meteor shower
Yahoo! News Canada (blog)
Every year in late June, a minor meteor shower known as the June Boötids produces a small light-show in the northern skies, however this year, with a window of moonless sky available to us, we will not only get a better look at this shower, but this ...

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

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