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04 January 2014

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 04JAN2014

Tucson astronomer spots asteroid before it hits Earth
Arizona Daily Star - 17 hours 
For the second time ever, an astronomer saw an asteroid headed for Earth before it got here.And for the second time, the discoverer was ...

The First Discovered Asteroid of 2014 Collides With The Earth - An Update
NASA/JPL Near-Earth Object Program Office- January 3, 2014
Several sources confirm that the first discovered asteroid of 2014,
designated 2014 AA, entered the Earth's atmosphere late January 1 EST
over the mid-Atlantic Ocean. This very small asteroid -- 6 to 9 feet (2
to 3 meters) in size was discovered, and immediately followed up, early
on the morning of January 1 by the Catalina Sky Survey operating near
Tucson Arizona. (An animation of the discovery images is shown in Figure
1). The asteroid entered the Earth's atmosphere about 21 hours later,
and probably broke up. ...

New Study Brings Scientists Closer to the Origin of RNA
Georgia Institute of Technology- December 23, 2013
One of the biggest questions in science is how life arose from the chemical
soup that existed on early Earth. One theory is that RNA, a close relative
of DNA, was the first genetic molecule to arise around 4 billion years
ago, but in a primitive form that later evolved into the RNA and DNA molecules
that we have in life today. New research shows one way this chain of events
might have started. ...

Asteroid 2014 AA Hits Earth (And Was The Second Rock Ever To Have Been Spotted Before It Landed)The Huffington Post UK - 14 hours
We didn't have to wait long for the first asteroid of the 2014 - a sofa-sized rock hurtled through our atmosphere between 3 -10 pm on New ...

Now showing for stargazers: Meteor showerInquirer.net
1 to 7, the Quadrantid meteor shower will be active in the evening sky and may best be viewed over countries with high northern latitudes, but it will be ...

This Town Celebrates Every New Year with a Falling MeteorMalaysia Sun
Stars Fell on Alabama " was inspired in part by the Leonid meteor shower in November of 1833, sometimes referred to as "the night the stars fell.

Quadrantids, kauna-unahang meteor shower sa 2014 - GMA Network
PAGASA: Quadrantid meteor shower New Year treat for stargazers · Spacewalkers install cameras for streaming online video, but retrieve them later.
www.gmanetwork.com/.../quadrantids-kauna-unahang-meteor...

Meteor Activity Outlook for January 4-10, 2014 | American Meteor ...
This weekend the waxing crescent moon will set during the late evening hours and will not interfere with meteor observing during the more active ...
www.amsmeteors.org/.../meteor-activity-outlook-for-january-...

First meteor shower of 2014 on Friday — sun to steal US show ...
Early each January, the Quadrantid meteor shower provides one of the most intense annual celestial fireworks displays, with a brief, sharp peak ...
esciencenews.com/.../first.meteor.shower.2014.friday.sun.steal....

Vietnam to welcome the first meteor shower of 2014 on Jan. 4 ...
VietNamNet Bridge - Quadrantids - one of the largest meteor showers in 2014 will reach its maximum at dawn on January 4, with up to 50 tracks per ...
english.vietnamnet.vn/.../vietnam-to-welcome-the-first-meteor...

First Meteor Shower of 2014 Peaks Friday
Discovery News
A Quadrantid meteor is seen streaking across a cloud-spattered sky with shadowy rocks in the foreground in this dazzling photo by astrophotographer ...
Bill Chappell - NPR News
The Quadrantid meteor shower is seen shortly after 5 a.m. on Jan 3, 2013. This year's shower will be helped by a new moon that will keep the night ...
KTOO

First Meteor Shower of 2014 Peaks Friday, but Sun Interferes
Space.com
Early each January, the Quadrantid meteor shower provides one of the most intense annual celestial fireworks displays, with a brief, sharp peak ...

Blink and you'll miss it: Quadrantids meteor shower
THV 11
(USA TODAY) -- The Quadrantids are a tricky shower because they have an extremely short peak, just eight hours, said Ron Hipschman, a scientist at ...

Japan Fireball Meteor 02JAN2014 - 2014年1月2日19時19分の火球
File a Meteor/Fireball Sighting Report "click here" Thank you! Meteor/Meteorite News ... SonotaCoMeteor Forum with images and videos of the event-
lunarmeteoritehunters.blogspot.com/.../japan-fireball-meteor-0...

Quadrantid meteor shower live stream | KWGN.com
Click here to get our mobile apps for iPhone, iPad and Android. Quadrantid meteor shower live stream. Posted on: 8:19 am, January 3, 2014, by Web ...
kwgn.com/2014/01/03/quadrantid-meteor-shower-live-stream/

Quadrantid meteor shower to light night skies ablaze
Malaysia Sun
Quadrantid meteor shower to light night skies ablaze. Cnet Thursday 2nd January, 2014. These meteors deliver more bright, long-lasting fireballs over ..

First meteor shower visible tonight | Headlines, News, The ... - Philstar
Quadrantids, the year's first major meteor shower, will reach its peak tonight.
www.philstar.com:8080/.../first-meteor-shower-visible-tonight

Huge meteor in Italian sky few days ago - Godlike Productions
for a meteor to stay intact, it will have to be huge, 100 metres plus I reckon the chelyabinsk one was 20 metres, and was turned into pebbles before it ...
www.godlikeproductions.com/forum1/message2449583/pg1

First meteor shower visible tonight
ABS CBN News
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said the annual Quadrantid meteor shower is usually ...

Top five stargazing events of 2014
Houston Chronicle (blog)
Geminid meteor shower: Often the best meteor shower of the year, a waning moon could block some of the show. But it still should be pretty good.

Quadrantid meteor shower to peak Saturday | Society | FOCUS ...
Taipei, Jan. 3 (CNA) Astronomy buffs in Taiwan could have a chance to spot shooting stars soon as the Quadrantid meteor shower closes in on its ...
focustaiwan.tw/news/asoc/201401030008.aspx

Meteor shower to peak Saturday in Viet Nam - Society - VietNam News
The first major meteor shower of 2014 — the Quadrantids – will peak in the early morning hours of tomorrow morning.
vietnamnews.vn/.../meteor-shower-to-peak-saturday-in-viet-na...

Quadrantid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight
Malaysia Sun
One of the biggest meteor showers you've probably never heard of will peak tonight, likely around 20:00 UTC. The Quadrantid shower always occurs ... 
French Tribune
According to a new report, start of January means the time to see the Quadrantid meteor shower. According to NASA, Quadrantids are a little-known ...

Forecast: meteor showers expected
Baltic Times
Tonight (Jan. 3), the Quadrantid meteor shower will be visible in the night skies over Latvia, says the Latvian Astronomical Society, reports LETA.

Quadrantids begin the 2014 meteor shower calendar - Astronomy Now
The Quadrantids is the first meteor shower of the year and kicks things off in fine fashion on the night of January 3/4, although inclement weather can ...
www.astronomynow.com/news/n1401/02quadrantids/

Asteroid 2014 AA Hits Earth (And Was The Second Rock Ever To ...
Huffington Post UK
We didn't have to wait long for the first asteroid of the 2014 - a sofa-sized rock hurtled through our atmosphere between 3 -10 pm on New Year's Day.

Small Asteroid 2014 AA Hits Earth
Kelly Beatty- Sky & Telescope- January 2, 2014
Discovered on New Year's Eve by a telescope in Arizona, a small asteroid
struck Earth somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean - apparently unnoticed
- about 25 hours later. ...

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