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19 February 2014

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 19FEB2014

Scientists probe meteor link to Argentina explosion
Scientists said Tuesday that a meteor crashing to earth could explain reports of an explosion in the Argentine countryside some 350 kilometers (250 miles) northwest of Buenos Aires....

Argentina: Reports of explosion from falling meteor in Santa Fe region - Democratic Underground
democraticunderground.com
Authorities are yet to find any fragments of the meteor, but Coghlan said that any pieces found would likely only be the size of pebbles and noted that if ...

Strange explosion in Argentina, scientists probe meteor link
The Voice of Russia
Authorities have not yet found any meteor fragments, but "it is possible that the orb disintegrated in the air," astronomer Jorge Coghlan of the Santa Fe ...

Scientists probe meteor link to Argentina explosion
AFP
Buenos Aires — Scientists said Tuesday that a meteor crashing to earth could explain reports of an explosion in the Argentine countryside some 350 ...

Earth is prepared enough for the next asteroid strike
New Scientist
The next Russian-style meteor strike may come as a complete surprise, and maybe that's OK. A study of a potential early-warning system has found ...

Meteor spotted over Epping, England not part of recognised shower -- Fire in the Sky -- Sott.net
sott.net
A stargazer has described spotting "huge green fireball" in the sky over Epping as a meteor flew close to the earth. Daniel Bagan-Jones, 45, was ...

Apocalypse fear as cosmic rock spotted
East London and West Essex Guardian Series
A father has described spotting "huge green fireball” in the sky over Epping as ameteor flew close to the earth. Daniel Bagan-Jones, 45, was driving in ...

Space Dust Is Filled with Building Blocks for Life
SPACE.com via Yahoo! News - 12 hours
A study of teeny-tiny meteorite fragments revealed that two essential components of life on Earth as we know it, could have migrated to our ...

Smaller is better: Researchers at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., discover new technique to ...The Daily Free Press - 4 hours
“Space dust” might sound like something out of a 1950s-era science fiction novel, but such particles actually may hold some of the greatest ...

A Big Asteroid Just Flew By, And Guess What? More Are Coming
NPR - 7 hours
A rock the size of three football fields passed relatively close to Earth. It wasn't a surprise, and neither will be the arrival of others. ...

REPLAY: Watch Giant 'Life Threatening' Asteroid 2000 EM26 Zip Past Earth
IB Times via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News - 13 hours
Stargazers are invited to watch a giant asteroid described as "potentially dangerous" wizzing past Earth at 12.37km/s through a webcast ...

new meteorite-related video series: OSIRIS-REx presents 321Science
a new series of monthly YouTube
videos from the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission that are
related to meteorites and their parent bodies. They are short,
informative, and entertaining videos meant to illustrate a particular
concept. ...

Fire in the Sky News / Giant meteor! Over England - YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQipGW5O2Tk

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