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14 November 2014

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 14NOV2014

Rosetta's Comet Lander Landed Three Times
Space.com
The Rosetta mission's Philae comet lander bounced off the surface twice before coming to rest on the surface. Many of its science instruments have already sent back data. ...

Look for Leonids meteor shower early Tuesday morning
Bellingham Herald
The Leonid meteor shower will reach its peak Monday night and Tuesday morning. Now, South Sound astronomers just need the clouds to cooperate.

Comet Siding Spring Captured by ISRO's Mars Orbiter
Science Times
After a preliminary analysis of the mineral traces, researchers found that the meteor was composed of eight trace minerals and metals

'Black Beauty' meteorite found in 2011 expected to fetch £63,000
Daily Mail - 22 hours
The ‘Black Beauty’ meteorite from Mars was discovered in the Sahara Desert in 2011. Less than two inches long, it is expected to fetch ...

Magnetic fields frozen into meteorite grains tell a shocking tale of solar system birth
EurekAlert! - 4 hours
( Arizona State University ) Astrophysicist Steve Desch of ASU's School of Earth and Space Exploration says that magnetic clues in a ...

Could There Be Organic Matter on Mars?
SPACE.com - 9 hours
The origins of organic matter found by Mars lander missions have long been debated, but a new study suggests a way to find out whether these ...

New Horizons Set to Wake Up for Pluto Encounter
November 13, 2014
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft comes out of hibernation for the last
time on Dec. 6. Between now and then, while the Pluto-bound probe enjoys
three more weeks of electronic slumber, work on Earth is well under way
to prepare the spacecraft for a six-month encounter with the dwarf
planet that begins in January. ...

Meteor Activity Outlook for November 15-21, 2014
American Meteor Society
Since it will be less than half illuminated it will not compromise meteor watching unless you view directly toward the moon. As the week progresses ...

2014 The Year of "CERTAIN Uncertainty" ™; Meteors, Asteroids, Comets, and MORE!!

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