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18 April 2015

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 18APR2015

Welcome to Asteroid War Games, Where Scientists Practice Saving Earth
Gizmodo
There’s a 1200-foot asteroid headed straight for the Earth. You’ve got five days to come up with a plan, or go the way of the dinosaurs. This isn’t the script for the Day After Tomorrow sequel — it’s the scenario being war-gamed by a roomful of PhDs as we speak. ...

Design Begins for ESA's Asteroid Impact MIssion
European Space Agency- 15 April 2015
European industry has begun work on dual concept studies to design an innovative Asteroid Impact Mission for ESA. The mission is tasked to encounter and chart a distant asteroid, and then witness it being struck by another spacecraft, returning data to help guide planetary defence strategies.

Stargazers: Enjoy the Lyrids Meteor Shower
The Manchester Journal
They had seen a brilliant meteor exploding in the sky just over my shoulder. Of course, I immediately took credit for producing the spectacle as a ...

Lyrid meteor shower 2015: Where to watch shooting stars in UK, US and live online
International Business Times UK
The night sky will light up with a brilliant display of shooting stars over the next few days, as the annual Lyrid meteor shower makes its appearance for ...

Will Asteroid 2012 TC4 Hit Earth in October 2017
Space Daily
The meteor that exploded over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk in February 2013, injuring 1,500 people and damaging over 7,000 buildings, was ...

Brazil Fast Earth Grazer Meteor 08APR2015
Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News
Projeto Campinas Observatory Meteor and Sprite Survelliance Azimuth for the cam is 327 degrees, Elevation = 45 degrees. Local time is UTC -3h ...

Bavarian town of Nördlingen built in a 14 million year old meteor impact crater
9Gag
Bavarian town of Nördlingen built in a 14 million year old meteor impact crater...

Rosetta and Philae find comet not magnetised
European Space Agency- 14 April 2015
Measurements made by Rosetta and Philae during the probe's
multiple landings on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko show that the
comet's nucleus is not magnetised. ...

Asteroid Named for Nobel Prize Winner Joins Historic Lineup
Jet Propulsion Laboratory- April 15, 2016
An asteroid discovered by NASA's NEOWISE spacecraft has been given the
formal designation 316201 Malala, in honor of Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan,
who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014. The asteroid's previous appellation
was 2010 ML48. ...

Lyrid meteor shower peaks next week
Valley morning Star
One of the oldest recorded meteor showers, dating back more than 2600 years, this meteor shower appears to radiate from the constellation Lyra, the ...

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 17APR2015
Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News
Skywatchers in Essex should be able to catch a glimpse of what is considered to be the oldest known meteor shower next week. The celestial .

Meteorite Chemicals May Have Started Life on Earth—and Space
Scientific American - 10 hours
Take one simple compound, add powdered meteorite and the solar wind, and you get building blocks of life -- Read more on ...

Dating the moon-forming impact event with meteorites
PhysOrg - 6 hours
Through a combination of data analysis and numerical modeling work, researchers have found a record of the ancient Moon-forming giant impact ...

Thatcher burns brightly over North-East sky
Northern Echo - 8 hours
SEVERAL people have reported seeing a meteor-like object falling from the sky this evening.

Protosuns teeming with prebiotic molecules
PhysOrg - 11 hours
Complex organic molecules such as formamide, from which sugars, amino acids and even nucleic acids essential for life can be made, already ...

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