18 April 2018

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 18APR2018

Diamonds in Almahata Sitta Meteorite

Außerirdische Diamanten aus der Urzeit
... fand eine eilig entsendete Forscherexpedition schließlich fast 300 der Bruchstücke im Wüstensand. Insgesamt vier Kilogramm gibt es seitdem von dem Meteoriten, genannt „Almahata Sitta“ nach einer nahe gelegenen Bahnstation. Jetzt gibt das Gestein Einblick in die Anfänge des Sonnensystems.

Diamonds from meteorite may be from lost planet, study says
CBS News
BERLIN -- Fragments of a meteorite that fell to Earth more than a decade ago provide compelling evidence of a lost planet that once roamed our solar system, according to a study published Tuesday. Researchers from Switzerland, France and Germany examined diamonds found inside the Almahata ...

These diamonds are tiny, flawed, and may come from a long-lost planet
Popular Science
In 2008, a rock laced with tiny diamonds hurtled through miles of thickening nitrogen, oxygen, and carbon dioxide, its exterior heating up as it raced through the thick air. A telescope tracked its progress, watching as the asteroid-turned-meteor exploded. The violent burst 23 miles above the ground sent ...

Diamonds found in mysterious meteorite originated from a lost planet from the early Solar System
- Mirror.co.uk

Scientists Say Diamonds From A Meteor Prove The Existence Of a Long-Lost Planet
The Nubian Desert has holding a surprise for scientists that were looking for a meteor fallen north of Sudan. Inside that meteor, there are specks of diamonds! A new scientific report argues that these diamonds were formed inside a planet that was alive at the beginning of the solar system. Looking at the ...

Stunning space diamonds discovery: Mysterious meteorite came from 'lost planet'
Fox News
In January, a meteor made headlines when it flashed across the sky in Michigan. The blazing fireball sent meteorite hunters scrambling to find fragments of ... When a meteoroid enters Earth's atmosphere it is known as a meteor. Earlier this week an asteroid the size of a football field made a “surprise” ...

meteor head radio echoes
Vox Charta
Comments: International Meteor Conference 2017. Originally posted 04/16/2018. EP. The French FRIPON (Fireball Recovery and Interplanetary Observation Network) programme relies on a video cameras network associated to radio sensors running in a radar multistatic configuration to observe ...

An Unexpected Asteroid Buzzed by Earth Last Sunday
A meteor that blew up over Chelyabinsk, Russia, in 2013, for example, resulted in nearly 1,500 injuries and thousands of buildings damaged. But the fragments of space rock didn't directly hit anyone. Rather, as Katherine Hignett reports for Newsweek, experts believe the explosion caused a shockwave, ...

The Lyrid Shower Kicks Off Year of Great Meteor Watching
Sky & Telescope
Most meteor showers originate with comets, and the Lyrids are no exception. Its parent is the long-period Comet Thatcher (C/1861 G1), which orbits the Sun every 415 years. New York amateur A. E. Thatcher discovered it with his 4.3-inch refractor on April 6, 1861. Six years later, Johann Gottfried Galle ...

Qatar's Sky Witnesses Lyrid Meteor Shower
Doha, April 18 (QNA) - Qatar Calendar House announced that residents of Qatar and the rest of the countries of the northern part of the Earth will witness Lyrid Meteor Shower this year, next Sunday, and until the dawn of the next day. Astronomer at the Qatari Calendar House Dr. Bashir Marzouk said that ...

The 2018 Australian Lyrid Meteor Shower, Morning 23 April
Wednesday, April 18, 2018. The 2018 Australian Lyrid Meteor Shower, Morning 23 April. The morning sky looking north as seen from Brisbane at 5:00 am AEST on April 23. The Lyrid radiant is marked with a starburst. It is quite close to the obvious bright star Vega low above the northern horizon.

Lunar influence on meteor rates
AGU Publications - Wiley
Lunar influence on meteor rates. D. M. Brierley · Search for more papers by this author · J. G. Davies · Search for more papers by this author · D. M. Brierley · Search for more papers by this author · J. G. Davies · Search for more papers by this author. First published: 15 November 1963.

Arizona's Meteor Crater Interactive Discovery Center Updated With Alcorn McBride
Live Design
While Arizona is well known for the spectacular Grand Canyon, there's another natural phenomena that attracts visitors from around the world to the northern Arizona desert. Meteor Crater is the best-preserved meteorite impact site on Earth. The result of the collision between an asteroid and Earth ...

2018 The FIFTH Year of "CERTAIN Uncertainty" ™ / Meteors, Asteroids, Comets, and MORE!!

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