07 April 2018

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 07APR2018

These two meteor showers will be visible from Essex in April
Essex Live
As the various portions of debris from C/186 Thatcher crash through the Earth's upper atmosphere they burn up and vaporise, turning them into the colourful meteor shower. The shower usually produces around 20 meteors every hour and will be a stunning event to witness, weather permitting of course.

Lyrid meteor shower
Fox News
In late April, skywatchers in the northern hemisphere will get a view of 2018's Lyrid meteor shower. Here is everything you need to know about this year's starry spectacle.

Look up! Spring night skies will bring meteors and stars galore
Poughkeepsie Journal
Some upcoming highlights of this year's spring night sky include two meteor showers and a close-up of Jupiter. First up early Sunday morning on April 22 is the peak of the Lyrid meteor shower. Meteors originate from the dust stream left behind by a comet. Stargazers may view up to 20 meteors per hour, ...

Lights Out Bend: Group wants Central Oregon town recognized for dark skies
KCBY.com 11
A photographer looks at the sky at night in northern Italy during the 2015 Geminid meteor shower. AA. BEND, Ore. (AP) - Bend at night is already darker than many cities around the country, but some residents want the city to do even more to become internationally recognized for its Central Oregon ...

Dash cams — they're not just for police anymore
Fenton Tri County Times
Occasionally, something crazy will be caught on camera, like the meteor seen in Michigan in January. Police use them to record traffic stops, arrests and other various incidents. Fenton Police Chief Jason Slater said all Fenton police vehicles have a windshield-mounted camera. The device continuously ...

A Meteor Is Found To Contain 3g Of Pb-206 To Every...
A meteor is found to contain 3g of Pb-206 to every 1.00g of U-238. Assuming that the meteor did not contain any Pb-206 at the time of its formation, determine the age of the meteor. Uranium-238 decays to lead-206 with a half-life of 4.5 billion years. Enter your answer with units of years (this will be a lot ...

The Mazichuan meteorite (diogenite) fall in China 16SEP2016 has been approved in
the Meteoritical Bulletin database.
Link - https://www.lpi.usra.edu/meteor/metbull.php?code=66831
All 21st century meteorite falls - http://galactic-stone.com/pages/falls

The Mukundpura, India meteorite (CM2) fall 06JUN2017 is now official!
Met Bull Link - https://www.lpi.usra.edu/meteor/metbull.php?code=66795
All witnessed falls since the year 2000 - http://galactic-stone.com/pages/falls

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

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