23 February 2018

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 23FEB2018

Winslow meteorite sells for record price at auction
White Mountain Independent
Many people may not know that a meteorite from the meteor that created the famous Meteor Crater natural historic landmark site just west of Winslow was recovered and weighs 70 pounds. The artistic-looking meteor just sold at auction for a whopping $237,500 according to Space.com contributor, ...

Fireball report
American Meteor Society
Location. Address, , Bahia (BR). Latitude, 12° 36' 19.03'' S (-12.605287°). Longitude, 38° 57' 47.21'' W (-38.963115°). Elevation, 8.148337m. Time and Duration. Local Date & Time, 2018-02-20 22:30 -3 time zones. UT Date & Time, 2018-02-21 01:30 UT. Duration, ≈3.5s. Direction. Moving direction ...

Bob Trembley, Vatican Observatory blogger joins the crew
Duck! Incoming meteors! Tonight we interview Bob Trembley, Vatican Observatory blogger, meteorite collector, NASA Solar System Ambassador and all around nice guy. Here are the links from tonight's program: Meteor Terminology – American Meteor Society:.

Is an Urban Legend About Meteors Causing People to Kill Themselves In Indonesia?
It's unknown if Aan saw the meteor streak across the sky himself, but plenty of others in his rural coastal district of Gunung Kidul had. And they all knew what it meant—someone was about to die. The next day Aan, 18, was pale and listless. He walked into the kitchen, took a short knife his grandmother ...

NASA's Mars Opportunity Rover Exceeds All Expectations: Reaches 5000 Sols
Science Trends
Spirit also landed in a crater caused by a meteor named Columbia Memorial Station, named after the astronauts who died when the shuttle Columbia blew up. Colombia Memorial Station was possibly a lake bed at some point, so it was of great interest to NASA. Both Spirit and Opportunity's mission was ...

The Hubble Space Telescope: 28 Years of Scientific Contributions
A meteor shower is always a good excuse to get outside and look into the night sky. But it's not the only time when you can see a streak of light overhead. Astronomy contributor and Manfred Olson Planetarium director Jean Creighton says that while people generally know shooting stars have something ...

In One Ear: Did you see it?
Daily Astorian
Did you see what looked like a fireball streak across the clear night sky around 9:20 p.m. on Valentine's Day? Oregon Museum of Science and Industry astronomer Jim Todd “checked reports from various sources” according to BeachConnection.net (tinyurl.com/ORfireball), and it was seen from Oregon ...

American Meteor Society
Valentine's Day Meteor. Image from McCarthy Observatory All-Sky Camera. Uploaded by. Robson Monty © McCarthy Observatory Marc Polansky. Uploaded by ...

Meteor Activity Outlook for February 24 -March 2, 2018
American Meteor Society
This weekend the waxing gibbous moon will set shortly after midnight allowing the meteor observer to view under dark conditions the remainder of the night. This window of opportunity will shorten by about an hour with each passing night until the moon lies above the horizon all night long later in the ...

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

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