01 April 2009

Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 1APR09

Meteorite connection is unlikely, expert says
AIKEN --- Reports of a boom and fireball over Virginia on Sunday night about a week after a similar incident in Augusta have raised questions about whether there is a connection.The Augusta Chronicle

Green fireball sightings reported
CALGARY (Apr 1, 2009) -- People in Alberta and Saskatchewan spotted a brilliant green fireball streak across the sky early yesterday. University of Calgary geologist Alan Hildebrand says about a dozen witnesses reported the sight to the Canadian Fireball Reporting Centre. He says the meteorite, weighing between 10 and 100 kilograms, broke into pieces southeast of Calgary about 6:30 a.m. local ...Kitchener - Waterloo Record

Recovered pieces of asteroid hold clues to early history
Scientists who for the first time tracked an asteroid on a collision course with Earth, and watched as it exploded in the atmosphere, have now retrieved some of the remnants on the ground.
San Jose Mercury News

Meteorite spotted over Alta.
When Roland Dechesne pulled away from his Alberta home early Tuesday morning, a bright, blue-white object racing in the sky captured his eye.

Team Finds Riches in Meteorite Treasure Hunt
(PhysOrg.com) -- Just before dawn on Oct. 7, 2008, an SUV-sized asteroid entered Earth's atmosphere and exploded harmlessly over the Nubian Desert of northern Sudan. Scientists expected the asteroid, called 2008 TC3, had blown to dust in the resulting high-altitude fireball.

Fireball streaks over Alberta, Saskatchewan
Roland Dechesne had just left his acreage home south of Calgary on Tuesday morning, when he spotted something unusual in the sky.
Daily Herald

Fireball leaves 'great glow' in Alberta sky
Some early risers in Alberta got a glimpse of a fireball streaking across the sky Tuesday morning.
CBC via Yahoo! Canada News

Residents in Alberta and Saskatchewan spot brilliant fireball in morning sky
CALGARY - People in Alberta and Saskatchewan spotted a brilliant green fireball streak across the sky early Tuesday morning.
The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News

Albertans claim to have seen 'great glow' in the sky
Some early risers in Alberta have called CBC News, claiming they saw a spectacular flash in the sky that could have been a meteor.
CBC via Yahoo! Canada News

Virginia reports fireball, 'boom' similar to Augusta's on March 20
AIKEN - Reports of another boom and fireball over the skies of Virginia Sunday night a week after a similar incident in Augusta have some asking if there is a connection.
The Augusta Chronicle

1 comment:

ttguy said...

The Meteorite strikes Cottesloe beach article is about an April fools hoax. The article linked to says:

"After a couple of hours of confusion by curious early morning beach walkers, it soon became clear that the meteorite was part of an April Fool's Day stunt to draw attention to the International Year of Astronomy 2009."