31 October 2009

Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News- 31OCT09

Leonid Meteor Shower On The Way!

By Chuck George - email We are still a couple of weeks away from the Leonid Meteor Shower. The Leonids occur as the earth passes through the tail of a comet ...

Farmer sparks UFO alert with helium balloons

"The local paper had an article about it with a so called expert saying it was probably 20- 22000 feet in the air and was more than likely a meteor shower. ...

Close call reminds me there are many ways to go

Gaston Gazette
A meteorite could crash into my house. Or I could be an accidental stowaway on a runaway helium balloon contraption one of my family members created as a ...

“such objects are expected to impact the Earth on average every 2 - 12 years”

A reported meteorite strike in Latvia turned out to be a publicity stunt by a telecommunications company, who are now facing some awkward questions from the ...

Latvia experts call meteorite crater a hoax
Marin Independent Journal Fri, 30 Oct 2009 01:11 AM PDT
Scientists investigating a large crater initially believed to have been caused by a meteorite said a closer analysis has revealed it was a hoax. Experts in the Baltic country of Latvia rushed to the site after reports that a meteoritelike object had crashed Oct. 25 in the Mazsalaca region near the Estonian border.

Weekly business accounts

Times Online
A publicity stunt gone wrong is blamed for a meteorite scare on the Latvian-Estonian border. Scientists cordoned off a crater after reports that a “fiery ...

November 2009 Geology and GSA Today highlights

EurekAlert (press release)
The Sudbury bolide probably was approximately the same size as the giant meteorite that hit the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico 65 million years ago, ...

Tele2: meteorite campaign in Latvia gives results

The Baltic Course
After the meteorite publicity stunt, the telecommunication company Tele2 has been receiving many phone calls from private individuals as well as enterprises ...

Asteroid Explosion over Indonesia

Universe Today
They are well equipped to monitor explosions of nuclear weapons, but also detect other events such as meteorite impacts and asteroid explosions, ...

Fields of Fear spooks Washington County Fair Complex

Corvallis Gazette Times
HILLSBORO - A meteorite has landed in the Hillsboro area, releasing a deadly gas that has infected thousands of residents. The United States military has ...

'Meteorite' that landed in Latvia is a hoax, claim experts

Newspost Online
Experts have said that the claims by a group of students that a meteorite landed in Latvia on October 25, are false, and is an elaborate hoax set up by the ...

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