29 October 2009

Meteor/Meteorite News- 29OCT09

If sky is clear, meteors will put on a show

The Leonid meteor shower peaks on Nov. 17. This annual shower produced a spectacular number of meteors in 2001 and less impressive numbers in years since. ...

Dwain Walden: Television can be educational

Americus Times-Recorder
It is believed that meteor strikes in Russia and down in Mexico millions of years ago destroyed the dinosaurs. Unless we have a plan, millions of years from ...

Alleged Latvia Meteorite A Hoax

Yesterday it was purported to be the site of a meteorite crash, but today a telephone company admitted it was a hoax. Firefighters rushed to a farm near the ...

Marketing campaign behind meteorite hoax
Independent Online Wed, 28 Oct 2009 12:00 PM PDT
A Swedish cellphone operator has acknowledged it was behind an elaborate meteorite hoax in Latvia.

The Futon Critic Wed, 28 Oct 2009 11:41 AM PDT
Six new episodes will roll out beginning Wednesday, January 20 at 9:00/8:00c.

Tele2 in a hole over 'meteor' publicity stunt
CNN Tue, 27 Oct 2009 19:18 PM PDT
An elaborate publicity stunt by a Swedish mobile phone company involving a faked meteorite strike in a Latvian meadow has provided a new case study on how a marketing campaign can backfire.

Mobile operator faces legal action over fake meteorite
telecomasia.net Tue, 27 Oct 2009 17:52 PM PDT
It must have seemed a good idea at the time, but Swedish cellco Tele2 faces a hefty bill after creating a fake meteorite landing on a Latvian farm. When locals reported lights in the sky on Sunday evening, the Latvian government sent special forces and scientific experts to the scene.

Indonesien: Nach Ufo-Ente in Lettland - jetzt Einschlag von zehn ...

ShortNews.de - Germany
Wie die Raumfahrtbehörde von Indonesien am gestrigen Dienstag meldete, schlug bereits ein Meteorit am 8. Oktober im Landesteil Süd-Sulawesi ein. ...


The Futon Critic
METEORITE MEN is scheduled to debut Wednesday, January 20, 2010, at 9 PM (ET/PT). Notkin and Arnold have searched the world for remnants of meteorites for ...

Q & A: How could a meteor *explode*?

ScienceBlogs (blog)
My answer: a large meteor or small asteroid/comet could have done this easily. How? Let me explain. When a meteor enters Earth's atmosphere, ...

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