03 December 2009

3DEC2009 Meteor/Meteorite News

Discovery may be out of this world
The scientists believe that oil they found inside meteorites comes from the breakdown of living organisms, just as on Earth. These hydrocarbons may exist ...

Meteorite count rises!
Astronomers from The University of Western Ontario suspected a meteorite touched down somewhere in the Grimsby area. Another clue that something from outer ...

Meteor shower and much more in December sky
Seattle Times
The Geminids meteor shower may display more than 100 meteors per hour for Western Washington viewers the night of Dec. 13-14. By Rodney Ash The December ...

Is Denver ready for a close encounter?
Los Angeles Times
"It didn't fizzle out like a meteorite. I just stood there awe-struck," he said. "The next morning, I read someone had seen a green ball of light over ...

Moon talk includes humorous phase
Dubuque Telegraph Herald
Before he left the class, Weis pulled two clear plastic disks from his pockets that contained lunar samples and meteorite samples for the students to ...

Fresh Evidence of Ancient Life on Mars?
MIT Technology Review (blog)
A new study says it's the best explanation for materials found in a meteorite, but not everyone agrees. By Brittany Sauser In 1996, NASA researchers ...

Nasa vindt 'overtuigend bewijs' van leven op Mars
Het Laatste Nieuws - Belgium
De Amerikaanse ruimtevaartorganisatie heeft een meteoriet die 13.000 jaar ... In 1996 stelden Mackay en anderen al dat microfossielen in de meteoriet het ...

More meteor pictures requested
Independent Online
The Johannesburg Planetarium is asking members of the public for footage of a meteor that sped over Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Limpopo and Botswana last month. ...

Gauteng meteor bolide

lights up sky in South Africa (21st 2009)
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Meteor lights up sky in South Africa (21st 2009) CCTV: footage of a meteor spotted over the skies of Gauteng, South Africa on the 21st of November ...

Martians in Britain
The Sun
The microscopic aliens are on a slice of a meteorite in London's Natural History Museum. The scientists, who used a scanning electron microscope to take ...

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