09 December 2009

9DEC09 Meteor/Meteorite News

Bluish-green fireball sighted over northern Germany
The Local
Several eyewitnesses reported seeing a bluish-green fireball over northern Germany on Monday night – possibly a large meteor burning up in the Earth's ...

Botswana hunts for falling star in Bobirwa, Tswapong
Mmegi Online
"The meteorite burns in the sky, producing a glowing light before reaching the ground and they (meteriotes) range from marble-ball size to soccer-ball size ...

Mars-Methan stammt nicht von Meteoriten - Biologische Herkunft ...
grenzwissenschaft-aktuell.de - Germany
London/ England - Forscher des "Imperial College London" schließen anhand einer aktuellen Studie aus, dass Meteoriten Methan auf den Mars gebracht haben ...

Smithsonian expert on rocks from moon
Washington Post
Dr. Mason led the collection of meteor fragments that fell near the Mexican village of Pueblito de Allende in 1969. The meteorites contained grains of the ...
Убивший динозавров метеорит "поджарил" Землю
Lenta.ru - Москва,Russia
Ученым удалось установить, что падение метеорита 65 миллионов лет назад, приведшее к появлению кратера Чикшулуб, "поджарило", а не "сожгло" Землю. Статья ...

Absence of Evidence for a Meteorite Impact Event 13000 Years Ago
Science Daily (press release)
ScienceDaily (Dec. 7, 2009) — An international team of scientists led by researchers at the University of Hawaii at Manoa has found no evidence supporting ...

Številni manjši meteoridi na Jesenicah
zurnal24 - Ljubljana,Slovenia
Če najdete te kamne, ki ustrezajo opisu, obvestite muzej na naslov meteorit@mrc.pms-lj.si ali na številko 01/241 09 40. Fotografirajte jih pred dotikanjem. ...

No Evidence For Meteorite Impact Event 13,000 Years Ago
redOrbit Tue, 08 Dec 2009 09:53 AM PST
Image Caption: The woolly mammoth was one of the large mammals that became extinct in North America at the onset of the Younger Dryas approx. 13,000 years ago. Credit: Image of Woolly Mammoth at the Royal BC Museum, Victoria, British Columbia courtesy Wikipedia Commons

Absence of evidence for a meteorite impact event 13,000 years ago
PhysOrg Tue, 08 Dec 2009 07:24 AM PST
An international team of scientists led by researchers at the University of Hawaii at Manoa have found no evidence supporting an extraterrestrial impact event at the onset of the Younger Dryas ~13000 years ago.

COPS: When charged with assault, man tries meteorite defense
Torrington Register Citizen
Apparently Chase said he wanted to show the woman who lived at the residence a meteorite he had with him. He wanted to talk to the residents in the house ...

Comets, meteorites and asteroids
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news Mon, 07 Dec 2009 19:42 PM PST
Last month, there was a meteorite shower that was a spectacle to behold in the night skies of Thailand.

Get Ready For The 2009 Geminid Meteor Shower
The best meteor shower of 2009 is about to fall over North America on a long, cold December night. "It's the Geminid meteor shower," says Bill Cooke of ...

Clear skies should help viewers of weekend meteor shower
Houma Courier
By Nikki Buskey HOUMA — One of the brightest meteor showers of the year will paint the skies above Houma and Thibodaux this weekend. ...

Mars study boosts hopes of finding life
They have ruled out any possibility of meteorites delivering the high levels of the gas detected in the Martian atmosphere. ...

Life on Mars theory boosted by new methane study
Insciences Organisation
Scientists have ruled out the possibility that methane is delivered to Mars by meteorites, raising fresh hopes that the gas might be generated by life on ...

Origin of species: Did life begin right here?
The scientists, William Cannon and John Slack from the US Geological Survey, say they've found rock fragments from the Sudbury meteorite strike scattered ...

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