31 August 2010

Meteor/Meteorite News 31AUG2010

Dinosaurs Killed by Thousand Year Long Meteor Shower

A meteor shower? Aliens? A new study shows that dinosaurs were likely killed by a meteor shower, but not one that sent a few rocks to earth. ...

Impact hypothesis loses its sparkle

One theory is that either a comet airburst or a meteor impact somewhere in North America set off massive environmental changes that killed animals and ...

Catch A Falling Star

Space Daily
by Morris Jones Every year, the world is treated to several well-known meteor showers. The Leonids, Draconids, Perseids and others usually get mentioned in ...

30 August 2010

Meteor/Meteorite News 30AUG2010

Berthoud, CO (05 Oct 04 ~1930 UTC) « Radar Obs of Meteor Events

By mfries01
Radar Obs of Meteor Events. 29 August 2010 / mfries01. Berthoud, CO (05 Oct 04 ~1930 UTC)
The Berthoud fall consists of the witnessed fall of a single, monomict eucrite. Several members of a family heard "a whistling noise" and a "thump", and one person saw the meteorite fall ~100 feet from [...]
Radar Obs of Meteor Events - http://radarmeteorites.wordpress.com/

28 August 2010

Meteor/Meteorite News 28AUG2010

Science & Environment
BBC Radio 1 Fri, 27 Aug 2010 13:38 PM PDT
The dinosaurs were wiped out 65 million years ago by at least two meteorite impacts, rather than a single strike, a new study suggests. Previously, scientists had identified a huge impact crater in the Gulf of Mexico as the event that spelled doom for the dinosaurs.

One of a kind meteorite puts New Deal, Texas on galactic map
NEW DEAL, TX (KCBD) - After a mysterious rock is found in New Deal, a family makes the rare discovery that it is a meteorite. ... [story includes video]

El Universal (México) - ‎8 時間前‎
Pudiera ser que el enorme meteorito halla tenido qué ver con la ruptura del continente Gondwana, creando o acelarando la falla tectónica que entonces empujó ...

Weird Oblong Crater Deepens Mars Mystery
Wired News - Lisa Grossman - 17 hours ago
I learned this at the Meteor Crater in Arizona. They were originally looking for the meteor in the dead center of the crater since they figured that's how ...

Frightening Ride Along I-25 For Arizona Tourist

cbs4denver.com - 12 hours ago
"When it first hit, I though a meteor dropped out of the sky." Steinle called the Colorado State Patrol as she assessed the damage and discovered a wrench ...

Bad Universe Preview: Will an Asteroid Hit Earth?

Discovery News - Ian O'Neill - 3 hours ago 

"The meteorite that created the Meteor Crater in Arizona was probably only about 50 yards across," he continued, "when you think about it, that wasn't all ...

Double strike 'killed dinosaurs'
BBC News Fri, 27 Aug 2010 10:07 AM PDT
The dinosaurs were wiped out by at least two meteorite impacts rather than a single strike, say scientists....

'Double whammy' may have done in dinosaurs
UPI.com 27 (UPI) -- A UK researcher says the theory of a meteor impact killing off dinosaurs needs to be tweaked at bit, suggesting there was not one but many ...

Dedham Police: Argument over meteor shower viewing ends with stabbing
Daily News Transcript
She said the man was supposed to go watch a meteor shower with her but didn't, they argued, she got nervous he was going to get physical, and defended ...

27 August 2010

Meteor/Meteorite News 27AUG2010

Huge Sudbury-like meteorite impact structure to be drilled for nickel
Mineweb Thu, 26 Aug 2010 02:46 AM PDT
The Impact Minerals/CITIC jv holding the majority of the Yarabubba Project in Western Australia are ready to start drilling in this Sudbury-like structure for nickel and possible pgms. ...

Meteor puts on light show

Bay Post/Moruya Examiner
She was returning from the beach on August 17 and about to cross the road to her home on George Bass Drive when she saw a meteor entering the Earth's ...

Meteor/Meteorite News 26AUG2010

鉄 でできた「隕石」。(“隕鉄”とは呼ばないと思う) | Flickr - Photo ...

火星展。2010年7月24日(土)〜10月30日(土),東京大学 総合研究博物館。 www.um.u- tokyo.ac.jp/exhibition/2010MARS.html. Photos of the meteorite exhibit at the University of Tokyo until OCT 30, 2010.

Meteorite evidence favors explosive origins

PhysicsCentral.com (blog)
The ASU researchers acquired a small piece of a meteorite from a private dealer that had gotten the space rock off a local in Morocco after it was found in ...

Solar System may be 2 million years older than we thought, meteorite analysis suggests
Science Daily Wed, 25 Aug 2010 09:15 AM PDT
Timescales of early Solar System processes rely on precise, accurate and consistent ages obtained with radiometric dating. However, recent advances in instrumentation now allow scientists to make more precise measurements, some of which are revealing inconsistencies in the ages of samples. Seeking better constraints on the age of the Solar System, researchers analyzed meteorite Northwest Africa ...

25 August 2010

Tombong, Australia Meteor Fireball 17AUG2010 25AUG2010

Bombala Times- 25 Aug, 2010 09:21 AM
MANY of us heard the loud rumble, and some were even lucky enough to see something in the sky, but simply everyone is talking about the supposed meteor that exploded over the Tombong area last Tuesday afternoon. ...

...The reports, from Moruya and from the Bermagui River, tell of sightings of a daytime meteor between 1.50pm and 2pm on the Tuesday.... (more)

report and commets page:

Lights in the Sky page at http://www.sydneyobservatory.com.au/blog/?page_id=342

Meteor/Meteorite News 25AUG2010

Beer microbes live 553 days outside ISS

... Bacteria taken from cliffs at Beer on the South Coast have shown themselves to be hardy space travellers. The bugs were put on the exterior of the space station to see how they would cope in the hostile conditions that exist above the Earth's atmosphere. ... [more and Video]

International Symposium on Asteroid Mitigation-- September 20, 2010
Texas A&M University-College Station, Texas
The International Symposium on Asteroid Mitigation, to be held September 20th, 2010 in College Station, Texas, will bring together an international community of researchers and practitioners to discuss new research results, mitigation strategies, international collaboration,
and public awareness. In additional to presentations from attendees, around table will be held to discuss future international cooperation ...

Toms River NJ man wants to know what almost hit him -- a meteor?

Dailyrecord.com - ‎20 時間前‎
The rock sat in the D'Addarios' garage until the family's curiosity was piqued by television shows such as the Science Channel's "Meteorite Men." "I don't ...

My Jakarta: Noval, Kris Maker

Jakarta Globe
Nickel, titanium and sometimes from meteorites. A meteorite is very difficult to get hold of and raw titanium is very expensive. Sometimes, I use ornamental ...

Solar System up to two million years older than previously thought

Arizona State University
Bouvier and fellow ASU researcher Meenakshi Wadhwa analyzed meteorite Northwest Africa (NWA) 2364 and found that the age of the Solar System predates ...

Oldest Material in Solar System Found

National Geographic
Pea-size minerals inside a meteorite are the oldest known material in the solar system, a new study says. At 4568.2 million years old, the minerals push ...

Meteorite nugget pushes back age of the solar system by nearly 2 million years

Scientific American (blog)
By John Matson A new analysis of a meteorite shows that an inclusion within the carbonaceous stone is older than any known material in the solar system. ...

Solar System is older than previously thought
New Kerala Mon, 23 Aug 2010 03:56 AM PDT
Analyses of the meteorite indicate that the Solar system is at least 0.3-1.9 million years older than some previous studies projected - making it 4.568 billion years old.

Solar system is older than previously thought

The Hindu
Analyses of the meteorite discovered in the Saharan desert indicate that the solar system is 4.568 billion years old. A meteor discovered in the Saharan ...

Flash of light caught by amateur astronomer in Jupiter most likely meteorite

National Turk English
Past flashes of light which were seen on the surface of Jupiter had left craters indicating that the suspected meteorite which caused the flash were large ...

24 August 2010

Meteor/Meteorite News 24AUG2010

Solar System Older Than Once Thought

Discovery News
A newly studied meteorite reveals that the solar system is nearly 2 million years older than once thought. The meteorite contained some of the oldest ...

Jupiter PELTED By Rogue Meteor (VIDEO)

Huffington Post (blog)
... Observatory of Japan, told Kyodo News. Since the object left no visible trace on the planet's surface, the meteor may have been less than 1 km wide. ...

Reports of UFOs over BC skies hover into The Sun

Vancouver Sun
Nolan from Victoria wrote in on Monday about : "Myself and two friends were on the beach at Texada Island, watching the meteor shower on Friday Aug 13 ...

Black helicopters circle 'Welsh Roswell'

The MoD subsequently concluded that the spacecraft was in fact a meteor, widely seen across the UK that night, and that the "almighty bang" was an unrelated ...

Flash of light as another meteor hits Jupiter

TG Daily
A Japanese amateur astronomer has captured what appears to be the second meteor strike on Jupiter in three months. Masayuki Tachikawa captured video of a ...

Our Solar System: Now With 2 Million Years More Maturity

Wired News
The currently accepted age of the solar system — about 4.56 billion years — was calculated by measuring parts of meteorites called calcium-aluminum-rich ...

Age of the Solar System Recalculated

The new investigation, conducted on a piece of meteor rock, established that the object was no less than 4.5682 billion years old, an age 1.9 million years ...

Solar system 'two million years older than first thought'

Photo: NASA/ JPL Researchers revised the age after analysing a mineral "relic" buried deep within the meteorite, known as an inclusion, found in the Sahara ...

Amateur Astronomer Witnesses Jupiter Getting Smacked Around By Another Meteor

Gizmodo Australia
By Jack Loftus on August 23, 2010 at 10:20 AM Jupiter, our colourfully spotted gas giant neighbour was hit, again, by a meteor on Friday. ...

Another news flash from Jupiter

msnbc.com (blog)
A Japanese amateur astronomer witnessed a flash on Jupiter over the weekend - less than three months after similar blip, apparently caused by a meteor fall, ...

Solar System could be nearly two million years older than thought
TVNZ Sun, 22 Aug 2010 16:40 PM PDT
The Solar System could be nearly two million years older than thought after a study produced evidencefrom a meteorite found in the Moroccan desert that contains a "relict" mineral

Scientists age solar system by 2m years
News.com.au Sun, 22 Aug 2010 16:33 PM PDT
THE solar system could be up to 2m years older than previously thought, according to researchers who what is thought to be the oldest meteorite to have struck the Earth.

Solar System older than thought
Straits Times Sun, 22 Aug 2010 16:23 PM PDT
PARIS - THE Solar System could be nearly two million years older than thought, according to a study published on Sunday by the journal Nature Geoscience. The evidence comes from a 1.49 kg meteorite, found in the Moroccan desert in 2004, that contains a 'relict' mineral, which is one of the oldest solid materials formed after the birth of the Sun....

Solar System older than previously thought
Nature Sun, 22 Aug 2010 10:27 AM PDT
Meteorite dating resets solar clock....

Solar system slips back in time
New Scientist Sun, 22 Aug 2010 10:14 AM PDT
New meteorite evidence has just pushed the age of the solar system back by hundreds of thousands of years

Solar System May Be 2 Million Years Older Than Thought

Researchers studying bits of a meteorite discovered that the space rock was 4.5682 billion years old, predating previous estimates of the solar system's age ...

23 August 2010

Jupiter Struck Again by Asteroid 23AUG2010

Asteroid impact on Jupiter
Aug 22, 2010 17:10 Moscow Time
An amateur astronomer in Japan has observed a cosmic impact of
Jupiter. He successfully photographed a flash which lasted almost two
The National Observatory believes Mr Masayuki Tatikawa watched the
crash of an asteroid or a comet about a kilometre across.
Original post in Russian News (English):

Japanese report/ image of event [English]

Video: http://libra-co.com/Jupiter2010Aug20182212UT.wmv

Clear skies
Michael Boschat
Halifax Center - Royal Astronomical Society of Canada
Astronomy page: http://www.chebucto.ns.ca/~aa063

More on Space Weather News:
Space Weather News for Aug. 22, 2010

FIREBALL ON JUPITER: An amateur astronomer in Japan has video-recorded a fireball on Jupiter. This marks the third time in only 13 months that amateur astronomers have detected signs of something hitting the giant planet. Will the latest impact leave behind a visible cloud of debris? Great images and full text...

22 August 2010

Large Fireball Seen in Iran- Iran Meteor/Meteorite News 22AUG2010

Piece of a comet in / luminous stone image landed in Iran
Mehr News- Iran
Tehran: 09:21, 05/31/1389
همزمان با اوج بارش شهابی برساوشی تکه ای از بازمانده دنباله دار سوئفت تاتل به صورت آذرگوی درخشان یا سنگ نورانی در آسمان ایران دیده شده و احتمالا در بخشهای شرقی ایران به خاک افتاده است که به باور اخترشناسان این آذرگوی تکه ای از بازمانده سوئیفت تاتل است. With the peak of Perseids surviving piece of comet Swift Zrgvy Tatl as bright or brighter the stone seen in the sky of Iran and possibly in eastern parts of the fallen, which astronomers believe that this piece of Zrgvy Tatl Swift is a survivor.

... This Zrgvy (fireball) magnitude 18 - or 20 - which cities in the sky Mrnjab, Abadeh, Zahedan, Taftan, Yazd and other cities in central Iran has been registered by the observers. این تکه از دنباله دار احتمالا در بخشهای شرقی ایران به خاک افتاده است. This piece of comet parts of eastern Iran probably has fallen. ...

Full Story:
Google Translation Farsi to English: http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mehrnews.com%2Ffa%2Fnewsdetail.aspx%3FNewsID%3D1137683

Link to report in Farsi: http://www.mehrnews.com/fa/newsdetail.aspx?NewsID=1137683

Iran meteor shower heralded by fireball

Press TV
Iranian meteor shower enthusiasts have particularly enjoyed the August show put on by the Perseids, which was heralded by a brilliant fireball, ...

Meteor/Meteorite News 22AUG2010

Santa Fe once destroyed by ancient meteorite

Mother Nature Network
By Katherine ButlerSat, Aug 21 2010 at 11:56 AM EST Comments A large meteorite smashed into what is now Santa Fe, New Mexico, some million or billion years ...

Countdown to Vesta

NASA Science News- August 19, 2010
Let the countdown begin. NASA's Dawn spacecraft is less than one year
away from giant asteroid Vesta.
"There's nothing more exciting than revealing an unexplored, alien
world," says Marc Rayman, Dawn's chief engineer at the Jet Propulsion
Laboratory. "Vesta," he predicts, "is going to amaze us."
Dawn is slated to enter orbit around Vesta in late July 2011. As the
first breathtaking images are beamed back to Earth, researchers will
quickly combine them into a movie, allowing us all to ride along. ... (more)

Perseid meteor shower lives up to its promise - Technology ...

Space.com: The 2010 Perseid meteor shower lived up to its promise of a meteor per minute just before dawn Friday, providing an excellent celestial spectacle ...

na11 MeteorScan 020728d 1 40sec, 10 0, 13st, PER

video posted on YouTube by
skjeller1 | 2010年08月18日 1681 views
11 August, 19:07 UT, -10 mag, dur=1.40 sec, 13 sec train, PER.
Best regards, Mikhail Maslov


“I had the meteorite people call here. There's a smell of sulphur with meteors and there was no smell, just night air. “We just saw this huge ball glowing ...

21 August 2010

Meteor/Meteorite News 21AUG2010

`Star Gazer' host Jack Horkheimer dies
By ELINOR J. BRECHER crline ebrecher@MiamiHerald.com
Jack Horkheimer, Public Television's ``Star Gazer'', died Friday afternoon of a respiratory ailment, according to a spokesman for the Miami Museum of Science and Space Transit Planetarium.Born June 11, 1938, he was 72. ...
Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/08/20/1785361/star-gazer-host-jack-horkheimer.html#ixzz0xCELKTTs

Researchers find evidence that the moon has been shrinking

Vancouver Sun

Heat from the moon's radioactive core, the impact and subsequent meteor impacts caused the moon to collapse into its circular shape before cooling. ...

Awesome video of meteor shower above Mt. Rainier and aurora from space

KATU (blog)
First of all, take a look at this time lapse video that has been posted of the Perseid Meteor Shower raging above Mt. Rainier last week. ...

20 August 2010

Meteor/Meteorite News 20AUG2010

Blue Meteor Falls in Cirebon
, (Indonesia)

Tempo Interaktif
TEMPO Interactive, Cirebon:A meteor allegedly fell [18AUG2010] on an open area in Tersana Baru Sugar Factory in Babakan, Cirebon, (Indonesia) yesterday. The strange object gave off ...
[smells like a hoax]

Be wary of meteor reports

By Jim McGregor - Langley Times Our little insignificant planet scooted through the annual meteor shower last week, and by all reports we are all still in ...

Meteor shower lights up sky

Basingstoke Gazette
By Emily Roberts » ASTRONOMERS were treated to a spectacular show in the sky last week when a meteor shower was seen above Basingstoke. ...

18 August 2010

Meteor/Meteorite News 18AUG2010

10-year-old boy says he discovered a meteorite

"He walked in just pale as a ghost, and said mom something happened outside, I don't know what it was," Said Marianna Gardea, "Finally a meteor just came to ...
[likely HOAX!]

10-year-old [TX] boy says he discovered a meteorite

Posted on August 17, 2010 at 10:56 PM A family out of Leon Springs, (TX) had a strange experience Monday night. It's a flash and a find they'll talk about for years to come. ... [ seems to be a HOAX]

Varre-sai Meteorite Brazil - Video Report

UmPasseiopeloCeu | 2010年08月16日175 views

Video produced by Program Domingo Espetacular - TV Record - about the Varre-sai Meteorite.
Vídeo produzido pelo Programa Domingo Espetacular da Tv Record sobre o meteorito de Varre-Sai.

Meteor shower dazzles a crowd

People's World
The crowd was reacting to an especially large, dazzling, meteor flashing across the starry sky above the Olympic Mountains. It was after midnight, ...

17 August 2010

Meteor/Meteorite News 17AUG2010

Hegins (PA) man suspects meteorite struck home

Republican & Herald
By Vicki Terwilliger (Staff writer vicki-t@citizenstandard.com) VICKI TERWILLIGER/staff photos Ralph Lucht believes a meteorite may have caused the damage ...

Talking With Mary Roach, Author of Packing for Mars

The Planetary Society
Emily Lakdawalla reveals her new animations of Enceladus geysers and the Martian north pole, and Bruce Betts gives Mat Kaplan meteor shower viewing tips in ...

Perseid meteor shower August 2010, It was the best time to watch it ...

Saw the Best Meteor Showers of the Year? Ancient sky show plays again The appearance of Perseid meteor shower was a huge hit as thousands turned up to watch ...

4 Great Videos From the Perseid Meteor Shower

Urlesque (blog)
Every year about this time, for the last 2000 years or so, the night sky lights up with ancient debris from the Swift-Tuttle comet. ...

16 August 2010

Meteor/Meteorite News 16AUG2010

Sky Map app can make you a star expert

Parkersburg News (blog)
The recent Perseid Meteor Shower provided backyard stargazers a real show. Yeah, I know, star watching is not all that exciting most of the time, however, ...

Perseid meteor shower hype exceeded reality

Coshocton Tribune
I was rewarded with an occasional meteor here and there, usually at the periphery of my vision rather than where I was actually looking. ...

15 August 2010

Meteor/Meteorite News 15AUG2010

Perseid meteor shower occurs during the week

Perseid meteor shower going on there for a week, and the peak occurred on the second night. According to the United States space agency, NASA, the meteor ...

Perseid Meteor Shower August 2010 a Beautiful Natural Display of Fireworks (VIDEO)

Associated Content
Perseid meteor shower August 2010 is underway, as the meteor shower began on July 23 and extends until August 24. The peak of this year's Perseids was ...

Looking toward the heavens

Pittsburg Morning Sun
By ANDREW NASH Josh Cochran, Greenbush observatory director, believes that meteor showers are a show for everyone. “I think the thing that's great about ...

500 show up to American West Heritage Center's meteor event

The Herald Journal
The Friday event coincided with the height of the Perseid meteor shower, which creates a steady stream of shooting stars in late summer. ...

Perseid Meteor Shower Adorns the Sky Again

TopNews United Kingdom (blog)
Meteor shower is back this year. Each year during this time, the Earth passes through the orbit of a comet called Swift-Tuttle, which results in a meteor ...

El Paso skycam records large meteorite
A skycamera in El Paso, Texas, recorded the basketball-ized meteorite that lit up the early morning sky Tuesday. Video from ...

Meteor/Meteorite News 15AUG2010

posted on YouTube by
TheEpicEYE | 2010年08月15日 172views

Perseid Meteor Shower: Best Time to Watch Shooting Stars is After ...

The Perseid Meteor Shower tonight will be best seen from about midnight to dawn, in places with few outside lights and clear weather.

Perseid meteor shower nears peak - BostonHerald.com

Instead of staring at the TV late Thursday night, how about staring at the sky? Stargazing is on the agenda for many people this week with the annual ...

14 August 2010

Meteor/Meteorite News 14AUG2010

Perseid meteor showers: Ancient sky show plays again tonight

Seattle Times
Stargazers gather to watch the Perseid meteor showers this week. The showers coincide not only with beautiful summer weather and weekend viewing ...

Was it really a meteorite?
The Daily Jeffersonian Fri, 13 Aug 2010 10:24 AM PDT
QUAKER CITY -- A Quaker City man continued his quest Thursday for answers as to the nature and origin of a rock that he believes may be a meteorite. That quest led him to Columbus on Wednesday, ... [same swimming pool rock...

Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight—How to See Perseids

A moonless night and the chance we're passing through a meteor clump make this year's Perseids extra promising, experts say.

Perseid meteor shower returns on Thursday night

Perseid meteor shower returns on Thursday night, Shower is one of the most reliable of the year. ...

Meteor shower lights up the sky

A meteor streaks past stars in the night sky over El Torcal nature park reserve in the southern Spanish town of Antequera, near Malaga, early August 13, ...

Perseid meteor shower lights up the night sky

Washington Post
The annual Perseid meteor shower brightened up the night sky, creating a spectacle for stargazers all over the globe. ...

Perseid meteor shower probably won't pelt spacewalking astronauts, says NASA

Christian Science Monitor
The Perseid meteor shower poses minimal risk to spacewalking astronauts trying to repair the International Space Station, and might even offer them a ...

Perseid Meteor Shower Lights Skies With Shooting Stars

ABC News
By NED POTTER If you went outside between midnight and dawn this morning, and the Perseid meteor shower of 2010 was good to you, you could see the sky ...
Images from around the world, including the Perseid meteor shower, the Vintage ...

Washington Post
A meteor streaks across the starry sky over Stonehenge, in Salisbury Plain, England. The Perseid meteor shower is sparked every August when the Earth passes ...
Star parties this weekend

Salt Lake Tribune (blog)
In addition to the meteor showers, you can see Venus, Mars and Saturn really well right now. We saw them the other night without a telescope! ...

Perseid meteor shower lives up to its promise

The 2010 Perseid meteor shower lived up to its promise of a meteor per minute just before dawn Friday, providing an excellent celestial spectacle for people ...
Space Photos This Week: Meteor, Epic Iceberg, and More

National Geographic
While an electric-lighted line of mountain climbers snakes toward it, a meteor streaks over Tanzania's Mount Kilimanjaro in a photograph released Monday. ...
How To See The Meteor Shower - Easily!

News Fire
Anyone who missed this week's Perseid Meteor display due to Britain's cloudy summer skies and city haze can take solace in Explorers' newest astronomy tour, ...
Perseid Meteor Shower 2010: Last Chance to View in the Sky Tonight

Keen Observers
Perseid Meteor Shower August 2010 Tonight – People might wonder during the month of August, when they are on vacation in the country where skies are dark, ...

See meteor shower light up skies over Surrey

BBC News
UK star-gazers have reported seeing dozens of shooting stars as the Perseid meteor shower reached its climax overnight. The Royal Astronomical Society says ...

NASA video explains the Perseid meteor shower and viewing opportunities

Tonight is the night for a display that only comes once a year – the Perseid meteor shower. With the moon down and out of the way, places with clear skies ...

Heads up, Israel! Annual meteor shower promises spectacular show

By Asaf Shtull-Trauring The annual Perseid meteor shower, which is expected to peak late Thursday night, promises to be the one of the best displays of the ...

Wish Upon a Meteor

Boone Mountain Times
by Lauren K. Ohnesorge The Perseid meteor shower is expected to peak Thursday and, according to astronomer and Appalachian State University professor Dan ...

Perseid meteor shower tonight may be spoiled by rain, clouds

The Star-Ledger - NJ.com
Meteors of the Perseid meteor are often seen in these days most. If the sky remains clear the conditions are ideal - the moon does not affect the ...

13 August 2010

Meteor/Meteorite News 13AUG2010

Meteorwatch-Meteor Mayhem

1 min
Video Compilation of Perseid Meteors recorded on the evening of the 10th/ morning of the 11th of August 2010 for Meteorwatch ...

Quick Perseid Summary

by Bob Lunsford- posted on Meteorobs.org
Rates were unimpressive this morning (Aug 12) but bright meteors were aplenty. The best was a yellow -7 Perseid fireball that shot overhead and left a twisting train that lasted for nearly 30 seconds. Earlier, there was a -5 Perseid that shot down toward Polaris and left a 45 second train. Many others were of negative magnitudes, but not fireballs. An impressive -2 earthgrazing Eridanid was a highlight of the night. I think the highlight of the night was an intense orange, -3 Alpha Capricornid, that lasted 3 seconds and fragmented toward the end of its flight.
Data will follow....

The Latest Information of Perseids 2010
(The International Project for Radio Meteor Observation)
====Updated: 14:00UT 12th August.
Using worldwide radio data, the latest information of Perseids 2010 is updated.

The unusual activity has not been seen yet.
If you have radio date, please send me your free format (I hope RMOB format) from 1st August.
I really appreciate world radio meteor observers !!
With best wishes,
Hiroshi Ogawa
(The Nippon Meteor Society)

Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight

Space Weather News for August 12, 2010

PERSEID METEOR SHOWER: The annual Perseid meteor shower is underway. Earth is passing through a wide stream of debris from Comet Swift-Tuttle, and each time a fleck of comet dust hits Earth's atmosphere--flash!--there is a meteor. Forecasters say the shower will peak on Thursday, August 12th, and Friday, August 13th. You can see Perseids flitting across the sky at any time between about 10 pm on Thursday evening and sunrise on Friday morning. Observers who get away from city lights can expect to count dozens of meteors per hour, especially during the dark hours before dawn.

Tune into http://spaceweather.com
for full coverage of the shower, including a live meteor radar, a "fireball cam," updated meteor counts and pictures from around the world. ...

Meteor Shower May Be Visible Thursday Night

25 sec video YouTube
The Perseids peak is August 12-13, and with little cloud cover the next two nights, viewing should be good.

Meteor shower to light up skies tonight

USA Today
Tonight and tomorrow night marks peak viewing for one of the most prolific and awe-inspiring annual meteor showers visible in North America, the Perseids, ...

Perseid meteor shower tonight: It's a spectacular troublemaker

Christian Science Monitor
Perseid meteor shower tonight is at its peak. It's the only meteor shower known to have killed a satellite and delayed a space-shuttle launch. ...
Year's best meteor shower to peak Thursday night

Montreal Gazette
By Andrew Fazekas, The Gazette August 12, 2010 1:06 PM A meteor streaks towards the horizon during the annual Persied shower in Florida in August 2008. ...
Perseid Meteor Shower Poses Minimal Risk to Spacewalking Astronauts

By Tariq Malik The Perseid meteor shower peaks tonight, promising dazzling fireball displays to lucky skywatchers, but the cosmic rain of space rocks hasn't ...
North America To View Annual Perseid Meteor Shower Tonight

UK Today News
If there are cloudy skies, the it will be difficult to view the meteor shower. According to the NASA astronomers, an average of about 75 meteors per hour ...

Ohio man says he was hit by a meteorite

Pat Foraker, of Quaker City, believes the small rock was a meteorite. “This thing came and hit me on the left shoulder,” Foraker said, holding the object. ... [my opinion- hoax]

Perseid meteor shower: what you should know

Boston Globe
The yearly Perseid meteor show is expected to be visible tonight and here's all you need to know about getting a glimpse of the celestial light show. ...

What's Up...Meteor shower coming

Grant Tribune Sentinel
12, because you don't want to miss the annual Perseid meteor shower. The Perseids are one of the premium meteor showers of the year. ...

How-to: Photographing the Perseid Meteor Shower

Popular Photography Magazine
If you dwell in a big, bright city with a lot of lights, your chances of catching a worthwhile meteor image are going to be slim. You're going to be dealing ...

Meteor shower August 2010: how you can get the best view

Christian Science Monitor
Meteor shower August 2010 peak comes early Friday. Emanating from the constellation Perseid, the meteor shower could yield sightings in some locations of up ...

It's prime time to see (and hear) meteors

A bright Perseid meteor streaks over buildings at the Stellafane amateur astronomy convention in Springfield, Vt., on Aug. 7. Alan Boyle writes:When the ...
Showered With Stars

Huffington Post (blog)
On the evening of August 12-13 we will be able to see the wondrous Perseid meteor showers, which shoot up to 60 meteors per hour at their peak. ...
Planetarium Holds Free Meteor Shower Event

WESH Orlando
The Seminole State Planetarium is hosting a free event that it said will give residents a front seat to a meteor shower on Thursday night. ...

Searchlights off for Perseid meteor showers, please

The Desert Sun
Regarding the Perseid meteor showers (Aug. 11-14): We remind businesses not to use Klieg lights (searchlights) on any of these nights. ...

Starry, starry nights thanks to meteor showers

It's the dark of the moon right now, or close to it -- one of the most important factors for a good view of the Perseid meteor showers. ...

After midnight, Perseid meteor shower may steal show

Boston Globe
By Travis Anderson The annual Perseid meteor shower is expected to begin around 10, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration said, ...
Let's Talk About: Meteor showers

Pittsburgh Post Gazette
By Dan Malerbo, Buhl Planetarium and Observatory If you look at the sky long enough on any clear night, you can see a meteor or "shooting star. ...
Annual meteor shower tonight

Herald Zeitung
By Bryan Shettig The Herald-Zeitung | 0 comments NEW BRAUNFELS — Comal County residents looking to stargaze tonight should be able to see a meteor shower ...
Nation/world briefs

The Detroit News
Later, the fabled Perseid meteor shower will adorn the night with up to 50 shooting stars an hour. That show begins at twilight. • Ex.-Ill. Rep. ...

If skies are clear, a meteor shower beckons Thursday night into Friday morning

Kansas City Star
A spectacular meteor shower will peak as the Earth hurtles through the trail left by an ancient comet. It's an annual event called the Perseid meteor shower ...

Pretty meteor shower forecast for Friday

Viet Nam News
HA NOI — One of the prettiest meteor showers of the year was expected to be seen early Friday morning throughout Viet Nam, said Dang Vu Tuan Son head of ...

Perseid meteor shower in Reno area to peak on Thursday night

Reno Gazette-Journal
The Perseid meteor shower that shoots across the summer sky each year will be at its most prolific Thursday night and Friday morning, said amateur ...

Dr. Igal Patel, where will you watch tonight's meteor shower?

By Asaf Shtull-Trauring The Perseids, one of the most striking meteor showers that will take place this the year, will be visible tonight. ...
Are Meteor Showers True Risks To Satellite Companies? (BA, DGI, GEOY, GILT ...

24/7 Wall St. (blog)
This comes annual via the Perseid Meteor Shower that has started over the last weekend. Space.com noted “The peak of this year's Perseids is forecast to ...
Look Up: What's in the Sky This Week?

Last week, we told you to keep an eye out for the Perseid meteor shower. Tonight and tomorrow will be the best nights for this year's show, as up to 50-80 ...
Lie back' and enjoy meteorite shower
BBC News Wed, 11 Aug 2010 03:03 AM PDT
Space scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock explains how to watch the best meteor shower over the UK in recent memory...
Perseid meteor shower 2010 returns to light up the night sky

The Star-Ledger - NJ.com
Ethan Miller/Getty ImagesA Perseid meteor streaks across the sky early August 12, 2008 near Rogers Spring in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nevada. ...

Toledo Astronomical Association hosts meteor shower party Friday

In addition Mid-August provides the Persiad meteor show, the most reliable of the year. To celebrate these the Toledo Astronomical Association will be ...

Raw Video: Perseid Meteor Shower

59 sec video on YouTube
KOCO's Brandon Foster shot this video from the skies near Jones on Wednesday night.

Perseid meteor shower: Your photos

Washington Post
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Perseid Meteor Shower: Chat and tweet NASA astronomer, peak meteor times ...

Prime Writer News Network
NASA astronomer Bill Cooke is hosting a live chat during tonight's Perseid Meteor Shower. The NASA chat began at 11:00 pm and will run until 5:00 am Though ...

San Diego stargazer catches meteor shower on tape

The Perseid meteor shower is one of the year's most highly anticipated and photographed celestial shows occurring this time every August. ...

Meteor Shower August 2010 Live Video/Audio Feed

You can just sit back and relax in front of your computer and watch the meteor shower live on your screen. This live video/audio feed is from the Nasa ...

Perseid meteor shower: August 2010 marks more than just a show

Christian Science Monitor
Researchers will be gathering data during the Perseid meteor shower. August 2010 is part of a renaissance for meteor science in the US after nearly two ...
Spectacular Sight In Atlanta Skies Tonight

WSB Atlanta
Severe Weather Team 2 Chief Meterologist Glenn Burns says several planets will align with the moon, followed by a very visible meteor shower. ...

Ohio Man Says He Was Hit By Meteorite
KSAT San Antonio Thu, 12 Aug 2010 08:38 AM PDT
An Ohio man claims he was hit in the shoulder by a chunk of meteorite falling from the sky Sunday night.

Ohio Man Claims He Was Hit By Meteorite
Cleveland Scene Thu, 12 Aug 2010 06:08 AM PDT
Pat Foraker of Quaker City, Ohio, doesn't believe that a neighbor or a prankster threw a rock at him. He believes that the small rock that struck his shoulder was a meteorite.
Perseid meteor showers = shooting stars

Washington Post (blog)
Tonight is one of the peak nights for the Perseid meteor showers. Skywatch's Blaine Friedlander says that the crescent moon is expected to set at 9:22 pm ...