30 September 2010

Meteor/Meteorite News 30SEP2010

Google Earth finds massive meteor crater!
By A Michael J. Scott
An Italian mineralogist found a massive meteor crater in the Egyptian desert using only Google Earth, the Telegraph reports. The meteor is thought to have hit as recently as a few thousand years ago, and geologists say its impact site ...

Habital Planet Discovery Announcement
Its preprint is in arXiv.org ...

Visible from Asheville area: Orionid meteor shower coming up
Asheville Citizen-Times
ASHEVILLE — Astronomers at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) in Rosman remind the public of the annual Orionid Meteor Shower in October. ...

Space.com Forums | View topic - Meteor impacts news and updates
A 2008 Google Earth search led to the discovery of Kamil crater, one of the best -preserved meteorite impact sites ever found. Earlier this year, a gritty, ...

29 September 2010

Meteor/Meteorite News 29SEP2010

Opportunity rover finds 6th Mars meteorite
MSNBC Tue, 28 Sep 2010 07:45 AM PDT
After spending the weekend studying a meteorite on Mars, NASA's rover Opportunity headed to yet another space rock the sixth it has discovered on the Red Planet, SPACE.com has learned. Mars - NASA - Opportunity rover - SPACE.com - Space ...

Mars moon Phobos likely forged by catastrophic blast
MSNBC Tue, 28 Sep 2010 07:44 AM PDT
Space.com: One of the two moons of Mars most likely formed from rubble catapulted into space after a comet or meteorite slammed into the Red Planet, a new study finds. Mars - Phobos - Space.com - Space - Solar System ...

Meteorite expert makes stop in S. Oregon
NewsWatch 12 Medford - Klamath Falls Mon, 27 Sep 2010 19:21 PM PDT
Over 3 decades ago a rare meteorite was found southwest of Lakeview. ...

Google Earth Finds Meteor Crater in Egypt
The National Institute of Astrophysics believe that the meteor, which weighed about ten tons, was traveling at more than 7500 mph when it struck the earth. ...

Opportunity rover finds 6th Mars meteorite
NASA's Mars rover Opportunity took this close-up photo of an iron meteorite on Mars. The meteorite is called Oilean Ruaidh and is the fifth iron meteorite ...

YouTube - SOUTHWESTERN FIREBALL: Meteor (Sept.21st;2010.)
SOUTHWESTERN FIREBALL: Last night (Sept. 21st) around 09:01 pm MDT, a dazzling fireball glided across the skies of New Mexico and west Texas. "We've been ...

28 September 2010

Meteor/Meteorite News 28SEP2010

Google Earth helps discover massive meteor crater
London, Sep 28 (IANS) Google Earth has helped spot a meteor crater in Egypt that lay undiscovered, which could help scientists size up risks of potentially ...

Meteorite expert makes stop in S. Oregon
A meteorite expert with Portland State University was in Lakeview Monday, urging residents to keep their eyes open for the rare rocks. ...

Opportunity Rover Finds 6th Mars Meteorite
SPACE.com Mon, 27 Sep 2010 15:45 PM PDT
After spending the weekend studying a meteorite on Mars, NASA's rover Opportunity headed to yet another space rock - the sixth it has discovered on the Red Planet. ...

Mars Moon Phobos Likely Forged by Catastrophic Blast
SPACE.com Mon, 27 Sep 2010 05:15 AM PDT
One of Mars' moons probably coalesced from rubble thrown into space after a comet or meteorite slammed into the Red Planet, a new study has found. ...

Google Earth Reveals Huge Meteor Crater 'Less Than Few Thousand' Years Old
An Italian scientist by the name of Vincenzo De Michele used Google Earth to uncover a previously unknown meteor crater in the Egyptian desert in 2008, ...

26 September 2010

Meteor/Meteorite News 26SEP2010

Rocket Launch Not a Meteor
25SEP2010  at about 9:41pm PDT there was a launch of a Minotaur IV rocket in California.  Several persons have checked my website thinking that they had seen a meteor... 
related  story: A Minotaur IV rocket is scheduled to launch from Space Launch Complex-8 here Sept. 25 at 9:41 pm PDT....  Minotaur IV launch scheduled.

100th anniversary: Pioneers' Home housed notables
Sun Shopper - Joanna Dodder Nellans - 6 hours ago
Albert Franklin Banta - often credited with being the first white man to discover Arizona's Meteor Crater. Banta first came to Arizona in 1863 and helped ...

Scientist confirms meteorite fall north of Jacksonville
Jacksonville Journal-Courier Sat, 25 Sep 2010 05:03 AM PDT
It was a mystery more than three years in the making. Not the bright lights reported across west-central Illinois the evening of Feb. 4, 2007. Most already figured the widespread calls to law enforcement agencies in Iowa, Wisconsin and Illinois...  

Bright September Meteor
Also seen by NASA's all sky meteor cameras at MSFC and in Chickamauga, GA, the meteor was located above the Atlanta area, some 180 miles away from where he ...

Google Earth helps scientist spot meteor crash site
The 10-tonne meteor drilled a hole 16m deep and 45m wide in the rocky terrain. Researchers are now analysing meteor fragments from the site. ...

Solved: mystery of the meteor-shedding asteroid

New Scientist
AN ASTEROID that is the source of an annual meteor shower may owe its weird crumbliness to intense cooking by the sun. Most meteor showers are thought to ...
Fireball seen over Santa Fe likely a meteor; plus video, page 1
A bright, "significant" fireball seen passing near Santa Fe and Pecos on Tuesday night was likely a meteor, according to an Eldorado astronomer who captured ...

Astro Bob blog: Curious dark rock on Mars may be visitor from the asteroid belt

Duluth News TribuneThe Opportunity Rover finds another possible iron meteorite on Mars. Some cool pix, including 3D photos. NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity used its ...

Jacksonville, IL (05 Feb 07, 0144 UTC)
Fireball Radar Analysis by Marc Fries
This post is in response to a comment from Jake (jacob.schafer5), who wrote (23 Sep 10): -
There was a fireball I saw a couple years ago while in western Indiana. Recently I have gotten into meteorite hunting and thought back on it and I guess a bunch of other people saw it too: [Event]#69 ...

25 September 2010

Meteor/Meteorite Bulletin-- CA, AZ, NV, UT Meteor 24SEP2010 Detected -Update to follow

CA, AZ, NV, UT 8:40 Pacific 24SEP2010 Meteor Observers (c) 2010 Mike Bandli / LunarMeteoriteHunters (click to enlarge)

CA, AZ, NV, UT Meteor 24SEP2010  Meteor Detection System Trigger:

  The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News Site Traffic indicated a major meteor event over CA, AZ, NV and UT at approximately 8:40pm Pacific time on September 24. 
Subsequent checking on Facebook and Twitter also indicated meteor activity (see Google Earth image about to see where observers were located).

No further details are known at this time; updates to follow.  LunarMeteorite*Hunter

Sample of Search Data (incomplete listing):

Searcher`s Location ---- Searched Terms--- Time of Search ---

Santa Monica, California  september 24 2010 meteorite.  14:29:31 -- 8 minutes ago

Phoenix, Arizona  meteor crash arizons september 24 2010.  14:29:15 -- 8 minutes ago

Camarillo, California   fireball southern CA  14:27:18 -- 14 minutes ago

Chino Valley, Arizona meteor arizona  24 september 2010   14:08:36 -- 25 seconds ago

Hesperia, California  Fireball September, 24 2010  14:06:18 -- 2 minutes ago
San Bernardino, California a meteor sightings sept 24 2010.  13:59:59 -- 9 minutes ago

Los Angeles, California  fireball sightings in inland empire california sept 24 2010  13:55:56 -- 13 minutes ago

Lakeside, California  shooting star sightings sept. 24 2010.  13:43:38 -- 25 minutes ago

Las Vegas, Nevada meteor in california on september 24, 2010.  13:36:18 -- 32 minutes ago

Lake Hughes, California  large meteor in West Sept 24 2010.  13:30:58 -- 38 minutes ago

United States glowing fireball over mi sept 24 2010.  13:29:56 -- 39 minutes ago
Goodyear, Arizona  Sep 24 2010 meteor sighting Phoenix Az 2010.  13:20:02 -- 48 minutes ago

Chino Hills, California  meteor september 24 2010.  13:16:16 -- 52 minutes ago

24 September 2010

Video #3 - "Event 3" Texas, New Mexico, Colorado Meteor 21SEP2010 9:01pm MDT 24SEP2010

"Event 3" Texas, New Mexico, Colorado Meteor 21SEP2010 9:01pm MDT

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posted on YouTube by weatherroads | 2010年09月23日 1View
Video Source: NMSU Allsky Camera Network (c)2010

Back to Other Meteor/Meteorite News 23SEP2010

Fireball seen over Santa Fe likely a meteor

New Mexican
A bright "significant" fireball seen passing near Santa Fe and Pecos last night was likely a meteor, according to an Eldorado astronomer observer who caught ...

Mars rover will look at possible meteorite

22 (UPI) -- The Mars Rover Opportunity snapped an image of a rock on the planet's surface that may be a meteorite and is being sent to investigate, ...

Google Earth Search Leads to Meteorite Impact Site Discovery in Egyptian Desert

Space Ref (press release)
A 2008 Google Earth search led to the discovery of Kamil crater, one of the best-preserved meteorite impact sites ever found. Earlier this year, a gritty, ...

Sandia National Laboratories meteor video

The all-sky camera at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque captured a large meteor streaking across the sky Tuesday night.

NASA rover finds another possible meteorite on Mars
MSNBC Wed, 22 Sep 2010 09:44 AM PDT
NASA's plucky Mars rover Opportunity has discovered what appears to be another meteorite on the surface of the Red Planet, bringing its lifetime total to five so far.Space.com: Mars - Mars rover - Red Planet - Opportunity rover - Space

Rare meteorite discovered in rural southern Oregon
The Oregonian Tue, 21 Sep 2010 18:40 PM PDT
Chemical analysis has determined that the 63.6 gram (about 2 ounces) space rock belongs to the IIF iron meteorite group, which includes only eight other recognized meteorites across the globe, said Lyn Craig of Fossil, executive director of the nonprofit Libraries of Eastern Oregon. The libraries, with funding help from NASA, have sponsored Pugh to speak to more than four dozen public libraries ...

Martian meteorite grabs NASA Mars rover's attention
Network World Wed, 22 Sep 2010 09:32 AM PDT
NASA's Mars rover Opportunity will take a small detour on its current journey to check out what could be a toaster-sized iron-based meteorite that crashed into the red planet.... Read more

Oppyâs New Meteorite Find (in 3-D!)
Universe Today Wed, 22 Sep 2010 07:10 AM PDT
The Opportunity rover has done it again â found another strange-looking rock sitting on Meridiani Planum, and it looks like another meteorite. âThe dark color, rounded texture and the way it is perched on the surface all make it look like an iron meteorite,â said Matt Golombek from the MER science team. Unofficially named [...]

Opportunity finds possible meteorite
PhysOrg Wed, 22 Sep 2010 06:28 AM PDT
(PhysOrg.com) -- Images that NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity took at the end of an 81-meter (266-foot) drive on Sept. 16 reveal a dark rock about 31 meters (102 feet) away. The rover's science team has decided to go get a closer look at the toaster-sized rock and determine whether it is an iron meteorite....

Mars Rover Spies a Possible Meteorite
Discovery News Wed, 22 Sep 2010 05:53 AM PDT
Mars rover Opportunity will make a pit stop to get a closer look at the toaster-sized rock....

Ore. meteorite generating interest

The Columbian
Now he's learned it's actually a thumb-size meteorite that's generating interest from scientists around the world. Dick Pugh of the Cascadia Meteorite ...

It came from outer space: Rare meteorite discovered in Oregon

Now, the thumb-sized "Fitzwater Pass meteorite" that he picked up in 1976 while hunting for agates and jasper is generating interest from scientists ...

Terry Pratchett's Self-Made Meteorite Sword
Slashdot Tue, 21 Sep 2010 07:37 AM PDT
jamie writes "Fantasy author Sir Terry Pratchett says he was so excited after being knighted by the Queen that he decided to make his own sword to equip himself for his new status... the author dug up 81kg of ore and smelted it in the grounds of his house, using a makeshift kiln built from clay and hay and fueled with damp sheep manure. ...

Sir Terry Pratchett's Self-Made Meteorite Sword Is the Closest We Get to Excalibur [Swords]
Gizmodo Mon, 20 Sep 2010 20:10 PM PDT
# swords Terry Pratchett may write a mean fantasy novel, but he also forges one heckuva sword. In honor of being knighted last year, Sir Pratchett dug up 175 pounds of iron ore, sprinkled in some meteorites, and made himself a proper weapon. ...

23 September 2010

Sandia Video for "Event 3" of Major Bolides 21SEP2010 TX NM CO

Sandia Video for "Event 3" of Major Bolide 21SEP2010 TX, NM, CO
(c) 2010 Sandia National Laboratories
/ Sandia All Sky Camera Network

The Paris Codex
Az Androméda-köd első ábrázolása Al-Suffi atlasza, X. sz. (Párizsi-kódex)
/ Dr. Bartha Lajos

Fireball event over Oregon and Washington Thursday, September 23, 2010 5:46 AM

Fireball event over Oregon and Washington
At 6:00 a.m., yesterday, Tuesday September 21st, fishermen
along the Deschutes river near the Columbia river witness a
large fireball traveling from the South to the North. It
broke into multiple pieces with numerous bursts and disruptions. They saw glowing pieces moving beyond the fireballs. The light from the fireball cast shadows and illuminated the ground as dawn was approaching. Several photographs were taken of the fireball and the contrail that remained in the sky after the event. Bob Toman a river guide sitting in his jet sled at the mouth of the Deschutes where it flows into the Columbia river said that it was close to dark there on the river but the contrail was illuminated by the rising sunlight.
E.T. posted on Meteorite List

UPDATES Coming In --Texas, New Mexico, Colorado Fireball 21SEP2010 23SEP2010

Meteor lights up New Mexico night sky

posted on YouTube by KRQE | 2010年09月22日1View

New Mexicans looking skyward at about 9:03 p.m. Tuesday witnessed a brighter-than-average meteor streaking across the sky.

22 September 2010

Major Bolide Meteor Fireball 23 Seconds Duration Texas, New Mexico, Colorado 21SEP2010

Major Asteroid Debris Passes? or Hits?
Bolide Meteor Fireball 23-Second Duration Texas, New Mexico, Colorado 21SEP2010

"EVENT 3"- 23 Seconds!!! Multple Bolide Event 9:03MDT 21SEP2010
(03:03 UTC 22SEP2010) Event 3 of 4 reported
written and reported by Jim Gamble (El Paso) and Dirk Ross (Tokyo)
All RightsReserved LunarMeteorite*Hunters 12:03p 22 SEP2010 Tokyo
Contact for publication: drtanuki@gmail.com

Allsky cameras throughout New Mexico captured a major bolide(s)/meteor fireball(s) at approximately 9:03 pm MDT (03:03 UTC). The fireball was traveling SSE to NNW, one of which flew directly over Albuquerque, NM producing sonic booms as reported by Thomas Ashcraft of the Ashcraft All Sky Meteor Observatory in Santa Fe, NM.
The "Event 3" was visually observed from El Paso All Sky Camera in El Paso, Texas by Jim Gamble. Initial estimates place the magnitude of the event at a -11 (nearly as bright as the full moon).
"Event 3", captured by the Ashcraft Observatory had a duration of 23 seconds with no terminal detonation detected, even though sonic booms were reported.
Additional data/video from Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, NM. and New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM. will be released later when available.
Reports on Events 1, 2, and 4 are posted, please see Jim Gamble`s Website @ http://www.elpasoallsky.blogspot.com/

Asteroid Debris Bolide Event #3 Video

Video Credit: Thomas Ashcraft (c) 2010 ALL Rights Reserved
TX, NM, CO "Event 3" Asteroid Bolide 21SEP2010

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Be sure also to visit the AMS fireball website to report your sightings.

20 September 2010

Meteor/Meteorite News 20SEP2010

The world's first astronomers might have been Australian Aborigines

io9 - 1 hour ago
He's hopeful ancient depictions or rock carvings of celestial phenomena like a meteor shower or comet might provide just such a date. ...

Too close for celestial comfort

Arizona Daily Sun - 9 hours ago
Medium-sized ones like the one that created Meteor Crater would have immediate ... If it's rich in metal -- like the solid-iron meteorite that made Meteor ...

Dan bacterias clave de vida espacial

A.M. - 7 hours ago
Por eso es importante el trabajo de bacterias fósiles en rocas o en meteoritos”, explicó Blanco en entrevista. El equipo de especialistas, encabezado por ...

Campo Grande terá minicurso e exposição de meteoritos durante o X Erea

Correio do Estado - 6 hours ago
Reconhecer um meteorito pode ser mais fácil do que se imagina. É isso o que pretende mostrar o minicurso “Como encontrar e identificar meteoritos”, ...

Three famous UFO sightings on today's date in 1952, 1961 and 1976

Tucson Citizen - Cherlyn Gardner Strong - 5 hours ago
At 11:00 am on September 19th, a British Meteor jet aircraft encountered a UFO at Topcliffe, Yorkshire, England. As the jet approached for landing, ...

Another UFO spotted

NTNews.com.au - Annie Sanson - 5 hours ago
Not bright like the tail of a meteorite or space junk re-entry, nor like an aircraft con trail." "But this was the only one I can say was definitely ...

Vatican's astronomer says he'd love to 'baptise an alien' (re-issue)

SINDH TODAY - 11 hours ago
Dr Consolmagno, the curator of the Pope's meteorite collection, is a trained astronomer and planetary scientist at the Vatican's observatory. (ANI)

松 江で天文学会総会 きょう研究成果発表 島根

MSN産経ニュース - 1 day ago
... の地上観測チームに参加したメンバーが研究成果を披露。平成4年に落下した美保関隕石の所有者、松本優さんの発表も行われる。いずれ も一般公開され、参加無料。

19 September 2010

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  • Carbon in Meteorites by Gregory T. Shanos

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18 September 2010

Meteor/Meteorite News 18SEP2010

Vatican astronomer sees possibility-- in theory-- of intelligent life elsewhere

Catholic Culture
Brother Consolmagno—who is not the chief astronomer of the Vatican, but the curator of the Vatican's meteorite collection—made it clear that he was ...

Meteorite on display in Castle Rock this weekend

Longview Daily News
Brenda Blevins McCorkle / The Daily News Ron Graichen, left, helped Don Wasson identify the meteorite that he and his wife found about 10 years ago in ...

17 September 2010

Meteor/Meteorite News 17SEP2010

Meteor blazes a trail on the Northside

Northside People (blog) - 16 hours ago
A NUMBER of lucky Northsiders were treated to the rare and spectacular sight of a meteor blazing through the night sky recently. One resident who lives on ...

Moon Crater Map Reveals Early Solar System History

Wired News (blog) - Jess McNally - 16 hours ago
The basin formed from a projectile that impacted the moon about 3.8 billion years ago, likely during the massive ejection of asteroids from the meteor belt ...

Back to the moon's future

Science News - Camille M. Carlisle - 16 hours ago
In general, fewer craters mean a younger surface, because fewer meteorites have had time to hit it. Scientists have linked crater density to age for various ...

Meteorite on display in Castle Rock this weekend

Longview Daily News - 8 hours ago
Brenda Blevins McCorkle / The Daily News Ron Graichen, left, helped Don Wasson identify the meteorite that he and his wife found about 10 years ago in ...

Aliens with souls are living among the stars' says Vatican astronomer

Daily Mail - David Derbyshire - 25 minutes ago
Dr Consolmango, 57, the curator of the Pope's meteorite collection, is a trained astronomer and planetary scientist at the Vatican's observatory. ...

16 September 2010

Meteor/Meteorite News 16SEP2010

How fast can the fastest meteor travel at space ? - Yahoo! Answers

As with any material body, its speed has the top bound of the speed of light. However, it would require a catastrophic event for a piece of matter to acquire that ...

Space For All - The HobbySpace Log » More about Columbian meteor

Via readers comes links to more articles and videos about the meteor seen ... Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News: Santander Columbia Meteor News Video ...

15 September 2010

Meteor/Meteorite News 15SEP2010

WikiAnswers - What name is given to the meteor which manages to ...

Astronomy question: What name is given to the meteor which manages to penetrate the atmosphere and fall on the surface of the earth? ...

3 meteor showers light up sky -- Shanghai Daily | 上海日报 ...

STARGAZERS in China are in for a feast for their eyes as three major meteor showers will hit the earth one by one from end of this month. ...

Pure-form Big Chill Scenario Seems Vindicated

IEEE Spectrum (blog)
A few years ago groups of scientists produced evidence that the St. Lawrence dam collapse was induced not by post-ice age warming but by a meteor. ...

Should We Use Nuclear Weapons to Deflect Comets From the Earth?

Big Think
By detonating it near a meteor or comet, one may be able to use the shock wave to gently deflect it so that it does not hit the earth. ...

Hopes up for meteorite

Bombala Times
HOPES of finding the meteorite that fell in the local area on August 17 have lifted, with the Bombala Times having spoken with a new witness who saw the ...

Supernova shrapnel found in meteorite
Science Daily Mon, 13 Sep 2010 21:29 PM PDT
Scientists have identified the microscopic shrapnel of a nearby star that exploded just before or during the birth of the solar system 4.5 billion years ago. ...

Halley's Comet Was Spotted By Ancient Greeks

"I find it really interesting that the meteor was not associated with any mythological stories," Graham said. "The headlines at the time were all about the ...

14 September 2010

Meteor/Meteorite News 14SEP2010

Should We Use Comets and Asteroids to Terraform Mars?

Big Think
We also mentioned that, if you aim the comet or meteor carefully, you can control its orbit. This means you can gently have the comet or meteor enter Mars ...

Ancient Greeks may have spotted comet

Aristotle wrote about meteor about a century after it occurred and said about the same time the meteorite fell, "a comet was visible in the west. ...

Editorial: Two asteroids and close calls

Albany Democrat Herald
Todd again: “About 50000 years ago, a 160-foot asteroid hit the Earth and created the Meteor Crater in Arizona.” Todd says the population of undiscovered ...

How To Record Videos Of Meteor Impacts on Jupiter

MIT Technology Review (blog)
flared0ne : Might as well spill it here, while I'm thinking about it and before I lose it... And keep in mind... ... : speed and gravity have a time ...

First sighting of Halley's comet pushed back two centuries

Chinese astronomers first described the comet in 240 BC, but in ancient Greece in 466-467 BC Greek authors described a meteor the size of a wagon that ...

Meteor Crater: Experience an Ancient Impact

Our Amazing Planet
By Linda and Dr. Dick Buscher, OurAmazingPlanet Contributors Some 50000 years ago a nickel-iron meteorite thought to have been about 148 feet (45 meters) ...

Meteorite carries remnant of the supernova that created our solar system

The Orgueil meteorite crashed into France 150 years ago. It's over 4.5 billion years old...and it might carry a piece of an ancient supernova that was ...

Cunnamulla rock at centre of dispute declared a meteorite

Herald Sun
By Sophie Elsworth SPACE rock: Cunnamulla Constable Ashley Thompson with the rock. it has now officially been declared a meteorite. Source: The Courier-Mail ...

Grains of 'Star Stuff' Found in Meteorite
Discovery News Mon, 13 Sep 2010 16:24 PM PDT
One of the most mind-blowing revelations to come from astronomy is that, as Carl Sagan so succinctly put it, "We are star stuff." Now scientists have sound the stuff of supernovae in a meteorite sample.

Disputed rock now a meteorite
News.com.au Mon, 13 Sep 2010 14:28 PM PDT
AN ODD-looking rock found in a dirt paddock on an outback western Queensland property is officially a meteorite.

Supernova Shrapnel Found In Meteorite
SpaceDaily Sun, 12 Sep 2010 17:37 PM PDT
by Staff Writers Chicago IL (SPX) Sep 13, 2010 Scientists have identified the microscopic shrapnel of a nearby star that exploded just before or during the birth of the solar system 4.5 billion years ago.

San Diego California Meteor Explosion September 10 ...
( video)
41 sec
More witnesses on what is supposedly a Meteor entering earth. For miles ahead. San Diego, San Bruno California www ...

How to Record Videos of Meteor Impacts on Jupiter

MIT Technology Review (blog)
Two videos of a meteor hitting Jupiter, taken from different parts of Earth, could usher in a new era of amateur astronomy. On the night of 10 June earlier ...

13 September 2010

Meteor/Meteorite News 13SEP2010

Cunnamulla rock at centre of dispute declared a meteorite

Courier Mail - ‎2 分前‎
by Sophie Elsworth SPACE rock: Cunnamulla Constable Ashley Thompson with the rock. it has now officially been declared a meteorite. Source: The Courier-Mail ...

Phoenix Lander Discovers Mars' History of Water

DailyTech - ‎22 分前‎
One meteorite in particular crystallized about 170 million years ago, which is considered recent in Mars' geological time, and contains carbonates with ...

Aristotle described comet centuries ago

eWorld Post (blog) - ‎6 分前‎
He mentioned in the work that around the same time the meteorite fell “a comet was visible in the west.” Aristotle was also the teacher of Alexander the ...

First sighting of Halley's comet pushed back two centuries

PhysOrg.com - ‎2 時間前‎
Graham suggests Anaxagoras probably actually predicted that rocks might fall from the sky rather than a particular meteorite. Anaxagoras made the prediction ...

How microbes could help colonize Mars

Mother Nature Network - ‎14 分前‎
One acid-loving, iron-oxidizing microbe proved capable of perhaps using material from a Murchison meteorite, according to a 2009 study by Gronstal and ...

Today In History

eTaiwan News - ‎11 時間前‎
2007 - Peruvian astronomers say that a meteorite crashed near Lake Titicaca over the weekend, a rare occurence that left an elliptical crater and magnetic ...

"Patagonia Meteor" by Stephane Guisard (TWAN)

The photographer was lucky enough to capture a fireball (very bright meteor) above the mountains and right below Sirius, the brightest star of the entire ...

Astro Bob blog: Researcher finds new meteor crater without leaving ...

An Italian researcher makes the discovery of a lifetime. Check out the newly- found meteor crater from your desktop. ...

Asteroids & Earth

from meteor and asteroid dust. Today is the 51st anniversary of the 1st man-made object to impact the moon Luna 2. All this and more on this week's Sky Talk ...

What is "shocked quartz"?

When new meteors hit or when older locations are scouted, this rarest of phenomena is one of the more prized trophies that meteor hunters and scientists ...

El cometa Halley veraneó en la Tierra en el siglo V a.C.

Publico.es - ‎1 時間前‎
Cinco siglos antes de Cristo algunos escritores clásicos aseguran que un gran meteorito se estrelló en el norte de Grecia, según dejaron patente en sus ...

Gregos terão visto o Halley em 466 a. C.

Diário de Notícias - Lisboa - ‎12 時間前‎
O Norte da Grécia terá sido atingido por um meteorito no período temporal entre os anos de 466 e 468 a. C. e, segundo um artigo publicado no Journal of ...

12 September 2010

Australia Meteor News - Gippsland Victoria Meteor 6SEP2010 12SEP2010

Andrew from Gippsland, Victoria, Australia wrote on 12SEP2010:
"I live in Gippsland Victoria Australia and last Monday night, 6th of September, (I'm not sure exactly what time it was, possibly around 22.30 - midnight.) my time I saw the biggest meteorite I have ever seen. It was so bright it lit up the outside of my workshop and I turned around just in time to see it moving from the east to west in the northern sky. It appeared to break up as it came through the earths atmosphere, I have been searching online for any reports from others who may have seen it but so far found nothing. I've seen shooting stars before but never anything this big."

Thank you Andrew!

Anyone with information please comment.

Note: Please report your sightings to either the AMS or IMO groups so that researchers can follow up. There are links on the sidebar for both.

Meteor/Meteorite News 12SEP2010

Did it fall a meteorite? (Google Translation from Spanish to English)

As I write these lines has not yet found the exact spot where the visible object fell on Sunday September 5 in the territory Santander. ... http://www.vanguardia.com/opinion/columnistas/75187-cayo-un-meteorito

'Meteorite fragments' are rocks, cement - Colombia news | Colombia ...

21 hours ago - Material thought to be fragments from a suspected meteorite which crashed to earth in Colombia's Santander department is mostly cement and commons rocks, ...

Stellar Explosion Remnants Found in Meteorite

By analyzing the Orgueil meteorite, which landed in 1864 in France, experts were able to determine that the rock has such peculiar levels of the metallic ...

Mars a 'dead' planet? Its water history may suggest otherwise.

Christian Science Monitor
They compared them with carbon and oxygen isotopes locked up in carbon and oxygen found in Martian meteorites found on Earth. The meteorites – cosmic time ...

International Meteor Conference 2010

Jürgen Rendtel, President of the International Meteor Organization ... P06: Mitja Govedič: About meteor group on Youth astronomical and research camp 2010 ...

11 September 2010

Southern California Meteor Event 10SEP2010 11SEP2010

Clear skies and a large meteor sighting over the Southland dazzles commuters
September 10th, 2010 12:49 pm PT
The U.S. Coast Guard reports that the crew of the USS Sterett saw a fireball streak across the sky at around 5 a.m. Friday morning. Ironically this sighting happened during a time where the marine layer was not present. ...

San Diego Meteor September 10, 2010

posted on YouTube by stacyphx | 2010年09月10日2778 views

Given all the reports of near-miss asteroids in the past few days, I thought this story was interesting. A reported meteor/fireball streaked across the sky from Mexico to Long Beach at 5AM this morning, September 10, 2010.

Meteor sighting over San Diego; Meteor or Edwards Air Force Base landing

The Weather Space
SAN DIEGO, California -- TheWeatherSpace.com's newsroom inbox was flooded this morning and still is from a large meteor sighting over Southern California. ...

10 September 2010

Meteor/Meteorite News 10SEP2010

Scientist: Colombia 'meteorite' is Russian space junk

Colombia Reports - ‎3 時間前‎
Colombian air force helicopters had been commissioned to fly over the area to try to locate the meteorite. Fragments of what may be the remains of the ... (One scientist says Russian space junk; but maybe not! says other researcher with undetermined "specimen".)

Supernova shrapnel slammed into meteorite

NetworkWorld.com - ‎3 時間前‎
Scientists this week said they found microscopic shrapnel in a meteorite of a star they say exploded around the birth of our solar system 4.5 billion years ...

Phoenix Mars Lander finds surprises about red planet's watery past

EurekAlert (press release) - ‎2 時間前‎
The comparisons of isotopes in Mars' atmosphere with those in the meteorites provide confirmation of key findings. For example, one meteorite that ...

Hunt for fallen meteorite hits Galway

Galway Advertiser - ‎12 時間前‎
By Martina Nee The hunt for the meteorite which landed on Irish soil last week has been narrowed down to an area between Portumna and Galway city, according ...

Hunt in Ireland for meteorite worth more than £80000

Belfast Telegraph
The search is on in Northern Ireland and the Republic for a meteorite that could be worth more than its weight in gold. A fireball blazed across the night ...

NASA Is Running Out of Money to Monitor Earth-Destroying Asteroids (Part 2 of 2)

Big Think
We are also amazed at the meteor showers when we are able to see them. The local news usually let's you know when you will be able to catch a glimpse and ...

Search on for Irish meteorite said to be worth nearly $130,000
Irish Central Sun, 05 Sep 2010 05:44 AM PDT
Astronomers in Ireland are on the look out for a meteorite that could be worth about $129,000, after a meteor shower Wednesday night. David Moore , chairman of Astronomy Ireland , the national astronomy club, told the Herald that the discovery of a meteorite would be rare.

Ancient Greeks spotted Halley's comet

New Scientist - ‎3 時間前‎
According to ancient authors, from Aristotle onwards, a meteorite the size of a "wagonload" crashed into northern Greece sometime between 466 and 468 BC ...

Colombia fails to find meteorite crash site

Colombia Reports - ‎2010年9月7日‎
Despite a 1000-strong search team and a police helicopter looking for the remains of a giant fireball seen in the skies of central Colombia, authorities ...


ナショナルジオグラフィック 公式日本語サイト - ‎2010年8月24日‎
研究チームのリーダーでアメリカにあるアリゾナ州立大学隕石研究センター(Center for Meteorite Studies)の研究員オードリー・ブービエ氏は、「原始太 陽の成長が一段落した後から、温度低下で物質の凝縮が始まり、この含有物の形成も始まった」と話す。 ...

Lunar Pencil Lead: Graphite Found in Moon Rock Collected During

Scientific American - ‎8 時間前‎
The researchers surmise that the graphite inclusions stem from a meteorite strike, probably during a period of intense impacts about four billion years ago ...

What to do in the event of nukes

msnbc.com (blog) - ‎3 時間前‎
Meteorite contains shrapnel from a supernova that occurred as our solar system was being born. Discover magazine provides a handy how-to guide for ...

First UK camera to scan clouds at night

BBC News
Since the camera was installed in October 2009 the camera has detected 26 potential fireballs, and a few actual fireballs from the recent Perseid meteor ...

Debate over mini-Ice Age rocks world of geology

Montreal Gazette - ‎1 時間前‎
The study also contends that the "nanodiamonds" documented in previous studies were, in fact, misidentified samples of a carbon-based substance called ...

Il pericolo degli asteroidi fra tecnologia e finzione

Terra - ‎35 分前‎
Il prossimo meteorite è previsto per il 1° ottobre. Questa notte il cielo terrestre è stato attraversato da uno di quei fenomeni silenziosi ma di cui sono ...

Moon Watch Party: anche nel Salento l'evento globale della NASA

Cannibali - ‎8 時間前‎
Al termine si potrà partecipare all'estrazione di una autentica meteorite lunare. Si chiama Moon Watch Party la manifestazione promossa dalla NASA, per la ...

How Microbes Could Help Colonize Mars

Astrobiology Magazine - ‎13 時間前‎
One acid-loving, iron-oxidizing microbe proved capable of perhaps using material from a Murchison meteorite, according to a 2009 study by Gronstal and ...

Ecco l'antenato del velociraptor: più grande, più rapido e più pericoloso

Nuova Società - ‎6 時間前‎
... ma anche da quelli scoperti in Cina, i dinosauri non si sono tutti estinti 65 milioni di anni fa, forse a causa dell'impatto di un meteorite sulla Terra ...