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 ...
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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 ...

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