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, ...

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