22 December 2010

Meteor/Meteorite New 22DEC2010

Lunar Eclipse - December 21st, 2010
Photos by Mike`s Astro Photos click link for more Mike Hankey (c) 2010

Life Ingredients Found in Superhot Meteorites—A First
National Geographic
The acids—precursors of proteins—have been unexpectedly found inside fragments of previously superheated meteorites that landed in northern Sudan in 2008, ...

Alaska winter offers stellar skygazing
Anchorage Daily News
This week will reveal more celestial phenomenon as the December Ursid Meteor Shower peaks Wednesday and Thursday. A meteor shower results as Earth crosses a ...

Parachute Fails, Man Lands in Living Room
Jakarta Globe
It's a meteor! No, it's a flying policeman! Residents of a housing estate for prosecutors in South Tangerang were surprised to see something falling from ...

Ursid meteor shower peaks tonight
Examiner.com (blog)
The Ursid meteor shower will be at its brightest tonight and tomorrow night. However, with the full moon, no one has made much mention of the Ursids this ...

Meteorite Holds Amino Acid Surprise
Discovery News
Amino acids have been discovered in a meteorite whose parent asteroid should have destroyed the compounds. Because the concentrations of the amino acids are ...

NASA finds extra-terrestrial amino-acids in Sudan meteorites
During expeditions in the Sudanese desert, scientists later recovered nearly 600 meteorite fragments from the meteor shower. Just a few weeks ago, ...

Meteorite Holds Amino Acid Surprise
Discovery News Tue, 21 Dec 2010 11:48 AM PST
Amino acids, the building blocks of life, are forming in environments never thought possible.

Space Rock Surprise
US News & World Report Tue, 21 Dec 2010 11:38 AM PST
Amino acids in meteorite may have unexpected origin. ...

Meteorite Men Star Builds Career from Space Rocks
ContributorNetwork via Yahoo! News Tue, 21 Dec 2010 10:16 AM PST
This is the second installment of my interview with Steve Arnold,meteorite hunter extraordinaire and star of the Science Channel's hit television show 'Meteorite Men.' The first article, in which Arnold clears up popular misconceptions about meteors and meteorites is here. ...

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