01 December 2010

Meteor/Meteorite News 1DEC2010

Junk science: alien creatures found in ice meteorite
Duane P. Snyder is a man with a wish, to prove alien life exists, and a meteorite, which he believes may just offer that proof. ...

Researcher suggests Australians saw meteors and ball lightning in 2006
In fact, a commercial airline pilot who landed in New Zealand that day reported seeing ameteor breaking up into fragments, which turned green as the bits ...

Historical director plans a comeback
Clackamas Review
... most prized possessions: a piece of the Willamette Meteorite, ancient petroglyphs, American Indian baskets, a fashion gallery of 19th century settlers, ...

Daily TWiP - Ann Hodges becomes the first person hit by a meteorite today in 1954
The Nashua Telegraph Tue, 30 Nov 2010 10:56 AM PST
Welcome to Daily TWiP, your daily dose of all the holidays and history we couldnât cram into The Week in Preview. Today (Nov. 30) in 1954, Ann Hodges lay down for a nap on her living room couch in her house in Sylacauga, Ala., little imagining that she was about to make history. She was woken suddenly by an eight and a half pound fragment of what would be dubbed the Sylacauga Aerolite smashing ...

Nov. 30, 1954: Alabama Woman Hit by Meteorite
WTVC Chattanooga Tue, 30 Nov 2010 09:56 AM PST
The first modern instance of a meteorite striking a human being occurs at Sylacauga, Alabama, when a meteorite crashes through the roof of a house and into a living room, bounces off a radio, and strikes a woman on the hip. ...

NASA mystery press conference: Did they find ET? 
ScienceBlogs Tue, 30 Nov 2010 07:24 AM PST
NASA has slyly, or inadvertantly, let out a handful of clues that a planned news conference will reveal details of an important new finding regarding life on other planets. There have been a number of moments in the history of astrobiology where an important find has gotten us all very excited, including the discovery of isotopic profiles on a Mars rock (a meteorite) indicating a biological ...

Eclipse, meteor shower double treat for stargazers in Dec.
meteor shower and a lunar eclipse will top the treats for stargazers in December, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services ...

Sky watchers to get celestial show
Bundaberg NewsMail
Alloway Observatory director Mac Jonsen says sky-watchers can expect a good show from the Geminids meteor shower this month. BUNDABERG residents who are ...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I saw a meteor over Sligo, Republic of Ireland, as I was leaving the Institute of Technology at around 17:25 on 01-Dec-2010.
It was orange in colour and appeared to split into several fragments. When I first noticed them they were almost directly overhead and headed south west as they gradually dimmed in brightness.