06 December 2010

Meteor/Meteorite News 6DEC2010

International Meteor Conference 2011 in Romania 

10 hours ago - The 30th International Meteor Conference will take place in Sibiu, Romania, from 2011 September 15 to 18. The local organization is in the hands of the ...

Mongolia's subtle mark on campus

Arizona Daily Wildcat - 1 hour ago
Thanks to a meteor shower in Mongolia in 1999, faculty from UA's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory made a visit to the country, and made contact with local ...

Martian Meteorite Not Evidence of Extraterrestrials, Scientists Say
SPACE.com via Yahoo! News Sun, 05 Dec 2010 07:15 AM PST
What some argue is evidence of ancient life in a
meteorite from Mars could have a simple chemical explanation, scientists now suggest.

Geminids Meteor Shower: 'Up All Night' With NASA

Space Daily
by Janet Anderson Baby, it's cold outside - but you can still enjoy the best
meteorshower of the year. The 2010 Geminid meteor shower promises to be lively ...

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

I'd say the meteorite hunter is "imagined" except that the renderings of her and her meteorite-snaring activities are somehow more realistic than what a ...
 "The Meteorite Hunter is a flawed invention. She teeters between genius and idiot....
www.wac6.com/wac6/ - 37 minutes ago

Se adentran preparatorianos en la investigación Scientífica
Preparatorianos delves into scientific research

Heraldo de chihuahua - ‎6 時間前‎

De acuerdo con los modelos tridimensionales, podría tratarse de un meteorito que impactó hace millones de años en la zona, creando las condiciones ...

According to the three-dimensional models could be a meteorite that hit millions of years ago in the area, creating the conditions ... (in search of meteorite/crater in Mexico...story in Spanish)

Best Meteor Shower of 2010 Arrives in December
By Geoff Gaherty What should be the best meteor shower of 2010 will occur in a little over a week beginning on the evening of Monday, Dec. 13. ...

Indiana University
The annual Geminid meteor shower, which will reach its maximum on the night of Dec. 13-14, usually offers the best show of the year, outperforming even the ...

Report from Reader of Meteor/Meteorite News:
West Palm Beach, FL 10:40am EST 4DEC2010
J.Frye, Lake Worth, FLGuest550 (guest) wrote: I saw something that looked like a meteor in the SE sky on Dec 4, 2010 at about 10:40am. Has anyone reported it yet? There was a short trail of vapor or fire behind it and it was falling in the SE sky for about five minutes. As it fell the trail behind it became smaller and smaller.It finally disappeared as a small white spot. There were no clouds in the sky and it was clearly visable with the naked eye. It appeared suddenly very high in the sky.It was falling SE to the east toward Miami. I dont know any other way to explain it. Sorry, SE to South. it was round and bright at the front and the trail behind it was short and begen to get shorter as it got closer to the horizon.  the whole sighting lasted about 3 to 5 minutes. were there any satelites returning from orbit at that time? an aircraft? falling vertically?
reply by LunarMeteorite*Hunter: If the event lasted 3-5 MINUTES? it was most very likely not a meteor... the typical meteor lasts under 10 seconds. 

 The AMS meteor reports are here but will not be posted for 4-5 days or so after the event: http://www.amsmeteors.org/fireball2/public.php?start_date=2010-01-01&end_date=2010-12-31  
MUFON UFO Stalker site may have a report later? http://www.ufostalker.com/

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