31 January 2011

Meteor/Meteorite News 31JAN2011

Photo of meteor over Harvard Square captured
Wicked Local
By Staff reports A Somerville photographer captured a photo of a meteor streaking across the sky over Harvard Square Saturday night. ...

Wyoming meteorite travels far to be classified
Billings Gazette
It takes more than a rock hunter's hunch for the world to accept a rock as a meteorite. First, a scientist determines if it is a meteorite by examining its ...

February 2nd: Meteor Detection by Radar for the Amateur Observer
By kortney.hogan
Using simple receiving equipment and a distant TV or radio transmitter, radar echoes can be received that will allow meteors to be observed throughout the day , including meteor showers that only ever occur during daylight. ...

Billings resident finds Wyoming meteorite after 10-year hunt
Billings Gazette
Jon Todd shows a few pieces of a larger meteorite he found near Hyattville, Wyo., in 2008. * Nearly all meteorites come from the asteroid belt between Mars ...

Citizens' groups plan astronomy movement
Indian Express
Citizens groups have taken the lead in coming up with an astronomy movement to encourage amateur astronomers to collect and share data about meteor ...

Bone suggests dinosaurs survived meteorite strike
Vancouver Sun
But that meteorite hit 700000 years before the death of the giant, vegetarian beast that left its femur behind in present-day New Mexico. ...

Study sheds light on asteroid deflection strategy to avert collision
Matloff presented a paper on the results of the City Tech team's optical transmission experiments, "Optical Transmission of an Allende Meteorite Thin ...

Polarization and scattering of a long-duration meteor trail
Ionosphere: Meteor-trail physics; Radio Science: Radar atmospheric physics; Radio Science: Radio wave propagation. Abstract ...

Bone discovery suggests dinos survived meteor strike
In the past, Fassett has controversially proposed that the region may have been a refuge for some dinosaurs that survived the colossal meteorite strike ...

Asteroid Once Seen As Danger Offers Chance For Close Study
International Business Times
The crater would be on the order of 3 kilometers wide, twice as large as Meteor Crater in Arizona. Destruction would be widespread. ...

Dinosaurs survived for at least 700,000 years after meteorite collision
Daily Telegraph Fri, 28 Jan 2011 08:35 AM PST
Dinosaurs survived for more than 700,000 years after the earth was hit by a massive meteorite originally believed to have caused their extinction, according to new research.

Martian meteorites that fell upon earth
4 min
the Martian life discovery, through martian meteorites fell upon earth

Letters from Readers:
Harrisonburg, VA Meteor 30JAN2011
Hi, a friend and I saw a green meteorite (we think?) early Sunday (Jan 30) morning at 12:05-12:10am while walking on campus at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. Have you heard of anyone else seeing anything? Thanks!  Kate B.
Kate check here for other`s reports: http://www.amsmeteors.org/fireball2/public.php?start_date=2011-01-01&end_date=2011-02-31&state=&event_id=&submit=Find+Reports

Anonymous wrote:
I was on Rt 40 east North Carolina between Greensboro and Burlington at 12:04 AM Sunday 1/30/11 Saw large fire ball off to south east. Burned for 2 seconds. really big flash and fire tail. Any one else see it?  Yes, see above post; thanks!

Meteors Reported for 30JAN2011
Jan 31 2011, 9:24 AM
bobnc (guest): 
I think I saw one in Snow camp, NC about 12:05 a.m. on Jan 30,had no tail but bright light going fast then out of site over the trees. Don't know much about meteors,could this be one.

Jan 31 2011, 2:08 PM
Guest239 (guest)wrote: 
8:30 PST, Jan 30 2011, Vernon, British Columbia: meteor in the northern sky heading northeast

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