30 March 2011

Meteor/Meteorite News 30MAR2011

International Dark-Sky Week: April 1-8, 2011
By William Atkins You'll be able to see the night sky better if you observe International Dark-Sky Week from April 1 to 8, 2011, and throughout the year, as fantastic celestial sights will be better unveiled, such as the Lyrid meteor shower on the ...

Durban 'UFO' was satellite debris
Times LIVE
The burning fireball crossing Durban's skyline last week was from outer space but "was not a UFO", the African Space Institute said yesterday. Those who saw the bright light on Tuesday night described it as a glowing circle or ring moving fast towards ...

Earth as a target
Astronomy Magazine
By Liz Kruesi About 50000 years ago, an asteroid impacted Earth's surface and created Barringer Crater (also known as Meteor Crater) in northern Arizona. It dug out a hole nearly a mile wide. Peter Kresan Earth has been hit by asteroids and comets in ...

Rocks in solar system looked like candy floss
Hindustan Times
Researchers from Imperial College London and other international institutions made the discovery after highly detailed analysis of a meteorit e fragment ...

Gujarat hopes its Jurassic Park will draw tourists
Vyas said it was widely believed that this place was a part of the `Shiva crater' that was formed millions of years ago by a meteor crash. The meteor crash, and the later volcano eruptions devastated this area, scientists believe. ...

Ga. science museum gets NASA fireball camera | The Associated ...
By The Associated Press
Tellus Science Museum in north Georgia is the newest site added to NASA's fireball camera network that tracks meteors.

'A Professor, a President, and a Meteor: The Birth of American Science'
 PhysOrg.com (press release)
"A Professor, a President, and a Meteor: The Birth of American Science" is published by Prometheus Books. Credit: Prometheus Books When a fiery meteor crash in 1807 lit up the dark early-morning sky in Weston, Connecticut, it did more than startle the ..

News On 6, Amateur Astronomer Capture Bright Light Shooting Across Oklahoma Sky

News On 6
Amateur astronomer James Beauchamp visited Six in the Morning Friday to discuss how he got video of what was most likely a meteor falling from space. "They're very common, it's just that people don't see them very often. It just happens we had a clear ...

Meteorite Just One PIece of an Unknown Celestial Body
2 min
Date- 28th Mar 11 Source- carnegiescience.edu 'Scientists from all over the world are taking a second, more expansive, look at ...

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