07 April 2011

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 7APR2011 with Mustard

Souvenirs from space
Sydney Morning Herald
The ads are for chunks of meteorites, bits of asteroids that have fallen from the sky and are as prized by scientists as they are by collectors. As more meteorites have been discovered in recent years, interest in them has flourished and an illegal ...

4.5-Billion-Year-Old Antarctic Meteorite Yields New Mineral
by Jeanna Bryner, LiveScience Managing Editor A meteorite discovered in Antarctica in 1969 has just divulged a modern secret: a new mineral, now called Wassonite. The amount of the new mineral found in the 4.5-billion-year-old meteorite was tiny ...

NASA Researchers Find Brand New Mineral in Old Meteorite
Universe Today
Researchers taking a new look at an old meteorite with a high-tech electron microscope have found a new mineral, now called Wassonite, in a space rock found in Anarctica back in 1969, the Yamato 691 enstatite chondrite. The meteorite likely originated ...

How Safe Is Safe Enough? To Engineers, It Depends
What if a meteorite falls on the plant? The facilities at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant were designed to withstand strong earthquakes and tsunamis, but not to the strength and size experienced on March 11. Corradini says nuclear power ...

David Richards — A close look at Vesta, the largest asteroid
Canton Repository
The Lyrid Meteor Shower peaks late Friday, May 22. Unfortunately, the light of the waning gibbous Moon will blot out all but the brightest of the usual 10 to 20 meteors an hour. Go to www.heavens-above.com to see what celestial sights are coming up ...

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