17 April 2011

Meteor/Meteorite News 17APR2011

Look Inside a Lunar Crater
Universe Today Fri, 15 Apr 2011 10:19 AM PDT
The crater shown above is located in the lunar highlands and is filled with and surrounded by boulders of all sizes and shapes. It is approximately 550 meters (1800 feet) wide yet is still considered a small crater, and could have been caused by either a direct impact by a meteorite or by an ejected [...]

Cold Asteroids May Have A Soft Heart
Space Daily
by Staff Writers A new analysis of one of the most well-known meteorites on Earth provides strong evidence that the prevailing view of many asteroids is wrong. Rather than randomly mixed blobs of rock and dust stuck together, it appears that the ...

Are you ready for the Lyrid meteor shower 2011?
By William Atkins The Lyrid meteor shower is on its way to your local backyard. These fast-moving meteors travel at about 30 miles per second and often produce bright streaks of dust that you can see for many seconds. The Lyrid meteor shower for 2011 ...

Southern Wis. Meteor Pieces Now For Sale On eBay
WISN Milwaukee
People can now own a piece of the meteorite that landed in Southern Wisconsin last year. Scientists John Valley and Noriko Kita of the University of Wisconsin Atmospheric and Oceanic Services said the meteorite dates back about 470 million years. ...

Big bang sets Warrnambool alight
Warrnambool Standard
Did a meteor crash to earth or was it a alien invasion? The 'big bang' that was heard about 1am this morning had residents talking and people hypothesising on Facebook after reports of an "explosion" shaking homes in Winslow, Warrnambool and Terang. ... (Australia)

Meteorite Sprinkles On Fresh Baked Earth And Mars
SpaceDaily Tue, 12 Apr 2011 17:53 PM PDT
by Staff Writers London UK (SPX) Apr 13, 2011 Bombardments of 'micro-meteorites' on Earth and Mars four billion years ago may have caused the planets' climates to cool dramatically, hampering their ability to support life, according to research published in the journal Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta...

Meteorite Community Scuffles with New York Times Over Controversial Science ...
Tucson Citizen
by Logical Lizard on Apr. 12, 2011, under Media, Meteorite Science, Technology On April 4 The New York Times published an inflammatory article titled “Black-Market Trinkets From Space.” The author, a respected Pulitzer prize-winning senior writer, ...

Meteorite Hunters (1 Letter)
New York Times Mon, 11 Apr 2011 15:56 PM PDT
A letter to the editor.

Dark Skies For Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower In Early May
Space Daily
Each spring as Earth passes through the debris trail from Halley's Comet (1P/Halley), the cosmic bits burn up in our atmosphere and result in the annual Eta Aquarid meteorshower. In 2011 the peak will occur on the night of May 5 and into the morning ...

Have i found an 11km meteor crater? - Naked Scientists Discussion ...
I think I have found a meteor crater in google earth! I can find no references for it. Have a look, and tell me what you think. 0°34'15.29"S , 34° 9'27.28"E ...

Marijuana Discovered In Martian Meteorite
The Spoof (satire)
Houston, TX-- A meteorite from the planet Mars is giving scientists their first glimpse of extraterrestrial life--and it is shocking everyone. The meteorite sports a fossilized marijuana leaf, as well as some dried plant material. ...

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