23 October 2011

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 22-23OCT2011

Orionid Meteor Shower Wows Weekend Skywatchers
by Tariq Malik, SPACE.com Managing Editor A weekend meteor shower created by the leftover bits of the famed Halley's comet is thrilling skywatchers around the world, who captured amazing photos of cosmic light show. The dazzling "shooting star" display ...

The Meteor and the Nordlys
Universe Today
by Jason Major on October 22, 2011 A meteor slices through the glow of the northern lights (or “Nordlys”) in this photo by Adon Buckley, taken near the border of Norway and Finland on the night of October 19, 2011. “The weather was against us, ...

The Importance of Studying Meteorite Components
1 min video
Learn about the importance of studying extraterrestrial molecules andmeteorite components.

asahicom朝日新聞社世界最古の隕石輿で街巡る 福岡須賀神社で祭り 社会
1150年前に境内に落ちたと伝わる隕石(いんせき)を輿(こし)に乗せて地域を巡る福岡県直方市下境の須賀神社の御神幸大祭が22日、始まった。5年に一度開かれ、 ...

Meteorite crashes into sea
Kent Online
Air traffic controllers, reported they didn't have any planes missing, so eventually the search was called off, and put down to a meteorite falling to Earth. Hundreds ofmeteorites are expected to streak across the sky this weekend as the Earth passes...

School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology 11th biennial Open House
Hawaii News Now Fri, 21 Oct 2011 12:11 PM PDT
(HawaiiNewsNow) - Have you ever dreamed about becoming an oceanographer for a day? Have you wondered what a real meteoritefrom Mars looks like, or what the scientists see when they are in a submersible ...

Natural History Museum invites public to identification day event
49 ABC News Topeka Fri, 21 Oct 2011 05:00 AM PDT
The KU Natural History Museum is calling all amateur rock hounds, fossil hunters and meteorite enthusiasts for an identification event...