11 November 2011

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 11NOV2011

Arizona State University Meteorites Video
3 min
The ASU club, Students for the Exploration and Development of Space, was on the Tempe Campus to share their passion for space ...

Two fireballs seen over Poland on successive nights, including very ...
On Sunday a record-breaking fireball appeared over Poland. Its visible trail was as long as 254 km, reports the Polish Fireball Network (PFN - PKiM in Polish).

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Cosmic rock found in farmerâs field worth up to $850,000
EarthSky Thu, 10 Nov 2011 16:03 PM PST
The Conception Junction meteorite was probably once part of the asteroid belt. It is a rare and very beautiful example of a pallasite meteorite.

Rare Pallasite Meteorite Found in Missouri
Universe Today Thu, 10 Nov 2011 14:45 PM PST
Meteorite hunter Karl Aston finds meteorites not by digging in the ground, but by placing ads in local newspapers. He asked people who found unusual rocks to contact him. Most responses were bum leads, but in 2009 Aston heard from a farmer in the northwestern Missouri of Conception Junction, who found something interesting: An unusually [...]

Rare Meteorite Found by Missouri Farmer Worth a Heavenly Price
SPACE.com Thu, 10 Nov 2011 12:21 PM PST
meteorite from the asteroid belt found its way to Conception Junction, Mo., population 202.

Cosmic Voyager Has A Layover In St. Louis
redOrbit Thu, 10 Nov 2011 10:16 AM PST
[ Watch the Video ] WUSTL geochemist helps analyze rare and beautifulmeteorite found by a Missouri farmer Last January two amateurmeteorite hunters dropped by Randy Korotevâs office at Washington University in St. Louis to show him their latest purchase, a 17-kilogram pallasite meteorite found in 2006 near Conception Junction (population 202) in northwest Missouri. Korotev, research professor ...

Meteorite Buy or Sell: Expert Break Down of Alien Rock
SPACE.com Thu, 10 Nov 2011 09:36 AM PST
Earth and Planetary Science Professor Randy L. Korotev of Washington University in St. Louis examines meteorites from different celestial bodies and talks about what makes one more valuable than the other.