21 January 2012

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2012 Meteor Shower List | American Meteor Society
The 2012 Meteor Shower List is presented in four separate parts. The showers are broken down by intensity with major, minor, variable, and weak showers ...

PSK2K – a new meteorscatter mode by DJ5HG
Southgate Amateur Radio Club
PSK2K is a meteor scatter mode that enables multiple contacts to take place on a single frequency. PSK2k is high speed meteor scatter software written by Klaus DJ5HG (Prof. of Computer Science at University Hamburg). It allows 2 way MS QSO's to be ...

2012 promises to be exciting for astronomy buffs: museum
Focus Taiwan News Channel
The lineup of events stretches from January to December, with highlights such as the very rare transit of Venus across the sun on June 5 and 6 and some prolific meteor showers, the museum said. The transit of Venus as it passes between the Earth and ...

A lifetime pressed to a telescope building an archive of epic discoveries
Globe and Mail
Over the course of half a century, Mr. Levy grew from mildly autistic boy to man and followed up with more than 16000 entries about sightings from novas to meteorstorms; made discoveries of a near-record 23 comets, notably Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 that ...

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Slow, Odd Fireball Recorded from Japan - 17 January 2012 -- Fire in ...
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Newly Fallen Meteorites Offer Fresh Look At Mars
NPR Fri, 20 Jan 2012 11:10 AM PST
Scientists have confirmed that rocks collected recently in the Moroccan desert came from the Red Planet. University of Alberta meteorite expert Chris Herd, who has acquired one of the chunks, talks about how scientists analyze space rocks, and whether organic compounds might be found inside.

The chemistry of exploding stars
uniprotokolle Fri, 20 Jan 2012 07:42 AM PST
Meteorite contains evidence of formation of sulfur molecules in the ejecta of a supernova explosion Fundamental chemical processes in predecessors of our solar system are now a bit better understood: An international team led by Peter Hoppe, researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz, has now examined dust inclusions of the 4.6 billion years old meteorite Murchison, which had ...

Scientists confirm rocks fell from Mars
WABC-TV New York Fri, 20 Jan 2012 06:43 AM PST
Scientists are confirming that 15 pounds of rock collected recently in Morocco fell to Earth from Mars during a meteorite shower last July.

Visitor from Mars
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news Thu, 19 Jan 2012 23:10 PM PST
It is not often that someone finds a meteorite from the planet Mars. It is even rarer for someone to see a Mars meteorite falling from the sky.

Meteorite found in Callisburg?
KXII Sherman Thu, 19 Jan 2012 16:26 PM PST
CALLISBURG, TX-- A panel of international scientists has confirmed that about 15 pounds of meteorites that fell in Morocco last summer came from Mars.

UT Professor Honored by National Academy of Sciences
Tennessee Today
McSween is being awarded the J. Lawrence Smith Medal for his pioneering studies of the parent planets of meteorites and his work on the geological history of Mars using studies of Martian meteorites and spacecraft missions to the planet. ...