25 February 2012

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 25FEB2012

Updated: Fireball in sky over Calgary likely struck Rockhaven, Saskatchewan: Video
Windsor Star
By Meghan Potkins, Calgary Herald February 22, 2012 A bright fireball was observed low in the NE from Calgary on Feb. 21 at 8:40 pm MST. This short video clip was recorded using a Sandia Laboratory All Sky Camera from south Calgary.

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Calgary Herald
Rare meteor videos VIDEO: A meteor flew over Calgary and Western Canada on Tuesday night, and Herald readers have been sending in their videos of the event. Check out the great views online.  ...

Meteorite shipment stopped in Argentine Customs. Probably Campos
A shipment of 328 meteorites with a weight almost 2.4tons was stopped
at Argentine Customs.  It was declared as "ornamental material", but is is quite obvious that
they are Campo del Cielo specimens.  Here is one of the multiple newspapers that covered that notice:

Feb. 24: Today in Arizona history
Arizona Daily Star
1897: Reports are received from Tucson, Benson, Tombstone and Pantano, describing a brilliantmeteor that passes overhead at a low altitude. 1901: The first Arizona state song, "Hail to Arizona, The Sun Kissed Land," is sung in public for the first ...

Man arrested in meteorite heist at UNM
Denver Post
AP ALBUQUERQUE, NM—University of New Mexico police say there's been an arrest in the theft of a meteorite. KOB-TV ( http://bit.ly/zcWyMb) reports Derek Douglas was arrested on suspicion of stealing a meteorite from the Meteorite Museum.

NASA Urges Vigilence For Weird Fireballs
Discovery News
The strange deep-diving, slow-moving fireballs started falling on Feb. 1. They range in size from basketballs to buses and some are thought to have dropped meteorites. Astronomers know the objects originate in the asteroid belt, but little else is ...

Man arrested for stealing meteorite from UNM museum
UNM police arrested Derek Douglas who is accused of stealing a meteorite from theMeteorite Museum. The museum's director Carl Agee said he was caught off guard in January when giving a tour of the meteorites when he noticed one of the display cases...

ET Amino Acid From Meteorite Cut Epileptic Seizures In Rats By Half, Study
Asian Scientist Magazine
By Juliana Chan | Featured Research Researchers at the Albany Medical Center have discovered that an extraterrestrial amino acid from the Murchison meteorite may prevent or reduce the duration of seizures in epilepsy. AsianScientist (Feb.

Video: Three views of the meteor over western Canada
A meteor flew over Calgary and western Canada Tuesday night, and Herald readers have been sending in.

Flash in sky likely a meteor
Edmonton Journal
A four-second flash that lit up the sky in Edmonton and the surrounding area Tuesday night was likely a meteor. Images of the meteor were captured by sky cameras in Alberta and Saskatchewan, said Alan Hildebrand, an associate professor of geophysics ...

Alberta has meteor moment
A meteor streaked across the prairie sky and was captured in this image just before it disappeared. A cosmic fireball streaked across the Alberta sky revealing itself to onlookers as a dazzling flash of light that disappeared as quickly as it arrived.

Slow-moving fireballs light up February skies
This fireball soaring over north Georgia was recorded on Feb. 13 by a NASA all-sky camera in Walker County, Georgia. A strange breed of fireball is streaking through the skies this month, and NASA is urging folks on the ground to take notice.

Meteorite enthusiasts are combing the area
The Longview News-Journal Thu, 23 Feb 2012 09:31 AM PST
Meteorites fell to earth in a line from Lake Tawakoni to just west of Pittsburg when the Fireball of Feb. 1 traveled across East Texas.

February fireballs shake things up | Astro Bob
Security video captured the Canadian fireball over Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada. Meteorites seem to be dropping everywhere. Just today comes the first ...