26 February 2012

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 26FEB2012

Arrest in theft of meteorite sold in Missouri
The Meteorite Museum at the Univerisity of New Mexico displays a returned meteorite that was stolen in December 2011. Tim Heitz, a St. Louis-area meteorite collector, bought it, unaware that it had been stolen. He returned the meteorite in January 2012 ...

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Incoming fireballs: Man claims meteorite find -- Fire in the Sky -- Sott ...
This photo shows rocks purported to be from a meteor that flashed across the Saskatchewan sky this week. A man claims to have found the first known meteorites from a fireball that lit up the sky over Saskatchewan and Alberta Tuesday night.
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Fire on Gibraltar Road
Santa Barbara Independent
He or she told authorities they saw a meteor hit the hillside and start the fire, and they are worried about potential radiation. Scanner chatter indicates fire agencies are still responding to the incident. Hand crews may be called out. ...(Meteorites DO NOT CAUSE FIRES!)

Meteor capture 2-13-2012 | The Universe, Yours to Discover
I was reading about some meteor activity on the 13th on Spaceweather.com and decided to revue some of my captufres on that night and saw this at 2:36am.

It's Full of Stars - Brazil´s most preserved meteor crater to be...
Brazil´s most preserved meteor crater to be considered National Natural Heritage The crater, located in Tocantins, central Brazil, is 8 miles wide (13 km).

New CosmoSparks report: ANSMET 2011-2012 Field Season in the Miller Range, Antarctica
-- 302 meteorites collected for scientific study.

Weekly SkyWatcher's Forecast – February 27-March 4, 2012
Universe Today
Then keep an eye on the skies as the Delta Leonid meteor shower heats up towards its later week peak. Get out those binoculars and telescopes and I'll see you in the backyard… Monday, February 27 – With tonight's Moon in a much higher position to ...

Out-of-this-world theft suspect busted
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - The man suspected of stealing a meteor worth $40000 from a museum has been captured. Police believe Derek Douglas took the 50-pound space rock from a University of New Mexico museum and sold it to a dealer in Missouri for $1700.

Meteorite lures space rock collectors
The Longview News-Journal Sat, 25 Feb 2012 05:09 AM PST
Meteorite or not? Is the specimen black or brown and smooth, with no holes or bubbles on the surface? Is the specimen solid and compact? Is the specimen heavy compared to a "normal" rock of the same size?

Police arrest man in theft of meteorite from University of New Mexico museum
The Republic
AP ALBUQUERQUE, NM — A man suspected of stealing a meteorite from a museum at the University of New Mexico has been booked on one count of receiving stolen property. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/x1OH6t) that 42-year-old Derek Douglas ...

Are the 'February Fireballs' real?
Is there a completely unrecognized meteor shower going on right now? Well, for decades, astronomers have referred to the legendary 'February Fireballs' as, during this month more so than any other, there is an abundance of meteors classified as ...

Galaxy Video: Meteors, Aurora Borealis And Milky Way Shimmer In Time-Lapse ...
Huffington Post
Unless there's a meteor shower, we don't usually notice things moving up in space. Sped up and enhanced, however, the night sky becomes a bustling world—the clouds, the Milky Way and everything in between can be seen shifting and changing in ways the ...

Saskatchewan Meteor Video
SASKATOON - A scientist says the fireball that streaked above Alberta and Saskatchewan on Tuesday is the biggest and brightest recorded on the Prairie.

Possible Meteorite Specimen Recovered in Cuba ...
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Depicted here is what I believe to be a meteorite specimen. It was found in Cuba. It is strongly ...

NASA Admits Strange Fireballs This Month... Compilation Video ...
http://sheilaaliens.net/?p=290 Fireball footage starts @ 01:12 "A strange breed of fireball is ...