09 May 2012

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 9MAY2012

NASA Uses Blimp in the Hunt for Meteorite Fragments
Sci-Tech Today
NASA is employing Eureka, the only zeppelin in North America, to help provide a slow-moving, low-altitude, stable platform to search for meteorite chunks in and around the community of Lotus, Calif. The fragments littering the Gold Country may contain ...

Zeppelin Searches for California Meteorite
Scientific American
Scientists are using a zeppelin to do a slow search for signs of fragments left by the April 22nd Sutter's Mill meteorite. John Matson reports Gold Country is now meteorite country. On May 3rd scientists inspected the northern California countryside ...

Scientists think meteorite indicates Martian life
Open Minds UFO News
And now, a research team thinks it discovered signs of life in a meteorite from Mars. A team of scientists from the School of Mathematics at Cardiff University, and the Buckingham Centre for Astrobiology at the University of Buckingham recently ...

New meteorite lands in Field Museum collection
Chicago Tribune
The museum received Tuesday the piece of the 4.6 billion-year-old meteorite from afireball that blazed April 22 over California and Nevada. Although such daytimefireballs occur once or twice a year, they normally produce ordinary chondrite meteorites ...

Donated meteor coated in stardust
And a meteor donated to The Field Museum Tuesday is even older. Sometimes the most interesting stories at The Field Museum are behind the scenes. On Tuesday, a meteorite found just two weeks ago in California was donated by meteorite hunter Terry ...

NASA researchers search for meteorite fragments in a zeppelin
Ottawa Citizen
Scientists spent most of the day in a dirigible searching for evidence of the recent meteor that fell over parts of El Dorado County. SACRAMENTO, Calif. — It's not every day that NASA descends on your backyard, hunting for clues to extraterrestrial ...

2012 THE Year of Meteors!