13 June 2012

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 13JUN2012

New program invites citizen science on the cosmos
Australasian Science Mon, 11 Jun 2012 20:19 PM PDT
A $145,000 Inspiring Australia â Unlocking Australia's Potential grant will allow the general public to get involved with Curtin University*s most ambitious meteorite project. Byline:Â Curtin University Abstract:Â Public can take part in meteorite research. Footnote: The website for the program was not live at the time of publication but soon will be at http://science.curtin.edu.au/outreach ...

Medford Won't Turn Out Lights For Stargazers
OPB News
AP | June 12, 2012 11:11 am | Medford, OR Stargazers in Medford will have to head out of town to find the nighttime darkness they need to watch this summer's Perseid meteor shower. The Mail Tribune reports that the City Council voted last week to drop ...

Chabot Space & Science Center Reports Record Breaking Attendance For Venus Transit
PR Newswire (press release)
Visitors in the Center gather to witness the ray of light streaming through the skylight in beautiful and precise alignment with the Rotunda's architectural design July 28 visitors will get a good view of the Southern Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower, ...

New evidence that extraterrestrial impact killed off the mammoths
Los Angeles Times
Melted glass buried deep within the Earth at sites around the world confirms the theory that a comet or meteor struck the planet nearly 13000 years ago, triggering the Younger Dryas Ice Age, killing off the mammoths and other megafauna in North America ...

What wiped out woolly mammoths? Lots of culprits
Others have suggested that a meteor strike might have drastically altered the climate in North America about 12900 years ago, wiping out most of the large mammals there, the so-called " Younger Dryas impact hypothesis." Now an analysis of thousands of ...

Scientists discover evidence that meteorite storm hit the Earth 13000 years ...
Daily Mail
By Daily Mail Reporter Scientists have found compelling evidence that a meteoritestorm hit the earth more than 12000 years ago, and is likely to have been responsible for the extinction of a prehistoric people and giant animals including mammoths.

2012 THE Year of Meteors!