01 August 2012

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 01AUG2012

Vietnam's murky meteorite market
GlobalPost Tue, 31 Jul 2012 05:01 AM PDT
A meteor streaks across the sky against a field of stars during ameteorite shower early August 13, 2010 in Spain. (Jorge Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images) How do you sell a tiny lump of tar for $32 million?

Vietnam police busts gang selling fake meteorite chunks
Thanh Nien Daily Mon, 30 Jul 2012 21:09 PM PDT
Ho Chi Minh City police are investigating a gang who conned people into buying fake meteorites in an elaborate scheme.

How Much Water is Inside Mars?
-- The interior of Mars appears to be as wet as the interior of Earth.

Stargazers in for a treat with Perseids meteor shower this August –PAGASA
GMA News
Weather conditions permitting, the famous Perseids meteor shower and various constellations will be among the treats awaiting stargazers this August, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said.

Meteor shower!
Utica Observer Dispatch (blog)
Unfortunately, there are clouds and showers about! So, I'll tell you about it, but I doubt even a savvy spotter will see anything :(. It's called the Delta Aquarids, averages about 10 per hour (one every 6 minutes), and eminates out of the southern sky ...

“During the Latter Half of the Year, We are on the Trailing Side of Earth ...
French Tribune
For all those meteor enthusiasts and summer campers who literally wait for the annual Perseid Meteor Shower day that every year comes in mid-August, it's the time to pack their bags and get set ready for the same. In Northern Hemisphere, the latter ...

Did K-T extinction event meteor puncture a hole in crust at Chicxulub?
Did K-T extinction event meteor puncture a hole in crust at Chicxulub? Earth discussion.

Watch for big meteor show Tuesday morning - Video ...
Video on NBCNews.com: Aug. 11: Turn to the pre-dawn skies to witness the light show of the ...

Perseid Meteor Shower Peak on Aug 12 - and should be decent for ...
I just looked into summer meteor showers and discovered that the peak of the Perseid meteorshower is on Aug 12. It has a broad peak in terms of timing, so it ...

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 19JUL2012
Australia Reported Meteor Over Ocean NOT! - Aircraft Contrail (w/photo sequence) 30JUN2012 This event gathered much attention in the Australian press and .

Fraser Valley residents welcomed to camp out under meteor shower skies
The Province
Overnight camping will be permitted next week to celebrate the night sky at a remote Metro Vancouver park in the Fraser Valley. “This is about getting back to old-fashioned entertainment and watching the stars,” said regional park coordinator Jill ...

2012 THE Year of Meteors!