26 September 2012

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 25/26SEP2012

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UPDATE on the big UK fireball | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine
Astronomy | Aten asteroids | There's been a bit more news on that amazingly bright and weirdfireball seen moving across the skies of northern UK last week.

Norfolk astronomer suspects 'meteor' was space junk
Norwich Evening News
He said that the different colours described by observers on Twitter and on the Norwich Evening News website are not characteristic of a meteor, which is normally a white-ish colour. Taken in Greenock, Scotland by Craig Usher. He said the space junk ... (NOT space junk!)

Mercury's Surface Resembles Rare Meteorites
Scientific American Tue, 25 Sep 2012 08:14 AM PDT
Mercury has a surface unlike any other planet's in the solar system, instead resembling a rare type of meteorite, researchers say. [More]

Slow-moving rocks better odds that life crashed to Earth from space
SpaceDaily Mon, 24 Sep 2012 23:58 PM PDT
Researchers based at Princeton University, the University of Arizona and the Centro de Astrobiologia in Spain used a low-velocity process called weak transfer to provide the strongest support yet for "lithopanspermia," the idea that the microorganisms that sprout life came to Earth - or spread from Earth to other developing planets - via collisions withmeteorite-like planetary fragments.

Fireball over SE Canada and NE USA September 21, 2012 ...
Brightness estimates of this fireball vary considerably, but the average lies near magnitude -11, which is slightly inferior to the light produced by the full moon.

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 25SEP2012
By Lunar Meteorite * Hunter
A spectacular meteor wowed stargazers across the United Kingdom Friday when it flared up and shattered into pieces in a surprise display of celestial fireworks. The fireball was spotted by observers across Scotland and northern England as ...
Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News

Fireball that startled Northeast on Friday may not have survived plunge into ...
Syracuse, NY – If anyone found remains of the fireball that blazed across the Northeast and Canada on Friday and prompted emergency responders to scramble around Oneida Lake, they hadn't told the American Meteor Society as of Monday. “We have not ...

نيزك يضرب مصر ككرة ملتهبة ذات قدرة تدمريه رهيبه بسرعة 40ألف ...
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