13 October 2012

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 13OCT2012

An unusually pristine piece of Mars
Los Angeles Times
Such was the dramatic arrival of the so-called Tissint meteorite, named for a village where pieces fell. The unusually pristine specimen is one of only five Martian projectiles that have been observed entering Earth's atmosphere and then recovered for ...

Moroccan desert meteorite delivers Martian secrets
A meteorite that landed in the Moroccan desert 14 months ago is providing more information about Mars, the planet where it originated. University of Alberta researcher Chris Herd helped in the study of the Tissint meteorite, in which traces of Mars ...

Meteorite points to asteroid Vesta's dynamo
A team of scientists in the US says that the asteroid Vesta probably had a rotating liquid core in its early history. This, the researchers say, created a dynamo that produced a magnetic field strong enough to magnetize the rocks on its surface. As it ...

Martian Meteorite For Sale Is A 'Little Time Capsule'
NPR Fri, 12 Oct 2012 14:18 PM PDT
While NASA's robot is taking photos of Martian rocks, there are several pieces of the real thing on Earth. In 2011, an extremely rare event happened in Morocco â people observed a meteorite fall and recovered it before it was contaminated by water or organisms from Earth. Scientists now describe how it was made, and what it's made of. Now this weekend a piece of the asteroid is up for sale at a ...

Traces of Mars` unique atmosphere trapped inside meteorite
CBC.ca Fri, 12 Oct 2012 13:29 PM PDT
A meteorite from Mars that landed in the Moroccan desert 14 months ago has given Alberta researchers an opportunity to discover more information about that planet.

How a Martian Meteorite Rocked the World
SPACE.com Fri, 12 Oct 2012 12:42 PM PDT
The Tissint meteorite brought some of the Red Planet to Earth in a big way.

Meteorite hunters: How to hunt a space rock
Science Daily Fri, 12 Oct 2012 12:37 PM PDT
A team of scientists from JPL needed some space. When a large fireball turned night into day over Battle Mountain, Nev. they knew they had their chance.

Meteorite Delivers Martian Secrets to University of Alberta Researcher
SpaceRef Fri, 12 Oct 2012 11:36 AM PDT
A meteorite that landed in the Moroccan desert 14 months ago is providing more information about Mars, the planet where it originated.

Booming meteorite market leaves few space rocks
MSNBC Fri, 12 Oct 2012 11:29 AM PDT
The booming Moroccan meteorite business has turned up meteoritesthat would otherwise remain unknown to scientists and collectors, including rocks from the recent Martian meteorite fall, dubbed Tissint for the town near where it was discovered. But the success of the trade has created a dilemma for Hasnaa Chennaoui Aoudjehane, one of two (meteorite scientists) in Morocco and the only one to ...

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Aliens Among Us
The fireball bearing down on the little town of Tata, in southwestern Morocco, in July 2011 was like nothing the locals had ever seen. There was one sonic boom, then another as a yellow slash of fire cut across the sky. The yellow turned to a ...

Largest Meteorite Auction Ever To Be Held In New York
CBS Local
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The largest auction of meteorites ever will be held in New York this weekend. The auction at the Fletcher Sinclair Mansion on the Upper East Side this Sunday promises to be out of this world. Some 125 meteorites, including a ...

Orionids Meteor Shower Guide 2012
The Earth is passing through a stream of debris from the comet, which brings the annual Orionidsmeteor shower. Although the shower is already underway, you won't see much until Monday. The Orionids should peak from the night of Saturday, Oct. 20 ...

Scientists probe fresh Martian meteorite
Science News
A meteorite that streaked to Earth in a blazing fireball over the Moroccan desert is one of the freshest samples of the Red Planet's surface and atmosphere that scientists have ever seen. Desert nomads recovered fragments of the Tissint meteorite, one ...

Meteor from Mars still revealing secrets
EDMONTON, Alberta, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- A meteorite that landed in the Moroccan desert 14 months ago is still providing information about Mars, the planet it came from, Canadian researchers say. Traces of Mars' unique atmosphere are trapped within the rock ...

Mars rock shows evidence of weathering
Perth Now Thu, 11 Oct 2012 13:18 PM PDT
A MARTIAN meteorite that fell to Earth last year contains unique evidence of water weathering, scientists say.

Mars meteorite shows water damage
BigPond News Thu, 11 Oct 2012 13:15 PM PDT
A Martian meteorite that fell to Earth last year shows evidence of water weathering while on Mars.

Bubbles In 700,000-Year-Old Meteorites Contain Ancient Martian Air
Business Insider Thu, 11 Oct 2012 12:22 PM PDT
Black glass from a Martian meteorite that crashed in Morocco last summer may shed light on not only the surface of the Red Planet but also its interior and atmosphere, a new study reveals.

Martian black glass meteorite may reveal Red Planet's secrets
The Christian Science Monitor Thu, 11 Oct 2012 12:16 PM PDT
Within a Tissint meteorite, scientists found an abundance of black glass that they say may contain traces of Mars' surface, atmosphere and interior.

The Largest Meteorite Auction Ever
At the Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion on Manhattan's Upper East Side, Darryl Pitt, the excitable owner of the Macovich Collection of Meteorites, tells me that his parents made a huge mistake with him when he was a kid. “They took me to the Grand Canyon and ...

Florida Woman Photographs 'Fireball' in Thunderstorm
ABC News (blog)
Rita Krill, 53, of Naples, Fla., got a little more than she bargained for while shooting a severe thunderstorm in her backyard Oct. 5. “It was about 100 feet from my yard,” Krill said. “I was out there videoing it. My puppy was out there. She usually ...

2012 THE Year of Meteors!

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