28 February 2013

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 28FEB2013

Where did that Russian meteor come from? Astronomers determine origins.
Christian Science Monitor
Just a week after a huge fireball streaked across the skies of the Chelyabinsk region of Russia, astronomers published a paper that reconstructs the orbit and determines the origins of the space rock that exploded about 14-20 km (8-12.5 miles) above ...

Massive Russian meteor came from asteroid belt, 'millions more' like it
The Verge
"There are millions more just like it," said William Cooke, lead scientist at NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office, in a post about the meteor's origins on NASA's Science website published Tuesday. Cooke and other NASA scientists believe the Russian ...

Geologists close to dating Hickman meteor crater
ABC Online
To the average person it might just look like rocky terrain or a big hole. But it's actually a meteorite impact crater near Newman, in WA's Hamersley Range, formed some time between 10,000 and 100,000 years ago. The exact age of the Hickman Crater is ...

Meteor blast resonated around Earth
From there, Brown said, they could calculate the size of the fireball; and using an estimate of themeteor's speed from the numerous dashboard and mobile-phone cameras that captured the scene, it was "first-year physics" to figure out the approximate ...

BBC News - Russia meteor's origin tracked down
Astronomers trace the origin of a meteor that injured about 1000 people after breaking up over ...

Scientists reconstruct Russia meteor trajectory ...
Relying on videos of the meteor as it streaked across the sky over the Ural mountains, a pair of ...

Russian Meteor is helpful learning experience
Oklahoma Daily
On Friday, February 15th, thousands of people across Russia got a glimpse of what it might have been like near Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula millions of years ago. The benefits of this event remain to be seen, but it is exciting, nonetheless. It could ...

Russian Meteor: Scientists Discover Origin, Composition and Other Details
Scientists from University of Antioquia in Medellin used trigonometry to define the height, speed, and position of the meteor as it entered earth's atmosphere. Also with the help of amateur video footage, they could plot the meteor's trajectory as it ...

Meteorite Explosion Full - Russia Chelyabinsk 2/15 ...
7 min
http://www.endandit.nl/nieuws/1502225... From RT: http://rt.com/news/russia- meteor-mete ...

Scientists Reconstruct Meteor's Journey To Earth
Sky News
Scientists have reconstructed the orbit of the meteor that blazed across the Russian sky earlier this month. After entering the Earth's atmosphere, the meteor is thought to have travelled hundreds of miles before exploding above Chelyabinsk.

What's the difference between a comet, asteroid, meteor, meteoroid and meteorite?
What's the difference between a comet, asteroid, meteor, meteoroid and meteorite? With all the recent buzz over asteroid AD14, the meteor over Chelyabinsk, the fragments of meteorite recovered in Russia's Ural mountains, and yesterday's news that the ...

Expert: Fireball over Texas likely Chinese craft
Fort Mills Times
A scientist says fireballs that streaked over the East Texas skies before dawn were likely pieces of a rocket booster that launched a Chinese satellite into orbit. Shanyn Beason of Beckville, about 25 miles southeast of Longview, told KLTV-TV of Tyler ...

Medellin scientists figure out Russian fireball trajectory [VIDEO]
Colombia Reports
Two scientists in Colombia's second city Medellin on Monday have beaten the pack to figure out the origins and the orbit of the meteor that hit Russian town Chelyabinsk in February. Using amateur YouTube videos and recordings from traffic cameras ...

Videos - Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson On ...
INSIDE EDITION's Diane McInerney spoke to astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson about the ...

حادث نيزك روسيا ليس له علاقة بالكويكب القريب من الأرض‎ - YouTube
وكالة الفضاء الأوروبية: حادث نيزك روسيا ليس له علاقة بالكويكب القريب من الأرض Meteorite Hits Russia! [HD] Feb 15th 2013 قال المتحدث باسم وكالة ...

نيزك يضرب روسيا اليوم‎ - YouTube
جند الله..هذه هي قوة الخالق..يقولون بانها غضب الطبيعة...بل هي غضب من خلق هذه الطبيعة.

لحظة سقوط نيزك في روسيا ( سبحان الله ) 15 فبراير‎ - YouTube
لحظة سقوط نيزك في روسيا ( سبحان الله ) سقطت اليوم 15 فبراير.. نيازك وشهب عديدة على مقاطعة تشيليابينسك الروسية، ولا توجد معطيات عن سقوط ضحايا ...

سقوط نيزك في روسيا‎ - YouTube
شاهد سقوط نيزك في روسيا: يوم 15 فبراير 2013، على الساعة 9-25 في سفيردلوفسك http://www.footyinter.com http://www.facebook.com ...

1:31 سقوط نيزك في روسيا2013 2 15 - YouTube
ضرب وابل من النيازك منطقة الاورال بروسيا، مما أدى إلى وقوع العديد من الجرحى، بحسب ما اوردت وكالة انترفاكس. وقالت وزارة الطوارئ الروسية في وقت لاحق إن 400 شخص...

Thousands rush to find meteorite pieces 
Wed, 27 Feb, 2013 12:08 PM PST
Thousands have rushed to the remote Ural mountains in Russia to hunt for souvenir fragments of meteor.

Meteorite craters play key role in evolution
Wed, 27 Feb, 2013 09:25 AM PST
Sydney, Feb 27 : Asteroids hitting the earth cause immense destruction, but some of them may have also played a key role in the evolution of early life, according to new research.

Divers locate meteorite impact craters on Russian lake bottom
52e52b92-fce0-11e1-bbf7-ebc7a782d70e Wed, 27 Feb, 2013 09:00 AM PST
Divers continuing the search of Lake Chebarkul have discovered several craters on the lake bottom that they believe are impact zones from the meteorite that exploded over the nearby city of Chelyabinsk on February 15th. The search for fragments in … Continue reading →

Big meteorite chunk found in Russia's Ural Mountains
Wed, 27 Feb, 2013 07:05 AM PST
Scientists and meteorites hunters have been on a quest to find bits of rock from the asteroid exploded over the city of Chelyabinsk in Russia on February 15. More than 100 fragments have been found so far that appear to be from the space rock, and now scientists from Russia's Urals Federal University have discovered the biggest chunk so far, a meteorite fragment weighing more than one kilogram ...

WATCH: It's Russian Meteorite: The Movie!
Wed, 27 Feb, 2013 06:50 AM PST
Now, we know there's nothing particularly laugh-out-loud funny about buildings being hit by ameteorite and people getting hurt as a result. BUT there's definitely...

Colombian boffins reconstruct flight path of Russian meteor
Wed, 27 Feb, 2013 06:49 AM PST
Trajectory apparently began in near-Earth asteroid group Apollo Astroboffins have figured out where the Chelaybinsk meteorite came from using the power of maths and videos shot by witnesses in Russia.…

Russian Meteor's Origin and Size Pinned Down
A meteor that exploded over Russia earlier this month likely hit Earth after a long trip from beyond the orbit of Mars, scientists say. Astronomers and the public were caught off guard by the Russian fireball, which damaged thousands of buildings and ...

Russian Meteor Changed Views on Life in Blast City, Poll Shows
The meteor that exploded above Russia's Ural Mountains sent shock waves that broke thousands of windows and injured about 1,150 people in the Chelyabinsk region. The event had a bigger impact on religious people, according to Grigory Kertman, senior ...

Pioneer making fast turnaround meteor strike doc
TBI Vision
It will examine events surrounding the meteor, which landed in Russia on February 15, injuring 1,000 people. Pioneer said it has previously unseen footage and the doc will also look at what measures can be taken to protect the earth from further strikes.

Astronomers reveal origins of Russian meteor
Science Recorder
The results of the study, announced Wednesday, reveal the 45-foot-wide meteor was destined to smash into Earth. Using evidence gathered by one camera at the Revolution Square in the city of Chelyabinsk and other videos recorded by witnesses in the ...

Big meteorite chunk found in Russia's Ural Mountains
Scientists and meteorites hunters have been on a quest to find bits of rock from the asteroid ...

After studying Russian meteor blast, experts get set ...
The meteor that blew up over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk 11 days ago has provided a new ...

Russian scientists track down fragments of Urals meteor - CNN.com
Scientists find fragments of a meteor that exploded over Russia's Urals region. The small fragments suggest a rocky meteor, scientists say.

Meteor Russia - Chicago Tribune
Thousands of Russian emergency workers went out on Saturday to clear up the damage from ameteor that exploded over the Ural mountains, damaging ...

Meteor blast a wake up call on NASA funding
The sight of a fireball streaking across the Russian sky made some of the most compelling viral video we've ever seen. But it also drove home an important point: meteors slamming into Earth may be rare, but they happen. Is the U.S. prepared? Rep. Rush ...

Origin of Russian meteor tracked down
Times of India
To reconstruct the meteor's original orbit around the Sun, they used six different properties of its trajectory through Earth's atmosphere. Most of these are related to the point at which the meteorbecomes bright enough to cast a noticeable shadow in ...

Giant meteor strikes Russia
University of Virginia The Cavalier Daily
The YouTube-famous Russian dashboard camcorders have regularly recorded road rage and tanks crossing streets, but even the most hardened of drivers did not expect to see a 55-foot wide meteorburning through the sky on the morning of Feb.

Sharon Henry: Chance of meteor hit? Astronomical
Lucky us, on Feb. 15 we survived asteroid 2012 DA14. The 150-ton space rock missed us by a mere 17,200 miles, the closest fly-by ever recorded for such a big asteroid. It might seem as if we dodged a celestial bullet, but the chance of any impact was ...

NASA explains meteor explosions over Russia
NASA explains meteor explosions over Russia. After an asteroid exploded over Russia's Ural mountains, scientists are making progress understanding the origin and make-up of the unexpected space rock. Post to Facebook. NASA explains meteor ...

Russian meteor had space collisions
MOSCOW, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- The powerful blast of a meteorite over a Russian city was probably caused by its previous space collisions with other celestial bodies, an expert says. Professor Erik Galimov of the Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and ...

Russia calls for united meteor defense
Space Daily
The world should unite to establish a defense system against space objects that threaten Earth, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin says. Rogozin, speaking Saturday at a ceremony marking Defender of the Fatherland Day in the Moscow suburb of ...

Origin of Russian meteor identified
Researchers at the Universidad de Antioquia in Colombia said videos of the meteor'sfireball path over the city of Chelyabinsk taken with camera phones, CCTV and car-dashboard cameras allowed them to compute its trajectory and from that its probable...

What exploded over Russia? Watch two videos with new answers
EarthSky (blog)
Scientists are now saying it was the most powerful meteor explosion in Earth's atmosphere since the Tunguska event in 1908. Since that day, progress has been made in understanding the origin and make-up of the February 15 meteor explosion. Two new ...

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