20 March 2013

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 20MAR2013

NASA's advice for near-term meteor strike: "Pray ...
NASA administrator says nation is not ready for an imminent meteor or asteroid as scientists ...

In memoriam: Karl Turekian
Tue, 19 Mar, 2013 11:39 AM PDT
Karl K. Turekian, a pioneering Yale geochemist who examined an uncommonly broad range of topics in planetary science — including the sediments of the deep seas, the hot springs of Yellowstone National Park, meteorite strikes, and the composition of moon rocks — died March 15 in Branford.Continue reading

Weston Meteorite exhibit at Easton Public Library
Tue, 19 Mar, 2013 09:32 AM PDT
On the morning of Feb. 15, residents of Chelyabinsk, Russia, and neighboring towns were startled by a meteor that streaked overhead, then exploded spectacularly, shattering windows, damaging buildings, injuring hundreds, and raining down celestial debris.Continue reading

NASA's advice for near-term meteor strike: "Pray"
CBS News
At a House Committee hearing Tuesday, NASA administrator Charles Bolden Jr. was asked what America would do if a meteor similar to the one that hit in Russia on Feb. 15 was found to be on a path toward New York City, with impact three weeks away.

Chelyabinsk meteor is said to be about 300 mln years old
Russia & India Report
The meteor that slammed into the area of Chelyabinsk, an industrial city in the Urals, on a bright winter morning last month, was at least 289 mln years old, the director of the Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry, Erik Galimov ...

Large fireball streaks across eastern U.S. – seen in 7 states | The ...
McDaniel isn't the only one who saw the meteor; the American Meteorologist Society received 55 reports about this fireball seen over Georgia, North Carolina, ...

Chelyabinsk meteorite: Mystery revealed
Russia Beyond The Headlines
No more than 10 percent of the meteor's initial weight actually hit the surface — some 1,000 tons, said Galimov. The rest of the meteor turned to dust and disintegrated in the atmosphere. Scientists were able to collect approximately 3 kilograms (6.6 ...

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