08 March 2013

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 08MAR2013

Meteors have long captured the imagination of local residents 
Thu, 07 Mar, 2013 11:34 AM PST
A meteorite was discovered by two men in the 1940s outside of Rifle. The meteor, primarily composed of iron, is officially listed in the Catalogue of Meteorites.

Meteorite Crater Under Iowa
Thu, 07 Mar, 2013 05:38 AM PST
A three-dimensional view of Decorah, Iowa, and the Upper Iowa River with the location of the Decorah Impact Structure marked with the white dotted line. Scene is looking due north.

Searching for Comet Pan-STARRS
Thu, 07 Mar, 2013 05:34 AM PST
Scan the west after sunset J. Alex Knoll After last month’s near-passing asteroid and the exploding meteorite over Siberia , we have another interloper passing through: Comet Pan-STARRS. Given clear skies and an unobstructed view of the west horizon at dusk, you can spot this comet over the coming week. read more

Meteorite perfume to be launched
Wed, 06 Mar, 2013 08:47 PM PST
Moscow, March 6 : Authorities in the Chelyabinsk region, which was hit by a meteorite Feb 15, have announced plans to launch a new perfume with the scent of the celestial body, which brought the Urals city to international fame.

Giant Ancient Impact Crater Confirmed in Iowa
Wed, 06 Mar, 2013 08:01 PM PST
A monster lurks under northeastern Iowa. That monster is in the form of a giant buried basin, the result of a meteorite impact in central North America over 470 million years ago. (...)Read the rest of Giant Ancient Impact Crater Confirmed in Iowa (860 words) © David Dickinson for Universe Today, 2013. | Permalink | [...]

Russian-Meteor-Sized Space Rock Seen Flying By ...
The Virtual Telescope Project's Gianluca Masi captured the asteroid on March 3rd, 2013 on ...

Siberian Meteor Spurs Dash for Data, Calls for Safeguards
Science Now
Summary. When a meteor shot through the dawn sky over Chelyabinsk, Russia, on 15 February, people rushed to watch the contrail streak past at 18 kilometers a second. But what came next were shattered windows, blown down walls, shock waves that set ...

Chelyabinsk meteor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The dazzling light of the meteor was bright enough to cast moving shadows during the morning daylight in Chelyabinsk and was observed from Sverdlovsk, ...

Russia calls for united meteor defense | KurzweilAI
Asteroid (credit: NASA) Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin says the world should unite to establish a defense system against space objects that.

2013 THE Year of Meteors, Asteroids, Comets, and MORE!!

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