02 April 2013

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 01-02APR2013

A Beautiful Meteorite That's Not Trying to Destroy the Planet
Mon, 01 Apr, 2013 02:21 PM PDT
# imagecache Not all meteor strikes have to be scary, exploding harbingers of an apocalypse to come . More often, in fact, they're just pretty. This one just screaming on through the Northern Lights even moreso than most. More »Continue reading

Veiny green 'scum'meteorite may be first visitor from Mercury
Mon, 01 Apr, 2013 12:01 PM PDT
Four billion year-old Moroccan mystery explained A mysterious green meteorite with a unique geological signature may have arrived on Earth thanks to an explosion on the surface of the Solar System's smallest planet, Mercury*.…Continue reading

Is this strange green rock the first meteorite from Mercury?
Mon, 01 Apr, 2013 06:36 AM PDT
The unusual green rock, called NWA 7325, was spotted in southern Morocco in 2012, comprising 35 fragments totaling about 345 grams.Continue reading

Astonishing Pictures of Aurorae with a Comet and a Meteor
Slate Magazine (blog)
By coincidence, a bright meteor streaked through the sky as she was taking the picture above on Mar. 29, 2013. I might even call it a fireball; it clearly got far brighter even than Jupiter, which you can see on the left (just off the V shape of the ...

Meteor blast heard 'round the world
The Chelyabinsk, Russia meteor emitted infrasound heard only by some animals, but heard and measured around the world from Antarctica to Greenland. What's the sound a meteor makes if in space no one can hear it --until it explodes in Earth's atmosphere...

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

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