10 April 2013

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 10APR2013

Lyrid Meteor Shower April 22
The Lyrid meteor shower, maximum Aril 21/22. Picture and details from Astronomical Calendar.

Russian Meteor Fallout: Boosting Asteroid Search May Not Help, Scientist Says
Spending more money on asteroid and meteor detection techniques won't necessarily make the planet safer, according to a planetary scientist. Alexander Deutsch, a professor of planetology at the University of Münster in Germany, explained that the ...

Green meteorite's age casts doubt on claims that it came from Mercury
Mon, 08 Apr, 2013 07:33 PM PDT
By Mike Wall Space.comA strange green space rock hailed as perhaps the first meteorite ever discovered from Mercury may be too old to have come from the solar system's innermost planet, some scientists say.Last month, scientists announced that the green-hued meteorite NWA 7325 shares many chemic...Continue reading

This Week in Space: What the Big Bang sounded like and a point for Einstein
Tue, 09 Apr, 2013 01:45 AM PDT
Remember that green space rock that they found in Morocco? It turns out it might not be from Mercury after all . D'oh! There's still a chance that it's from Mercury, but the meteorite's age makes that assertion much less likely.Continue reading

Field Museum receives pieces of Russian meteorite
Tue, 09 Apr, 2013 04:36 PM PDT
Dozens of small pieces of ameteorite that exploded earlier this year over Russia were donated to the Field Museum on Tuesday, giving scientists the opportunity to study the rare rock.Continue reading

NASA to bag asteroid; send astronauts to visit
The recent recent near miss by asteroid 2012 DA14 and the meteor that landed in Russia, injuring about 1,200, helped speed up development of this mission. Why this project in the midst of budget cutbacks, the fiscal cliff, and today's financial ...

What is the difference between a star shower and a meteor shower ...
I was born during a star shower on the 18th of November 1999 and I would like to know what that particular one was called for a bit of research i am doing but ...

Watch NOVA video of February 15 meteor explosion over Russia ...
It entered Earth's atmosphere over Russian on February 15, 2013 and exploded in the ...

On view at the Field: Rock stars from outer space
Chicago Tribune
Working with renowned meteor hunter Michael Farmer of Tucson, Ariz., who visited Russia in early March, North Shore resident Boudreaux bought the fragments donated to the Field, plus about three times as much material that is in his own collection.

Field Museum receives pieces of Russian meteorite
Danbury News Times
This photo provided by The Field Museum in Chicago shows dozens of pieces of a meteor that exploded over Russia's Ural Mountains in February after they were catalogued on their arrival at the Chicago museum on Tuesday, April 9, 2013. The museum ...

2:15 p.m. update: Bill Nye talk on planetary defense sold out
Arizona Daily Sun
A lead-off public presentation by a panel of scientists on last month's Russian meteor strike will take place Sunday, April 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the High Country Conference Center, and seats will be available on first-come, first served basis. The ...
2013 THE Year of Meteors, Asteroids, Comets, and MORE!!

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