12 April 2013

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 12APR2013

Lyrid Meteor Shower Peaks Soon
The last big meteor shower was the Quadrantids in early January, when clouds threatened to obscure the show and cold weather made the adventure harder with kids. But it's spring now, meaning you can treat meteor shower-watching like fireworks viewing: ...

Skies Over West Seattle, April 2013 edition: Astronomy Month; some planets…
West Seattle Blog (blog)
EDITOR'S NOTE: For everyone who's wished they had advance alert of an upcomingmeteor shower/eclipse/etc. – and/or wondered “What's that bright 'star' up there?” – this is for you – the third edition of our new monthly feature by West Seattle's own ...

Origin Of 'Mercury' Meteorite Still Puzzles Scientists
Thu, 11 Apr, 2013 02:37 PM PDT
The rock found in Morocco was even weirder than it looked. The olive green chunk, speckled with white and brown, has chemical and physical properties similar to the planet Mercury. But some experts doubt that the 4.56-billion-year-oldmeteorite is from the planet closest to our sun.Continue reading

Meteorite hunters find human remains in desert along I-8
Thu, 11 Apr, 2013 01:43 PM PDT
PINAL COUNTY, Ariz. -- A father and son searching formeteorites discovered human remains in the desert along Interstate 8, according to the Pinal County Sheriff's Office. A sheriff's deputy went with them to the area Wednesday afternoon and located what appeared to be a skull and rib bones. PCSO spoke...Continue reading

le Meteorite Russe. - YouTube in French
42 min
le Meteorite Russe. ... nous on a eu la meteorite de Draveil qui est tombé sur la maison de Mme ...

Can NASA, Air Force, private industry really mitigate asteroid threat?
Network World
There has been much chatter about the threat of an asteroid or significant meteor strike on Earth in the past few weeks - mostly caused by the untracked meteor that blasted its way to international attention when it exploded in the sky above Russia ...

Russian Meteorite on Display at Field Museum | NBC ...
Scientists will study the fragments donated by collector Terry Boudreaux. Rob Elgas reports.

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

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