11 July 2013

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 11JUL2013

Iowa impact crater confirmed
Alexandria, VA -- Scientists have recently confirmed the existence of an impact crater buried below the town of Decorah, Iowa. Scientists first discovered what they thought resembled a crater in 2008, but now it has been corroborated by an airborne geophysical survey and hydrology surveys. Scientists estimate the diameter of the crater at 5.5 kilometers wide ...

NASA and Japanese Space Agency Discuss Space Cooperation
WASHINGTON -- ..."NASA has enjoyed a long-standing, mutually beneficial relationship with Japan in space exploration activities and we look forward to further
discussions about our asteroid initiative," said Bolden. "We currently have
more than 35 active agreements with JAXA in human spaceflight, Earth science,
space science, and aeronautics, making Japan one of the agency's leading
partners in civil space cooperation." ...

Would We See a Meteorite Hitting the Moon? When it comes to space explosions, size matters.
Wed, 10 Jul, 2013 03:16 PM PDT
I’m curious about the effect of a sizable (say, one-kilometer) meteorite striking the moon. Assuming it hit the side facing us, would we be able to see the impact or the aftermath (plumes of dust) with the naked eye?
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