23 July 2013

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 23JUL2013

6 Sky Events this Week: Pinwheel Galaxy Points to Comet, Moon Glides By ...
National Geographic
Southern Delta Aquarids is an annual meteor shower that runs from July 12 to August 23 and has a broad activity peak that lasts for 3 nights. Meteor watchers will have to battle the glare of the waning gibbous moon sharing the early morning sky – when ...

Summer's grand meteor shower approaches
My Eastern Shore
August always brings the year's most dependable meteor shower into our view, and so the Perseid meteor shower will peak once again just before dawn on Monday, Aug. 12. The Perseids, named after the constellation from which they appear to come ...

Bright Meteor captured by two UKMON stations on 11 July 2013 | UK ...
The feature image (above) captured using the NLO All Sky Camera shows a bright meteor that streaked across the UK night sky at 0058h(UT) on 11 July 2013 .

Central North Carolina- HUGE Blue meteor- We heard it! - Godlike ...
Ok, so my girlfriend and I are sitting outside smoking a cigarette, looking at the starts, when what we at first thought we were seeing a particularly long meteor, ...

Scientists delve into makeup of meteor that exploded over Russia
Yekaterinburg, Russia (UPI) Jul 15, 2013 - Scientists say microscopic images of fragments of the meteorite that hit central Russia in February showed its ...

Comet ISON: A Timeline of This Year's Sungrazing Spectacle
by Megan Gannon
The sungrazing Comet ISON could put on a dazzling display when it slingshots
around Earth's star this November.
If the icy dust ball doesn't get ripped apart by extreme solar forces,
some astronomers have said it could be the "comet of the century," possibly
shining brightly enough to be seen during the daytime...

Target asteroid tracked by European teams
European Space Agency
In a recent close-ish flyby, asteroid 2002 GT was studied in
detail for the first time by a network of European astronomers.
The observations were coordinated by ESA's asteroid centre in
Italy, and should prove crucial for a future spacecraft rendezvous. ...

NASA Comet ISON Observing Campaign
ISON Image of the Week
Let History Be Our Guide?
July 22, 2013
In 1680, Kirch's comet lit up the nighttime skies, and was even briefly
visible in broad daylight. With a remarkably similar orbit to that of
Comet ISON, can we expect a similar show come November? ...

Follow the Pluto Science Conference Online
New Horizons
.., July 23, New Horizons Principal Investigator Alan Stern willdeliver a lecture about the mission, "New Horizons to Planet Pluto:
Exploring the Frontier of Our Solar System." The talk, scheduled for
7:30 p.m. (EDT) in APL's Kossiakoff Center, is free and open to the
public - and will be webcast live

Reports Detail Mars Rover Clues to Atmosphere's Past
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
PASADENA, Calif. - A pair of new papers report measurements of the
Martian atmosphere's composition by NASA's Curiosity rover, providing
evidence about loss of much of Mars' original atmosphere. ...

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

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