31 July 2013

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 31JUL2013

More than 300 meteorite experts gather in Edmonton
the 76th annual meeting of the Meteoritical Society, an international gathering of more than 300 of the world’s foremost meteorite researchers.

The Delta Aquariid Meteor Shower 2013Associated News
It's good news for meteor shower enthusiasts. You have another chance to witness a celestial show, though minor, this week. This is the Delta Aquariid meteor ...

Edmonton museum hosts Russian meteorite fragments
Tue, 30 Jul, 2013 08:08 AM PDT
The meteorite that exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia in mid-February traveled billions of kilometres before it had its fateful encounter with our planet, but fragments from the meteorite have now traveled just a little bit further, to arrive in an Edmonton, … Continue reading →Continue reading

How Did Earth's Primitive Chemistry Get Kick Started?
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
July 30, 2013
How did life on Earth get started? Three new papers co-authored by Mike
Russell, a research scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory,
Pasadena, Calif., strengthen the case that Earth's first life began at
alkaline hydrothermal vents at the bottom of oceans. Scientists are

Are We All Martians? Tool Could Help Det...
Tue, 30 Jul, 2013 06:36 AM PDT
Did life on Earth originate on Mars? Or did Earth dispatch life to Mars aboard ameteorite mo...Continue reading

Scientists Are Petitioning NASA To Search for Martian DNA
Tue, 30 Jul, 2013 04:07 PM PDT
Did life on Earth originate on Mars? Or did Earth dispatch life to Mars aboard a meteoritemore than 3.5 billion years ago? In order to investigate the possible origin of life on Mars and Earth, a team of researchers from MIT, Harvard and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) want NASA’s next Mars rover...Continue reading

Northern Rockies Skies for August: Scorpius and the Perseid Meteor ...
University of Wyoming News
July 30, 2013 — A monthly look at the night skies of the northern Rocky Mountains, written by astronomers Ron Canterna, University of Wyoming; Jay Norris, ...

Meteor shower at Whiskeytown
Red Bluff Daily News
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, in partnership with the Shasta Astronomy Club, will be holding a special star party to view the Perseid Meteor Shower ...

Revisited meteor crashes into conventional wisdom on apocalypseT
he Australian
But this is not the meteor which created the 180km-wide Chicxulub crater now buried beneath the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico and which is believed to have ... 
Santa Fe College
Star Gazers – “Plan Now For The Perseid Meteor Shower” (July 29 – August 4, 2013).  ...

Russian meteorite fragments on exhibit in Edmonton
Parts of a massive meteor that crashed into Russia in February will be on display for the ... Read about the Tunguska event: Huge meteor rocked Siberia in 1908. 
The Perseid meteor shower comes from Comet Swift-Tuttle. Every year in early- to mid-August, Earth passes through a cloud of dust sputtered off the comet as it ...

A summer meteor over Banner Elk…
Fayetteville Observer (blog)
Banner Elk photographer Todd Bush captured this meteor streaking in front ... The annual Perseid meteor shower is now ramping up, peaking around August 12.

Things set to get cosmic at Worcester library
Delmarva Daily Times
“This year we will be talking about Saturn, Venus, Jupiter and the Perseid meteor shower, in addition to the summer and early fall constellations,” he said.

Astrophotos: Views of the Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower
Universe Today
Below is another shot from John taken on July 29 using his Meteor Video Camera Network, and he captured about half a dozen bright ones, including one ...

This morning's moon, July 31, 2013
The Delta Aquarid meteor shower, which has been going on for some days now, has been ... But the year's most exciting meteor shower for us in the Northern ... 
The Perseides meteor shower is one of the best in the northern hemisphere and ... The meteor shower will be seen from August 9 to August 14 with its peak on ...

Oregon Coast Could Get Awesome Glimpses of Perseid Meteor ...
Oregon Coast Beach Connection
Either way, it's the Perseid Meteor Showers starting right about now, and the Oregon coast will – weather permitting – be an incredible place to see them.

Perseid Meteor Shower 2013: Dates, Time, Where to Watch
Latin Post
After a dazzling supermoon last June, another impressive celestial occurrence will be happening in the night sky this August. The Perseid meteor shower will ...

After Delta dampener, gear up for ISON spectacle this winter
Hindustan Times
Though people in Kolkata could not witness the Delta Meteor shower since the rains played spoil sport, skygazers need not be disheartened because they are ...

Lake Forest explosion not a meteor, probably fireworks blast
Los Angeles Times
Hallock said deputies chatting over the radio speculated that it was a meteor striking the canyon. The guess was based on witness statements and numerous ...

Did a meteor hit Orange County? Residents report huge explosion
Los Angeles Times
Unlike trees, when a meteor falls in the wilderness, everyone can hear it. And some Orange County residents think that's exactly what they heard when a ...
The Space Reporter
In the pre-dawn hours of those two days, the Perseid meteor shower will attain its zenith as Earth sails through a stream of debris from Comet Swift-Tuttle.

View, learn about meteor shower at Lake Monroe
The Tribune
People are invited to attend a Perseid meteor shower party Aug. 12 at Lake Monroe's Paynetown State Recreation Area. The party runs from 9:15 to 10:30 p.m. ...

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

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