04 July 2013

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 04JUL2013

Everything you need to know: Perseid meteor shower
EarthSky (blog)
In the Northern Hemisphere, the annual August Perseid meteor shower probably ranks as the all-time favorite meteor shower of the year. This major shower takes place during the lazy, hazy days of summer, when many families are on vacation. And what ...

Summer triangle, meteor shower await stargazers in July
GMA News
If the weather permits, stargazers may expect two major treats this July: the famous Summer Triangle, and the Southern Delta Aquarids meteor shower before the month ends. PAGASA OIC administrator Vicente Malano said the Summer Triangle includes the ...

Library program shows kids rare meteorite, fossils
Mon, 01 Jul, 2013 09:37 PM PDT
University of Nebraska-Lincoln professor and research geologist Matt Joeckel speaks while holding a cast of a Barbourofelis fricki during a "Treasures From Earth to Sky: Fossils, Gems, Minerals and Meteorites" presentation for the summer reading program Monday at the Grand Island Public Library.
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Meteor Shower, Dancing Planets Grace July Night Sky
The Weather Channel
... should combine to make July a skywatching treat, weather permitting. The Delta Aquaridmeteor shower graces the night sky at the end of July, and during the month, the constellations Scorpius and Sagittarius shine, pointing the way to other ...

Blast from the past: Solving the Tunguska mystery
New Scientist
IT'S just after 7 on a quiet Tuesday morning in June 1908 when a dazzling fireball streaks across the Siberian sky. Minutes later an immense blast topples 80 million trees and knocks people off their feet 60 kilometres away. It's the violent end of an ...

Watch A Russian Proton-M Rocket Explode In A Massive Fireball
Popular Science
It then tipped over, ignited, and crashed to the ground, setting off a huge fireball. According to Kazakh Space Agency chief Talgat Musabayev, the rocket was carrying about 600 metric tons of fuel, including heptyl, amyl and kerosene, and that the ...

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

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