02 August 2013

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 02AUG2013

Meteorite in China’s Xinjiang a ‘Heavenly Warning’?
Thu, 01 Aug, 2013 03:44 PM PDT
A meteorite crashing into a Xinjiang Province village on Thursday has netizens commenting over the incident as a possible “heavenly warning sign,” with no good portent. The rock landed in a dump site at 2:00 a.m. and left a ten … The post Meteorite in China’s Xinjiang a ‘Heavenly Warning’? appea...Continue reading

Impact! Meteorite Hits Village in China! - YouTube
1 min
No deaths have been reported , But it goes to show they are making Impact ! http: //hisz.rsoe.hu ...

Map and videos: The Perseid Meteor Showers and meteorite impacts in Nevada
Thu, 01 Aug, 2013 09:52 AM PDT
The most common type of asteroidal meteoritesthat we get on Earth are known as "ordinary chondrites". These are the ones that start with H, L, and LL. Chondrites are primitive meteorites, meaning that not much has happened to change them in the 4.5+ billion years since the solar system formed.Continue reading
The Stokes News
A new Moon for Neptune, The Persied meteor shower, and The Summer ... As with all meteorshowers, the rate is greatest in the pre-dawn hours, since the side ...

August Astronomy: It's Time to Enjoy the Milky Way
Coachella Valley Independent
12 and 13 make this an excellent year for the annual Perseid meteor shower. And mid-August, dawn brings forth the greatest number of bright stars visible ...

Stargazers treated to rare sight
Port Macquarie News
However, according to Mid North Coast Astronomy Group founder and space expert David Reneke, anyone who managed to catch a glimpse of the fireball was ...

Early Perseid Fireballs Seen By NASA Cameras | Video | Space.com
Cameras from NASA's All Sky Fireball Network in North Carolina, Alabama and New Mexico captured the meteors burning up in the atmosphere on July 30th ...

Asteroid named as possible source of exploding Russian meteorite
Thu, 01 Aug, 2013 01:27 PM PDT
MADRID, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- A cosmic cluster of rocks first spotted in 2011 could have spawned the Chelyabinsk meteor that exploded over Russia earlier this year, researchers say.Continue reading

Tracking August Skies
METEOR SHOWER: The annual Perseid meteor shower peaks on the night of August 11. Although you could see shooting stars all month, it is on this date that ...

Perseid meteor shower the best show of the year
The Chronicle Journal
This month also has the best stellar show of the year, the Perseid meteor shower. The show usually begins about 10 p.m. but improves after midnight, from Aug.

Catch exciting meteor shower on Aug 12 and 13
PETALING JAYA - Mark your calendars, star gazers, and spend time outdoors on the nights of Aug 12 and 13 to catch a dazzling display of shooting stars.

Water in a martian desert
European Space Agency
Craters once brim-full with sediments and water have long since
drained dry, but traces of their former lives as muddy lakes cling
on in the martian desert. ...

Mars Once Had Oxygen-Rich Atmosphere
Wood described the Martian rocks from meteorites as geologically 'young', around 180 million to 1.4 billion years old, and those found and analyzed by the Spirit rover was from what was said to be very old part of Mars, more than 3.7 billion years old. ...
audio interview link: http://www.voanews.com/audio/Audio/311033.html

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

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