20 August 2013

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 20AUG2013

NASA Brings Out the Big Gun for Asteroid Impact Science
By Adam Mann- Wired Magazine -August 19, 2013
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - Just before he gets ready to fire a projectile
down the 14-foot barrel of a vertical gun, planetary scientist Peter Schultz
turns to me and gives an apologetic smile. ..

Russian Meteor Explosion Created New Dust Belt in Earth's ...
Latin Post
A large dust plume rose after the meteor crash and entered Earth's atmosphere. The cloud contained hundreds of tons of various materials. A team, led by Nick ...

Chelyabinsk Meteor Dust Traveled Around The ...
The meteor that rocked the world in February 2013 also left a trail of dust around it. NASA's ...

Meteor Shower | Hujan Meteor di Malaysia 12.8 ...
3 min
Hujan meteor yang dapat dilihat dari Bukit Tinggi pada malam 12.8.2013.

Chelyabinsk meteor's plume of debris circles the globe
TG Daily
It is unclear what the impact will be on the climate, but three and half hours after the initial explosion, NASA's ozone-mapping satellite detected the plume at 25 ... 
Last weekend's Perseid display may go down as the most spectacular meteor shower of 2013. Did you miss it? Don't worry, we've got you covered. Here to ...

NASA tracks Russian meteor
Brisbane Times
This animated video shows how the meteor explosion over Chelyabinsk, Russia in February left a cloud of meteor dust in the atmosphere. 19/08/13. Phd student ...

Video Of Meteor Exploding During Perseid Meteor Shower ...
This is time-lapse video made by photographer Michael Chung during the August 12th peak of the Perseid meteor shower featuring an exploding meteor.Geekologie - Gadgets, Gizmos, and Awesome

NASA | NPP Sees Aftermath of the Chelyabinsk ...
4 min
A meteor weighing 10000 metric tons exploded only 23km above the city of Chelyabinsk in ...

Fallout from the Russian fireball encircled Earth, research shows
Christian Science Monitor
Six months ago, Russians watched a massive fireball streak across the sky. The sperm-whale-sized asteroid exploded before it hit the ground, shaking the air ...

Tiny fireball exoplanet completes one year in 8.5 hours
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have discovered a new, Earth-sized exoplanet for which orbiting its star is literally all in a day's work. 
Plain Dealer
Guilford contacted NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office in the spring of 2011 to see if it would consider expanding the fireball network. At that time the agency ...

Name the AWB Telescope & Win!

AWB Telescope 250There's a new arrival at Astronomers Without Borders and you can help give it a name! Sales of AWB first self-branded telescope will not only raise funds for global astronomy programs, it will be used in AWB's own international projects.  Sourced for AWB by Celestron, the world's largest manufacturer of telescopes, the 5-inch table-top Dobsonian collapses to a small package for easy transport.  It's ideal for beginning astronomers and a great "grab-and-go" scope for experts.
This latest star in the AWB universe deserves a good name, and this is where you come in.  Nominate a name for the new AWB telescope, and if your name is chosen you'll win one for yourself!  Submit name ideas before 2 September to be eligible to win. The winning name will be announced mid-September.
The AWB telescope, now available for pre-orderfor buyer's in the US only, is expected to beginning shipping in mid-August. The naming contest is open to everyone worldwide.
Whether you win the telescope or buy one you're supporting Astronomers Without Borders' global astronomy programs, bringing us together through our universal interest in astronomy, and introducing science in developing countries.  It's a win-win situation. One People, One Sky!

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

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