12 December 2014

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 12DEC2014

UK expecting a spectacular meteor shower this weekend
BBC News
You'll want to get your eyes to the skies this weekend to catch a glimpse of the UK's most spectacular meteor shower. They're called the Geminids....

Germany / Czech Rep. / Poland / Austria / Slovakia Fireball Meteor 09DEC2014
blogspot.com - LunarMeteoriteHunter
My wife and I have also seen that meteor in Neugersdorf/Saxony/Germany. And I asked others from here. A handful of people from other towns have ...

Geminid meteor shower to peak on December 14
The China Post - Taiwan, Republic of China
TAIPEI, Taiwan --Stargazers could have an opportunity to catch the Geminid meteor shower Dec. 14, which is expected to produce about 120 shooting ...

Don't miss the best meteor shower of 2014
Video - Sydney Morning Herald
Touted as one of the most spectacular meteor showers of the year, Jonti Horner gives his tips for viewing the upcoming Geminid shower.

Don't miss the best meteor shower of 2014
WA today
Touted as one of the most spectacular meteor showers of the year, Jonti Horner gives his tips for viewing the upcoming Geminid shower. Credits ...

'Fireballs' in the Sky: Peak Viewing Times for the Geminids
The Geminids are the best meteor shower of the year in terms of frequency and intensity of shooting stars. But will the weather cooperate? By Beth ...

Mysterious Geminid meteor shower peaks this weekend
Not only is the Geminid meteor shower one of the most spectacular and reliable meteor showers of the year, with up to 120 meteors per hour ...

The Curious History of the Geminid Meteors
Universe Today - 6 hours
UPDATE: Tune in this Sunday as the good folks over at the Virtual Telescope Project feature a live webcast covering the Geminid meteor shower ...

Did a massive volcanic eruption in India kill off the dinosaurs?
Washington Post - 5 hours
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Are Habitable Binary Planets Possible?
Discovery News - 1 hour
For the first time, a computer simulation has shown that, in theory, habitable binary planets can exist -- what would this mean for the ...

Ponds or pounding are both possible origins for lifeNew Scientist - 14 hours
How did life begin? The finding of unearthly water around comet 67P and a simulation of how meteorite impacts could forge amino acids hint at ...

Giant Asteroid Not Immediate Threat But 'Theoretically' Could Hit Earth
Sputnik International
He said that if the asteroid were to hit Earth it would cause an explosion 1,000 times greater than the 2013 impact of a bus-sizedmeteor in Russia.

Geminid meteor shower peaks Saturday evening
The Geminid meteor shower, named for the constellation Gemini where the meteors appear to radiate from, peaks this weekend. Saturday night, the ...

Leonid meteor shower coming tonight
Detroit Free Press
The Leonid meteor shower, an annual mid-November treat, will be coming to a sky near you tonight. It should reach its peak before dawn on Tuesday, ...

Crocodiles are 'stuck in the past': Genetic study shows reptiles are closely related to birds but their ...
Daily Mail
After the meteor strike, which is thought to have wiped out the dinosaurs 66 million years ago, surviving birds experienced a rapid burst of evolution.

Geminid meteor shower to streak across N.J. skies
A lawn chair, warm clothes, and a clear view of the sky Friday and Saturday night are the only things needed to watch the Geminid meteor shower, the ...

Paynetown hosts meteor shower viewing opportunity
Indiana Daily Student
The Geminids meteor shower will light up the night sky Saturday night, providing spectators with a bright and intensely colored light show. People will ...

Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend, Watch Outside Or Here (LIVE STREAM, PHOTO)
Headlines & Global News
If you follow a meteor's footsteps back, you'll find an imaginary line that crosses Gemini near the stars Castor and Pollux, according to Sky and ...

Club schedules meteor viewing
ADA — The Ohio Northern University Astronomy Club will host a public viewing of the Geminid meteor shower from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. today....

Meteor shower pictures captured by CCTV camera
ITV News
The first pictures of a Germinid meteor shower have been captured by CCTV cameras, ahead of 'perfect conditions' for watching the spectacle ...

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