19 December 2014

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 19DEC2014

Contamination of impacted meteorites can happen quickly
PhysOrg - 11 hours
A team of scientists has published the results of an investigative survey into the Sutter's Mill meteorite that landed in California in 2012.

New, tighter timeline confirms ancient volcanism aligned with dinosaurs' extinction
Science Daily - 1 hour
A definitive geological timeline shows that a series of massive volcanic explosions 66 million years ago played a role in the extinction ...

Mystery over the bizarre trail left in evening sky over Siberia
Daily Mail - 6 hours
The vapour trail over the southern Altai region of Siberia was too haphazard in shape to have been made by an aircraft. Experts say the ...

NASA delays 'capture the asteroid' plan until next year
Engadget - 13 hours
Now that the ESA has landed on a comet, NASA wants to do them one better: capture an entire asteroid (or a piece of one) and put it in orbit ...

Curiosity has discovered organic matter on Mars
CNET UK - 18 hours
Molecules found by Curiosity on Mars have been confirmed as organic matter -- the building blocks of all known forms of terrestrial life.

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 18DEC2014
Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News
Comet Lovejoy and Ursids Meteor Shower will happen this month. Comet C/2014 Q2, also known as Comet Lovejoy, will be visible to the naked eye .

August 2014 report from the IMO Video Meteor Network is available pdf

NASA, Planetary Scientists Find Meteoritic Evidence of Mars Water Reservoir
NASA and an international team of planetary scientists have found evidence in
meteorites on Earth that indicates Mars has a distinct and global reservoir
of water or ice near its surface. ...

Who'd a- thunk it? Mercury May Have Meteor Showers Too
Astro Bob
Artist's concept of Mercury crossing the debris trail of Comet Encke, sparking a recurringmeteor shower. New evidence from the MESSENGER ...

Meteor Activity Outlook for Decemeber 20-26, 2014
American Meteor Society
Later next week the waxing crescent moon will enter the evening sky but will pose no interference to meteor observers. The estimated total hourly ...

2014 The Year of "CERTAIN Uncertainty" ™; Meteors, Asteroids, Comets, and MORE!!

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