20 March 2015

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 20MAR2015

Weird asteroid spun so fast it literally exploded itself
For the first time, astronomers have captured images of a rare type of asteroid that rotates so quickly it literally cracks itself ...

Our View from the Cosmic Shore: Early Modern Interpretations of Celestial Events
Sandby and scientist Tiberius Cavallo together witnessed a largemeteor break up in the atmosphere from the terrace of Windsor Castle in 1783....

Other Asteroids Contributed Elusive Olivine to Vesta
Planetary Science Institute- March 17, 2015
Tucson, Ariz. -- Olivine should be one of the most abundant minerals on asteroid Vesta, but it remains elusive. Scientists working on NASA's Dawn mission to Vesta were initially thrilled to find few scattered remains of this enigmatic mineral as evidence for telltale signs of planetary differentiation. ...

A meteoric career
Pamplin Media Group
He has spent much of his life rushing to the scene of fallen fireballs, in one instance helping to prove that a fallen meteor contained water that was 4 ...

Oddball 'Crystal' Survived Crash to Earth Inside Meteorite
http://www.undergroundworldnews.com A bizarre crystal-like mineral recently found in a meteorite that crashed to Earth perhaps 15000 years ago ...

Last Call for IASC - Asteroid Search Campaign
The submission date for the IASC Asteroid Search Campaign is March 21. That leaves only a couple of days left to get your application forms filled out.
Be one of the 5000 students that have found asteroids. Ask your teacher to fill out the form and apply to this citizen science project. Read more here.

Oddball 'Crystal' Survived Crash to Earth Inside Meteorite
LiveScience.com via Yahoo! News - 12 hours
A bizarre crystal-like mineral recently found in a meteorite that crashed to Earth perhaps 15,000 years ago adds more support for the idea ...

Oddball 'Crystal' Crashed to Earth Inside Meteorite
Discovery News - 7 hours
The second known natural quasicrystal was found inside a meteorite that crashed to Earth in Russia.

Crystal with 'forbidden symmetry' found in 4.5 billion-year-old meteorite that formed at the start of the solar system
Daily Mail - 5 hours
Scientists at Princeton University, New Jersey studied an ancient meteorite (shown) and found a quasicrystal with a structure that it was not ...

Second natural quasicrystal found in ancient meteorite
SpaceRef - 8 hours
Second natural quasicrystal found in ancient meteorite

Strange 'snow carrots' found at meteorite impact site
The Weather Network - 10 hours
Thursday, March 19, 2015, 9:23 - Russia was thrust into the world spotlight in February 2013, when the Chelyabinsk meteorite streaked across ...

Meteor Activity Outlook for March 21-27, 2015
American Meteor Society
The estimated total hourly meteor rates for evening observers this week is near 3 for observers situated at mid-northern latitudes and 4 for observers ...

NASA's LRO Spacecraft Finds March 17, 2013 Impact Crater and More
March 17, 2015
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) acquired images of the lunar
surface before and after the largest recorded explosion occurred on the
surface. ...
Discovery News - 11 hours
A study based on 151 multi-planetary systems found by NASA's Kepler space telescope shows that most have a planet -- or two or three.

Extent of moon's giant volcanic eruption is revealed
EurekAlert! - 10 hours
( Durham University ) Scientists have produced a new map of the moon's most unusual volcano showing that its explosive eruption spread debris ..

Double Impact Crater in Canada Formed in Two Separate Impacts
By Amanda Doyle - Astrobiology Magazine- Mar 12, 2015
An asteroid smashing into a planet can dramatically alter the planet's habitability by setting back evolution or even encouraging biodiversity.

Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance - 10 hours
LONDON, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Mar 18, 2015) - The Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), joined by Susan Truppe, ...

2015 The SECOND Year of "CERTAIN Uncertainty" ™ / Meteors, Asteroids, Comets, and MORE!!

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