26 January 2016

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 26JAN2016

Lviv, Ukraine Fireball Meteor 23JAN2016 with Videos
The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News

The man who could save the planet
If even a 164-foot long meteor were to strike Minneapolis, it would vaporize everything within a three-mile kill zone. A seven-mile burn zone would ...

Inside the vault: A rare glimpse of NASA’s otherworldly treasures
Did Ars geek out over Moon rocks, bits of the Sun, and Martian meteorites? Oh yes—Ars did.
HOUSTON, Tex.—Building 31 on the campus of Johnson Space Center lacks the Tower of London’s majesty and history. No Queen’s Guard stand outside. But this drab, 1960s-era building is nonetheless where NASA keeps the crown jewels of its exploration program. Inside various clean rooms, ....

Fireball meteor disintegrates over Lviv, Ukraine
Russia News Feed
The sky of the largest city in western Ukraine was visited by a disintegrating bright white fireball on January 23, 2016, local time. The entry of this ...

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 25JAN2016
The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News
Japan Meteor 2010 JST 08JAN2016 - 2016年1月8日20時10分21秒アースグレージングの可能性のあるしぶんぎ群流星 c2016 H.Yamakawa

Meteor fireball observed over the Mediterranean Sea
Signs of the Times
... the Mediterranean Sea. It was recorded by the meteor-observing stations operated by the University of Huelva at Calar Alto, La Hita and La Sagra...

No, the Asteroid Apophis STILL Won't Hit Us in 2036
By Phil Plait- January 4, 2016
We are safe from an Apophilypse. Wait, what? People are still fearmongering about Apophis? Seriously?
OK, let's start this off with the conclusion: Like the title says, the asteroid Apophis is not going to hit us in 2036. In fact, the cumulative chance it will hit us in the next century is less than 1 in 100,000.

3 billion-year-old fossils show early microbes lived in cavities
New Scientist - December 16, 2015
It seems the microbes that formed Earth's first ecosystems looked for shade when the sun was strong, just like we do....Fossils found in South Africa suggest that cavities in tidal sediments might have provided refuge from deadly solar rays during the Archaean aeon when we think that life emerged on Earth. ...

NASA's Stardust Sample Return was 10 Years Ago Today
The Stardust capsule carried precious cargo that revolutionized our understanding of comets.

The January 2016 issue of Meteorite Times is now up.
Web View - http://www.meteorite-times.com/2016/01/
Magazine View - http://issuu.com/meteorite-times/docs/meteorite-times_2016_1


Marco Aurélio Esparza
January 26 at 6:17am
Timeline Photos
#AstronomiaDeButeco #Cratera #CrateraDeImpacto #Astroblema #CrateraDeColônia #SãoPaulo Hoje, 25 de j...

Thomas Kapitany
January 26 at 1:20pm
Aboriginal Oral Traditions of Australian Meteorite Craters

Gabriel Rodrigues Hickel
January 16 at 12:54pm
Uma das perguntas muito comuns em palestras e observações com telescópios com o público leigo, é sobre a previsibilidade de impacto de asteroides. Este artigo abaixo é bem interessante e mostra que temos um longo caminho pela frente: http://arxiv.org/abs/1601.03339
[1601.03339] The atmospheric impact trajectory of asteroid 2014 AA

Josep Maria Trigo Rodríguez
January 14 at 8:03pm
ASTEROID DAY BARCELONA 2016: Me permito anunciaros que planeamos un gran evento divulgativo de acceso libre para el próximo 30 de junio en Barcelona. Os animo a conocer esa iniciativa internacional para fomentar políticas que nos permitan descubrir, desviar o paliar los encuentros con asteroides que podrían poner en jaque a nuestra especie a través de mi nueva página. Por favor, uniros a la iniciativa a través de la "Mailing list" indicada para que siga creciendo: http://asteroidday.wpengine.com/page/josep-trigo-rodriguez/
Josep M. Trigo-Rodriguez - Official Profile - Asteroid Day
Josep M. Trigo-Rodriguez is an Astrophysics at the Institute of Space Sciences (CSIC-IEEC). He is al...

Ian Macleod
January 13 at 7:34pm

2016 The THIRD Year of "CERTAIN Uncertainty" ™ / Meteors, Asteroids, Comets, and MORE!!

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