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Meteorite News

Norwegian skydiver narrowly dodges meteorite

Oslo - A Norwegian skydiver narrowly escaped a meteorite that passed only metres away from him while jumping over Norway, according to a video aired by public broadcaster NRK.
In the Media by AFP

Mojave crater is source of most Martian meteorites

It has been estimated that most of the 150 or so Martian meteorites that have been found on Earth were launched into space during an impact that created the Mojave Crater on Mars.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 7 comments

Meteorite study suggests carbon capture locked up Mars atmosphere

East Kilbride - Examination of a meteorite that’s believed to have fallen to Earth around 3,000 years ago has provided clues as to how Mars lost its atmosphere, previously rich in carbon dioxide (CO2).
In the Media by Robert Myles

Divers pull meteorite from Russian lake

On Wednesday, divers working at a Russian lake managed to recover a large chunk of meteorite that exploded earlier this year over Chelyabinsk.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 1 comment

Possible meteorite lights up the sky in the Canary Islands, Spain

Twitter went a little wild at 10:35pm local time on Sunday in the north of the Canary Islands, as witnesses reported a light streaking across the sky, "as bright as if it was daytime."
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

NASA: 56,000 mph meteor hits Moon, biggest explosion ever (Video)

NASA is reporting that a meteor smashed into the Moon on March 17, 2013 at a speed of 56,000 mph, sparking the biggest and brightest explosion ever observed and creating a crater 65 feet wide (20 meters).
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 2 comments

Meteorite crashes through roof of Connecticut home

Wolcott - An expert confirmed today that an object that sailed through the roof of a Connecticut home was a meteorite. The crash occurred on Friday night.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 10 comments

Fireball lights the sky over concert in Salta, Argentina (video)

Salta - As the folk music band "Los Tekis" performed at an outdoor venue, a suspected meteor lit up the night sky early on Sunday in Salta, Argentina. Just as they finished their song, the sky lit up like day.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 6 comments

Video: Massive fireball in the sky over central Spain

Toledo - Astronomers were stunned by a huge fireball which lit the skies over central Spain this weekend. Apparently this was a fragment from a meteor which burst into flames.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 10 comments

Another massive green meteor fireball blazes over California

Hundreds of Californians reported seeing a bright light streak across the sky late Thursday. Authorities believe the sighting was a meteor. The incident comes a week after a sighting over the Bay Area , California
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 1 comment

Space.com releases footage of Russian Meteor from Space

Footage and actual tracking of the meteorite that impacted earth on February 15, 2013 is released. Click the link at the bottom of the page.
In the Media by Micki Hogan - 2 comments

Russia cleans up — Town hit with 'force of 30 Hiroshima bombs'

Chebarkul - According to NASA scientists the meteorite that streaked over the skies of Russia on Friday exploded with a "force of 30 Hiroshima bombs."
In the Media by Kev Hedges - 1 comment

Op-Ed: The sky is falling! The sky is falling?

San Francisco - A whirlwind of chaos spawned by the Russian Meteor hit causes conspiracy theories and rumors to spread worldwide.. One thing is for sure, the sky is falling.
In the Media by Micki Hogan

UPDATE: Fireball seen streaking across northern California sky

San Francisco - Less than 24 hours after meteorites crashed into two cities in northern Russia, residents of several northern California communities reported a "fireball" streaking across the sky.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 3 comments

Meteorite-like object hit Cienfuegos in Cuba on Wednesday

Cienfuegos - Not to be outdone, it seems that a meteor-like object also rocked Cienfuegos in the center of Cuba on Wednesday this week, just days before the incident in Russia.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 12 comments

UPDATE: 1200 injured as meteors hit parts of Russia (Video)

Chelyabinsk - Massive meteor fragments began raining out of the sky over parts of northeast Russia, damaging infrastructure in one city and injuring hundreds.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 7 comments

Meteor injures hundreds in Russia, Update 1200 injured

Chelyabinsk - A meteor, travelling at a speed of 30 km (19 miles) per second, has crashed into the Ural mountain region of Russia, injuring at least 500 people. A fireball was seen streaking through the sky Friday before the meteor hit land.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey - 4 comments

Meteorite crashed across Chelyabinsk region of Russia (videos)

Chelyabinsk - Witnesses in Russia's Urals region panicked when a series of explosions and bright flashes hit the sky. Initial reports said a meteorite may have been blown to pieces by a missile, but this is not the case. More than 1,000 people have been injured.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 16 comments

Meteorite crashes in Russia

As the world awaits a flyby from an asteroid, Russia is dealing with a meteorite strike. BBC Europe is reporting a meteor shower has caused a meteorite to fall to earth and some injuries and damage has been reported.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien - 4 comments

Unexplained loud 'booms' heard over Kentucky and Indiana (video)

For some time now, people have reported strange sounds and booms, right across the USA. The latest incident happened in Indiana and Kentucky, and no one knows what caused it.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Mars meteorite dubbed 'Black Beauty' is in a class of its own

2013 only begun four days ago and already there have been a fair few news stories relating to Space and its celestial beings. This latest one relates to a large meteorite found in the Moroccan dessert.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey

Massive meteorite crater discovered in Canadian Arctic

Two years ago, a massive crater was found on Canada's Victoria Island. Researchers cannot tell exactly how old it is, but suggest it has been around for over 100 million years. It might also give a better understanding of life so from many years ago.
In the Media by Abigail Prendergast

'Cabernet Sauvignon Meteorite': A taste of the Universe

San Vicente - A British winemaker and amateur astronomer has created in Chile a unique variety of wine, a concoction that, according to its designer, brings to Earth the flavor of the Universe.
In the Media by Igor I. Solar - 3 comments

Asteroid 2012 DA14 heads for Earth next year

Scientists are predicting that the asteroid 2012 DA14 has a small chance of colliding with Earth in eleven months. Watch the skies in February 2013!
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 32 comments

Did Earth life begin on Mars? U.S. Mars mission may give answers

NASA's latest Mars mission scheduled to launch on Nov. 25, will be seeking answers to questions that have intrigued scientists for decades. The most intriguing is whether there had ever been life on Mars, and whether life on Earth originated on Mars.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus

Meteorites brought building blocks of life to earth

Scientists studying meteorites -- space rocks big enough to survive the tumble to earth, carrying chemicals that swirled in our solar system's primeval days -- announced they identified life's building blocks on carbonaceous chondrite samples.

Meteorite Lands in Virginia Doctor's Office

A meteorite fell through the roof of a doctor's office in Lorton, Virginia. It was a half-pound meteorite made of chondrite.
In the Media by Michael Bearak - 1 comment

Boy gets hit by a meteorite

Gerrit Blank from Essen, Germany survived a direct hit by a 30,000 mph space meteorite. Scientists have proved by chemical tests that it was indeed a rock from space.
In the Media by Sukhdeep Chhabra - 2 comments

They Caught a Falling Star and Put it in Their Pocket

The old song refrain goes, “Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket,” and now a team of astronomers have found pieces of an asteroid that shuttled down to Earth.
In the Media by Sandy Sand - 1 comment

Report: 'Every one of you is an alien'

British scientists claim that life on our planet originated elsewhere, not on Earth. They confirm an important part of genetic material found in a meteorite is of extraterrestrial origin.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham - 3 comments
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