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Latvian meteorite impact: fake

October 26, 2009 | By

I have been getting email from people talking about a possible meteorite impact in northern Latvia yesterday. I had a blog post all ready to go saying this whole thing sounded extremely fishy to me, and before I could post it I found out this story has been confirmed as a fake. Here’s the scoop: […]

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Small meteorite hit Ontario SUV

October 16, 2009 | By

More meteor news! On September 25, people in Ontario Canada saw a very bright fireball. It seemed likely that it might spawn some actual meteorites (chunks of the original object that hit the ground), so alerts were put out in the media for people to keep an eye out. That has paid off; a family […]

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Martian Meteorite Means More atMosphere

August 18, 2009 | By

I am overwhelmed right with too much work to do (especially prepping for Gnomedex) so instead of some thoughtful pun-laden post about the whopping big meteorite the rover Opportunity found on Mars, I’ll let Starts With A Bang recount the tale. You can read how this big ol’ piece of interplanetary debris seems to strongly […]

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A boy claims he was hit by a meteorite

June 12, 2009 | By

A 14 year old German boy is claiming he was hit by a meteorite. If true, this is quite a story! Let me be clear to start: it’s entirely possible that this story is in fact real, and the boy was struck by a meteorite. The odds of it happening are very low, but not […]

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Meteorites from the asteroid over Sudan

March 26, 2009 | By

Creationists and other twinkies prevented me from writing about the fact that meteorites were recovered from the small asteroid that blew up over the Sudan in October. However, via Emily, is a story relating the whole thing. It’s a great read, and a fascinating tale of how they found shrapnel from this visitor from outer […]

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Meteorite enters Arizona… twice

March 24, 2009 | By

BABloggee Laurie T. tipped me about a chunk of Canyon Diablo meteorite — a piece of the iron asteroid that fell in the Arizona desert about 50,000 years ago — that was once lost, and then found, and then returned to its second home: Meteor Crater Interactive Learning Center at the rim of the impact […]

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Danish turnover meteorites

March 15, 2009 | By

In January, a very bright meteor called a bolide or fireball streaked across the north Atlantic skies, and was seen over Denmark and Sweden. Now it’s being reported that German meteorite hunter Thomas Grau has found fragments of it on an island off the coast of Denmark. Here’s the story in German and in in […]

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Meteorite news

March 4, 2009 | By

Two items of meteorite news… 1) Apparently, a lot of pieces from the Texas fireball have now been recovered. has a great written account of a meteorite hunter who, along with a group of other rock hunters, found something like 100 pieces of the falling rock. There are fantastic pictures of the meteorites as […]

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Fireball meteorites and Death reviews

February 23, 2009 | By

Two quickies: 1) I mentioned last week that possible meteorites form the Texas fireball had been found, and it appears that’s now confirmed. In fact, they look like standard chrondrites, a typical type of meteorites associated with rocky asteroids. That gives me a lot more hope that more and bigger chunks of the rock will […]

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Breaking: meteorites from Texas fireball possibly found!

February 18, 2009 | By

Oh, this is very cool: two astronomers think they may have found meteorites from the fireball that roared over Texas last week. They found two small pieces matching a description of meteorites (they had a blackened surface, called a fusion crust) in a town called West, between Waco and Dallas, which looks to be right […]

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