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Canadian meteorite photo gallery

January 9, 2009 | By

Remember the ginormous fireball that rained rocks down on western Canada in November? Scientists rushed to the scene, and found a large number of meteorites in pristine condition sitting on or slightly embedded in the ice covering a frozen fish pond near Lone Rock, Saskatchewan. Well, Bruce McCurdy of the Edmonton Space & Science Foundation […]

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Another possible meteorite impact?

October 17, 2008 | By

Update (Oct. 17): Eyewitness reports indicate a bright meteor was shortly before the explosion, so it looks like this may be the real thing. Most likely it blew up well above ground, but I’m hoping to hear more stories soon. News from deep in the Australian outback is that residents of Alice Springs last night […]

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Meteorite nails car in Las Vegas? Nope.

October 15, 2008 | By

Update: I contacted a TV station in Las Vegas — NBC affiliate KVBC — and they already have the story. It’s not a meteorite, it was a dummy test weapon that landed on a truck at Nellis Air Force base near LV. So, false alarm, as I suspected. So ignore what I wrote below. I […]

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Shoot the meteorite!

October 14, 2008 | By

Speaking of Alan Harris, he just sent me this picture he took a few years go of an advertising sign at the Meudon – Val Fleury train station in Paris. It translates to "Falling meteorites". It’s an ad for a museum exhibit! Which is good, because I don’t think holding a folded newspaper over your […]

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Death by meteorite

October 13, 2008 | By

I recently wrote about the odds of getting hit by a meteorite. But what are the odds of getting killed by one? Turns out, they’re a lot higher! Why? Dude. Run. (Click for source.) Because you are small and the Earth is big, getting knocked on the noggin by a meteorite is a low odds […]

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Northwest meteorite?

February 19, 2008 | By

Any BABLoggees in the US northwest, near the southeast corner of Adams County? There are reports of a meteorite fall there this morning. If you saw anything, chime in! Also, you can report it to the International Meteor Organization, which can aid in triangulating the fall and maybe finding the meteorite. Tip o’ the Whipple […]

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Why do meteorites hate ice-covered ponds?

January 23, 2008 | By

Last Friday, a meteorite allegedly slammed into a Canadian pond, breaking the ice and making a hole over a meter across. Now, it appears this extraterrestrial attack was not the only one. Another icehole was found on a frozen pond, this time in Iowa. Actually, there were three holes this time. The event happened around […]

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Melting meteorite makes massive mark?

January 21, 2008 | By

A big hole (1.5 meters across) appeared in a frozen pond in Canada last Friday. The ice is half a meter thick, so whatever did it packed a heckuva punch. Was it a meteorite? Maybe. Hard to say. No one saw or heard anything (of course, it was 80 bazillion degrees below 0 Friday night […]

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Meteorites don’t get any auction love

October 29, 2007 | By

Yahoo! News is reporting that a couple of large meteorites up for auction were withdrawn because the bidding didn’t go high enough. A 30-pound chunk of the Willamette Meteorite which fell in Oregon a few thousand years ago only got up to $300k in the auction, and they were hoping for $1.3 million. I am […]

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Meteorite Mayhem III: solved?

September 24, 2007 | By

According to a National Geographic news article, the meteorite that struck Peru recently (see here and here) really was a meteorite (and not a missile or anything else), and the reason people got sick in nearby villages is that it struck a location that had arsenic in the groundwater. Yikes. The impact site in Peru, […]

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