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01 December 2009

Meteor/Meteorite News- 1DEC09

Nasa: compelling evidence of life on Mars
Telegraph.co.uk
Nasa has found what it calls “strong evidence” that life once existed on Mars after re-examining a meteorite. By Jonathan Liew Close-up of the meteorite. ...

YouTube Meteor lights up sky in South Africa21st 2009
Meteor lights up sky in South Africa (21st 2009)CCTV: footage of a meteor spotted over the skies of Gauteng, South Africa on the 21st of November 2009Local ...

Astronomy minor a possibility for non-science majors
TCU Daily Skiff
Rhiannon Mayne, the curator of the Oscar E. Monnig Meteorite Collection and assistant professor of meteoritics and planetary science, said that along with ...

Signs of ancient life on Mars found
The Bay Area Citizen Tue, 01 Dec 2009 10:18 AM PST
Using more advanced analytical instruments now available, a Johnson Space Center research team has reexamined the 1996 finding that a meteorite contains strong evidence that life may have existed on ancient Mars.
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Ancient Life Signs In Mars Meteorite
redOrbit Tue, 01 Dec 2009 06:12 AM PST
Image Caption: This image features several layers of crack filling exposed when a chip of Nakhla was examined with the scanning electron microscope (SEM). One layer has a very bumpy surface, and these bumps resemble a fossilized colony of microbacteria. Some of the rounded bumps are preserved at the top of the surface and resemble individual spherical and ovoid-shaped microbes. Others are ...

Meteorite hunters find 13 space rocks in Grimsby
St. Catharines Standard Tue, 01 Dec 2009 02:26 AM PST
Meteorite hunters now have a baker's dozen of space rocks that rained down on Grimsby two months ago. But the scientist leading the University of Western Ontario's search believes there are still plenty of out-of-this-world stones that have yet to be recovered.[...]

Remembering a first
The Daily Home Mon, 30 Nov 2009 19:42 PM PST
Fifty-five years ago, on Nov. 30, 1954, the first and only meteorite to strike a human hit Ann Hodges while she was taking a nap on her couch in her home in Oak Grove, just outside Sylacauga. ...


Le Moyne visiting professor to talk astrobiology with Stephen Colbert tonight
The Post-Standard - Syracuse.com
Consolmagno is curator for the Vatican meteorite collection in Rome. He is also author and editor of “The Heavens Proclaim: Astronomy and the Vatican,” ...



Czy meteoryt z Marsa zawiera ślady dawnego życia?
studentnews.pl - Poland
W Stanach Zjednoczonych z nową siłą rozgorzały ostatnio dyskusje na temat tego, czy meteoryt Allen Hills, który przyleciał z Marsa, zawiera ślady ...



Geminids meteors to impress under moonless skies
Scotsman
It was disappointing for Europe, but the Leonids meteor shower produced rates in excess of 100 meteors an hour over parts of Asia for just a few minutes ...

Meteorite hunters find 13 space rocks in Grimsby
St. Catharines Standard Mon, 30 Nov 2009 13:20 PM PST
Meteorite hunters now have a baker's dozen of space rocks that rained down on Grimsby two months ago. But the scientist leading the University of Western Ontario's search believes there are still plenty of out-of-this-world stones that have yet to be recovered.[...]


New evidence for early life on Mars: NASA
CBC.ca Mon, 30 Nov 2009 10:12 AM PST
A new NASA study of a Martian meteorite that made headlines 13 years ago strengthens the original claim that the rock contains evidence of life on ancient Mars.

Meteorite study revives life-on-Mars debate
MSNBC Mon, 30 Nov 2009 09:33 AM PST
New analysis of a 13,000-year-old Mars meteorite, retrieved from Antarctica, has rekindled the debate about whether the ancient rock holds signs of past microbial Martian life.

New Study Adds to FInding of Ancient Life Signs In Mars Meteorite
SpaceRef Mon, 30 Nov 2009 09:32 AM PST
Using more advanced analytical instruments now available, a Johnson Space Center research team has reexamined the 1996 finding that a meteorite contains strong evidence that life may have existed on ancient Mars.

Mars Meteorite Reexamined for Signs of Life Using New Analysis
Environmental News Network Mon, 30 Nov 2009 08:22 AM PST
A controversial Mars meteorite is once again in the spotlight as scientists use a new kind of analysis on the rock. The study is reminiscent of initial research, published in 1996, suggesting that tiny iron sulfide and iron oxide grains in the meteorite had biological origins, and that tiny, worm-shaped objects in the rock could be the fossilized remains of Martian microbes.

Signs of Life in Mars Meteorite?
Discovery Channel Mon, 30 Nov 2009 06:45 AM PST
New analysis of a 13,000-year-old Mars meteorite has rekindled debate about whether the rock holds signs of Martian life.

Custody battle brews over meteorite
MalaysiaNews.net Sun, 29 Nov 2009 21:51 PM PST
Tom King, 53, was caretaker at Rywanda Plainview, about 70km south of Cunnamulla, when he discovered the 25kg stony meteorite while riding his motorbike.Seven months later he decided to fetch the rock...

Queenslanders battle over meteorite
Northern Star Sun, 29 Nov 2009 20:57 PM PST
A BITTER ownership battle has broken out over the discovery of Queensland's second-biggest stony meteorite.

ONU to hold public viewing of meteor shower
Ada Herald
Ohio Northern University's Astronomy Club will host a public viewing of the Geminid meteor shower in celebration of the International Year of Astronomy ...

The case for life on Mars keeps growing
Examiner.com
Recently, a controversial meteorite seems to both have vindicated itself - and those who believe that it proves that at least sometime in its past - Mars ...

Guy Consolmagno, SJ on Colbert
America Magazine (subscription)
One of the guests on "The Colbert Report" tonight will be Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno, SJ, Ph.D., a planetary scientist and expert on meteorites (and ...

Bakterie prosto z Marsa
Rzeczpospolita - Warszawa,Mazowsze,Poland
Pierwsze badania meteorytu, przeprowadzone w 1993 roku, wykazały jedynie – co ... Trzy lata po znalezieniu meteorytu, w 1996 roku, badacze związani z NASA ...

SOUTH AFRICAN METEOR
Weekly World News (satire)
Luckily, the meteor disappeared without striking any heavily populated areas. Scientists are still trying to find where it landed. ...

Battle over meteorite ownership
Gladstone Observer
Gladstone Tondoon Botanical Gardens curator Brent Braddick at the site believed to be where the Gladstone meteorite landed. GLADSTONE could have been the ...

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