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23 April 2010

Meteor/Meteorite News 23APR2010

The Lyrid meteor shower: contrary to popular belief, it's not over!

Examiner.com
The Lyrid meteor shower is not finished! While last night/this morning, the shower's traditional peak, was a cloud-out bust around Cleveland, ...


How to See the Best Meteor Showers of 2010: Tools, Tips and 'Save ...

By Mark King
(PhysOrg.com) -- There are seven major meteor showers remaining in 2010 (the Quadrantids occurred in early January 2010), with some more active than others. For example, April's Lyrids are expected to produce about 15 meteors an hour at ...

Austin American-Statesman
Meteorite fragments attract hordes to Wisconsin farms

Austin American-Statesman
Rob Wesel of Portland, Ore., holds the largest meteorite piece found recently on Wisconsin farmland — 219 grams. By Meg Jones LINDEN, Wis. ...





National Geographic
Space Photos This Week: Star Lagoon, Iceland Ash, More

National Geographic
A webcam on the roof of a University of Wisconsin-Madison building caught the final moments of a meteor that created a bright fireball over Wisconsin on ...



Meteorite mania: 'They're going to tell their grandchildren about this'
Wisconsin State Journal Thu, 22 Apr 2010 08:41 AM PDT
The meteorite fragments that fell in southwestern Wisconsin April 14 have brought meteorite hunters to the area and provided a science lesson from the heavens for local students.


Boy Becomes Rockstar after Finding Meteorite During Recess
WSAW Wausau Thu, 22 Apr 2010 06:52 AM PDT
Pieces of last week's meteorite continue to draw oohs and ahhs. One student at Iowa Grant Elementary school became a rockstar when he found a fragment during recess.

Searchers traipse through farm fields in search of meteorite fragments
Norwalk Reflector Thu, 22 Apr 2010 03:26 AM PDT
LINDEN, Wis. â Billions of years before April 14, two asteroids collided somewhere in outer space, sending a rock on a path that ultimately led to Kevin Wasleyâs farm field.

Howard man finds potentially valuable meteorite
The Oshkosh Northwestern Thu, 22 Apr 2010 02:21 AM PDT
A Howard family may have discovered a meteorite from last weeks fireball that could be worth thousands.

Meteorite 'gold rush' follows fireball's descent
Portland Press Herald Wed, 21 Apr 2010 21:15 PM PDT
Southwestern Wisconsin becomes the center of the universe for collectors hoping to find a piece of history.

Lyrid Meteor Shower 2010
GreenMuze Wed, 21 Apr 2010 21:06 PM PDT
The annual Lyrid Meteor Shower , one of the oldest meteorite showers on record, is set to peak on the 40th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22nd, 2010. The Lyrid Meteor Shower is produced when the Earth passes through the trail of Comet Thatcher , producing the bright streaks of light as meteor particles burn-up in Earthâs upper atmosphere. Read more...

Search Continues For Meteorite Pieces In Livingston
WISC-TV Madison Wed, 21 Apr 2010 19:25 PM PDT
LIVINGSTON, Wis. -- Searchers are continue to look for pieces of the meteorite that lit up the sky over parts of Wisconsin on April 14. The latest fragments were found on Wednesday in the village of Livingston, along the Grant-Iowa county line.


Meteorite hunters descend on Wisconsin farm

Dallas Morning News
It took much less time to nudge the orbits of meteorite hunters careening to southwestern Wisconsin, where their zeal for tiny black rocks from outer space ...


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