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  • 2021-03-25
    After its discovery in 2004, asteroid 99942 Apophis had been identified as one of the most hazardous asteroids that could impact Earth. But that impact assessment changed as astronomers tracked Apophis and its orbit became better determined.Now, the results from a new radar observation campaign combined with precise orbit analysis ...
  • 2021-03-11
    The largest asteroid predicted to pass by our planet in 2021 will be at its closest on March 21, providing astronomers a rare opportunity to get a good look at a rocky relic that formed at the dawn of our solar system.Called 2001 FO32, the near-Earth asteroid will make its ...
  • 2020-11-12
    Earth has captured a tiny object from its orbit around the Sun and will keep it as a temporary satellite for a few months before it escapes back to a solar orbit. But the object is likely not an asteroid; it's probably the Centaur upper stage rocket booster that helped ...
  • 2020-09-22
    A small near-Earth asteroid (or NEA) will briefly visit Earth's neighborhood on Thursday, Sept. 24, zooming past at a distance of about 13,000 miles (22,000 kilometers) above our planet's surface. The asteroid will make its close approach below the ring of geostationary satellites orbiting about 22,000 miles (36,000 kilometers) away ...
  • 2020-08-18
    Near Earth Asteroids, or NEAs, pass by our home planet all the time. But an SUV-size asteroid set the record this past weekend for coming closer to Earth than any other known NEA: It passed 1,830 miles (2,950 kilometers) above the southern Indian Ocean on Sunday, Aug. 16 at 12:08 ...
  • 2020-04-28
    A large near-Earth asteroid will safely pass by our planet on Wednesday morning, providing astronomers with an exceptional opportunity to study the 2-kilometer-wide (1.5-mile-wide) object in great detail.
  • 2020-04-28
    A relatively small asteroid, about 4 to 8 meters in diameter, will fly safely past Earth just before 3pm today, Apr. 28 (Eastern U.S. time). NASA is tracking the object, but orbit calculations ruled out any chance that the near-Earth object could pose a threat to our planet.
  • 2020-02-27
    A small object, presumed to be a tiny asteroid, has been discovered in a distant orbit about the Earth, a highly unusual circumstance, since asteroids normally orbit the Sun. The new “mini-moon” has been given the asteroid designation 2020 CD3, but in view of its strange orbit, there is a ...
  • 2019-09-12
    A newly discovered comet has excited the astronomical community this week because it appears to have originated from outside the solar system. The object - designated C/2019 Q4 (Borisov) - was discovered on Aug. 30, 2019, by Gennady Borisov at the MARGO observatory in Nauchnij, Crimea. The official confirmation that ...
  • 2019-08-15
    The Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) has determined with new analysis by its Sentry impact monitoring system that a small asteroid whose uncertain position was of concern will pass by Earth at a very safe distance in September. The new analysis of the asteroid, called 2006 QV89, was made ...

  • 2021-05-02
    Two hundred and thirteen years ago this May, the Stannern achondrite fell from the sky, landing in what is now the Czech Republic. The shower of stones was reported to have lasted eight minutes which I find astounding for many reasons. Estimates of upwards of 300 individual stones fell with only 66 documented stones recovered, … The post Sorry it took me 213 years to show you my Stannern Meteorite Individual first appeared on Meteorite Times Magazine.
  • 2021-05-02
    It has been a while since I wrote an article focused on my favorite place; Meteor Crater. Over the last fifty years, I have added to my collection many specimens of meteorites, rocks, and ephemera from the crater. But, one of the items that I had just a single representative specimen of was the graphite … The post Canyon Diablo Graphite Nodules first appeared on Meteorite Times Magazine.
  • 2021-05-02
    The silicates in Aba Panu have been strongly shocked so it is not a particularly pretty meteorite under the microscope in transmitted light, in spite of its being an L3. The Meteoritical Bulletin database says that metal and sulfide occurs as: fined grained spheres in the matrix; armoring chondrules; and, occasional lumps.   … The post Aba Panu L3 first appeared on Meteorite Times Magazine.
  • 2021-05-02
    About a dozen years ago, I started collecting “Meteorwrongs” or “Pseudometeorites” for a few reasons. First and most importantly, they fascinated me. How could some Pseudometeorites look so much like meteorites? Yes, the vast majority of Meteorwrongs don’t resemble a meteorite, but there are a few that may fool even seasoned meteorite enthusiasts and scientists … The post Meteorwrongs – Pseudometeorites first appeared on Meteorite Times Magazine.
  • 2021-05-01
    Our Meteorite of the Month is kindly provided by Tucson Meteorites who hosts The Meteorite Picture of the Day. The post Brenham 170.5 gram full slice first appeared on Meteorite Times Magazine.
  • 2021-03-02
    Way back in 2003, in this very meteorite forum, I wrote: If only all meteorites could be as rich in tradition as the Ogi meteorite. When this shower of four stones fell on the Japanese island of Kyushu, the 14kg of meteorites were carefully collected and preserved in a family temple, protected by priests for … The post Ogi Japan: Meteorite Worship Then and Now first appeared on Meteorite Times Magazine.
  • 2021-03-02
    About 30 years ago I began trying to make thin sections. I remember I was fascinated by the interference colors. I have always been an experimenter. I made a means of viewing thin sections with polarizing filters from the camera store. I bought one thin section to use as a sample in my experimenting. I … The post A Handmade Thin Section Sampling first appeared on Meteorite Times Magazine.
  • 2021-03-02
    Northwest Africa 10674 was purchased by Marc Jost as four pieces totaling 1,193 grams. It was classified by Irving and Kuehner as a polymict eucrite with a significant portion of metal-bearing H6 chondrite clasts with other asteroid debris.   … The post A Eucrite with Chondrules first appeared on Meteorite Times Magazine.
  • 2021-03-02
    Never had there been a confirmed person being struck by a meteorite. Yes, there were stories and rumors, but none reliable or confirmed, until 30th November 1954, when 34 year old Ann Hodges who was sleeping under quilts on her sofa, in her Sylacauga, Alabama home was struck by a grapefruit-sized meteorite at about 3:00 … The post Sylacauga “Ann Hodges” Meteorite first appeared on Meteorite Times Magazine.
  • 2021-03-02
    An amazing exhibit of meteorite photography has opened at the High Desert Museum in Bend, Oregon. Yes—Bend, Oregon, the largest town in Central Oregon, best known for skiing and other outdoor activities, is also home to a fine museum which is rapidly becoming a major attraction featuring wildlife, culture, art and history. A visitor to … The post Cosmic Microscapes – Seeing Into Rocks from Oregon and Space first appeared on Meteorite Times Magazine.

  • 2021-05-07
    Mercury and low Venus adorn the west after sunset, with the crescent Moon soon to join them. Night brings the big Diamond of Virgo and Summer Triangle. Nova Cassiopeiae rebrightens. And Comet Atlas is in evening view with a 6-inch telescope. The post This Week's Sky at a Glance, May 7 ...

  • 2021-06-11
    NASA's Juno spacecraft has sent back the first new closeup images of Jupiter's largest moon Ganymede in over 20 years. They show the moon's craters, light and dark patches and tectonic faults in beautiful detail. See them here! The post See 1st new images of Ganymede in over 20 years first ...

  • 2021-06-11
    Beijing (XNA) Jun 11, 2021 The China National Space Administration made public on Friday four pictures taken by the Tianwen 1 robotic mission, showing the Zhurong rover on Martian surface and scenes of its landing site. Three pictures were taken by Zhurong's cameras, and display the rover's upper stage, its landing ...
  • 2021-06-11
    Perth, Australia (SPX) Jun 11, 2021 Curtin University researchers have helped uncover the four billion year old story of a lunar sample brought from the Moon to Earth, by the manned Apollo 17 mission more than 50 years ago. The global research collaboration, involving scientists from the UK, Canada, Sweden and ...

  • 2021-06-08
    For the first time, a unique study conducted at Lund University in Sweden has tracked the meteorite flux to Earth over the past 500 million years. Contrary to current theories, researchers have determined that major collisions in the asteroid belt have not generally affected the number of impacts with Earth ...
  • 2021-06-09
    The widely studied metallic asteroid known as 16 Psyche was long thought to be the exposed iron core of a small planet that failed to form during the earliest days of the solar system. But new University of Arizona-led research suggests that the asteroid might not be as metallic or ...
  • 2021-06-08
    For the first time, a unique study conducted at Lund University in Sweden has tracked the meteorite flux to Earth over the past 500 million years. Contrary to current theories, researchers have determined that major collisions in the asteroid belt have not generally affected the number of impacts with Earth ...
  • 2021-06-04
    NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is 328,000 miles, or 528,000 kilometers, away from the asteroid Bennu, having fired its engines on May 10 to initiate a return trip to Earth. The spacecraft is on track to deliver an asteroid sample to Earth on September 24, 2023.
  • 2021-06-03
    The team behind NASA's InSight Mars lander has come up with an innovative way to boost the spacecraft's energy at a time when its power levels have been falling. The lander's robotic arm trickled sand near one solar panel, helping the wind to carry off some of the panel's dust. ...
  • 2021-06-02
    The search for life beyond Earth typically focuses on first looking for water, the basis for life as we know it. Whether the water is a gas, liquid, or solid, its presence and composition can tell researchers a lot about the planet, moon, comet, or asteroid on which it is ...
  • 2021-06-01
    Symmetry in nature is pleasing to look at, and even more so when that symmetry is novel. There's plenty of it to see on Earth, as biological processes have a penchant for patterns. But finding it off-world is trickier, and sometimes more striking. Which is why a picture from HiRISE ...
  • 2021-05-29
    Cloudy days are rare in the thin, dry atmosphere of Mars. Clouds are typically found at the planet's equator in the coldest time of year, when Mars is the farthest from the Sun in its oval-shaped orbit. But one full Martian year ago—two Earth years—scientists noticed clouds forming over NASA's ...
  • 2021-05-28
    A navigation timing error sent NASA's little Mars helicopter on a wild, lurching ride, its first major problem since it took to the Martian skies last month.

  • 2021-06-10
    New research finds that the target asteroid of NASA's Psyche mission may not be as metallic or dense as previously predicted, hinting that it might not be an exposed planetary core after all.
  • 2021-06-08
    For the first time, a unique study has tracked the meteorite flux to Earth over the past 500 million years. Contrary to current theories, researchers have determined that major collisions in the asteroid belt have not generally affected the number of impacts with Earth to any great extent.

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13. jūnijā vēsturē zināmi nokrituši 4 meteorīti:
Jonzac (1819)
Kesen (1850)
Ban Rong Du (1993)
Portales Valley (1998)
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š.g. 28. februārī Winchcombe; Gloucestershire; England 2021[??]
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