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Meteorites: Rocks that Survived Fiery Plunge to Earth

Live Science - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
Most space rocks burn up in the Earth's atmosphere, creating shooting stars. But some larger, denser extraterrestrial rocks crash onto our planet and become meteorites. Below are meteorites from all over the world that experts have found and studied ...
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Can a meteorite kill you?

The Indian Express - ‎12 hours ago‎
A small natural object (smaller than a minor planet) is considered a meteoroid when it is outside the Earth's atmosphere, a meteor when it is in the Earth's atmosphere, and a meteorite if the object (or pieces of it) survives the entry through the ...
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The Many Times Humans Have Almost Been Killed By Meteorites [Updated]

Gizmodo - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
On Saturday, a luckless bus driver died in a mysterious explosion in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. His death took on added significance when local officials declared that the man was killed by a meteorite. The Indian Institute of ...
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Want to find a meteorite? Antarctica might be the best place to look.

PRI - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
This winter, Lanza has been a rookie member of the ANSMET (the Antarctic Search for Meteorites) field team. For 40 years, the project has sent teams of scientists to the bottom of the globe to recover meteorites from all over the solar system ...
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NASA Questions Jayalalithaa's Meteorite Death Claim

Wall Street Journal (blog) - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
The state's chief minister, J. Jayalalithaa, said in a statement Sunday that a meteorite strike at a college campus in the state's Vellore district killed bus driver V. Kamaraj and left three others injured.
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The Space Place: Meteorites, Twitter hype and more

WTOP - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
Through email sources and Twitter, I became aware of reports two days ago indicating that a bus driver in India had been killed and three others were injured due to a meteorite. There was also damage to some bus windows and all of this happened in a ...
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GSI says it is sole agency to research meteorite finds

The Hindu - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
In the wake of two suspected meteorite falls in Vellore district in the last fortnight, the Geological Survey of India (GSI) has written to the State government seeking a direction to all District Collectors that any such cases be reported to GSI and ...

East Coast Bolide Triggers Hunt for Meteorites

Sky & Telescope - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
A blazing-bright fireball that lit up the early evening sky on January 30th appears to have scattered meteorites near the Pennsylvania- Maryland border.

'Meteorites can even be categorised as contraband items'

The Hindu - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
As per a circular issued September 2013, the GSI is the custodian of all meteorite falls or finds in India and all such falls or finds have to be registered in the National Meteorite Repository of India (NMRI) in GSI, Kolkata. instantly after reportage ...

Geoff Notkin Debuts New Meteorite, Draws Crowds at 2016 Tucson Gem and Mineral Shows (press release) - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
Visitors to the Aerolite Meteorites showroom will be captivated by the spectacular, all-new display of genuine space rocks for sale, including museum-quality pieces and historic meteorite specimens, along with official Meteorite Men collectibles ...

Meteorite hits Denmark

The Copenhagen Post - Danish news in english - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
People are encouraged to report their observations to or The Geological Museum in Copenhagen will reward anyone who recovers a piece of the meteorite so it can be scientifically examined. Meteorites tend to be ...
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Russia aims to point its ICBMs at the asteroid Apophis in 2036

Yahoo News - ‎6 hours ago‎
The projectiles could be aimed at meteorites measuring 20-50 meters in size. A meteorite is a chunk of debris that can originate from a sun-orbiting asteroid, and that survives the trip through the atmosphere to reach Earth's surface.

Indian scientists express doubt over meteorite death attribution

Reuters India - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
C.B. Devgun, who has been tracking meteorites for the last two decades, said the colour of the rock and absence of other particles ruled out a meteorite. "It cannot be a meteorite," he said. "It was a greenish colour and no other pieces of debris were ...
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Meteorite causes death in Chennai: List of some meteor accidents

India Today - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
The Bharathidasan Engineering College incident in southern Chennai, where a man died due to a meteor strike, raised suspicion among the scientists and investigating agency.

NASA: Meteorite didn't kill man in India - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
"Initial assessments, based on photos posted online, are not consistent with something from space. Small meteorites do not start fires or cause explosions when they hit the ground," NASA said in a statement Wednesday.

Meteorite killed bus driver? Unlikely, say Indian scientists

The Straits Times - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
The authorities inspecting the 2m-wide crater on Sunday. Tamil Nadu' The authorities inspecting the 2m-wide crater on Sunday.

The 4.5 billion-year-old space rock which can be yours to own: Artist puts fragment of Russian meteor on eBay

Culture24 - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
A 12-minute video in the exhibition, at Sunderland's Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art, shows explosive footage of the meteor's mighty fall, including rare news footage of the Church of the Chelyabinsk Meteorite engaged in an act of worship on the ...

Chances man killed as a result of meteorite unlikely: astronomer - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
Indian authorities are claiming that a man died as the result of a blast caused by a meteorite, but for one scientist, it seems rather unlikely.
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CDS on a number of European banks now exceed that of the Emerging Markets

ValueWalk - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
No doubt, most of our well-informed readers have heard of the poor fellow killed by a meteorite this past weekend (for those who missed it, details here).
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Losing our atmosphere? NASA astronaut says Earth looks 'sick and fragile' from space - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
It is why we have oxygen to breathe, fends of ultraviolet radiation from the sun, keeps the temperature right, makes the weather system that creates our water cycle, and also provides protection from incoming objects such as meteorites which burn up ...