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18 December 2014

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 18DEC2014

Scientists chart a hidden watery world for life deep below ground
The Globe and Mail - 1 hour
New study suggests that ancient water sealed off from the surface is more widespread than researchers had previously recognized ...

Comet Lovejoy and Ursids Meteor Shower 2014 to light up the night sky this Christmas
ChristianToday
Comet Lovejoy and Ursids Meteor Shower will happen this month. Comet C/2014 Q2, also known as Comet Lovejoy, will be visible to the naked eye ...

Methane on Mars: does it mean the Curiosity rover has found life?
The Guardian - 5 hours
Nasa’s announcement of the discovery of methane – which on Earth comes largely from life – has sparked speculation The results are certainly ...

Rosetta Orbiter to Swoop Down On Comet in February
Jet Propulsion Laboratory- December 17, 2014
The European Space Agency's orbiting Rosetta spacecraft is expected to
come within four miles (six kilometers) of the surface of comet
67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in February of next year. The flyby will be
the closest the comet explorer will come during its prime mission. ...

MESSENGER Data Suggest Recurring Meteor Shower on Mercury
NASA- December 12, 2014
The closest planet to the sun appears to get hit by a periodic meteor
shower, possibly associated with a comet that produces multiple events
annually on Earth. ...

Study Hints that Ancient Earth Made Its Own Water - Geologically Evidence that rock circulating in the mantle feeds world's oceans even today
Pam Frost Gorder -Ohio State University - December 17, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO - A new study is helping to answer a longstanding question
that has recently moved to the forefront of earth science: Did our planet
make its own water through geologic processes, or did water come to us
via icy comets from the far reaches of the solar system? ...

Astrophotography on Location: How to Photograph a Meteor Shower Video
YouTube ⋅ 04:11
A more detailed Blog: http://www.thomasheaton.co.uk/photogr... A location video offering a few tips to help when photographing ameteor shower. ..

Possible fireball seen shooting across the sky
KOAA.com Colorado Springs and Pueblo News
Meteorologist Stephen Bowers said it's likely a meteor. He said, "There are reports of this being seen around Denver , too. It's actually under review by ...

Bad Astronomy
Slate
So in my post about the Geminid meteor shower yesterday, I said that I didn't catch a single Geminid in my photos, and that's true. But going over them ...

Bright meteor seen streaking
CTV News
People across the province took to social media to describe a meteorsighting Saturday night. ...Date?

Astrophotos: Views of the Geminid Meteor Shower from Around the World
Universe Today
Astrophotographer Mary Spicer shared these four meteor shots, and added, ... A unique view of the 2014 Geminid Meteor Shower, taken on Dec. 14.

Atmospheric calcium spikes indicate potential meteorshowers at Mercury
RedOrbit
Artist's concept: Mercury appears to undergo a recurring meteorshower, perhaps when its orbit crosses the debris trail left by comet Encke. (Credit: ...

Tunable laser sniffs out Martian methane
Optics.org
An alternative explanation for the elevated concentrations could be a recent meteor strike – but Webster and co-workers reckon that to generate the ...

Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Facebook
Watch for the Geminid meteor showers tonight and tomorrow morning! If you are stuck in an area with bad weather or light pollution, you can still "see".

meteor like alien craft witnessed by colonist in new york
world ufo photos and news.org
The German colonist stated he observed what looked like a meteor passing west at around 250 yards from him and approximately 65 feet above the ...

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17 December 2014

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 17DEC2014

Geminid Fireball over Mount Balang
Astronomy Picture of the Day - NASA
Astronomy Picture of the Day. Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief ...

Meteor shower lights up China skies
KGNS.tv
CHINA (NBC) - Some spectacular time-lapse video of a meteorshower was taken in China. The Geminids meteor shower lit up the skies over ...

Meteorite study a boost for Mars One mission
Albuquerque Journal - 16 hours
Once upon a time, a very long time ago, a rogue asteroid slammed into the fourth planet from the sun ...
NASA rover finds methane, organic chemicals on Mars
CBC via Yahoo Canada News - 3 hours
Scientists using instruments aboard the Curiosity rover on Mars have found carbon-containing compounds in rock samples and methane in the ...

Astronomical Institute asks public for help in locating piece of crashed meteor
Radio Prague - 9 hours
The Astronomical Institute of the Czech Republic has asked members of the public for help in looking for parts of a meteor, classified as a ...

Curiosity rover detects Martian methane burps
New Scientist - 5 hours
NASA's Mars rover has sniffed out short-lived bursts of methane, but whether it's Martian life or just a geological by-product is still ...

NASA, JAXA reach asteroid sample-sharing agreement
by Stephen Clark- Spaceflight Now - December 15, 2014
Scientists from the United States and Japan plan to share asteroid specimens
from the OSIRIS-REx and Hayabusa 2 sample return missions under an agreement
signed by NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. ...

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 15DEC2014
Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News
The Geminid meteor shower is seen while the moon rises late on December 13, 2014 above Skopje, Macedonia. There are three major meteor .

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Geminids meteor shower lights up skies in China
USA Today
The Geminids meteor shower lights up the skies over the Changbai Mountains in northeast China. Video provided by AFP.

Is This a Meteor?
Slate Magazine (blog)
So in my post about the Geminid meteor shower yesterday, I said that I didn't catch a single Geminid in my photos, and that's true. But going over them ...

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16 December 2014

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 16DEC2014

Gemenids light up sky above Doi Inthanon Thailand
Pattaya Mail
Wrapped in winter clothes,the people cheered when they saw a meteor. They said they were very delighted to see the phenomenon despite the chilly ...

Geminids shooting star lights up night sky
The Daily Telegraph
Photographer Doug Cliff was thanking his lucky stars after he took this beautiful photograph of a meteor at Elenora Heights on Sunday night.

The Geminids ain't over yet! Meteor shower update
Astro Bob
Zoltan Kenwell got a pleasant surprise while watching the Geminid meteor shower near Edmonton, Alberta, Canada yesterday morning December ...

MESSENGER data suggest recurring meteor shower on Mercury
Phys.Org
Mercury appears to undergo a recurring meteor shower, perhaps when its orbit crosses the debris trail left by comet Encke. (Artist's concept.) Credit: ...

Geminid meteor shower captured by Devon photographer
North Devon Journal
A DEVON photographer captured images of the Geminid meteorshower over the South West skies on Saturday night. Chris Newman from Plymouth ...

Annual Geminids meteor shower lights up night sky
xinhuanet.com
Skywatchers in the northern hemisphere have turned their heads upwards to see the annual Geminids meteor shower.(Source: news.gmw.cn) ...

Searching for life on Mars: ESA narrows choice of ExoMars landing sitesThe Guardian - 16 hours
The European Space Agency’s ExoMars rover is due to land on Mars sometime towards the end of this decade. Dr Peter Grindrod at Birkbeck, ...

Tips to Capture Best Images of 2014 Geminid Meteor Shower
West Texas News
Astronomers reported that the 2014 Geminid meteor shower reached to its peak on the Saturday night, December 13, and on early Sunday morning.

The best of the Geminid meteor shower
MyFox Atlanta
Dundee says that in 1983, astronomers were finally able to link the meteor shower to an asteroid named 3200 Phaethon. Did you miss it? Click on the ...

Did you see it? Spectacular meteor shower wows from coast to coast
fox13now.com
A spectacular meteor shower delighted and awed skyward eyes over the weekend in the Northern Hemisphere. While the Geminid meteor shower has ...

Geminid Meteor Shower Wows Skywatchers Around the World (Photos)
Space.com
The Geminid meteor shower amazed skywatchers willing to brave the cold to catch the annual display this weekend. Some intrepid observers ...

Geminids meteor shower lights up night sky
CBS News
Stargazers across the world got a treat this weekend when the Geminids meteor shower gave the best holiday displays a run for their money.

Shooting stars stream in Geminid meteor shower
KXAN.com
DANGAST, Germany (NBC/APTN) — The Geminids meteor shower reached its annual peak Sunday morning and illuminated the night sky.

Geminid meteor shower: Last chance to see the shooting star spectacle
Mirror.co.uk
The Geminid meteor shower is an annual nighttime sky spectacle that sees as many as 100 shooting stars streaking across the sky each hour.

Meteor Over Morocco Captured in Stunning Photo
Space.com
Meteor showers occur when dust or particles from asteroids or comets, enter Earth's atmosphere at high speeds. Upon hitting the atmosphere, meteors ...

PHOTO GALLERY Geminids meteor shower: the sky at night over Stortford
Herts and Essex Observer
When Robert Talks read about the Geminids meteor shower on Saturday night, he headed out into his home village of Berden with his camera and got ...

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15 December 2014

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 15DEC2014

SEE IT: 'Spectacular' meteor shower wows stargazers (VIDEO)
Q13 FOX
The Geminid meteor shower is seen while the moon rises late on December 13, 2014 above Skopje, Macedonia. There are three major meteor ...

Watch meteor shower light up sky
MSN.com
The Geminid meteor shower lights up the night sky in a dazzling display. CNN's Ireporters capture the magic.

Geminids meteor shower 2014: See the spectacular images of shooting stars lighting up the night sky
The Independent
Named because it appears to be coming from the constellation of Gemini, the meteor shower is thought to have produced between 50 and 100 ...

Watch: Geminid meteor shower illuminates night sky
Telegraph.co.uk
As the Geminids meteor shower reached its annual peak on the morning of December 14, astronomer Andreas Vogel of Bremen's Olbers Planetarium ...

Geminid Meteor shower to light up the sky as it reaches fiery peak
Manchester Evening News
Sky-watchers will be burning the midnight oil today (Saturday) as one of the year's most spectacular meteor showers reaches its fiery peak.

Geminid Meteor Showers Light Up Both Hemispheres
NPR (blog)
The annual Geminid meteor shower dazzled Earthlings around the world late Saturday and early Sunday. Pieces of gravel and dust from a "rock ...

Watch: Geminid meteor shower illuminates night sky
The Telegraph
Stargazers have been turning their eyes to the heavens to enjoy one of the finest meteor showers in the night sky.

Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks Saturday
WTXL ABC 27
An 18 minute Composite of The Geminid Meteor Shower over Sussex, New Jersey 12/13/12. This is a combination of 14 images ranging from 30 ...

Geminids Meteor Shower on Display Saturday Night
KABC
(NEW YORK) — It's that time of year again, when streaks of bright light and fireballs fly through the sky for the annual Geminids meteor shower.

Geminid Meteor Shower Streaks Across Night Sky
Yahoo News
A just released report conducted by the Senate Intelligence Committee reveals the CIA's program of torture was brutal and ineffective following 9/11.

Did you see the Geminid meteor shower?
Leicester Mercury
The meteor shower, which is most visible after midnight, happens when the Earth passes through the path of asteroid 32000 Phaethon and the debris ...

Did you see the Geminid meteor shower?
Nottingham Post
Did you take a look up at the night sky last night and catch a glimpse of the meteor shower? The skies across the country were lit up with up to 10

Did you see the Geminid meteor shower over Lincolnshire last night?
Lincolnshire Echo
It was all part of the Geminid meteor shower, which is a night-time sky spectacle that lasts around 10 days in December ever year. But this weekend is ...

Did you spot meteor shower over Gloucestershire? Geminid peak expected at 11am on Sunday
Gloucester Citizen
Clear skies over Gloucestershire on Saturday night could have offered the best opportunity to see the Geminid meteor shower that is building towards ...

Dangerous asteroid to cross Earth orbit every 3 yearsDaily News - 3 hours
US: Scientists have calculated that 2014 UR116 asteroid will fly in dangerous proximity to Earth every three years. If it collides with the ...

Clouds obstruct view of Geminids meteor shower in eastern Australia
Sydney Morning Herald
The year's strongest meteor shower streaked across the skies overnight - not that stargazers across parts of Australia's east coast could see much of ...

Tonight's sky to offer stargazers' delight
Courier Mail
Meteor showers occur when the Earth ploughs through clouds of cometary dust. ... The Geminid meteor shower itself was first noted in the 1860s.

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14 December 2014

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 14DEC2014

See it! Best photos of 2014's Geminid meteor shower
EarthSky
Many commented that last night's Geminid meteor shower was the best meteor shower they'd seen in awhile. Thank you to all who posted photos!

Keiser Report: Debt Meteor Approaching Earth (E692)
YouTube ⋅ 25:43
In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert believe that 'something's gotta give' as the real world continues to tumble while ... OT but On Topic

Spectacular Geminid meteor shower lights up the skies with up to 100 shooting stars an hour
Daily Mail
A spectacular meteor shower lit up the skies last night with 100 shooting stars an hour as the celestial firework display reached its fiery peak.

Geminid Meteor Shower Is Peaking Now: Watch It Live Online
Yahoo News
From Yahoo News: One of the most striking annual meteor showers of the year is set to peak tonight, and you can see it live online. NASA and the ...

Dazzling performance: Geminids meteor shower peaking this weekend (PHOTOS)
RT
Last night was the best time to enjoy the Geminids meteor shower, which has been lighting up the skies above the US, the EU and Russia since last ...

Geminid meteor shower: See dazzling snaps as shooting stars light up the night sky
Mirror.co.uk
Millions of people across the world - and including in Britain - looked to the sky last night to catch a glimpse of the stunning Geminidmeteor shower.

Meteor shower set to light up NZ skies
New Zealand Herald
Kiwis will have a chance to see one of the most world's spectacularmeteor showers with the naked eye early tomorrow morning. The Geminids meteor ...

Look Up! Nature's Light Show, The Geminid MeteorShower Is On
CBS San Francisco - CBS Local
Here's how the Geminid meteor streaks looked in 2012 above the Judean desert near near the Israeli Kibbutz of Ein Gedi. (Photo by: MENAHEM ...

(and where) to watch tonight's Geminid meteor shower
The Christian Science Monitor
Geminid meteor shower: Viewers in the Southwest and Southeast will have the bestmeteor viewing conditions. Here are some strategies for blocking ...

Geminid meteor shower to light up the weekend sky
Q13 FOX
The Geminid meteor shower has been visible in the night sky this week, with the best opportunities for viewing to come on Saturday night. Geminids ...

Prolific Geminid meteor shower peaks Saturday night: Watch it live!
Los Angeles Times
If Phaethon is an asteroid, then it is not entirely clear where themeteor-making debris originated. Active comets leave trails of dust, but asteroids do ...

Geminid meteor shower peaks this weekend
AOL.com
Each December, Earth passes through the cloud of debris produced by rock comet 3200 Phaethon, resulting in arguably the best meteorshower of the ...

Carolina Skies: Geminid meteor shower peaks Saturday
WRAL.com
Amy Sayle and Mike Moss discuss sky watching and the GeminidMeteor shower on Carolina Skies on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014.

Earth’s Most Abundant Mineral Finally Has a Name
redOrbit - 1 day
Provided by Tona Kunz, DOE/Argonne National Laboratory An ancient meteorite and high-energy X-rays have helped scientists conclude a half ...

Geminid meteor shower peaks: Yes, some falling stars could reach earth
The Christian Science Monitor - 4 hours
The year’s most spectacular stellar display is peaking. Clear skies and a late moonrise could boost viewership. Long, bright arcs expected .

Geminids meteor shower: Watch live stream as spectacular annual display reaches its fiery ...
Daily Mirror
Sky-watchers will be burning the midnight oil tonight as one of the year's most spectacular meteor showers reaches its dramatic peak.

Geminid Meteor Shower Is Peaking Now: Watch It Live Online
Space.com
One of the most striking annual meteor showers of the year is set to peak tonight, and you can see it live online. Even if bad weather or light pollution ...

'Best' meteor shower of the year to peak Saturday night
KSL.com
SALT LAKE CITY — The annual Geminids meteor shower, deemed one of the best of the year, will peak late Saturday night and continue into the early ...

Geminids: Year's Best Meteor Shower Late Saturday -- Will Weather Cooperate in Suffield?
Patch.com
The best meteor shower of the year is queuing up for its peak. The peak times for viewing the Geminids – known as the “fireball” meteorshower ...

2014 The Year of "CERTAIN Uncertainty" ™; Meteors, Asteroids, Comets, and MORE!!

13 December 2014

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 13DEC2014

Geminid Meteor Shower Peaking Tonight
Boston.com
There are several meteor showers that occur annually and one of the best is the Geminids in December. Tonight into the early morning hour of Sunday ...

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 11DEC20...
Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News
I wouldn't buy a concert ticket for the night of the Geminids, but no normal calendar listsmeteor showers. I definitely want to set my alarm clock if the .

ScienceCasts: Embers from a Rock Comet: The 2014 Geminid Meteor Shower
YouTube ⋅ 03:25
Visit http://science.nasa.gov/ for more. Check out NASA's GeminidMeteor Shower page! http://www.nasa.gov/connect/chat/geminids_2014.html Earth ...

Geminid meteor shower: UK set for stunning show as thousands of shooting stars will light up sky
Mirror.co.uk
The Geminid meteor shower is a nighttime sky spectacle that lasts around 10 days in December ever year - but this weekend is the climax of the show.

Geminid meteor shower to light sky
MSN.com
Provided by Press Association Sky-watchers will be looking to the skies as one of the year's most spectacular meteor showers reaches its fiery peak.

LIVE STREAM: Geminids Meteor Shower Will Peak Dec. 14
SpaceCoastDaily.com
LIVE STREAM: Geminids Meteor Shower Will Peak Dec. ... The 2014 Geminid meteor shower is forecast to be a lively meteor shower with great views .

LIVE VIDEO: Geminid meteor shower to peak Saturday night
KPCC
FILE: A Geminid meteor streaks diagonally across the sky against a field of star trails over one of the peaks of the Seven Sisters rock formation early ...

Geminid meteor shower to light sky
Daily Mail
Meteor showers occur when the Earth ploughs through clouds of cometary dust. The tiny particles, some no bigger than a grain of sand, burn up ...

The Geminids: world's best meteor shower on show this weekend
The Guardian
A meteor streaks across the sky against a field of stars during a meteorite shower in 2010 in southern Spain. Photograph: Jorge Guerrero/AFP/Getty ...

Meteor shower to light up Australian skies
The Age
Melburnians will be able to get front-row seats to one of this weekend's most startling shows - the Geminds meteor shower. The annual event of ...

Geminid meteor shower expected to peak tonight
The Pasadena Star-News
The 2014 Geminid meteor shower, taking place this week, is expected to peak tonight and Sunday night. Courtesy of NASA's Jet Propulsion ...

Geminid meteor shower, one of the best sky shows each year, expected to peak Saturday night into ...
PennLive.com
The peak of the 2014 Geminid meteor shower - one of the best showers each year - is expected the night of Saturday, Dec. 13, through the morning of ...

Meteor shower will be visible in Valley this weekend
azcentral.com
... Phaethon -- comes flying toward Earth every year in mid-December, according to NASA, making for one of the best meteor displays on the planet.

Geminid Meteor Shower This Weekend…
WPRI-TV 12 (blog)
The peak night of the 2014 Geminid meteor shower will probably occur on the night of December 13 (morning of December 14). The night before ...

Geminid meteor shower expected to peak Saturday night
LA Daily News
The 2014 Geminid meteor shower takes place the week of Dec. 8 but is expected to peak on Dec. 13-14. Courtesy of NASA's Jet Propulsion ...

Geminid Meteor Shower
YouTube ⋅ 01:44
The peak of the Geminid meteor shower takes place over the 13-14 December. When at its peak you will be able to see more than 50 shooting stars ...

Geminid meteor shower: Thousands of shooting stars in sky over UK
Metro
Sky watchers say that conditions are 'perfect' to view the Geminidmeteor shower – as long as the sky isn't clouded over. The best time to see the ...

Geminid Meteor Shower Should Be a Real Gem This Weekend
NBCNews.com
Meteor showers occur when Earth passes through a trail of debris left ... The meteor sighting rate has been rising steadily over the past couple of ...

Apparent Meteor Shakes Up North Central Florida
WCJB
The Geminid Meteor Shower is reaching its height of activity this weekend, as asteroid "3200 Phaeton" breaks up in outer space. Tags: Meteor.

MESSENGER Data Suggest Recurring Meteor Shower on Mercury
PR Newswire (press release)
GREENBELT, Md., Dec. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The closest planet to the sun appears to get hit by a periodic meteor shower, possibly ...

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Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News
You'll want to get your eyes to the skies this weekend to catch a glimpse of the UK's most spectacular meteor shower. They're called the Geminids.

Geminid meteor shower of the year lights up the sky this weekend
Cape Cod Times
The Geminid meteor shower is the most visible meteor shower of the year, according to iflscience.com, with up to 120 sighting per hour.

Geminid meteor shower to light up the weekend sky
CNN
(CNN) -- Amid the twinkling holiday lights adorning homes around the world, a natural light show is set to take center stage over the weekend.

'Fireballs' in the Sky: Peak Viewing Times for the Geminids
Patch.com
The peak times for viewing the Geminids – known as the “fireball” meteor shower because of their frequency and intensity – are late Saturday night ...

Geminid meteor shower: hundreds of shooting stars to streak across night sky
Telegraph.co.uk
Stargazers could see 100 shooting stars an hour blazing across the night sky tomorrow as the annual Geminid meteor shower puts on a spectacular ...

Meteor? Military test? Apparent sonic boom shakes parts of Florida
FOX 13 Tampa Bay, WTVT-TV
People all over the state are scratching their heads after some kind of apparent sonic boom shook the skies above them. There were various reports of ...

Meteor Activity Outlook for December 13-19, 2014
American Meteor Society
The estimated total hourly meteor rates for evening observers this week is near 4 as seen from the northern hemisphere (45N) and 3 as seen from ...

Possible meteor sighted from North Battleford
BattlefordsNOW
That wasn't a Christmas star in the sky north and east of the Battlefords Friday morning. Randy Bird describes what appears to have been a meteor.

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12 December 2014

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 12DEC2014

UK expecting a spectacular meteor shower this weekend
BBC News
You'll want to get your eyes to the skies this weekend to catch a glimpse of the UK's most spectacular meteor shower. They're called the Geminids....

Germany / Czech Rep. / Poland / Austria / Slovakia Fireball Meteor 09DEC2014
blogspot.com - LunarMeteoriteHunter
My wife and I have also seen that meteor in Neugersdorf/Saxony/Germany. And I asked others from here. A handful of people from other towns have ...

Geminid meteor shower to peak on December 14
The China Post - Taiwan, Republic of China
TAIPEI, Taiwan --Stargazers could have an opportunity to catch the Geminid meteor shower Dec. 14, which is expected to produce about 120 shooting ...

Don't miss the best meteor shower of 2014
Video - Sydney Morning Herald
Touted as one of the most spectacular meteor showers of the year, Jonti Horner gives his tips for viewing the upcoming Geminid shower.

Don't miss the best meteor shower of 2014
WA today
Touted as one of the most spectacular meteor showers of the year, Jonti Horner gives his tips for viewing the upcoming Geminid shower. Credits ...

'Fireballs' in the Sky: Peak Viewing Times for the Geminids
Patch.com
The Geminids are the best meteor shower of the year in terms of frequency and intensity of shooting stars. But will the weather cooperate? By Beth ...

Mysterious Geminid meteor shower peaks this weekend
USA TODAY
Not only is the Geminid meteor shower one of the most spectacular and reliable meteor showers of the year, with up to 120 meteors per hour ...

The Curious History of the Geminid Meteors
Universe Today - 6 hours
UPDATE: Tune in this Sunday as the good folks over at the Virtual Telescope Project feature a live webcast covering the Geminid meteor shower ...

Did a massive volcanic eruption in India kill off the dinosaurs?
Washington Post - 5 hours
Short summary of story

Are Habitable Binary Planets Possible?
Discovery News - 1 hour
For the first time, a computer simulation has shown that, in theory, habitable binary planets can exist -- what would this mean for the ...

Ponds or pounding are both possible origins for lifeNew Scientist - 14 hours
How did life begin? The finding of unearthly water around comet 67P and a simulation of how meteorite impacts could forge amino acids hint at ...

Giant Asteroid Not Immediate Threat But 'Theoretically' Could Hit Earth
Sputnik International
He said that if the asteroid were to hit Earth it would cause an explosion 1,000 times greater than the 2013 impact of a bus-sizedmeteor in Russia.

Geminid meteor shower peaks Saturday evening
WRAL.com
The Geminid meteor shower, named for the constellation Gemini where the meteors appear to radiate from, peaks this weekend. Saturday night, the ...

Leonid meteor shower coming tonight
Detroit Free Press
The Leonid meteor shower, an annual mid-November treat, will be coming to a sky near you tonight. It should reach its peak before dawn on Tuesday, ...

Crocodiles are 'stuck in the past': Genetic study shows reptiles are closely related to birds but their ...
Daily Mail
After the meteor strike, which is thought to have wiped out the dinosaurs 66 million years ago, surviving birds experienced a rapid burst of evolution.

Geminid meteor shower to streak across N.J. skies
NJ.com
A lawn chair, warm clothes, and a clear view of the sky Friday and Saturday night are the only things needed to watch the Geminid meteor shower, the ...

Paynetown hosts meteor shower viewing opportunity
Indiana Daily Student
The Geminids meteor shower will light up the night sky Saturday night, providing spectators with a bright and intensely colored light show. People will ...

Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend, Watch Outside Or Here (LIVE STREAM, PHOTO)
Headlines & Global News
If you follow a meteor's footsteps back, you'll find an imaginary line that crosses Gemini near the stars Castor and Pollux, according to Sky and ...

Club schedules meteor viewing
thecourier.com
ADA — The Ohio Northern University Astronomy Club will host a public viewing of the Geminid meteor shower from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. today....

Meteor shower pictures captured by CCTV camera
ITV News
The first pictures of a Germinid meteor shower have been captured by CCTV cameras, ahead of 'perfect conditions' for watching the spectacle ...

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11 December 2014

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 11DEC2014

Rosetta Fuels Debate on Origin of Earth's Oceans
European Space Agency- 10 December 2014
ESA's Rosetta spacecraft has found the water vapour from its target comet
to be significantly different to that found on Earth. The discovery fuels
the debate on the origin of our planet's oceans.

Our 2015 Observing Calendar Is Here!
Sky & Telescope
I wouldn't buy a concert ticket for the night of the Geminids, but no normal calendar lists meteor showers. I definitely want to set my alarm clock if the ...

Last meteor shower of 2014 to light up UAE skies: How to watch
Emirates 24/7
The UAE skies will light up again this weekend, as the last meteorshower of 2014 streaks across the atmosphere in a celestial spectacle on Friday ...

ONT MI Fireball Meteor 10DEC2014
The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News -blogspot.com
Initial Meteor Sighting Reports- 10DEC2014 BK Ilderton, Ontario, Canada 21:50 pm est 2-3 sec NE Bright light brighter than the moon no looked cool.

11 December 2014 in News: Geminid meteor shower reaches its peak
Astronomy Now Online
The Geminid meteor shower is now the richest meteor shower of the year, rivalling the summer Perseids in popularity. This year the Geminids are at ...

Geminid Meteor Shower 14-15 December 2014
blogspot.com
The Geminids are a fairly reliable meteor shower and although this year moonlight will interfere a bit, but some decent meteors should be seen. ...

Geminid meteor shower to light up sky this weekend
The Patriot Ledger
QUINCY – Talia Sepersky of the Museum of Science in Boston recommends seeing the annual Geminid meteor shower this weekend from a place as ...

Want to see the Geminid meteor shower?
Fox 5
ATLANTA - Don't be surprised if you look into the night sky this weekend and see a shooting star or two. The Geminid meteorshower is set to peak ...

2014 Meteor Shower: Italian Astronomer To Host Online Geminids Meteor Shower Coverage On ...
International Business Times AU
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2014 The Year of "CERTAIN Uncertainty" ™; Meteors, Asteroids, Comets, and MORE!!

NEOs Close Approaches for December 2014

NEOs Close Approaches for December 2014
Meteors December 2014
c2014 Dirk Ross...Tokyo
There are currently 3 8 9 10 known NEO Asteroids discovered that will pass within approximately 10LD or less, LD stands for "Lunar Distance", in the month of October; expect that 10 or more NEOs will be discovered before month end. Be ready for some bolide, fireball, and meteor activity!  Unfortunately we will be Moonblind for ground-based detection from 02DEC until about the 12DEC  and from 30DEC-JAN2015 so expect several asteroids that will go undetected.  There are three small mountan-sized asteroids that will safely pass this month
LunarMeteoriteHunter, Tokyo

2014 WC2012014 WX202 ,2014 WU200 ,2014 WD366 

2014 WO365, 2014 WB366 ,2014 WY365 ,2014 WC366,
2014 UV210 ,2014 XB6 , 

updated 10DEC2014
(2014 XB6) 2014-Dec-140.01947.513 m - 30 m26.57.19

updated 05DEC2014
(2014 UV210) 2014-Dec-130.01857.213 m - 29 m26.51.50

updated 02DEC2014
(2014 WD366) 2014-Dec-010.02128.38.6 m - 19 m27.57.37
(2014 WO365) 2014-Dec-010.00823.216 m - 36 m26.110.90
(2014 WB366) 2014-Dec-050.02068.031 m - 68 m24.75.65
(2014 WY365) 2014-Dec-060.02268.818 m - 41 m25.88.72
(2014 WC366) 2014-Dec-090.01094.226 m - 59 m25.014.81

UPCOMING CLOSE APPROACHES TO EARTH
AU = ~150 million kilometers
1 LD = Lunar Distance = ~384,000 kilometers
Object
Name
Close
Approach
Date
CA
Distance*
(AU)
CA
Distance*
(LD)
Estimated
Diameter**
H
(mag)
Relative
Velocity
(km/s)
(2011 AH37) 2014-Dec-010.173367.5330 m - 750 m19.512.87
(2014 UY) 2014-Dec-010.035513.822 m - 49 m25.43.19
(2014 WC201) 2014-Dec-020.00371.416 m - 37 m26.011.42
(2014 WL365) 2014-Dec-020.054421.229 m - 65 m24.816.58
(2014 SF145) 2014-Dec-020.061123.880 m - 180 m22.67.98
(2014 WZ120) 2014-Dec-030.046918.3220 m - 500 m20.417.95
(2014 VH2) 2014-Dec-030.140554.7130 m - 290 m21.68.57
(1998 XX2) 2014-Dec-030.196276.4280 m - 620 m19.914.30
(2014 WY201) 2014-Dec-040.059223.023 m - 52 m25.35.15
(2006 SY217) 2014-Dec-040.163463.6130 m - 300 m21.55.28
(2014 JV54) 2014-Dec-040.096937.718 m - 41 m25.84.11
(2014 VP35) 2014-Dec-050.058422.778 m - 180 m22.77.41
(2014 WG6) 2014-Dec-050.120546.923 m - 52 m25.36.21
(2010 TK7) 2014-Dec-050.197176.7180 m - 410 m20.814.58
(2014 WW363) 2014-Dec-060.169365.935 m - 79 m24.46.70
345705 (2006 VB14) 2014-Dec-070.149958.4530 m - 1.2 km18.516.10
(2014 WN365) 2014-Dec-070.040615.826 m - 59 m25.08.10
(2014 WX202) 2014-Dec-070.00251.03.5 m - 7.7 m29.41.67
(2014 WC364) 2014-Dec-080.030611.928 m - 63 m24.911.06
(2008 WJ60) 2014-Dec-080.163863.7150 m - 340 m21.29.42
(2014 WJ201) 2014-Dec-080.052920.630 m - 67 m24.87.57
(2014 WP362) 2014-Dec-100.064825.261 m - 140 m23.216.92
(2014 WU200) 2014-Dec-100.00301.24.2 m - 9.4 m29.02.17
(2012 LA11) 2014-Dec-110.057622.416 m - 36 m26.13.23
(2014 VU6) 2014-Dec-110.112143.643 m - 97 m23.94.62
(2014 WJ365) 2014-Dec-130.124948.663 m - 140 m23.17.44
(2014 MR5) 2014-Dec-140.153059.537 m - 82 m24.310.57
(2014 JR24) 2014-Dec-140.189973.93.7 m - 8.2 m29.34.22
204131 (2003 YL) 2014-Dec-140.069327.0290 m - 650 m19.822.31
(2003 MM) 2014-Dec-140.140254.6130 m - 280 m21.67.22
(2014 UC115) 2014-Dec-140.124948.651 m - 110 m23.64.53
(2014 WE121) 2014-Dec-140.117645.855 m - 120 m23.44.04
(2014 WM365) 2014-Dec-160.054521.219 m - 41 m25.85.89
(2005 XV77) 2014-Dec-160.130450.8200 m - 450 m20.614.15
(2014 KF39) 2014-Dec-180.112243.724 m - 54 m25.22.68
(2009 VZ) 2014-Dec-190.161662.9150 m - 330 m21.37.80
(2014 WX119) 2014-Dec-200.118346.039 m - 88 m24.13.07
(2008 WM64) 2014-Dec-200.159562.1200 m - 450 m20.617.19
(2011 OJ45) 2014-Dec-200.164564.017 m - 38 m26.05.63
(2014 WD7) 2014-Dec-200.172467.1120 m - 260 m21.817.59
(2014 LW14) 2014-Dec-220.074128.8130 m - 300 m21.513.06
(2001 XY10) 2014-Dec-220.123948.2400 m - 900 m19.116.71
(2012 YK) 2014-Dec-220.045917.973 m - 160 m22.89.27
(2014 WG121) 2014-Dec-230.102940.0140 m - 310 m21.416.85
(2014 VG2) 2014-Dec-250.065225.479 m - 180 m22.65.19
(2013 YT102) 2014-Dec-290.147857.527 m - 59 m25.07.20
(2011 CP4) 2014-Dec-290.183971.6150 m - 340 m21.225.94
(2012 UV136) 2014-Dec-300.101639.521 m - 47 m25.53.06
(2014 QK434) 2014-Dec-300.135852.9400 m - 900 m19.112.26
NASA/JPL- Original Source Table and for the latest updates- http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/

updated 10DEC2014 reposted 11DEC2014
updated 05DEC2014
updated 02DEC2014 repost 02DEC2014
original post 30NOV2014 1806JST

2014 The Year of "CERTAIN Uncertainty" ™; Meteors, Asteroids, Comets, and MORE!!