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19 December 2006

Times of India- Meteor/Meteorite News 2006

Times of India 2006
Meteorite Related Articles

GSI, PRL get only crumbs from meteorite shower
Ahmedabad
9 Aug 2006 ... AHMEDABAD: The Geological Survey of India (GSI) was shocked to find that most of the meteorite fragments it collected from villagers through ...
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Meteorite shower in Gujarat - India - The Times of India
2 Aug 2006 ... Fragments of meteorites (a stony or metallic mass of matter that has fallen to the earth's surface from outer space) did fall in and around ...
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Meteorite buzz keeps city awake
India - The Times of India
RAJKOT: Was it raining 'meteorite fragments' again on Wednesday night and that too in one particular locality? When excited residents, including mayor ...
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Spectacle of meteorite showers in Gujarat
Science - Health
...Meteoric objects were found scattered in many part of Saurashtra and Kutch regions, though there were no reports of any injuries after the meteorite shower. ...
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Astronomers’ delight: Meteorite recovered
Science - Health
...1 Aug 2006 ... BHUJ: It's official — fragments of meteorites did fall in and around Vandhiya village of Bhachau taluka near Surajbari bridge linking Kutch ...
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Valsad meteorite causes stir
Ahmedabad - Cities - The Times of India
AHMEDABAD: As the world celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Sylacauga meteorite impact -- when a meteorite hit this little known town in the US and made ...
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Meteorite shower: Villagers panic, fear more ill
Ahmedabad
...RAJKOT/BHUJ: They are still under the shadow of the devastating earthquake of 2001. And, when the meteorite shower struck on Monday night, ...
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Valsad meteorite causes stir
Ahmedabad-Cities-The Times of India
This nine pound meteorite had broken through the ceiling of her house. Little did she know that this incident would earn her town – Sylacauga a permanent ...
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GSI to study meteorites shower in Kutch
Science-Health & Science ...GANDHINAGAR:
The Geological Survey of India (GSI) has despatched its officials to take custody of the meteorites that fell in Kutch region of Gujarat on ...
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Villagers worship 'celestial' rocks
Ahmedabad - Cities - The ...RAJKOT/BHUJ:
The fear of an impending doom brought about by the meteorite shower on Monday has been replaced by a religious fervour, with superstitious ...
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Mail to a friend
GSI, PRL get only crumbs from meteorite shower. Subject. Receiver's Email. ( For more than one recipient, type addresses seperated by commas ). Your Name ...
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Two more pieces of meteorite found in Orissa. Subject. Receiver's Email. ( For more than one recipient, type addresses seperated by commas ). Your Name ...
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GSI to study meteorites shower in Kutch
Health/Sci-The Times of India
Goyal said since most of the meteorites that hurtle towards the earth at a speed of more than 6000 kms per hour they get burnt in the space itself as their ...
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It could be radioactive, warns GSI scientist-Health/Sci
The Times ...BHUJ: A day after residents from Kutch picked up meteorite pieces that had ... Goyal said, "There is every possibility the meteorites may be radioactive. ...http://www1.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1838539.cms-
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Scientists celebrate 50 years of Apsara-India
The Times of India... research reactor Apsara, which has played a key role in research in areas as diverse as forensic science and the study of lunar and meteorite fragments. ...http://www1.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1855491.cms-
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Two more pieces of meteorite found in Orissa-Kolkata -Cities-The ...
KENDRAPADA: Two more pieces of meteorite were found on Monday in Kendrapada district by the villagers of Sanamarichi of Rajanagar block and Subarnapur ...
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11 November 2006

2006 Meteor/Meteorite News UPI/AP newswires

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Turkmen president spread his name, portrait and musings throughout country
Author: The Associated Press
Date: December 21, 2006 Publication: Associated Press Archive
A look at some of the notable initiatives of the late Saparmurat Niyazov, who ruled Turkmenistan for two decades:
-- Named himself Turkmenbashi, or "Father of all Turkmen." -- Also gave the name Turkmenbashi to a major Caspian port, the month of January, Central Asia's largest mosque, an amusement park, the country's highest mountain and a meteorite that landed on Turkmen territory.
-- Banned opera and ballet, and started a...
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Study: Samples of comet dust show a mix of materials from distant reaches of the solar system
Author: ALICIA CHANG AP Science Writer
Date: December 14, 2006 Publication: Associated Press Archive
Detailed observations from the first comet samples returned to Earth are debunking some of science's long-held beliefs on how the icy, celestial bodies form.
Scientists expected the minute grains retrieved from a comet Wild 2 to be made up mostly of interstellar dust -- tiny particles that flow through the solar system thought to be from ancient stars that exploded and died. Instead, they found an unusual mix of primordial material as if the solar system had turned itself...
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Scientists find unusual meteorite in Kansas field using technology that might aid them on Mars
Author: ROXANA HEGEMAN Associated Press Writer
Date: October 17, 2006 Publication: Associated Press Archive
Scientists were excited when they pulled a 154-pound meteorite from deep below a Kansas wheat field, but what got them most electrified was the way they unearthed it.
The team Monday uncovered the find 4 feet under a meteorite-strewn field using new ground-penetrating radar technology that someday might be used on Mars. It was that technology which pinpointed the site and proved for the first time that it could be used to find objects buried deep in the ground and to make an accurate...
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Meteorites used to study solar activity
OULU, Finland, Sept. 26 (UPI) --

Unusual meteorite found in Antarctica
CLEVELAND, Sept. 19 (UPI) --

Meteorite plummets through Norwegian roof
MOSS, Norway, Aug. 9 (UPI) --


Ten years later, few experts believe Mars meteorite contains traces of life
Author: MATT CRENSON AP National Writer
Date: August 5, 2006 Publication: Associated Press Archive
It was a science fiction fantasy come true: Ten years ago this summer, NASA announced the discovery of life on Mars.
At a Washington, D.C., news conference, scientists showed magnified pictures of a four-pound Martian meteorite riddled with wormy blobs that looked like bacterial colonies. The researchers explained how they had pried numerous clues from the rock, all strongly supporting their contention that microscopic creatures once occupied its nooks and crannies. It was arguably the...
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Meteorite dust showers Norway outhouse
OSLO, Norway, July 17 (UPI) --


Discovery astronauts to look for dings in shuttle caused by space junk
Author: SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer
Date: July 13, 2006 Publication: Associated Press Archive
Discovery's crew will check the shuttle's wing for damage from space junk or tiny meteorites in a first-of-its-kind procedure Friday, two days after a spacewalking astronaut accidentally let go of a spatula that now circles Earth with other orbital trash.
NASA said the spatula posed no risk to the crew, but it planned to use a 50-foot extension boom attached to the shuttle's robotic arm to look for damage from micrometeoroids, the dust-sized particles...
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Second meteorite in a month hits Norway
STAVANGER, Norway, July 10 (UPI) --

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Norwegian meteorite impact site located
OSLO, Norway, June 12 (UPI) --

Large meteorite hits northern Norway
OSLO, Norway, June 9 (UPI) -- A large meteorite struck in northern Norway this week, landing with an impact an astronomer compared to the atomic bomb used at Hiroshima.


Meteor in Antarctica may have caused mass extinction 250 million years ago
Author: MICHAEL CASEY AP Environmental Writer
Date: June 8, 2006 Publication: Associated Press Archive
A massive crater in Antarctica may have been caused by a meteor that wiped out more than 90 percent of the species on Earth 250 million years ago, a geologist said.
The 300-mile-wide crater lies hidden more than a mile beneath a sheet of ice and was discovered by scientists using satellite data, Ohio State University geologist Ralph von Frese said Wednesday. Von Frese said the satellite data suggests the crater could date back about 250 million years to the time of the Permian-Triassic...
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Australian fossils offer evidence of life from 3.4 billion years ago
Author: SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer Date: June 7, 2006 Publication: Associated Press Archive
The best evidence yet for the oldest life on Earth is found in odd-shaped, rock-like mounds in Australia that are actually fossils created by microbes 3.4 billion years ago, researchers report.
"It's an ancestor of life. If you think that all life arose on this one planet, perhaps this is where it started," said Abigail Allwood, a researcher at the Australian Centre for Astrobiology and lead author of the new study. It appears Thursday in the journal...
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Soaring prices for meteorites as the space rocks penetrate art world
Author: PAT MILTON Associated Press Writer
Date: April 12, 2006 Publication: Associated Press Archive
A meteorite believed to have come from an asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter sold for $93,000 at an auction of rare space sculptures.
The 355-pound chunk of iron, thousands of years old and discovered in the Campo del Cielo crater field in Argentina, was one of 10 meteorites that went for high prices at a Bonhams' New York natural history auction. The pristine meteorite, known as "Valley of the Sky," was purchased Tuesday by a private collector in...
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Lunar rocks suggest meteorite bombardment
CORVALLIS, Ore., April 12 (UPI) -- New studies indicate many of the lunar rocks returned by the Apollo space missions show signs of melting about 3.9 billion years ago.


Rare aesthetic meteorites set for auction block
Author: PAT MILTON Associated Press Writer Date: April 10, 2006 Publication: Associated Press Archive
The art world's interest in meteorites has skyrocketed, with collectors and curators buying up the outer-space rocks for display in museums, galleries or on a cocktail table at home.
Meteorite hunters will get a chance to bid for some of the world's most coveted extraterrestrial rocks when they go on sale Tuesday at Bonhams' New York natural history auction. Among the highlights are a small slice of the 15.5-ton Williamette, the crown jewel of...
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Mars rock study is inconclusive
CORVALLIS, Ore., March 23 (UPI) --

Largest crater discovered in Sahara
BOSTON, March 4 (UPI) -- Boston University researchers have discovered the remnants of the largest crater of the Great Sahara of North Africa.

Bacteria survived Columbia explosion
SAN MARCOS, Texas, Feb. 22 (UPI) --

Jockstrip: The world as we know it
Taking a leak could be less of a crime... Asian with rude-sounding name changes it... Students unmask fake duke... Thief gets sample of moon rock... Rubik's cube record set at 11.13 seconds... The world as we know it from UPI.

Thief gets sample of moon rock
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