Tuesday, March 4, 2008

The Hazard to Civilization from Fireballs and Comets.

Lunar eclipse offers gazers a connection to solar system
Central Maine Morning Sentinel, ME - Feb 29, 2008
I even found Comet Holmes fairly easily in my binoculars, still dimly glowing in Perseus, not far above the Double Cluster. From the first instant that this ...

Mars disappears; Jupiter shows up
Akron Beacon Journal, OH - Feb 24, 2008
Comet Holmes remains visible, but only under the clearest and darkest skies. Daylight Saving Time begins this year March 9, so don't forget to spring an ...

Washington Post
Stars Come Out on a Dark and Chilly Night
Washington Post, United States - Feb 7, 2008
Witkowski also says Comet Holmes is now visible with the naked eye. So this weekend, bundle up and get out under the stars: On Saturday, the astronomy club ...

Scientists probe fireballs with X-rays
physicsworld.com, UK - Feb 21, 2008
The scientists have created artificial fireballs and then used the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) in Grenoble to analyse their composition. ...

Jesuit Astrophysicist is Exploring the Heavens
University of Texas at Dallas (press release), TX - Mar 3, 2008
Consolmagno serves as curator of the Vatican meteorite collection. The world’s largest such collection has grown from the initial donation of 1000 samples ...
How do scientists think about religion? University of Dallas University News
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Meteorites spark mysteries
Five months after a meteorite made an international splash in Peru, experts are suggesting explanations for some of the space rock's effects - for example, ...

The Spoof (satire)
Peru Meteorite Hit Crater by New Meteorite
The Spoof (satire), UK - Mar 2, 2008
Lima Beana, Peru (IPP) - Scientists report that the Peru meteorite which is inside the crater it created when it hit the Earth has been hit by another ...
Could meteorite discovery weaken dark energy's case?
New Scientist (subscription), UK - Feb 28, 2008
Whiskers of carbon found in ancient meteorites could hold clues to the earliest days of the solar system. More controversially, they might cast a shadow ...


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