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 Post subject: Re: Meteorite thread
PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:49 pm 
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https://twitter.com/planet4589/status/9 ... 6132625408

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I've seen several people pointing out that Rama is the obvious name for 2017 U1 - @minorplanetctr take note


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This interstellar comet -- there is a petition somewhere asking that it is called "Rama", right? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rendezvous_with_Rama

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Autumn Fireball

http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images ... n_fireball

More on this object at the link.


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Trail of meteors shoot across UK sky and leave ‘burning smell’

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest ... h-brighton

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A Meteor in South Jersey?

http://www.snjtoday.com/story/37009853/ ... r-explains

Police dashcam catches meteor over NJ

http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news ... b3925.html

It could be the same meteor, just from different angles. Sadly the snjtoday.com story doesn't give the date, just "last week".

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"A meteor in South Jersey" isn't a big deal, but a fireball can be. So, don't forget to check the American Meteor Society's Fireball Logs for these events.

This looks like the same one linked below based on the location of observers clustered in and around NJ, as well as the time, 8:09 UT (=3:09 am EST) on December 2, 2017.

https://www.amsmeteors.org/members/imo_view/event/2017/4827

There are, as of now, 133 reports!

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Why Do Meteoroids Explode in the Atmosphere?

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-bri ... tmosphere/

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“There’s a big gradient between high-pressure air in front of the meteor and the vacuum of air behind it,” said the study’s co-author Jay Melosh, a professor of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at Purdue University, in a press release. “If the air can move through the passages in the meteorite, it can easily get inside and blow off pieces.

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Alien Minerals Discovered at Ancient Meteorite Strike Site in Scotland

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“The most compelling evidence really is the presence of vanadium-rich and niobium-rich osbornite. Neither of these have ever been found on Earth before. We have these mineral totally enclosed in native iron, which itself is not of this planet,” Drake says.

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The skull-shaped asteroid that whizzed past Earth on Halloween 2015 is coming back

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/skull-shaped-a ... ck-1652455

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The return of the space object in 2018 will give astronomers another opportunity to study and discern its features.

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Extra-Terrestrial Hypatia Stone Rattles Solar System Status Quo

http://www.astrowatch.net/2018/01/extra ... ttles.html

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"In the grains within Hypatia the ratios of these three elements to each other are completely different from that calculated for the planet Earth or measured in known types of meteorites. As such these inclusions are unique within our solar system," adds Belyanin.


Could it be interstellar in origin?

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Earthquake-causing meteor leaves southeast Michigan residents awestruck

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The National Weather Service eventually solved the mystery, tweeting "USGS confirms meteor occurred around 810 pm, causing a magnitude 2.0 earthquake."

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Downriver pastor predicted Michigan meteor — a month ago

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