[meteorite-list] Meteorite-Greenhouse Gases Combo Linked to Mass Extinction

2006-10-25 Thread Ron Baalke
http://www.zeenews.com/znnew/articles.asp?aid=331416ssid=26sid=ENV Meteorite-greenhouse gases combo linked to Mass Extinction zeenews.com October 25, 2006 Washington: So what triggered the mass extinction of the dinosaurs some 65 million years ago? Was it a giant meteor impact or a volcanic

[meteorite-list] NASA Posts Panorama To Celebrate Rover's 1, 000th Martian Day

2006-10-25 Thread Ron Baalke
MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE JET PROPULSION LABORATORY CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION PASADENA, CALIF. 91109 TELEPHONE (818) 354-5011 http://www.jpl.nasa.gov Guy Webster 818-354-6278 Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. Erica Hupp/Dwayne Brown

[meteorite-list] Comet Outburst from C/2006 M4 (SWAN)

2006-10-25 Thread Ron Baalke
Space Weather News for Oct. 25, 2006 http://spaceweather.com COMET OUTBURST: Astronomers report that Comet Swan has suddenly increased in brightness 4-fold, from magnitude +6 to +4.5. This makes it a naked-eye object in dark skies and a lovely sight through backyard telescopes. The cause

[meteorite-list] Cassini Image: Superb Janus

2006-10-26 Thread Ron Baalke
http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/multimedia/images/image-details.cfm?imageID=2337 Superb Janus October 26, 2006 Full-Res: PIA08296 http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA08296 The Cassini spacecraft provides this dramatic portrait of Janus against the cloud-streaked backdrop of Saturn. Like

[meteorite-list] Mystery Explosion Damages Homes in England

2006-10-26 Thread Ron Baalke
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/cornwall/6088008.stm Mystery 'explosion' damages homes BBC News October 26, 2006 Reports of a loud explosion on the north Cornwall and Devon border are being investigated. A number of residents reported hearing a loud bang between 1130 and 1200 BST around the

[meteorite-list] Mars Odyssey THEMIS Images: October 23-27, 2006

2006-10-27 Thread Ron Baalke
MARS ODYSSEY THEMIS IMAGES October 23-27, 2006 o Feature of the Week: Nili Patera http://themis.asu.edu/feature o Coprates Chasma (Released 23 October 2006) http://themis.asu.edu/zoom-20061023a o Ceraunius Tholus (Released 24 October 2006) http://themis.asu.edu/zoom-20061024a o Two

[meteorite-list] UK Residents Shaken by Mystery Explosions, Bright Flash of Light

2006-10-27 Thread Ron Baalke
http://www.herts-essex-news.co.uk/news/mercury/hertfordshire_mercury/2006/10/20/residents%20shaken%20by%20mystery%20explosions.lpf Residents shaken by mystery 'explosions' Herfordshire Mercury News (United Kingdom) October 20, 2006 TWO mysterious 'explosions' in the early hours woke up

[meteorite-list] Focusing a Laser on Martian Rocks and Soils (LIBS on MSL)

2006-10-27 Thread Ron Baalke
http://www.psrd.hawaii.edu/Oct06/libs.html Instrumets of Cosmochemistry LIBS: Remote Chemical Analysis Planetary Science Research Discoveries Written by Linda M. V. Martel Hawai'i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology In this series of articles, Instruments of Cosmochemistry, PSRD

[meteorite-list] Mystery Explosions in Colorado Concern Residents

2006-10-29 Thread Ron Baalke
http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/10185373/detail.html Mystery Explosions Concern Residents The Denver Channel October 29, 2006 COMMERCE CITY, Colo. -- Some Commerce City residents said they experienced what felt like an earthquake or an explosion over the weekend. Several neighbors from

[meteorite-list] Meteor Caused Mystery Explosion in England

2006-10-29 Thread Ron Baalke
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/cornwall/6096208.stm 'Meteor' caused mystery explosion BBC News October 29, 2006 A chief scientist claims a loud bang on the north Cornwall and Devon border was caused by a large meteor exploding. David Carcary from the West Cornwall Astronomical

[meteorite-list] Only Five More Days for Your Name to Rise With the Dawn

2006-10-30 Thread Ron Baalke
MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE JET PROPULSION LABORATORY CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION PASADENA, CALIFORNIA 91109. TELEPHONE (818) 354-5011 http://www.jpl.nasa.gov DC Agle 818-354-6278 Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. Erica Hupp/Dwayne Brown

[meteorite-list] NASA Announces Discovery Program Selections

2006-10-30 Thread Ron Baalke
http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2006/oct/HQ_06342_Discovery_AO.html Erica Hupp/Dwayne Brown Headquarters, Washington 202-358-1237/1726 Oct. 30, 2006 RELEASE: 06-342 NASA Announces Discovery Program Selections NASA Monday selected concept studies for missions that would return a sample of an

[meteorite-list] NASA Awards Funding For Possible UA-Led Asteroid Sample-Return Mission (OSIRIS)

2006-10-30 Thread Ron Baalke
NASA AWARDS FUNDING FOR POSSIBLE UA-LED ASTEROID SAMPLE-RETURN MISSION (From Lori Stiles, University Communications, 520-626-4402) - Monday, October 30, 2006 Contact Information Michael Drake 520-621-6962 [EMAIL PROTECTED] Dante Lauretta

[meteorite-list] Mars Global Surveyor Image of the Week - October 30, 2006

2006-10-31 Thread Ron Baalke
MARS GLOBAL SURVEYOR Image of the Week October 30, 2006 The following new image taken by the Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) on the Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft is now available: o Light-toned Rock Outcrop in Aureum Chaos (Released 30 October 2006) http://www.msss.com/mars_images/moc/2006/10/30

[meteorite-list] Fly Your Name on NASA's Phoenix Mission to Mars

2006-10-31 Thread Ron Baalke
http://www.planetary.org/about/press/releases/2006/1030_Fly_Your_Name_on_NASAs_Phoenix_Mission.html Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 30, 2006 CONTACT: Contact Susan Lendroth Voice: (626) 793-5100 Fax: (626) 793-5528 Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Fly Your Name on NASA's Phoenix Mission

[meteorite-list] University of Maryland to Lead Another NASA Comet Mission (Deep Impact-DIXI)

2006-10-31 Thread Ron Baalke
http://www.newsdesk.umd.edu/scitech/release.cfm?ArticleID=1361 For Immediate Release October 30, 2006 Contacts: Lee Tune, 301 405 4679 or [EMAIL PROTECTED] University of Maryland to Lead Another NASA Comet Mission NASA announced today that it has accepted the University of Maryland proposal

[meteorite-list] Mars Odyssey THEMIS Images: October 30 - November 3, 2006

2006-11-03 Thread Ron Baalke
MARS ODYSSEY THEMIS IMAGES October 30 - November 3, 2006 o Feature of the Week: Hebes Chasma http://themis.asu.edu/feature o Different Textures (Released 30 October 2006) http://themis.asu.edu/zoom-20061030a o Radial Grooves (Released 31 October 2006) http://themis.asu.edu/zoom-20061031a

[meteorite-list] Dawn Journal - October 29, 2006

2006-11-05 Thread Ron Baalke
http://dawn.jpl.nasa.gov/mission/journal_10_06.asp Dawn Journal Dr. Marc D. Rayman October 29, 2006 Dear Dawnvironments, The Dawn spacecraft is in space! Well, not quite, but it is getting a taste of the space environment courtesy of the team preparing it for its mission. Although the

[meteorite-list] Cornell Statement Concerning Recommendations of National Science Foundation Senior Review

2006-11-05 Thread Ron Baalke
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Blaine Friedlander Phone: (607) 254-8093 Cell: (607) 351-2610 [EMAIL PROTECTED] Cornell statement concerning recommendations of National Science Foundation Senior Review ITHACA, N.Y. - In response to the Senior Review report presented to the National Science

[meteorite-list] Meteoroids 2007 Conference

2006-11-06 Thread Ron Baalke
http://www.spmn.uji.es/meteoroids-2007 Meteoroids 2007 Barcelona, Spain June 11-15, 2007 REGISTER ONLINE http://www.spmn.uji.es/meteoroids-2007/registration.htm Abstract deadline Jan. 12, 2007 - http://www.spmn.uji.es/meteoroids-2007/abstracts.html

[meteorite-list] Seeking Out Meteorites (Monica Grady Interview)

2006-11-06 Thread Ron Baalke
http://www.astrobio.net/news/modules.php?op=modloadname=Newsfile=articlesid=2136mode=threadorder=0thold=0 Seeking Out Meteorites Astrobiology Magazine November 6, 2006 Summary (Nov 06, 2006): In this interview, Monica Grady talks about hunting for meteorites on the moon in order to learn more

[meteorite-list] World-Class Radio Telescopes Face Closure

2006-11-06 Thread Ron Baalke
http://www.newscientistspace.com/article/dn10449-worldclass-radio-telescopes-face-closure.html World-class radio telescopes face closure Jeff Hecht New Scientist 04 November 2006 Two of the world's best-known radio observatories - the 305-metre Arecibo dish in Puerto Rico and a widespread

[meteorite-list] Science Loses When PR Becomes Top Priority (Brenham Meteorites)

2006-11-06 Thread Ron Baalke
http://www.news-leader.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061106/OPINIONS02/611060326/1006/OPINIO Science loses when PR becomes top priority Kevin Evans Voice of the Day November 6, 2006 In the last couple of weeks, there has been tremendous media attention given to the Houston Museum of Natural

[meteorite-list] Video Game 'The Secret Files: Tunguska' Released for PC

2006-11-06 Thread Ron Baalke
http://www.gamersmark.com/news/2006/11/1/8609 Gamers Mark November 1, 2006 The Secret Files: Tunguska Released for PC New PC adventure game. The Adventure Company has announced that The Secert Files; Tunguska has been released for PC. Reveal fascinating conspiracy theories behind the true

[meteorite-list] Astronomers Optimistic Despite Recommended Cuts for Arecibo

2006-11-06 Thread Ron Baalke
http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/Nov06/arecibo.funding.html Despite significant recommended cuts from NSF for Arecibo, Cornell astronomers are optimistic about observatory's future Nov. 6, 2006 By Lauren Gold ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) Chronicle Online On Nov. 3, the Senior Review, an advisory

[meteorite-list] Comet Plunges into the Sun

2006-11-06 Thread Ron Baalke
http://space.com/scienceastronomy/061106_comet_sun.html Comet Plunges into the Sun By Robert Roy Britt space.com 06 November 2006 A comet made a death plunge into the Sun on Friday, disintegrating as its icy chemicals vaporized on the way in. An animation

[meteorite-list] Mars Global Surveyor - 10 Years in Space

2006-11-07 Thread Ron Baalke
MARS GLOBAL SURVEYOR Image of the Week November 7, 2006 The following new image taken by the Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) on the Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft is now available: o MGS Mars Orbiter Camera: 10 Years In Space (Released 07 November 2006)

[meteorite-list] Ground Team Stays Busy on 10th Anniversary of Mars Global Surveyor Launch

2006-11-08 Thread Ron Baalke
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/features.cfm?feature=1226 Ground Team Stays Busy on 10th Anniversary of NASA Mars Launch Media contact: Guy Webster (818) 354-6278/JPL Jet Propulsion Laboratory November 07, 2006 Engineers are striving to restore full communications with NASA's Mars Global Surveyor

[meteorite-list] Meteorites: Friend or Foe? (Monica Grady Interview - Part 2)

2006-11-09 Thread Ron Baalke
http://www.astrobio.net/news/modules.php?op=modloadname=Newsfile=articlesid=2139 Meteorites: Friend or Foe? Astrobiology Magazine November 9, 2006 Summary: In this interview, Monica Grady discusses the varieties of dust and meteorites that have fallen to Earth, and explains what they tell us

[meteorite-list] Mars Rover May Get One-Way Ticket Into Crater

2006-11-09 Thread Ron Baalke
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/6128594.stm Mars rover may get one-way ticket By Paul Rincon BBC News November 9, 2006 The chief scientist on Nasa's Mars rover mission is contemplating whether to send Opportunity into a large crater with no means of getting back out. The decision could

[meteorite-list] Namex Completes 8 Diamond Drill Holes on its Sudbury Area Properties

2006-11-09 Thread Ron Baalke
http://www.marketwire.com/mw/release_html_b1?release_id=182344 Press Release Namex Completes 8 Diamond Drill Holes on its Sudbury Area Properties November 9, 2006 TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 09, 2006 -- Namex (TSX VENTURE: NME) is pleased to announce that it has completed

[meteorite-list] Meteorite Fall in Georgia?

2006-11-10 Thread Ron Baalke
http://www.walb.com/Global/story.asp?S=5657715nav=5kZQ Piece of the cosmos in Valdosta? WALB News (Georgia) November 9, 2006 Valdosta - Astronomers at Valdosta State University are studying a rock they believe could be a meteorite. The rock was brought in by two Valdosta residents who say they

[meteorite-list] Mars Odyssey THEMIS Images: November 6-10, 2006

2006-11-10 Thread Ron Baalke
MARS ODYSSEY THEMIS IMAGES November 6-10, 2006 o Feature of the Week: Galaxias Fossae http://themis.asu.edu/feature o Flow and Fracture (Released 06 November 2006) http://themis.asu.edu/zoom-20061106a o Hide and Seek (Released 07 November 2006) http://themis.asu.edu/zoom-20061107a o

[meteorite-list] NASA Loses Contact With Mars Global Surveyor

2006-11-10 Thread Ron Baalke
http://www.space.com/news/061110_mgs_missing.html NASA Loses Contact With Mars Global Surveyor By Ker Than space.com 10 November 2006 NASA's Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) spacecraft has failed to check in with Earth for the fifth straight day in a row, after losing contact during a routine

[meteorite-list] Arecibo Observatory Faces Job Cuts

2006-11-12 Thread Ron Baalke
http://www.theithacajournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/2006/NEWS01/60325/1002 CU's Arecibo Observatory faces job cuts By Tim Ashmore The Ithaca Journal November 11, 2006 Cornell University's Arecibo radio telescope and radar observatory could be losing up to half its federal funding

[meteorite-list] New Zealand Flare Remains A Mystery

2006-11-12 Thread Ron Baalke
http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/latest/200611121351/kaikoura_distress_flare_remains_a_mystery Kaikoura 'distress flare' remains a mystery Radio New Zealand November 12, 2006 Christchurch police say the origins of a flare reported off the Kaikoura coast on Saturday night remain a mystery. The

[meteorite-list] Catch A Falling Star (Meteorites)

2006-11-12 Thread Ron Baalke
http://www.columbian.com/lifeHome/lifeHomeNews/11122006news75810.cfm Catch a falling star By Tricia Jones The Columbian (Washington) November 12, 2006 It may not have been the most traumatic event in his childhood, but Stan Seeberg still remembers the day when a piece of the universe was

[meteorite-list] Mars Global Surveyor Image of the Week - November 13, 2006

2006-11-13 Thread Ron Baalke
MARS GLOBAL SURVEYOR Image of the Week November 13, 2006 The following new image taken by the Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) on the Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft is now available: o Mars at LS 137 Degrees (Released 07 November 2006) http://www.msss.com/mars_images/moc/2006/11/13 Image Caption:

[meteorite-list] Mars Exploration Rovers Update - November 13, 2006

2006-11-13 Thread Ron Baalke
http://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov/mission/status.html SPIRIT UPDATE: Spirit's 'Arm' Busy Checking New Targets - sol 1013-1016, November 13, 2006: After Spirit's successful 0.71-meter (28-inch) bump on sol 1010, the team has new targets in the robotic arm's work volume for the first time in 204

[meteorite-list] NASA Has Few Options To Fix Failed Mars Probe (MGS)

2006-11-14 Thread Ron Baalke
http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?chanID=sa003articleID=F2E242A63827051ED7FF1EF0F1AA11BE NASA has few options to fix failed Mars probe By Irene Klotz Reuters November 14, 2006 CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - NASA is running out of options for fixing a failed Mars probe that has been snapping

[meteorite-list] Big Splash Theory Says Meteors Hit Regularly

2006-11-14 Thread Ron Baalke
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/14/science/14WAVE.html Ancient Crash, Epic Wave By SANDRA BLAKESLEE New York Times November 14, 2006 At the southern end of Madagascar lie four enormous wedge-shaped sediment deposits, called chevrons, that are composed of material from the ocean floor. Each

[meteorite-list] Moon's Magnetic Umbrella Seen as Safe Haven for Explorers

2006-11-14 Thread Ron Baalke
http://space.com/scienceastronomy/061114_reiner_gamma.html Moon's Magnetic Umbrella Seen as Safe Haven for Explorers By David Powell space.com 14 November 2006 The lunar surface is a harsh landscape; a bone dry expanse of impact- pummelled rock whose seas have long been known as a misnomer. The

[meteorite-list] Return of the Leonids

2006-11-14 Thread Ron Baalke
http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2006/14nov_leonids.htm Return of the Leonids NASA Science News November 14, 2006 Nov. 14 , 2006: On Sunday, Nov. 19th, Earth will pass through a stream of debris from comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle. The result: a shower of Leonid meteors. We expect an outburst of

[meteorite-list] Observations of Double Asteroid Stress Arecibo Radar's Vital Role in Identifying Threats in Earth's Vicinity

2006-11-15 Thread Ron Baalke
http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/Nov06/kw4.arecibo.html News from Chronicle Online Observations of double asteroid stress Arecibo radar's vital role in identifying threats in Earth's vicinity By Lauren Gold ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) Chronicle Online November 15,2 006 Researchers using the

[meteorite-list] NASA Studies Manned Asteroid Mission

2006-11-16 Thread Ron Baalke
http://www.space.com/news/061116_asteroid_nasa.html NASA Studies Manned Asteroid Mission By Leonard David space.com 16 November 2006 NASA is appraising a human mission to a near-Earth asteroid - gauging the scientific merit of the endeavor while testing out spacecraft gear, as well as mastering

[meteorite-list] Mars Odyssey THEMIS Images: November 13-17, 2006

2006-11-17 Thread Ron Baalke
MARS ODYSSEY THEMIS IMAGES November 13-17, 2006 o Feature of the Week: In the Light of Day http://themis.asu.edu/feature o Graben (Released 13 November 2006) http://themis.asu.edu/zoom-20061113a o Deuteronilus (Released 14 November 2006) http://themis.asu.edu/zoom-20061114a o Acheron

[meteorite-list] Mars Rover Snaps Panorama of Yawning Crater

2006-11-17 Thread Ron Baalke
http://space.newscientist.com/article/dn10596-mars-rover-snaps-panorama-of-yawning-crater.html Mars rover snaps panorama of yawning crater David Shiga New Scientist 16 November 2006 A new panorama of Mars's Victoria crater has been released in honour of the hardy rover Opportunity's 1000th sol,

[meteorite-list] Deep Inside an Impact Crater Lake in Siberia

2006-11-17 Thread Ron Baalke
http://www.livescience.com/imageoftheday/siod_061117.html Deep Inside a Lake LiveScience.com November 17, 2006 A team of scientists will embark on an expedition to a polar lake in Siberia, which should yield data that will provide the most detailed record of past Arctic climate to date.

Re: [meteorite-list] Mars Rover Snaps Panorama of Yawning Crater

2006-11-17 Thread Ron Baalke
Opportunity, which celebrated its 1000th sol on Wednesday, We had a little celebration for 1000th sol yesterday. Steve Squyres showed the latest high-res MRO images of the Opportunity landing site, including Eagle Crater (with the Lander visible), the heat shield area (which the rover had

[meteorite-list] Hope Fades For Missing Mars Global Surveyor

2006-11-22 Thread Ron Baalke
http://www.spaceflightnow.com/news/n0611/21mgs/ Hope fades for missing Mars Global Surveyor craft BY WILLIAM HARWOOD STORY WRITTEN FOR CBS NEWS SPACE PLACE USED WITH PERMISSION November 21, 2006 NASA's $377 million Mars Global Surveyor, the oldest of four spacecraft currently in orbit around

[meteorite-list] Stardust Selected For Aviation Week 2006 Program Excellence Award

2006-11-22 Thread Ron Baalke
http://www.lockheedmartin.com/wms/findPage.do?dsp=fecci=18042rsbci=0fti=111ti=0sc=400 LOCKHEED MARTIN-BUILT NASA STARDUST SELECTED FOR AVIATION WEEK 2006 PROGRAM EXCELLENCE AWARD Denver, Co., November 21, 2006 -- NASA's Stardust program has received the 2006 Aviation Week Program Excellence

[meteorite-list] Mars Odyssey THEMIS Images: November 20-24, 2006

2006-11-25 Thread Ron Baalke
MARS ODYSSEY THEMIS IMAGES November 20-24, 2006 o Gigas Sulci (Released 20 November 2006) http://themis.asu.edu/zoom-20061120a o Lava Flows (Released 21 November 2006) http://themis.asu.edu/zoom-20061121a o Dunes (Released 22 November 2006) http://themis.asu.edu/zoom-20061122a o

[meteorite-list] Saturn's Spokes May Be Made By Lightning

2006-11-25 Thread Ron Baalke
http://www.nature.com/news/2006/061120/full/061120-14.html Saturn's spokes may be made by lightning Thunderstorms on the giant planet may cause puzzling streaks in its rings. Philip Ball Nature.com 24 November 2006 The mysterious spokes in Saturn's rings may be created by massive thunderstorms

[meteorite-list] Boulders Dash Hopes for Mars Landing Site for Phoenix

2006-11-25 Thread Ron Baalke
http://space.newscientist.com/article/dn10654-boulders-dash-hopes-for-mars-landing-site.html Boulders dash hopes for Mars landing site Kelly Young New Scientist 24 November 2006 NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has started scanning the arctic plains of Mars for possible landing sites

[meteorite-list] Fireball Shoots Across Australian Sky

2006-11-27 Thread Ron Baalke
http://www.abc.net.au/news/items/200611/1798687.htm?southeastsa 'Fireball' shoots across SA sky Australian Broadcasting Corporation November 27, 2006 There have been reports of at least one large fireball in the sky over south-eastern South Australia. The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) says the

[meteorite-list] Hit-and-Run as Planets Formed

2006-11-27 Thread Ron Baalke
http://www.psrd.hawaii.edu/Nov06/hit-and-run.html Hit-and-Run as Planets Formed Planetary Science Research Discoveries November 27, 2006 --- Collisions between large protoplanets as the planets formed may have ripped some of them to shreds, producing molten asteroid-sized bodies, driving off

[meteorite-list] Mars Global Surveyor Image of the Week - November 27, 2006

2006-11-28 Thread Ron Baalke
MARS GLOBAL SURVEYOR Image of the Week November 27, 2006 The following new image taken by the Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) on the Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft is now available: o Dust-Mantled Olympus Mons Flows (Released 27 November 2006) http://www.msss.com/mars_images/moc/2006/11/27 Image

[meteorite-list] New Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Images

2006-11-28 Thread Ron Baalke
http://www.planetary.org/blog/article/0779/ The Planetary Society Weblog By Emily Lakdawalla New Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Images November 27, 2006 Over the Thanksgiving holiday, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter HiRISE imaging team gave us all a gift: the release of 31 new images from

[meteorite-list] New Horizons Gets First Glimpse of Pluto

2006-11-28 Thread Ron Baalke
http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/news_center/news/112806.htm New Horizons, Not Quite to Jupiter, Makes First Pluto Sighting November 28, 2006 The New Horizons team got a faint glimpse of the mission's distant, main planetary target when one of the spacecraft's telescopic cameras spotted Pluto for the

[meteorite-list] Europe Joins Hunt For Missing Mars Probe

2006-11-28 Thread Ron Baalke
http://space.newscientist.com/article/dn10669-europe-joins-hunt-for-missing-mars-probe.html Europe joins hunt for missing Mars probe David Shiga New Scientist 28 November 2006 NASA has called on the European Space Agency's Mars Express spacecraft to look for the missing Mars Global Surveyor

[meteorite-list] Another Bright Light Seen Over Australia

2006-11-28 Thread Ron Baalke
http://townsvillebulletin.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,7034,20840321%255E421,00.html Residents report bright light in sky at Ballarat Townsville Bulletin (Australia) November 29, 2006 FOR the second night in a row residents in western Victoria have reported seeing a bright light in the sky.

[meteorite-list] Study Finds that a Single Impact Killed the Dinosaurs

2006-11-28 Thread Ron Baalke
http://munews.missouri.edu/NewsBureauSingleNews.cfm?newsid=12264 University of Missouri-Columbia News Release Contact: Katherine Kostiuk Sr. Information Specialist 573-882-3346 [EMAIL PROTECTED] Study Finds that a Single Impact Killed the Dinosaurs Data supports the single-impact theory in a

[meteorite-list] Ceres: The Wet Look

2006-11-28 Thread Ron Baalke
http://skytonight.com/news/4765721.html Ceres: The Wet Look by J. Kelly Beatty Sky Telescope November 28, 2006 Last summer's vote by members of the International Astronomical Union elevated Ceres from being merely the largest member of the asteroid belt to a prime candidate for dwarf planet

[meteorite-list] Rosetta Warms Up for Mars Swing-By

2006-11-29 Thread Ron Baalke
http://www.esa.int/esaCP/SEMNJ8D4VUE_index_0.html Rosetta warms up for Mars swing-by European Space Agency 29 November 2006 This month the team working on ESA's Rosetta mission have been particularly busy. Activities are underway to set the spacecraft's trajectory and prepare the on-board

[meteorite-list] Bright Light Observed in Alabama Sky

2006-11-29 Thread Ron Baalke
http://www.decaturdaily.com/decaturdaily/news/061129/light.shtml Light in sky probably space junk or meteor By Eric Fleischauer and Seth Burkett The Decatur Daily (Alabama) November 29, 2006 LACON - At 5:28 p.m. Tuesday, Morgan County 911 lines began ringing. A brilliant lime-green light had

[meteorite-list] MRO HiRISE Team Begins Releasing a Flood of Mars Images Over The Internet

2006-11-29 Thread Ron Baalke
HiRISE TEAM BEGINS RELEASING A FLOOD OF MARS IMAGES OVER THE INTERNET (From Lori Stiles, University Communications, 520-626-4402) - Wednesday, November 29, 2006 Contact information, Web links, photo links and captions at the end

[meteorite-list] GPS recommendation?

2006-11-29 Thread Ron Baalke
Hi, I'm looking for a GPS receiver. Features I'm looking for include Sirfstar III chipset, large screen but portable, long battery life, AA batteries, altimeter and memory card. Use would be for hiking and car navigation. Spoken text directions would be nice to have but not absolutely

[meteorite-list] Sylacauga Meteorite in 1954 Struck Woman

2006-11-30 Thread Ron Baalke
http://www.decaturdaily.com/decaturdaily/news/061130/meteorite.shtml [Photo] The late Dr. Moody Jacobs in 1994 with a copy of the Dec. 13, 1954, issue of Life magazine, which featured a story about the Sylacauga meteorite. In the black-and-white photo on the table, Jacobs points to the large

[meteorite-list] Send Your Name, Message to the Moon on Japan's SELENE Spacecraft

2006-11-30 Thread Ron Baalke
http://www.jaxa.jp/pr/event/selene/index_e.html -- Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency -- Deliver Your Message to the Moon

Re: [meteorite-list] Carbon globules in meteorite may have seeded Earth

2006-11-30 Thread Ron Baalke
of the Stardust aerogel cutters. At a recent workshop she mentioned this research to me. Also, asteroid 7862 Keikonakamura was recently named in her honor. Ron Baalke __ Meteorite-list mailing list Meteorite-list@meteoritecentral.com http://six.pairlist.net

[meteorite-list] Mars Odyssey THEMIS Images: November 27 - December 1, 2006

2006-12-01 Thread Ron Baalke
MARS ODYSSEY THEMIS IMAGES November 27 - December 1, 2006 o Wind and Lava (Released 27 November 2006) http://themis.asu.edu/zoom-20061127a o Sacra Mensa (Released 28 November 2006) http://themis.asu.edu/zoom-20061128a o Polar Dunes (Released 29 November 2006)

[meteorite-list] NASA Scientists Find Primordial Organic Matter in Tagish Lake Meteorite

2006-12-01 Thread Ron Baalke
http://www.nasa.gov/centers/johnson/news/releases/2006/J06-103.html William Jeffs Johnson Space Center, Houston 281-483-5111 RELEASE: J06-103 NASA Scientists Find Primordial Organic Matter in Meteorite November 30, 2006 NASA researchers at Johnson Space Center, Houston have found organic

[meteorite-list] Lunar Leonid Strikes

2006-12-01 Thread Ron Baalke
http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2006/01dec_lunarleonid.htm Lunar Leonid Strikes NASA Science News December 1, 2006 Dec. 1, 2006: Meteoroids are smashing into the Moon a lot more often than anyone expected. That's the tentative conclusion of Bill Cooke, head of NASA's Meteoroid Environment

[meteorite-list] Mars Exploration Rover Update - December 1, 2006

2006-12-03 Thread Ron Baalke
http://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov/mission/status.html#opportunity OPPORTUNITY UPDATE: Passing the 1,000-Sol Mark - sol 996-1001, December 1, 2006: Opportunity is healthy and is driving to the promontory called Cape St. Mary. From that vantage point, Opportunity will photograph the sedimentary

[meteorite-list] The Seventh International Conference on Mars

2006-12-03 Thread Ron Baalke
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/7thmars2007/home.shtml The Seventh International Conference on Mars July 9-13, 2006 Pasadena, California First Announcement - November 2006

[meteorite-list] Frequent Fireballs

2006-12-03 Thread Ron Baalke
http://spaceweather.com/ Frequent Fireballs spaceweathter.com December 3, 2006 HOW MANY FIREBALLS? Have you ever stepped outside after dinner to walk the dog--just in time to see a bright fireball streak across the sky? It makes you wonder, how often does that happen? Pretty often,

[meteorite-list] The Threat is Out There (Asteroid 99942 Apophis)

2006-12-03 Thread Ron Baalke
http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/air_space/4201569.html The Threat is Out There More than 100,000 asteroids hurtle past our planet. But only one - that we know of - may hit us in the next 30 years. BY David Noland Popular Mechanics December 2006 issue Friday the 13th of April 2029

[meteorite-list] 70th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society

2006-12-04 Thread Ron Baalke
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/metsoc2007/home.shtml 70th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society August 13-17, 2007 Tucson Arizona First Announcement - November 2006

[meteorite-list] Mars Exploration Rovers Update - December 4, 2006

2006-12-04 Thread Ron Baalke
http://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov/mission/status.html SPIRIT UPDATE: More Remote Science for Spirit - sol 1017-1023, December 04, 2006: Spirit is healthy. Downlink of information from the rover resumed after a 48-hour gap in downlink that resulted from NASA's Mars Odyssey releasing most of its

[meteorite-list] Australian Authorities Investigate Mystery Tremor

2006-12-04 Thread Ron Baalke
http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200612/s1804056.htm NSW authorities investigate mystery tremor Australian Broadcasting Corporation December 5, 2006 Authorities are investigating the cause of a large tremor felt across a 70-kilometre stretch of the New South Wales mid-north coast.

[meteorite-list] NASA Schedules Briefing to Announce Significant Find on Mars (MGS)

2006-12-04 Thread Ron Baalke
Dec. 4, 2006 Dwayne Brown/Erica Hupp Headquarters, Washington 202-358-1726/1237 Guy Webster Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. 818-354-6278 MEDIA ADVISORY: M06-186 NASA SCHEDULES BRIEFING TO ANNOUNCE SIGNIFICANT FIND ON MARS WASHINGTON - NASA hosts a news briefing at 1 p.m.

[meteorite-list] NASA Mars Orbiter Photographs Spirit and Vikings on the Ground

2006-12-04 Thread Ron Baalke
MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE JET PROPULSION LABORATORY CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION PASADENA, CALIF. 91109 TELEPHONE 818- 354-5011 http://www.jpl.nasa.gov Guy Webster 818-354-6278 Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. Dwayne Brown/Erica Hupp

[meteorite-list] Mars Exploration Rover Update - December 5, 2006

2006-12-05 Thread Ron Baalke
http://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov/mission/status.html SPIRIT UPDATE: Spirit Slowly Begins Driving Again - sol 1024-1038, December 05, 2006: Spirit is healthy and preparing to drive away from the rover's winter station after completing scientific investigation of a rock nicknamed King George

[meteorite-list] Martian Find Raises Chances of Life

2006-12-06 Thread Ron Baalke
http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1c=Articlecid=1165406828171call_pageid=968332188492 Martian find raises chances of life ALICIA CHANG ASSOCIATED PRESS December 6, 2006 LOS ANGELES - A provocative new study of photographs taken from orbit

[meteorite-list] Future Dimming for Arecibo Telescope

2006-12-06 Thread Ron Baalke
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/12/06/ap/tech/mainD8LR6FQO0.shtml Future Dimming for Puerto Rico Telescope Future dimming for Puerto Rico's giant telescope as budget cuts loom By BEN FOX Associated Press December 6, 2006 (AP) - At the world's largest radio telescope, astronomers searching

[meteorite-list] NASA Images Suggest Water Still Flows in Brief Spurts on Mars

2006-12-06 Thread Ron Baalke
Dec. 6, 2006 Dwayne Brown/Erica Hupp Headquarters, Washington 202-358-1726/1237 Guy Webster Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. 818-354-6278 RELEASE: 06-362 NASA IMAGES SUGGEST WATER STILL FLOWS IN BRIEF SPURTS ON MARS WASHINGTON - NASA photographs have revealed bright new

[meteorite-list] Detailed Look at the Next Mars Lander: Phoenix

2006-12-06 Thread Ron Baalke
http://space.com/businesstechnology/061206_mars_lander.html Detailed Look at the Next Mars Lander By Leonard David space.com 06 December 2006 DENVER, Colorado - NASA's next mission to the red planet - the Phoenix Mars Lander - is a true wedding of technology with planetary exploration:

[meteorite-list] Water Flows on Mars, Before Our Very Eyes

2006-12-06 Thread Ron Baalke
http://space.newscientist.com/article/dn10740 Water flows on Mars, before our very eyes David Shiga New Scientist 06 December 2006 Liquid water has flowed on the surface of Mars within the past five years, suggest images by the now lost Mars Global Surveyor (MGS). The results appear to boost

[meteorite-list] Mars Global Surveyor Impact Crater Photos

2006-12-06 Thread Ron Baalke
MGS Impact Crater Photos Here are new Mars Global Surveyor impact crater photos released today. The MGS photos revealed that 20 new craters between 2 and 150 metres across have appeared on Mars since 1999. Ron Baalke --- http://www.jpl.nasa.gov

[meteorite-list] The World's Biggest Meteor Crater (Vredefort Dome)

2006-12-06 Thread Ron Baalke
http://www.southafrica.info/ess_info/sa_glance/geography/vredefort-080605.htm The world's biggest meteor crater Mary Alexander South Africa Info December 5, 2006 Two billion years ago a meteorite 10km in diameter hit the earth about 100km southwest of Johannesburg, creating an enormous impact

[meteorite-list] Geology Professor Speaks on Meteorites

2006-12-07 Thread Ron Baalke
http://newsnet.byu.edu/story.cfm/62267 Geology Professor Speaks on Meteorites By Virginia Stratford BYU News Net (Utah) December 6, 2006 Meteorites are no longer just rocks falling from the sky; they are small morsels of phenomena wedged in Antarctic ice, patiently waiting to be studied by

[meteorite-list] Elsevier Launches New Journal with the National Institute of Polar Research

2006-12-07 Thread Ron Baalke
http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/authored_newsitem.cws_home/companynews05_00576 Elsevier Launches New Journal with the National Institute of Polar Research December 7, 2006 Amsterdam, - Elsevier, in partnership with the National Institute of Polar Research, proudly announce the 2007 launch of a

[meteorite-list] Mars Exploration Rover Update - December 7, 2006

2006-12-08 Thread Ron Baalke
http://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov/mission/status.html#opportunity OPPORTUNITY UPDATE: Opportunity's Odometer Reaches Six-Mile Mark at 'Bottomless Bay' - sol 1016-1021, December 07, 2006: Opportunity is healthy and wrapping up imaging of Bottomless Bay (Bahia sin Fondo) at Victoria Crater. On Sol

[meteorite-list] Week-Long Meteor Shower to Dazzle (Geminids)

2006-12-08 Thread Ron Baalke
http://www.space.com/spacewatch/061208_night_sky.html Week-Long Meteor Shower to Dazzle By Joe Rao SPACE.com 08 December 2006 The annual Geminid meteor shower is expected to produce a reliable shooting star show that will get going Sunday and peak the middle of next week. The Geminid event

[meteorite-list] Bright Meteor Streaks Over Colorado, Utah

2006-12-08 Thread Ron Baalke
http://www.coloradoan.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061208/NEWS01/61208016 Bright meteor streaks over Colorado, Utah at dawn The Coloradoan December 8, 2006 A bright meteor streaked across Colorado and Utah early today, prompting a rash of calls to authorities and researchers, but no debris

[meteorite-list] Sonic Booms Likely Cause of Rattling in Mississippi

2006-12-08 Thread Ron Baalke
http://www.gulflive.com/news/mississippipress/index.ssf?/base/news/1165490223126390.xml Sonic booms likely cause of rattling The Mississippi Press By BRAD CROCKER December 7, 2006 PASCAGOULA -- Many Jackson County residents felt the earth shake and rumble for several seconds Wednesday morning,

[meteorite-list] Mars Odyssey THEMIS Images: December 4-8, 2006

2006-12-08 Thread Ron Baalke
MARS ODYSSEY THEMIS IMAGES December 4-8, 2006 o Feature of the Week: Gratteri Crater http://themis.asu.edu/feature o Bright and Dark (Released 04 December 2006) http://themis.asu.edu/zoom-20061204a o Landslide (Released 05 December 2006) http://themis.asu.edu/zoom-20061205a o Crater

[meteorite-list] Mysterious Object Brightens Night Sky in Wyoming

2006-12-11 Thread Ron Baalke
http://www.casperstartribune.net/news/casper/b586ffecd80d67098725724100663a34.txt Mysterious object brightens night sky Casper Star-Tribune (Wyoming) December 11, 2006 Deputies with the Natrona County Sheriff's Department responded to numerous calls of a large fireball streaming through the

[meteorite-list] Possible Micrometeoroid Hits Space Shuttle's Left Wing

2006-12-12 Thread Ron Baalke
http://www.spaceflightnow.com/shuttle/sts116/061211postmmt/ Engineers examine shuttle inspection imagery BY WILLIAM HARWOOD STORY WRITTEN FOR CBS NEWS SPACE PLACE USED WITH PERMISSION December 11, 2006 The Discovery astronauts used the space station's robot arm for a quick, unplanned

[meteorite-list] Mars Takes a Fresh Pounding

2006-12-12 Thread Ron Baalke
http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/061211_st_mars_craters.html Mars Takes a Fresh Pounding By Tariq Malik space.com 12 December 2006 The planet Mars is a glutton for punishment. Scientists have found no less than 20 new craters etched into the red planet's surface from space rocks that

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