Posted: 10/24/2012 08:13:35 AM PDT
Updated: 10/24/2012 08:13:36 AM PDT
By Bay City News ServiceAfter a fireball streaked across the Bay Area sky last Wednesday evening, scientists and locals alike have been on the hunt for pieces of the meteor that is believed to have made landfall in the Bay Area.
Today the meteor astronomer with the SETI Institute who reported over the weekend that the first
piece of the meteor was found after it hit the roof of a Novato home clarified that the suspected meteorite discovered there is actually a natural rock.
Dr. Peter Jenniskens with the SETI Institute said on his NASA Ames Research Center webpage today the house of administrative nurse at the University of California at San Francisco Lisa Webber was hit by something during the fireball's descent last Wednesday evening, but the meteorite remains elusive.
More - Link >>> http://www.mercurynews.com/bay-area-news/ci_21844017/object-found-marin-thought-be-meteor-chunk-just
Sources: Bay City News Service, San Jose Mercury-News.
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Meteor Experts: Back & Forth on Fireball Fragments (2012 Oct. 26)Link >>> http://spacewatchtower.blogspot.com/2012/10/meteor-experts-back-forth-on-fireball.html
Meteorite From Calif. Fireball Found (2012 Oct. 22)
Photos & Information: Buhl Planetarium MeteoriteLink >>> http://buhlplanetarium2.tripod.com/Buhlexhibits.htm#meteorite
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