Meteorite Found! Fragment of California Fireball Hit House
by Clara Moskowitz, SPACE.com Assistant Managing Editor
Date: 22 October 2012 Time: 09:23 AM ET
|The dent in a roof caused by a meteorite from the Oct. 17,
2012, fireball over Northern California is identified by Luis Rivera,
the neighbor of Lisa Webber who found the meteorite after it struck her
Novata, Calif., home.
CREDIT: P. Jenniskens SETI Institute/NASA ARC
Homeowner Lisa Webber, a nurse at the of California, San Francisco Medical Center, found the space rock
Saturday (Oct. 20), after reading an article about the dazzling Oct. 17 fireball in the San Francisco Chronicle. She recalled hearing a sound on her roof the night the meteor was reported and went searching behind her house, where she found a 2.2 ounce (63 grams) stone.
Webber contacted Peter Jenniskens, head of the CAMS (Cameras for Allsky Meteor Surveillance) project, which is jointly run by NASA and the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute. The CAMS project put out a public call for information on possible meteorite sightings soon after the fireball last week.
More - Link >>> http://www.space.com/18156-meteorite-discovery-california-fireball-hit-house.html
Source: Space.com .
Related Blog Post --
Meteor Experts: Back & Forth on Fireball Fragments (2012 Oct. 26)Link >>> http://spacewatchtower.blogspot.com/2012/10/meteor-experts-back-forth-on-fireball.html
Orionid Fireball Seen in San Francisco Area (2012 Oct. 18)
Photos & Information: Buhl Planetarium MeteoriteLink >>> http://buhlplanetarium2.tripod.com/Buhlexhibits.htm#meteorite
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