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Monday, 21 May 2012

Person "Nearly Hit by Meteorite" Again :-) :-) (this Time Bulgaria)

Person "Nearly Hit by Meteorite" Again :-) :-) (this Time Bulgaria)

Bulgarian Man nearly Hit by Meteorite
Environment | April 28, 2012, Saturday| 1011 views
http://novinite.com/view_news.php?id=138881

I was not able to find out anything more this story.

Best wishes,

Paul H.

Monday, 14 May 2012

A Visit to the Only American Mine for Rare Earth Metals

A Visit to the Only American Mine for Rare Earth Metals

A Visit to the Only American Mine for Rare Earth Metals
by Fixers Feb 21 2012,
http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/02/a-visit-to-the-only-american-mine-for-rare-earth-metals/253372/

Best wishes,

Paul H.

OT - Solar Eclipse 2012: When And Where To See It Best

OT - Solar Eclipse 2012: When And Where To See It Best

Solar Eclipse 2012: When And Where To See
It Best, Huffington Post, May 10, 2012‎
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/10/solar-eclipse-2012-when-where-time-date_n_1505683.html

Annular Solar Eclipse Track: May 20, 2012
Space.com, May 11, 2012‎
http://www.space.com/15662-annular-solar-eclipse-photo-guide-2012.html

How to Watch the Solar Eclipse From Mount Fuji’s Peak
Sonia Paul, Mashable, April 20, 2012
http://mashable.com/2012/04/20/japan-solar-eclipse/

Panasonic to Webcast Solar Eclipse From Top
of Mt. Fuji, Wall street Journal, May 9, 2012,
http://blogs.wsj.com/japanrealtime/2012/05/09/panasonic-to-webcast-solar-eclipse-from-top-of-mt-fuji/?mod=google_news_blog

Best wishes,

Paul H.

Saturday, 12 May 2012

World's Smallest Drawf Mammoth is Identified

World's Smallest Drawf Mammoth is Identified

World's smallest mini mammoth is identified
Natural History Museum, 
http://www.nhm.ac.uk/about-us/news/2012/may/worlds-smallest-mini-mammoth-is-identified110024.html

Dwarf Mammoth Found On Crete Was Smallest Ever,
Mammuthus Creticus Fossils Suggest (VIDEO)
Huffington Post, May 2, 2012, 
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/09/dwarf-mammoth-crete-smallest_n_1502561.html

Mini mammoth once roamed Crete (Evolution crafted
pint-sized pachyderm on Mediterranean island
by Sid Perkins, May 9, 2012, Nature News,
http://www.nature.com/news/mini-mammoth-once-roamed-crete-1.10605

The paper is:

Herridge, V. L., and A. M. Lister, 2012, Extreme
insular dwarfism evolved in a mammoth. Proceedings
of the Royal Academy of Science. Published online
before print May 9, 2012, doi: 10.1098/rspb.2012.0671
http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/early/2012/05/04/rspb.2012.0671

Best wishes,

Paul H.
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Friday, 11 May 2012

Transfer of Meteoroids Between Planetary Systems

Transfer of Meteoroids Between Planetary Systems

Chaotic exchange of solid material between planetary systems:
implications for lithopanspermia by E. Belbruno, A. Moro-Martin,
R. Malhotra, and D. Savransky. Accepted by Astrobiology on
May 2, 2012. http://arxiv.org/abs/1205.1059

PDF file at http://arxiv.org/pdf/1205.1059v1.pdf

Best wishes,

Paul H.

Rogue Planets Can Find Homes Around Other Stars

Rogue Planets Can Find Homes Around Other Stars

Free-Floating Planets in the Milky Way Outnumber Stars
by Factors of Thousands: Life-Bearing Planets May Exist
in Vast Numbers ScienceDaily (May 10, 2012)
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/05/120510100217.htm

Could billions upon billions of free-floating 'nomadic'
planets in the Milky Way be seeding our galaxy with
life. Mail online, May 11, 2012,
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2142948/Could-billions-billions-free-floating-nomadic-planets-Milky-Way-seeding-galaxy-life.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

Some Stars Capture Rogue Planets (Apr. 17, 2012)
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/04/120417113652.htm and http://www.cfa.harvard.edu/news/2012/pr201212.html

Rogue Planets Can Find Homes Around Other Stars
by Nancy Atkinson, Universe Today,
http://www.universetoday.com/94656/rogue-planets-can-find-homes-around-other-stars/

The paper is:

Wickramasingh, N. C., and others, 2012, Life-bearing
primordial planets in the solar vicinity. Astrophysics and
Space Science; DOI 10.1007/s10509-012-1092-8

Best wishes,

Paul H.

Huge asteroid Vesta is actually an ancient protoplanet

Huge asteroid Vesta is actually an ancient protoplanet

Huge asteroid Vesta is actually an ancient protoplanet
(NASA's Dawn probe shows it is left over from the solar
system's early days) ABC News, May 10, 2012
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/47376079/ns/technology_and_science-space/

Vesta confirmed as venerable planet progenitor, Nature
News, May 10, 2012
http://blogs.nature.com/news/2012/05/vesta-confirmed-as-venerable-planet-progenitor.html

Asteroid collision that spawned Vesta's asteroid family
occurred more recently ..., Phys.Org, May 10, 2012'
http://phys.org/news/2012-05-asteroid-collision-spawned-vesta-family.html

Dawn Reveals Asteroid Vesta's Role in Solar System History
SpaceRef, May 12, 2012,
http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewpr.html?pid=37013

Best wishes,

Paul H.

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Meteor Zombies Prowl California

Meteor Zombies Prowl California

On the hunt with California's 'meteor zombies', BBC News, May 3, 2012,
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-17944373

Coloma CA Meteorite Hunt, Youtube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnmPKrwEUd4&feature=youtu.be

Meteorite hunters strike pay dirt, By Diana Marcum, Los Angeles
Times / Pioneer Press, May 5, 2012
http://www.twincities.com/ci_20551543/meteorite-hunters-strike-pay-dirt
http://articles.latimes.com/2012/apr/30/local/la-me-meteorite-search-20120501

Scientists use blimp to look for meteorites, Atlanta Journal Constitution, May 3, 2012,
http://www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/scientists-use-airship-to-1430777.html

Best wishes,

Paul H.

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Sutter's Mill Question… (Topographic Maps)

Sutter's Mill Question… (Topographic Maps)

As given in “Sutter's Mill Question..” at:
http://six.pairlist.net/pipermail/meteorite-list/2012-May/084908.html
Dennis Miller asked:

“For my personal edification, what is the name of
the USGA Quadrangle map you are using. I need
to start another strewn field map, with itty bitty
dots, so far.

1. freewu2000 at yahoo.com replied:

“In Placerville I picked up 15 min topomaps named
Coloma. Also Pilot Hill to the west for where the big
one are speculated to be.”

and 2. Dennis Miller replied:

“Thanks for the map information. I did go to USGS and
ordered Coloma and Pilot Hill topos. The Coloma
(#328961) map is a 2012 aerial map.”

For GIS-minded people, free georeferenced 1:24,000
scale topographic map mosaic for all of El Dorado
County, California can be downloaded from the USDA
Natural Resource Conservation Service Geospatial
Datagateway at http://datagateway.nrcs.usda.gov/ .
For thedownloading the to the “Order by County/Counties” at:
http://datagateway.nrcs.usda.gov/GDGOrder.aspx .

From the above link a person can get free 1. Digital
Raster Graphic Topographic Map County Mosaic by
the NRCS, 2. and 2. high-resolution aerial imagery for
2009 and 2010. Both of these are georeferenced.
Finally, National Elevation Dataset, 3-meter resolution,
is available for download.

Individual georeferenced digital raster topographic
maps are available for free from the Cal-Atlas geospatial
clearinghouse at http://atlas.ca.gov/download.html
and the Cal-Atlas: Imagery Download Tool at
http://atlas.ca.gov/imagerySearch.html . For finding
the topographic maps check /choose the DRG data
layer in the "Download Tool" menu

Coloma 1:24,000 topographic map is “DRG O Series o38120g8.”

Pilot Hill 1:24,000 topographic map is “DRG O Series o38121g1.”

There is a choice of either collared (untrimmed) or
collarless (trimmed) DRGs (Digital Raster Graphics)
for the topographic maps.

I have loaded the individual DRGs for my field areas
into the company Ipad and used available apps to keep
track of my location as a blue dot on the DRG base I
moved around doing fieldwork. The same can be done
with many GPS units or other portable electronics.

Best wishes,

Paul H.

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Cold-Climate Landforms on Mars - Downloadable Dissertation

Cold-Climate Landforms on Mars - Downloadable Dissertation

Dear Friends,

A PhD. dissertation about Martian periglacial features can
downloaded as PDF files. It is:

van Gasselt, S., 2007, Cold-Climate Landforms on Mars.
Freien Universitat,Berlin, Germany.

http://www.diss.fu-berlin.de/diss/receive/FUDISS_thesis_000000003198
http://www.diss.fu-berlin.de/2007/699/

Best wishes,

Paul H.