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Saturday, 30 March 2013

NASA grant to help professor study meteorites (Illinois State University)

NASA grant to help professor study meteorites (Illinois State University)

NASA grant to help professor study meteorites
by Dan Fox, Illinois State University, March 21, 2013
http://www.videtteonline.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=38355

Yours,
Paul H.

new Fossil Fish Found Near Okotoks, Alberta

new Fossil Fish Found Near Okotoks, Alberta

Seventeen skeletons of "a previously unknown fish
species" found in a 2,744 kg block of sandstone
near Okotoks, Canada.

Highway stroll turns into 60-million-year-old
fossil find by Damien Wood, Calgary Sun
March 28, 2013,
http://www.intelligencer.ca/2013/03/28/highway-stroll-turns-into-60-million-year-old-fossil-find

Fantastic fossils found near Okotoks.
by Michael Franklin, CTV Calgary
http://calgary.ctvnews.ca/fantastic-fossils-found-near-okotoks-1.1216740

Other articles:
http://gatewaygazette.ca/royal-tyrrell-museum-new-species-of-fossil-fish-found-near-okotoks/
http://gatewaygazette.ca/wp-content/uploads/kalins-pdf/singles/royal-tyrrell-museum-new-species-of-fossil-fish-found-near-okotoks.pdf
http://www.westernwheel.com/article/20130328/WHE0801/303289933/-1/whe0804/rare-fossils-discovered-near-okotoks

Yours,
Paul H.

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

African Fossil Penquines

African Fossil Penquines

Up To Four Species Of Penguin Once Lived In Africa,
New Fossil Study Finds by James A. Foley, Nature
World News, March 26, 2013,
http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/1023/20130326/up-four-species-penguin-once-lived-africa-new-fossil-study.htm

Penguins Once Thrived in Africa, Science Blog,
http://scienceblog.com/61791/penguins-once-thrived-in-africa/

Ancient African Penguin Fossils Reveal High Species
Diversity Millions of Years Ago, Science World Report
http://www.scienceworldreport.com/articles/5812/20130326/ancient-african-penguin-fossils-reveal-high-species-diversity-million.htm

Uncovering Africa's oldest known penguins. (On 1 of
the hottest continents on Earth, fossil finds shed light
on penguins' evolutionary past.) by Robin Ann Smith
National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent)
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-03/nesc-uao032513.php

The paper is:

Thomas, D., and D. Ksepka, 2013, A history of shifting
fortunes for African penguins. Zoological Journal of
the Linnean Society. Early View
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/zoj.12024/abstract

Yours,
Paul H.

Weston, Connecticut, 1807 Meteorite Fall

Weston, Connecticut, 1807 Meteorite Fall

Easton Exhibit Tells Story Of America's First Meteorite
by Greg Canuel, Weston Daily Voice, March 26, 2013.
http://weston.dailyvoice.com/neighbors/easton-exhibit-tells-story-americas-first-meteorite

Historical Society of Easton, CT web page -
http://historicalsocietyofeastonct.org/ and
http://westonmeteorite.com/

Yours,
Paul H.

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

LPSC 2013: Do we have a meteorite from Mercury?

LPSC 2013: Do we have a meteorite from Mercury?

LPSC 2013: Do we have a meteorite from Mercury?
by E. Lakdawalla, The Planetary Society, March 21, 2013
http://www.planetary.org/blogs/emily-lakdawalla/2013/03211549-lpsc-hermean-meteorite.html

Greenish rock may be first meteorite from Mercury
Chemical makeup is mostly in line with observations
from Messenger probe, scientists say. NBC News
http://www.nbcnews.com/id/50712511/ns/technology_and_science-space/
http://www.universetoday.com/99745/is-this-meteorite-a-piece-of-mercury/

The First-Ever Meteorite from Mercury? {NWA 7325
is a meteorite like no other. Found in Morocco last
year, this clutch of small stones looks to be a near-
perfect geochemical match to the surface of the
innermost planet. Sky and Telescope Magazine
http://www.skyandtelescope.com/news/home/The-First-Ever-Meteorite-from-Mercury-189374981.html

Northwest Africa 7325, Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 101, MAPS 47
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meteor/metbull.php?code=55627

The paper is:

Irving, A. J., S. M. Kuehner, T. E. Bunch, K. Ziegler, G. Chen,
C. D. K. Herd, R. M. Conrey, and S. Ralew, 2013, Ungrouped
Mafic Achondrite Northwest Africa 7325: A Reduced, Iron-Poor
Cumulate Olivine Gabbro from a Differentiated Planetary
Parent Body. 44th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference,
eld March 18-22, 2013 in The Woodlands, Texas. LPI
Contribution No. 1719, p.2164

PDF file: http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2013/pdf/2164.pdf
Citation: http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2013LPICo1719.2164I

Yours,
Paul H.

Friday, 15 March 2013

New Burgess Shale Fossil

New Burgess Shale Fossil

Strange Spaghetti-Shaped Creature Is Missing Link:
Discovery Pushes Fossil Record Back 200 Million Years
Science Daily, March 13, 2013
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130313142526.htm
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-03/uot-bsw031113.php

The paper is:
Caron, J.-B. S. C. Morris, and C. B. Cameron, 2013,
Tubicolous enteropneusts from the Cambrian period
Nature. Published online 13 March 2013
doi:10.1038/nature12017
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature12017

Best wishes,
Paul H.

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Eric, The Opal Pliosaur (Australia)

Eric, The Opal Pliosaur (Australia)

Eric the Pliosaur, one of the most interesting
fossils on the planet by Keith Veronese
http://io9.com/5987941/eric-the-pliosaur-one-of-the-most-interesting-fossils-on-the-planet

Opal dinosaur shows Australian character
and avoids jewellery by Matthew Perkins
ABC news, http://www.abc.net.au/local/audio/2011/07/22/3272675.htm

Yours,
Paul H.

Dino Idol, Vote For Canadian Museum Of Nature's Next Palaeo Star!

Dino Idol, Vote For Canadian Museum Of Nature's Next Palaeo Star!

'Dino Idol': Vote for fossil to be unveiled. (The Canadian Museum
of Nature has launched a contest called in which the public can
vote on which of 5 dinosaur fossils will see the light of day.
By Elizabeth Howell, LiveScience, March 7, 2013
http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/stories/dino-idol-vote-for-fossil-to-be-unveiled

Dino Idol, Vote for the Museum's Next Palaeo Star!
http://nature.ca/en/plan-your-visit/what-see-do/whats/dino-idol

Yours,
Paul H.