WUSA9.comFire officials: Md. meteorite strike was a hoax
BOWIE, Md. (WUSA9) – It turns out the story about a meteorite strike that may have started a massive brush fire in Bowie was incorrect, officials said. On Sunday afternoon, the Bowie Volunteer Fire Department tweeted that they were investigating a ...
Did a meteorite cause a brush fire in Bowie? Definitely not, and here's why. Washington Post
US firefighters forced to backtrack on meteorite fire claim BBC News
Firefighters think Md. brush fire could have been started by meteorite; NASA not sold WTOP
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Daily BruinUCLA team of scientists explores Mojave Desert for meteorites
The Mojave Desert's dusty red plains constitute a vast landscape of sand, creosote bush and cinder-cone mountains – sparse, uninhabited and dry. But on certain days, a team of UCLA geologists, cosmochemists and planetary scientists scours acres of the ...
UCLA Meteorite Collection receives a gift of land UCLA Newsroom
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WJLAFire officials debunk report of possible meteorite strike causing brush fire in Bowie
BOWIE, Md. (WJLA) - Fire officials in Prince George's County are debunking an earlier report that a brush fire in Bowie Sunday evening was possibly caused by a meteorite strike. The Bowie Volunteer Fire Department responded to the area behind Scarlett ...
New York TimesSome Meteorites Are Million-Dollar Finds, Others Are 'Meteorwrongs'
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This polished sphere was fashioned from a meteorite that crash-landed into a dry riverbed in Russia. On Wednesday it soared again, not through space but at an auction house, snagging $130,000 — nine times its asking price. The meteorite was a part of ...
Ars TechnicaDinosaurs weren't driven to extinction by that meteorite after all
About 66 million years ago, a giant meteorite smashed into the Gulf of Mexico, sending toxic gases into the atmosphere and causing extreme climate change that wiped out most dinosaurs. Except that's not the whole story. Mass extinction, like modern ...
The dinosaurs were already doomed long before the meteorite hit, scientists find ScienceAlert
Dinosaurs Were Going Extinct Before Meteorite Impact That Sealed Their Fate: Study Headlines & Global News
Study says dinosaurs were 'in decline' regardless of massive meteorite WSB Atlanta
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Discovery NewsExtreme Meteorite Hunt Yields Cosmic Clues: Photos
It takes a hardy person to willingly go to isolated Antarctica and work in the cold for a few weeks or months. Every year, however, meteorite-hunters descend on the continent because it is the perfect spot to find these space rocks. NASA recently ...
NBC Bay AreaMuseum Accuses Marin County Man of Stealing Missing Gold-Flecked Meteorite Over 'Seller's Remorse'
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The 227-pound iron "pallasite" meteorite is estimated to be 4.5 billion years old. First discovered in Fukang, China about 15 years ago, it could be worth as much as $1 million, according to Stephen Settgast, an asteroid collecter who claims he's the ...
InverseThe Cheap Meteorite Market is Booming But Billionaires Are Ignoring Space Rocks
This week, Christie's auction house in London had an uncharacteristically disappointing day. The most-valuable meteorites in a valuable meteorite auction failed to fetch the minimum prices demanded of them. Just one of the nine meteorites that had the ...
When a meteorite is a ?meteorwrong? Bend Bulletin
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BloombergBlockbuster Auction Will Sell Gems From Outer Space
“It's interesting how you price meteorites,” said James Hyslop, a specialist at Christie's London who's organized an April 20 sale of 76 meteorites, pointing to meteorites' scarcity and the fact that available stock is only occasionally replenished ...
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CBS LocalMarin man tangled in interstate dispute over China meteorite
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The meteorite, which consists of iron and the greenish mineral olivine, is noted for the beauty of its translucent crystals. The Bonhams auction house, describing the meteorite for a 2008 sale, wrote: "Its rarity, size and quality combine to make this ...
Legal Battle Over Pricey Meteorite Headed To Oakland Court CBS Local
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