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Astronomers Capture Rare Video Of Meteor Falling To Earth; Hunt For Meteorite
ScienceDaily ^ | Mar. 8, 2008

Posted on 03/08/2008 4:08:09 AM PST by gusopol3

ScienceDaily (Mar. 8, 2008) — Astronomers from The University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, have captured rare video of a meteor falling to Earth.

Astronomy Department at Western has a network of all-sky cameras in Southern Ontario that scan the sky monitoring for meteors. Associate Professor Peter Brown, who specializes in the study of meteors and meteorites, says that Wednesday evening (March 5) at 10:59 p.m. EST these cameras captured video of a large fireball and the department has also received a number of calls and emails from people who actually saw the light.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; meteorite; ontario

1 posted on 03/08/2008 4:08:10 AM PST by gusopol3
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To: gusopol3
On a related note on the web page, National Geographic is running a special on Sunday on what will happen with the earth when man no longer inhabits the earth.

What's the point? Are they looking forward to this?

2 posted on 03/08/2008 4:31:07 AM PST by Northern Yankee (Freedom Needs A Soldier)
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To: Northern Yankee

everybody needs to believe in something?


3 posted on 03/08/2008 4:36:08 AM PST by gusopol3
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To: Northern Yankee

What the Nat. Geo whacko crowd is really attempting to portray in that issue is their fevered imaginings of what the area surrounding the Big Sh*tty will look like after those gun totin’ knuckle walkers out in “fly-over Country” stop sending all those transfer payments.

It will be the end of civilization as THEY know it.

Pity!


4 posted on 03/08/2008 4:39:26 AM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principle)
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To: gusopol3
I guess so...

Too funny!

5 posted on 03/08/2008 4:44:41 AM PST by Northern Yankee (Freedom Needs A Soldier)
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To: gusopol3

SUPER! Last Saturday night we went to Haak winery in Sante Fe Texas. The astronomy club from NASA was out there with GIANT telescopes. We saw Saturn, Mars, and the Orion Nebula. It was amazing! You could even see Saturn’s moons.

Keep the Earth clean,
it isn’t Uranus!


6 posted on 03/08/2008 4:44:48 AM PST by buffyt (DNC 2008 = "the pathetic celebrity culture and living a pretentious life" = Hillary and Obama)
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To: Northern Yankee

My cat hates shows like that. She thinks SHE Is the most important creature in the universe. LOL


7 posted on 03/08/2008 4:45:36 AM PST by buffyt (DNC 2008 = "the pathetic celebrity culture and living a pretentious life" = Hillary and Obama)
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To: GladesGuru
Yeah... I really used to love National Geographic.

They seem to be caught up in the global warming hysteria, which has done much to damage their reputation as a thinking magazine.

Pity....

8 posted on 03/08/2008 4:46:18 AM PST by Northern Yankee (Freedom Needs A Soldier)
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To: gusopol3; GMMAC; Clive; exg; kanawa; conniew; backhoe; -YYZ-; Former Proud Canadian; Squawk 8888; ..
Check for holes in the snow, folks.


9 posted on 03/08/2008 4:46:40 AM PST by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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To: buffyt
Keep the Earth clean...

Too funny.

Stood outside in subzero temps in February to watch the lunar eclipse. It was extraordinary.

Funny story... I heated up a cup of hot cider, to ward off the chill, and brought it outside with me. I set it down on the snowbank, which was up to my chest, to phone my brother-in-law to see if he was watching.

The cup of cider melted the snow it was on, and tipped over, spilling the hot cider all over my snowpants.

The cider froze within seconds, so I never got wet.

I thought of licking the cider off the snowpants, but figured it just wasn't quite the same. ; )

10 posted on 03/08/2008 4:51:20 AM PST by Northern Yankee (Freedom Needs A Soldier)
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To: buffyt
Gotta love those cats.

Yep... I don't get the attraction of Earth's, or human demise.

Kinda makes gardening pointless.

11 posted on 03/08/2008 4:53:44 AM PST by Northern Yankee (Freedom Needs A Soldier)
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To: Northern Yankee
I am doing my part to expedite Global Warming - I grow Habaneros every year - and we eat them!
12 posted on 03/08/2008 5:02:20 AM PST by Shady (The Fairness Doctrine is ANYTHING but fair!!!!)
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To: buffyt
My cat hates shows like that. She thinks SHE Is the most important creature in the universe. LOL

Joke's on her. My two cats know they are. :o)

13 posted on 03/08/2008 5:10:31 AM PST by yankeedame ("Oh, I can take it but I'd much rather dish it out.")
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To: Northern Yankee

Well, yes, they wistfully dream about “the earth we’ll never know”.


14 posted on 03/08/2008 5:13:30 AM PST by visualops (artlife.us nature wallpapers)
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To: Northern Yankee
Yeah... I really used to love National Geographic.

Yep, for the past 10 years or so hardly a month goes by that they don't try to trash something to do with a western economy, while ignoring the real sh*t holes worldwide. National Geo still clings to the completely discredited Algore/IPCC theory of anthropogenic global warming, too. It's a crying shame for somebody like me who has subscribed to the mag since the 1960's.....btw, I have a copy of a National Geographic from May of 1921 that I found in my grandmother's attic after she passed in 1973. Pretty stark contrast to what they put out nowadays......

15 posted on 03/08/2008 5:29:21 AM PST by Thermalseeker (Silence is not always a Sign of Wisdom, but Babbling is ever a Mark of Folly. - B. Franklin)
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To: gusopol3
Professor Brown went on to add that recovery of the meteor has been hampered because thirty minutes after it struck all communication was lost in the area. Calls to the local sheriffs department and the RCMP barracks have gone unanswered.
16 posted on 03/08/2008 5:46:53 AM PST by BigCinBigD (")
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To: Northern Yankee

> ... what will happen with the earth when man no
> longer inhabits the earth.

Simple. The planet will eventually get whacked by a
big space rock that could have been deflected by a
spacefaring species.

The dinosaurs didn’t have space technology.

Humans do, but for how much longer? And will it get
for priority missions, or just Apollo re-dos.


17 posted on 03/08/2008 5:56:11 AM PST by Boundless (Legacy Media is hazardous to your mental health)
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To: GladesGuru

“the Nat. Geo whacko crowd”

Man you got that right!

I’ve subscribed to National Geographic for almost 40 years. It used to be an informative, enlightening magazine.

Now it’s a lefty political rag.

I knew it was over when they went with a trendy new “NatGeo” name.


18 posted on 03/08/2008 6:00:52 AM PST by EEDUDE
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To: Thermalseeker
Yep... pretty much sums it up.

Treasure that 1921 copy. I know you do.

19 posted on 03/08/2008 7:22:01 AM PST by Northern Yankee (Freedom Needs A Soldier)
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To: buffyt

Have you seen that special on when man is gone? CATS do take over the cities


20 posted on 03/08/2008 7:34:03 AM PST by lajollasurfer
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To: Northern Yankee
Have you seen the show? It is fascinating. I don't know if they are looking forward to it; as with all species man-kinds end WILL come some day, to watch how the planet will go back to before man was here was/is interesting. They use Chernobyl for their example of 20 years after.
21 posted on 03/08/2008 7:34:04 AM PST by lajollasurfer
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To: Northern Yankee
Treasure that 1921 copy. I know you do.

Yep. I love looking at the old car ads and the ads for the latest "wood fired" kitchen stoves that will "end the drudgery of cooking", and such. It's also pretty easy to see from the ads why they called it the "roaring twenties"....

I also have virtually every copy of National Geographic from the late 50's and 60's that covered the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs.

22 posted on 03/08/2008 7:43:58 AM PST by Thermalseeker (Silence is not always a Sign of Wisdom, but Babbling is ever a Mark of Folly. - B. Franklin)
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To: BigCinBigD

ping Orson Wells


23 posted on 03/08/2008 7:57:51 AM PST by gusopol3
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To: gusopol3

The UWO project is pretty interesting- I belong to a club that provides a site for one of their tracking cameras. They have a network of all-sky cameras and they use software to compare the images and track the progress of meteors. A side benefit for us is that they pay for a broadband connection at our observatory property.

A live feed from our all-sky camera is at http://aquarid.physics.uwo.ca/~sentinel/05.html


24 posted on 03/08/2008 8:08:18 AM PST by Squawk 8888 (Is human activity causing the warming trend on Mars?)
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To: Thermalseeker

I had a great aunt that had a mess of Nat. Georaphics from the late 50’s and early 60’s at her lake cabin. When I was a kid, I used to love to sit and read those things when it was rainy or while we were waiting to go swimming (”Not for a half-hour after you eat!”).

She had an issue that highlighted the USS Nautilus’ first trek under the Arctic ice, being the 1st submarine to go under the North Pole.

She had an issue that highlighted the maiden voyage of the USS Savannah, what was then the world’s first nuclear-powered frieghter.

I also remember all the ads for cruises, not just for exotic vacations, but also for regular runs across the North Atlantic.

Back then, we still lived in a ‘age of wonder’.

(BTW...she let me have a bunch of those old magazines, but alas...over the years they’ve been lost to the mists of time.)


25 posted on 03/08/2008 8:08:41 AM PST by hoagy62 (Happily watching the Left go full-goose bozo.)
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To: lajollasurfer
I would imagine it is interesting, but then we get back to the age old question of creation vs evolution.

Was the planet created for man?

I would imagine that if you believe in God, you would assume that it was?

It could become quite philosophical. Unfortunately most people today see man as the evil destroyer of earth, rather than its caretaker, or having dominion over all.

But as I said before, looking at the end of the earth without man, would kinda make gardening pointless. ; )

26 posted on 03/08/2008 8:14:11 AM PST by Northern Yankee (Freedom Needs A Soldier)
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To: gusopol3

Whoever finds a meteorite can plan their retirement. They are far more valuable per pound than Rhodium.


27 posted on 03/08/2008 8:43:40 AM PST by montag813
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To: gusopol3
everybody needs to believe in something?

Yes, and I believe that I will have another drink. -W.C. Fields

28 posted on 03/08/2008 11:46:26 AM PST by Mike Darancette (Democrat Happens!)
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To: Mike Darancette

I guess there’s a man who demands proof— what, 95?


29 posted on 03/08/2008 12:26:20 PM PST by gusopol3
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Note: this topic is from 3/08/2008. Thanks gusopol3.



30 posted on 08/23/2013 5:21:49 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Almost committed a temporal post anomaly before I caught myself.


31 posted on 08/23/2013 5:26:03 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: (optional, printed after your name on post))
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To: hoagy62
I had a great aunt that had a mess of Nat. Georaphics from the late 50’s and early 60’s at her lake cabin. When I was a kid, I used to love to sit and read those things when it was rainy or while we were waiting to go swimming (”Not for a half-hour after you eat!”).

I think I spent most of my time reading the issues that had stories about native African tribes...

32 posted on 08/23/2013 5:28:47 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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