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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #720 on: January 5, 2009, 04:49 AM »
That's a nice chunk of rock to find, 2.3 kilograms.  8)

The remains of a meteor that exploded in the sky near the Alberta/Saskatchewan border on Nov. 20 have been located by University of Calgary researchers south of the city of Lloydminster in an area called Buzzard Coulee.

Buzzard Coulee - gotta be one of the coolest place names I've seen.  Lloydminster isn't too bad either.

Buzzard Coulee sure has a ring to it, I'm sure that will be the meteors name.

Well wadda ya know.  8)

10,000 meteorites touched down in Sask.: scientist

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The asteroid is being called the "Buzzard Coulee fireball," named after the area where Milley found the first fragments.

Hopefully I will get a small chunk of this meteorite, will see.

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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #721 on: January 7, 2009, 07:07 PM »
That's a nice chunk of rock to find, 2.3 kilograms.  8)


It was an amazing fireball.  My friends and I equated it to seeing a flaming bus streaking through the sky.
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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #722 on: January 15, 2009, 03:59 AM »
Looking forward the the NASA release.

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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #723 on: January 15, 2009, 09:24 AM »
Hadn't seen that one yet. Very cool.
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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #725 on: January 15, 2009, 09:44 PM »
Thanks Dale. Those are some pretty interesting articles. 2011 still seems along way off.
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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #726 on: January 16, 2009, 05:24 PM »
Mars has gas?  How embarrassing!

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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #728 on: January 17, 2009, 09:13 AM »
I can't believe the thing wasn't stripped.  Materials alone must be worth a fortune.
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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #729 on: January 17, 2009, 02:31 PM »
Actually, it looks like it was stripped down already.
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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #730 on: January 19, 2009, 01:13 PM »
Those are really sad pictures. You think they would have at least auctioned it off on ebay.
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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #731 on: February 4, 2009, 02:58 AM »
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Space shuttle Discovery arrives at Launch Pad 39A on Jan. 14, 2008 for a planned Feb. 12 liftoff on STS-119. Credit: NASA.

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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #733 on: February 12, 2009, 09:25 AM »
It was bound to happen.  :P
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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #734 on: February 20, 2009, 11:59 AM »