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Dismissed 'rock' a meteorite after all

And now there are two.
Two meteorites, that is, because the "rock" that fell on Lisa Webber's roof in Novato from last week's explosive fireball in the sky turns out to be a true meteorite after all. Peter Jenniskens, the meteor scientist at the Seti Institute in Mountain View, said he first dismissed the one that hit Webber's house because its surface looked merely like a weathered chunk of granite and its outside wasn't black like most meteorites.

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Novato Meteorite is Just a Rock

After checking the object with petrographic microscope Monday, NASA astronomer concluded the magnetic rock was not from the recent meteor shower.
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Woman found meteorite after reading the Chronicle and then remembering she heard something strange the night the meteor came to earth.

Ever since the 7:44 p.m. event, experts with the SETI Institute, along with other astronomers, have been searching for remnants of the rock.
Sunday, they announced they found what they were looking for at a Novato home on Saint Francis Avenue.

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Meteor debris spread over wine country

The meteor that exploded in a brilliant burst of flame above the Bay Area on Wednesday was a lonely remnant from the birth of the solar system, and may have left its rocky debris in a band stretching east of San Rafael toward Napa and Sonoma, the astronomer who calculated its path reported Friday.
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NASA, SETI Institute Ask Public for Meteor Videos and Photos

NASA and the SETI Institute are asking the public to check their video security camera footage around 7:44 p.m. PDT Wednesday night, in the hope it recorded the meteor that illuminated the sky over the Bay Area and created sonic booms. That video may help researchers study how the meteor broke during descent.
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Google earth file: Bay Area meteor.kmz (1kb, kmz)

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Ed ~ Not enough information & time to do my own calculations



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Scientists and Treasure Hunters Look in California for Debris

Astronomers have been trying to calculate its trajectory from eyewitness reports, and there's been natural disagreement over where any meteorites - fragments of a meteor that survive entry into the atmosphere and reach Earth's surface - might have come down. Bill Cooke of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office in Alabama said he thought most debris would have ended up out in the Pacific. Peter Jenniskens of the SETI Institute, a meteor hunter by background, suggested debris may have crashed near California suburbs such as Novato or Martinez.
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Bay Area residents hunt for meteorites

Meteorite hunters are scouring the Bay Area looking for chunks of space debris. They can be sold for hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars at auction.
Bob Verish is looking for pieces of meteorite in Mill Valley that would be from the meteor that blazed across Bay Area skies Thursday night.

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caught meteor on my dash cam 10-17-12

Ed ~ Might be the same meteor



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Bright fireball startles Northern California

The American Meteor Society (AMS) reports online that a meteor arced through the sky shortly after 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, causing surprise and awe across broad reaches of Northern California. The "fireball" was visible only briefly, but was so bright that it was easily seen from light-polluted cities, as well as rural areas. 
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