A very nice start to 2020

On the evening of January 1st 2020 a bright fireball lit up the early evening sky over northern Italy. It was captured by the new Italian PRISMA video fireball-tracking network and a trajectory and drop zone for the meteoroid calculated. It was likely to have fallen close to the village of Disvetro in the Cavezzo…

In the Arctic heading for Antarctica

Some very positive news on the BBC website last week concerning the project to find buried iron meteorites in Antarctica. The team, led by Geoff Evatt of the University of Manchester, have been testing their detection equipment at the Ny-Alesund research base in Svalbard. It sounds as if real progress has been made and all…

Should I update my insurance policy?

We have to get this sorted. One website claims that the only meteorite casualty in recent times was that celebrated dog, killed in Nakhla,Egypt in 1911. Another website says that the only known meteorite fatality was a cow in Valera, Venezuela in 1972. Even if both are correct, it suggests that you shouldn’t rush to…