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Novato Meteorite

Origin Of Meteorite That Crashed Into Novato Home Traced Back 4 Billion Years To Formation Of Moon

A Marin County woman’s claims that a meteorite plunked down on the roof of her home have been validated by a team of planetary scientists, who tracked the space rock’s origin to the formation of the moon 4.47 billion years ago.

08/15/2014

A meteor (L) from the Geminids meteor shower enters the Earth's atmosphere. (Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

‘Ball Of Fire’ Lights Up Bay Area Skies

A ball of fire, possibly a meteor, lit up the sky in the Bay Area and beyond early Thursday morning.

01/17/2013

Novato Meteorite

Mysterious Rock Found In Novato May Be Meteorite After All

A mysterious rock that hit a Novato home may be a meteorite after all.

10/26/2012

Novato Meteorite

‘Meteorite’ Found In Novato Turns Out To Be Just A Rock

It turns out an object that hit a Novato home and thought to be a meteorite is just a rock.

10/24/2012

Novato Meteorite

Meteorite From Wednesday’s Fireball Found In Novato

A Novato homeowner found a small meteorite that one NASA scientist believes is a piece of the flaming fireball that streaked across northern California skies on Wednesday.

10/21/2012

Sunday's meteor over the Sierra as seen from Reno, Nevada. (Lisa Warren/NASA-JPL)

Public Urged To Forward Sierra Meteor Photos, Video

NASA and the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence Institute were asking for the public’s help finding footage photos and video of a daylight meteor that fell over Northern California on Sunday.

04/26/2012

Image of meteor falling over the Sierra. (Lisa Warren)

Pieces Of Flaming Meteor Found In Sierra Foothills

Experts say the flaming meteor, dating to the early formation of the solar system 4 to 5 billion years ago, was probably about the size of a minivan when it entered the Earth’s atmosphere with a loud boom early Sunday.

04/25/2012

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