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    Scores ill in Peru 'meteor crash'

    Some 600 people in Peru have required treatment after an object from space - said to be a meteorite - plummeted to Earth in a remote area, officials say.

    They say the object left a deep crater after crashing down over the weekend near the town of Carancas in the Andes.

    People who have visited scene have been complaining of headaches, vomiting and nausea after inhaling gases.

    A team of scientists is on its way to the site to collect samples and verify whether it was indeed a meteorite.

    "That is why we are asking for an analysis because we are worried for our people. They are afraid. A bull is dead and some other animals are already sick," he said.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7001897.stm


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    ET did not phone home after this one............

    You know stuff like this makes you wonder about men in black and all that stuff.

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    Kinda interesting. Hope they report more on this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apex
    ET did not phone home after this one............

    You know stuff like this makes you wonder about men in black and all that stuff.
    "We're not hosting an intergalactic kegger down here."


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    Most likely NOT a meteor. Go to http://spaceweather.comfor more on the event from an astronomical perspective.

    Nice photo of the "crater" though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by True blue (and gold)
    Most likely NOT a meteor. Go to http://spaceweather.comfor more on the event from an astronomical perspective.

    Nice photo of the "crater" though.
    That is one of the coolest websites I have ever seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hearsay
    That is one of the coolest websites I have ever seen.
    Indeed you're right, very cool site.

    I've never claimed to be smart, but I would this a meteorite would skid some. Just the speed at which the earth is spinning along makes it hard for me to believe it would come in fairly straight. Especially with our thrusters and all that other cool stuff required by say a space shuttle.

    Just part of my thoughts along with that of the seismic activity which makes sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hearsay
    That is one of the coolest websites I have ever seen.
    Thanks. I start my Astronomy class off with this page every day. It is so neat...I never know what the first 10-15 minutes of what I will teach will be until I open up the website. My students really love it. When there are sunspots, we go out and use binoculars to project them onto paper. We can track them for days, watch them grow or fade.

    You might like this one, too. http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/calendar/allyears.htmlI use it daily also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sportsfan41
    Indeed you're right, very cool site.

    I've never claimed to be smart, but I would this a meteorite would skid some. Just the speed at which the earth is spinning along makes it hard for me to believe it would come in fairly straight. Especially with our thrusters and all that other cool stuff required by say a space shuttle.

    Just part of my thoughts along with that of the seismic activity which makes sense.

    No skid marks here:Name:  250px-Meteor.jpg
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    I'm with you 41, I'm a french fry short of a happy meal when it comes to Geology.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lionfan13
    No skid marks here:Name:  250px-Meteor.jpg
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    I'm with you 41, I'm a french fry short of a happy meal when it comes to Geology.
    I'm guessing that's Clavius? You should see the skid marks from Tycho!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HHSDad
    I'm guessing that's Clavius? You should see the skid marks from Tycho!
    Actually its the Barringer Crater in Arizona.

    The crater itself is nearly a mile wide, and 570 feet deep.

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    Anyone heard any updates on this story? It has me really intrigued...

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