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View Resource The Zarkah Stone: The Park Forest Meteorite Case

This case study would be useful in a unit on meteors. It uses the example of a recent meteorite incident which occurred in Illinois to define exactly what a meteorite is (and the differences between the terms meteoroid, meteor and meteorite). The material would be appropriate for high school or lower level undergraduate students. The case study and teaching notes may be downloaded in PDF format....

View Resource The Chesapeake Bay Bolide: Modern Consequences of an Ancient Cataclysm

This report provides an overview of the Chesapeake Bay bolide and how it influenced the formation of the modern bay. Introductory material discusses what a bolide is, types of impact craters, and recent impacts that have generated public interest. The discussion continues with evidence of the late Eocene Chesapeake Bay impact, including seismic data, characteristic minerals, and the discovery of...

View Resource Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers

The Association of Lunar and Planetary Observer's web pages, an organization of amateur astronomers interested in observing solar system objects. The site features sections on youth programs, solar, lunar, eclipse, remote planets, comets, meteors, meteorite, transit, instruments, computing and guidelines for authors. More aspects of the page include a section for publications and an image archive.

View Resource University of St. Louis: Lunar Meteorites

From the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis comes this very informational site about meteors. The opening page of the site would serve a novice meteorite researcher in her or his discovery about these rocks from outside of the earth -- including information on how meteorites are named, where they come from, why they are important, etc. The site...

View Resource Astronomy 161-The Solar System

The Solar System online course is maintained by the Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Tennessee. The twenty two chapters cover everything from time and scale in the universe, development of modern astronomy, the planets, asteroids, meteors, and everything in between. Text, photographs, illustrations, and movies, help users understand the topics along with a handy back and...

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