Latest Lunar meteorite Stories
Research geochemist Alan Rubin elaborates on the fine science of telling real space rocks from fakes.
On Sunday, auctioneers in New York put some of the most notable meteorites from modern history up for bid and watched as many of them sold for hundreds of thousands of dollars.
A Houston lawyer is on a mission to identify and possibly recover moon rocks that were brought back to Earth and then subsequently lost after being loaned to scientists, museums and agencies throughout the world.
Meteorite fragments were recently scattered around Sutter’s Mill in California. This is the same region where the first gold nugget was found that sparked the Gold Rush in 1848. S
Rare chunks of rock that crashed to Earth in Morocco last July came from Mars, according to a special committee of meteorite experts that announced the findings on Tuesday.
An audit of NASA has turned up evidence that hundreds of moon rocks and other space matter are apparently missing, many of which have been loaned out by the space agency.
WUSTL geochemist helps analyze rare and beautiful meteorite found by a Missouri farmer.
HOUSTON, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and co-researchers from the United States, South Korea and Japan have found a new mineral named "Wassonite" in one of the most historically significant meteorites recovered in Antarctica in December 1969.
NASA and co-researchers from the United States, South Korea and Japan have found a new mineral named "Wassonite" in one of the most historically significant meteorites recovered in Antarctica in December 1969.
Meteorite -- A meteorite is a relatively small extraterrestrial material body that reaches the Earth's surface. While in space these bodies are called meteoroids. Upon entering the atmosphere air drag and friction will cause the body to heat up, emitting light, thus forming a meteor, fireball, or shooting star. Most meteors disintegrate in the air, making impact events (Earth impacts) on the surface of Earth uncommon. About 500 baseball sized rocks a year reach the surface. Large...
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