Latest Meteorite types Stories
New spectroscopic analysis has revealed that Black Beauty, a meteorite found several years ago in the Moroccan desert, is actually a 4.4 billion year old piece of the Martian crust, and may have the same composition as the rocks that currently cover the surface of the Red Planet.
Rather than being planetary building blocks, asteroids and meteorites may actually be the byproducts of planetary collisions occurring billions of years ago, according to researchers from MIT and Purdue University.
Research geochemist Alan Rubin elaborates on the fine science of telling real space rocks from fakes.
An international team of scientists, using data from a Martian meteorite, reports that life on Mars is more likely than previously thought.
Researchers have discovered the first experimental evidence suggesting our solar system’s protoplanetary disk was shaped by an intense magnetic field which propelled massive amounts of gas into the sun over the course of just a few million years.
Researchers digging deeper into the origins of the Sutter's Mill meteorite, which fell in California's Gold Country in 2012, found diamonds and other "treasures" that provide important new insight into the early days of our solar system.
The water that covers over 70 percent of the Earth formed just 14 million years after the formation of the solar system – much earlier than previously believed, according to a new study published online Friday in the journal Science.
Astronomy & Astrophysics is publishing the spectacular discovery of meteorite fragments 20 years after the corresponding bolide was seen in the skies of the Czech Republic.
Seven years ago, the Bunburra Rockhole Meteorite fell on the Western Australia side of Nullarbor Plain and was captured on camera. A new study indicates that the unique characteristics of the meteorite suggest it originates from a never-before-identified asteroid.
NASA has released a new image from its Mars Curiosity rover that shows an iron meteorite encountered on its travels.
- An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
- A timorous, cowardly fellow.