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meteorite
2015-01-15 10:35:21

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.

meteoric evidence
2014-12-18 16:12:45

NASA and an international team of planetary scientists have found evidence in meteorites on Earth that indicates Mars has a distinct and global reservoir of water or ice near its surface.

meteorite
2014-12-03 19:35:38

Research geochemist Alan Rubin elaborates on the fine science of telling real space rocks from fakes.

mars meteorite
2014-12-03 07:14:10

An international team of scientists, using data from a Martian meteorite, reports that life on Mars is more likely than previously thought.

Tuscaloosa_Fireball2
2014-11-25 09:25:15

A bright fireball occurred at 8:18 pm CST, Nov. 20, just southwest of Tuscaloosa, Alabama and was detected by NASA All Sky Cameras. The fireball traveled at 67,000 miles per hour and appears to have broken apart at an altitude of 27 miles.

MIT-MagneticPlanets-01
2014-11-16 04:55:59

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.

Sutters Mill meteorite
2014-11-11 03:00:52

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.

fireball over texas
2014-11-09 06:26:56

Several eyewitnesses reported seeing a fireball streaking across the Texas sky Saturday night – the latest in a long line of such reported sightings over the past week, most of which occurred in the eastern US.

asteroid vesta
2014-11-04 04:37:38

The deep belt-like grooves that encircle Vesta’s equator were likely caused by a massive impact on the south pole of the asteroid, according to research currently available online.


Latest Meteorite Reference Libraries

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Crater -- A crater is a circular depression on the surface of a planet, moon, asteroid, or other celestial body. Craters are typically caused by meteorite impacts, although some are caused by volcanic activity. In the center of craters on Earth a crater lake often accumulates, and in craters formed by meteorites a central island (caused by rebounding crustal rock after the impact) is usually a prominent feature in the lake. Ancient craters whose relief has disappeared leaving only a...

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lahar
  • A volcanic mudflow.
The word 'lahar' comes from Javanese.
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