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Tagish Lake Meteorites Help Solve Amino Acid Mysteries
2012-07-26 14:48:28

New clues have been unveiled that shed light on why living things use only molecules with specific orientations.

Puzzling Science: Answering Questions About Comets And Asteroids
2012-07-26 04:57:23

How did icy comets obtain particles that formed at high temperatures? And, how did these refractory particles acquire rims with different compositions?

Meteorites Hold Secrets Of Earth's Formation
2012-07-23 05:32:42

Scientists attempting to better understand the formation and the present-day layering of planet Earth have turned to ancient meteorites, which they say could hold important clues to some of the Solar System's earliest chemical processes.

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2012-07-16 20:16:27

New research suggests that meteorites, and their parent asteroids, are most-likely the sources of Earth's water.

More Evidence Of Water On Mars
2012-06-22 10:22:23

Two Martian meteorites known to have originated from the Red Planet were recently analyzed by scientists. The amount of water they found is considerably larger than what was previously thought to have been on Mars.

Weird Lunar Soil Behaviour Explained With Nanoparticles Found In Moon Glass Bubbles
2012-06-13 15:48:29

A stunning discovery by QUT soil scientist Marek Zbik of nano particles inside bubbles of glass in lunar soil could solve the mystery of why the moon's surface topsoil has many unusual properties.

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2012-06-02 12:10:41

Researchers have now been able to show that methane escapes from a meteorite if it is irradiated with ultraviolet light under Martian conditions.

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2012-06-01 06:24:10

New research suggests meteorites may be the culprit behind how methane became present in the atmosphere of Mars.

Carbon Detected In Martian Meteorites
2012-05-25 04:02:11

Carbon, a building block for creating life, has been detected in a Martian meteorite that landed on Earth, according to a Carnegie Institution for Science study.


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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