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Space Buddha Statue Carved From Meteorite
2012-09-27 04:50:27

A thousand year old religious icon, a Nazi SS expedition into Tibet, and a meteorite. Sounds like the latest installment in the Indiana Jones franchise, right? You aren't far off.

asteroid Vesta
2012-09-20 15:09:18

According to findings reported in the journal Science, NASA's Dawn spacecraft has revealed signs of hydrated minerals on the giant asteroid Vesta.

In Search Of Natural Quasicrystals
2012-08-10 04:32:11

An expedition to far eastern Russia, a 15,000 year old meteorite, secret diaries, smugglers, gold prospectors and bears; sounds like the plot to an Indiana Jones movie, right?

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2012-08-11 09:00:32

Every year in August, the Perseid Meteor shower is visible to the naked eye and is a favorite for professional and amateur astronomers alike.

Supernova Shock Wave And Its Role In Solar System Formation
2012-08-03 09:04:16

It has long been thought that our Solar System was formed by the shockwave from a supernova explosion. According to this theory, the shockwave also injected material from the exploding star into a cloud of gas and dust.

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.


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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chomage
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]
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