Latest Meteorite Stories
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.
A tiny fragment of Martian meteorite 1.3 billion years old is helping to make the case for the possibility of life on Mars, say scientists.
Nicaraguan officials reported Sunday that the impact of a small meteorite had left a nearly 40-foot crater near the airport of the capital city of Managua, but US scientists are casting doubts on those claims.
A meteorite discovered in the Sahara Desert three years ago could hold the secrets to the climate history of Mars, and may ultimately help answer the question as to whether or not the now cold, dry Red Planet was once home to a warm environment capable of supporting life.
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.
Research has helped point to signs of ancient life being littered across the moon.
NASA has released a new image from its Mars Curiosity rover that shows an iron meteorite encountered on its travels.
Observations of a Sun-like star through the Herschel Space observatory may have unlocked the mystery of meteorites in our own galaxy, according to European Space Agency (ESA) astronomers.
The Moon was most likely formed by a collision between the Earth and a planet-sized object that took place roughly 4.5 billion years ago, a team of German scientists report in research published Friday by the journal Science.
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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