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Early Sun's Violent Beginnings May Have Unlocked The Mystery Of Milky Way Meteorites
2014-07-01 14:36:46

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.

moon formation collision theory
2014-06-06 04:18:44

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.

Chelyabinsk Meteor Collided With Asteroid Before Hitting Earth
2014-05-26 10:02:12

A wealth of research has come following the Chelyabinsk meteor that exploded over Russia’s Ural Mountains on February 15, 2013. The latest study, which comes from scientists at the University of Tohoku in Japan, claims that the meteor collided with an asteroid before heading on its collision course with Earth.

Alberta Crater May Have Been An Ancient Meteorite Impact Site
2014-05-08 10:46:42

Evidence from an ancient ring-like structure discovered in southern Alberta, Canada, suggests it was formed by a meteorite strike. The meteorite was large enough to form a five-mile-wide crater...

Sentinel Telescope May Help Save Us From Earth-Killing Asteroids
2014-04-23 08:04:10

Asteroid impacts on Earth – those on the scale of the one that wiped out the dinosaurs 65 million years ago – have been big hits in Hollywood. But in the modern world, are the impacts portrayed in movies like Deep Impact and Armageddon only the stuff of science fiction?

Fireball Flying Over Northern Russian City Caught On Vehicle Dash Cam
2014-04-22 06:59:42

A suspected meteorite explosion has been recorded by citizens of the northern Russian city of Murmansk over the weekend. The meteorite left a noticeable bright blue trail as it sped across the night sky at 2:10 am (local time) on Saturday, before ending in explosion, according to multiple witnesses.

Karen Smith
2014-04-17 08:40:45

Ancient Earth might have had an extraterrestrial supply of vitamin B3 delivered by carbon-rich meteorites, according to a new analysis by NASA-funded researchers.

Martian Meteorites Offer Evidence Of Early Atmosphere On Red Planet
2014-04-17 06:47:34

Martian meteorites that fell to Earth are revealing secrets of an early atmosphere on Mars that is hidden in the chemical signatures of each ancient rock. Geologists, who collected and studied 40 of these otherworldly rocks, have found an important key...

2014-04-16 23:02:29

Data will help scientists read Curiosity Mars rover samples for signs of life, says UMD coauthor of study published today in Nature. (PRWEB) April 16, 2014

Small Asteroid Regolith Formed By Thermal Fatigue
2014-04-04 06:21:44

Small asteroids contain a layer of loose, unconsolidated rock and dust known as a regolith composed of centimeter-sized fragments and smaller particles.


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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