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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.

NASA Scientists Find Evidence Of Water In Martian Meteorite
2014-02-28 07:16:06

Evidence of water and life on Mars is a hotly debated topic that has been ongoing for decades. While most scientists agree that Mars had an abundant source of water in its ancient past, there has only been limited evidence that life may have once existed on the Red Planet.

Asteroid Impact Spotted On Face Of The Moon
2014-02-26 11:23:05

The Moon Impacts Detection and Analysis System (MIDAS) has helped take a video of the Man in the Moon getting nailed by an asteroid.

New Techniques Tease Out Building Blocks Of Life In Meteorites
2014-02-04 06:24:52

Scientists have long delved into the mysteries of the origins of life here on Earth and more recently have found evidence pointing to the skies above us. Some evidence has been found in material created in space and delivered to Earth via comets and meteors, containing the building blocks for life.

Meteorite Reveals Martian Secrets
2013-11-21 07:06:46

A new study has uncovered what may be the first recognized example of ancient Martian crust. The rock, designated NWA 7533, holds a wealth of information about the origin and age of Mars' crust.

Curiosity Sampling Confirms Earth Meteorites Are From Mars
2013-10-16 16:04:54

NASA's Curiosity rover has proven some of the meteorites discovered have indeed come from the Red Planet, according to a new study published by the American Geophysical Union.

Largest Chelyabinsk Meteorite Fragment Yet Raised From Lakebed
2013-10-16 11:23:14

Divers searching Lake Chebarkul in Russia have pulled from the lakebed a massive chunk of the Chelyabinsk meteorite that exploded over the Ural Mountains region earlier this year.

Just In Time For ISON: Scientists Discover Ancient Earth Comet Impact
2013-10-08 14:28:15

Comet ISON is getting closer to making its close pass by the sun, but what would happen if it had a brush with our planet instead? New evidence shows it has happened before and another would be devastating.

Origin Of Moon Water
2013-09-11 08:38:28

Recent studies by NASA and the ESA have found that the Moon is wetter than previously thought, which has generated renewed interest in identifying the source of this 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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cowpooling
  • The practice of two or more parties jointly purchasing all or part of a butchered cow and dividing the meat between them.
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