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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.

Sutter's Mill Meteorite Considered Scientific Gold
2013-09-11 05:44:09

Researchers from Arizona State University have made an important discovery about the possible inventory of molecules available to the early Earth.

Fireball Over Tennessee And Georgia
2013-09-06 12:00:45

On August 28 those residents of northern Georgia and Tennessee were treated to the spectacle of a short-lived yet massive fireball that outshined the moon.

Chelyabinsk Meteorite Had Close Encounter In Space Prior To Earth Impact
2013-08-27 06:59:32

The Chelyabinsk meteor that exploded over Russia’s Ural Mountains region earlier this year was found to have either collided with another celestial body or had a close encounter with the sun prior to reaching Earth.

Earliest Known Egytpian Iron Jewelry Derived From Outer Space
2013-08-20 07:21:37

Iron jewelry discovered in an Egyptian cemetery in 1911 has been found to contain samples that derived not from Earth, but from outer space.

Early Solar System Garnet-like Mineral Named After Ian Hutcheon
2013-08-13 15:20:30

Hutcheonite, recently named after Lawrence Livermore meteorite researcher Ian Hutcheon, can be seen only with high powered scanning electron microscopes.


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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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