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Martian Meteorite Age Puzzle Solved
2013-07-25 04:47:27

Occasionally, a meteorite is found on Earth with peculiar origin: Mars. Anytime a large object, such as an asteroid or comet, impacts the surface Mars chunks of rock are ejected into outer space. Over time, some of these stones will make their way to Earth, impacting the ground as meteorites.

Cosmochemists Help Solve 135-Year-Old Meteorite Mystery
2013-07-08 15:09:49

Scientists have provided a solution to a 135-year-old mystery in cosmochemistry, saying chondrules may have formed from high-pressure collisions in the early solar system.

Russian Meteor Produced A Shockwave That Traveled The Globe Twice
2013-06-28 07:07:05

The Chelyabinsk meteor that blazed a trail across the morning sky in Russia this past February left a shocking impact on not just the Ural Mountains region, but the entire world.

Dolores Hill Honored As White House Champion Of Change
2013-06-27 10:22:09

University of Arizona researcher Dolores Hill, co-lead of the OSIRIS-REx Target Asteroids! program, has been recognized as one of 12 White House Champions of Change recipients.

Mars May Have Had Oxygen Atmosphere Four Billion Years Ago
2013-06-19 19:49:24

Oxford University scientists reported in the journal Nature that Mars may have had an oxygen-rich atmosphere four billion years ago.

Martian Meteorite Has Building Block Of Life
2013-06-12 11:41:42

A Martian meteorite discovered in Antarctica was found to contain some of the early building blocks of life.

2013-06-06 20:04:07

Every 6.6 years, the comet Giacobini-Zinner circulates through the inner solar system and passes through the perihelion, the closest point to the Sun of its orbit.

Meteorites Brought Phosphorus Life To Earth
2013-06-05 12:53:49

New research has determined that meteorites that impacted Earth some 3.5 billion years ago could have helped kick start life on this planet.

Meteorite Fragments From The Tunguska Event
2013-05-05 06:19:14

A Russian scientist has reportedly found meteorite or asteroid fragments potentially linked to a mysterious explosion that took place over Siberia more than 100 years ago.

Meteorite Strikes Home Of Connecticut Resident
2013-04-25 14:38:05

According to local news reports, officials at Yale Peabody Museum confirmed that a meteorite struck a private residence in Wolcott, Connecticut last week.


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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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