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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.

Sand Grains In Meteorite May Have Come From Milky Way-Forming Supernova
2013-04-21 07:31:06

Two tiny grains of silica discovered in primitive meteorites may have originated from the ancient supernova responsible for the formation of the solar system, according to new research published in the May 1 edition of Astrophysical Journal Letters.

Meteorite Origins May Point To Mercury, Experts Still Puzzled
2013-04-06 05:57:24

A stone originally discovered last year in Southern Morocco has been identified as a rare type of meteorite known as an achondrite, though its exact origin remains a mystery.

Primitive Batteries Helped Power Primordial Soup
2013-04-05 06:08:03

A research team at the University of Leeds may have solved the question of how objects from space could have kindled life on Earth.


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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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Word of the Day
meacock
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).