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Mars Inside And Out May Have Had Differing Geological Histories
2012-11-20 05:50:00

A team of scientists led by the Carnegie Institution for Science recently studied the hydrogen in water from the interior of Mars and found that Mars was formed from similar building blocks to that of Earth.

Violent Collision Created Rare Meteorite
2012-11-16 11:32:50

Some meteorites found on Earth contain strikingly beautiful, translucent, olive-green crystals embedded in an iron-nickel matrix.

NASA Chat To Discuss Why Meteorites Matter
2012-11-07 15:43:24

Meteorites are pieces of asteroids and other bodies like the moon and Mars that travel through space and fall to the earth.

Mars Rocks Similar To Mexican Ones
2012-10-29 18:42:40

A team of researchers is claiming gypsum rocks found at Cuatro Ciénegas in Mexico are similar to those NASA's Curiosity rover is sitting at on Mars.

Nazi Buddha Statue Shows Inconsistencies, Most Likely Fake
2012-10-25 09:24:04

A Buddha statuette that has been steeped in mystery since first coming to light late last month, has finally had its truths uncovered.

Meteor Strikes San Francisco Resident's Home
2012-10-22 13:29:20

The meteorite which exploded over the San Francisco Bay area last week did not only strike attention as it fired across the sky, but it also struck the home of resident Lisa Webber.

Everything You Need To Know About This Weekend’s Orionid Meteor Shower
2012-10-18 16:39:30

Throughout the year Earth’s denizens are offered a number of good chances to witness meteor showers illuminating the night skies, with streaks of white lights racing across the upper atmosphere at lightning speed.

Moon Formation - Evidence Backs Up Giant Impact Theory
2012-10-17 14:15:54

Scientists are backing up a theory, claiming that the Moon was created when a planetary body the size of Mars collided with Earth.

Space Rocks Sell At Auction
2012-10-15 10:14:49

On Sunday, auctioneers in New York put some of the most notable meteorites from modern history up for bid and watched as many of them sold for hundreds of thousands of dollars.


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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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