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NASA Team's Hunt For Battle Creek Meteorite
2012-10-13 08:15:08

Have you ever had a solution that needed a problem? No, I'm not saying that backwards. That's the strange predicament that Peter Willis and his team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory found themselves in recently.

Meteorite Shows Vesta Once Had Active Dynamo
2012-10-12 15:56:02

Scientists have determined that the second-most-massive asteroid in the solar system may have once had an active dynamo.

Martian Meteorite Reveals Atmospheric Secrets
2012-10-12 04:47:23

An international team of researchers is examining a meteorite that landed 14 months ago in the Moroccan desert for information about Mars. Traces of the Martian atmosphere were trapped in the Tissint meteorite.

Space Buddha Statue Carved From Meteorite
2012-09-27 04:50:27

A thousand year old religious icon, a Nazi SS expedition into Tibet, and a meteorite. Sounds like the latest installment in the Indiana Jones franchise, right? You aren't far off.

asteroid Vesta
2012-09-20 15:09:18

According to findings reported in the journal Science, NASA's Dawn spacecraft has revealed signs of hydrated minerals on the giant asteroid Vesta.

In Search Of Natural Quasicrystals
2012-08-10 04:32:11

An expedition to far eastern Russia, a 15,000 year old meteorite, secret diaries, smugglers, gold prospectors and bears; sounds like the plot to an Indiana Jones movie, right?

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2012-08-11 09:00:32

Every year in August, the Perseid Meteor shower is visible to the naked eye and is a favorite for professional and amateur astronomers alike.

Supernova Shock Wave And Its Role In Solar System Formation
2012-08-03 09:04:16

It has long been thought that our Solar System was formed by the shockwave from a supernova explosion. According to this theory, the shockwave also injected material from the exploding star into a cloud of gas and dust.

Tagish Lake Meteorites Help Solve Amino Acid Mysteries
2012-07-26 14:48:28

New clues have been unveiled that shed light on why living things use only molecules with specific orientations.


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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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