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Meteorite violent origins
2014-08-09 05:13:23

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Seven years ago, the Bunburra Rockhole Meteorite fell on the Western Australia (WA) side of Nullarbor Plain and was captured on camera. A new study, published in Geochimica and Cosmochimica Acta, indicates that the unique characteristics of the meteorite suggest it originates from a never-before-identified asteroid. The research team — comprised of Curtain University's Associate Professor Fred Jourdan, Professor Phil Bland and Dr....

2014-05-20 16:23:37

Album Will Be Released in U.S. June 3rd SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Echo & The Bunnymen are premiering several full album streams of their forthcoming album Meteorites yesterday on The Guardian, MSN Music's "Listening Booth" and Pandora (see links below). Produced by Youth (Killing Joke, The Verve), Meteorites contains ten hand-picked new songs written by founder Ian McCulloch and performed by Bunnymen stalwarts McCulloch and Will Sergeant along with...

space dust nanograins
2014-05-07 16:20:44

WASHINGTON, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A team of scientists at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., has successfully reproduced, right here on Earth, the processes that occur in the atmosphere of a red giant star and lead to the formation of planet-forming interstellar dust. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Using a specialized facility, called the Cosmic Simulation Chamber (COSmIC) designed and built at Ames, scientists now are able to...

2014-05-01 16:27:48

NEW ALBUM "METEORITES" TO BE RELEASED BY 429 RECORDS IN THE U.S. JUNE 3RD SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Echo & The Bunnymen are premiering the video for their first UK single "Lovers On The Run" from their forthcoming album Meteorites on NME.com today. Watch the video here: http://www.nme.com/nme-video/world-exclusive-echo--the-bunnymen-lovers-on-the-run/3524622612001 . They recently announced their return to the U.S. for a tour which begins August...

2014-04-22 08:28:04

Tickets On Sale Friday, April 25th SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Legendary Liverpool band Echo & the Bunnymen are announcing their return to the U.S. for a tour in support of their 12(th) studio album and first since 2009, Meteorites. The first leg of the tour begins August 1(st) in Los Angeles at the historic Orpheum Theatre. Confirmed dates listed below. Tickets go on sale on Friday, April 25(th). Produced by Youth (Killing Joke, The Verve),...

Largest Chelyabinsk Meteorite Fragment Yet Raised From Lakebed
2013-10-16 11:23:14

[ Watch the Video: Divers Recover Huge Russian Meteorite Fragment ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. On February 15, 2013 a massive meteor entered Earth’s atmosphere, traveling at speeds in excess of 30,000 mph. As it blazed a trail across the early morning sky, many videos caught...

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

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. Researchers from the Institute of Geology and Mineralogy (IGM) in Novosibirsk, Russia announced today fragments of the Chelyabinsk meteorite – the main body that fell to the bottom of Chebarkul Lake near...

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

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. Chondrites are the largest class of meteorites, and scientists have wondered how numerous small, glassy spherules had become embedded within them. British mineralogist Henry Sorby first described these spherules in 1877 and suggested they may be "droplets of fiery...

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

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A Martian meteorite discovered in Antarctica was found to contain some of the early building blocks of life. The Antarctic Search for Meteorites (ANSMET) team discovered that this meteorite was clearly of Martian origin during its 2009-2010 field season. Contamination from the earth was ruled out and the meteorite was sent to the University of Hawaii at Manoa NASA Astrobiology Institute (UHNAI) for further study. The findings from...

Ancient Egyptian Bead Was Based On Meteorite
2013-05-30 17:09:36

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Open University (OU) and University of Manchester researchers wrote in the journal Meteoritics and Planetary Science that they found proof that ancient Egyptians used meteorites to make accessories. In 1911, archaeologists dug up strings of iron beads at the Gerzeh cemetery, about 43 miles south of Cairo. The Gerzeh bead is the earliest discovered use of iron by the Egyptians, dating back from 3350 to 3600 BC. The bead was...


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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Meteorite -- A meteorite is a relatively small extraterrestrial material body that reaches the Earth's surface. While in space these bodies are called meteoroids. Upon entering the atmosphere air drag and friction will cause the body to heat up, emitting light, thus forming a meteor, fireball, or shooting star. Most meteors disintegrate in the air, making impact events (Earth impacts) on the surface of Earth uncommon. About 500 baseball sized rocks a year reach the surface. Large...

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