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meteorite
2015-01-15 10:35:21

Rather than being planetary building blocks, asteroids and meteorites may actually be the byproducts of planetary collisions occurring billions of years ago, according to researchers from MIT and Purdue University.

Bridgmanite
2014-12-12 17:21:02

An ancient meteorite and high-energy X-rays have helped scientists conclude a half century of effort to find, identify and characterize a mineral that makes up 38 percent of the Earth.

meteorite
2014-12-03 19:35:38

Research geochemist Alan Rubin elaborates on the fine science of telling real space rocks from fakes.

MIT-MagneticPlanets-01
2014-11-16 04:55:59

Researchers have discovered the first experimental evidence suggesting our solar system’s protoplanetary disk was shaped by an intense magnetic field which propelled massive amounts of gas into the sun over the course of just a few million years.

Sutters Mill meteorite
2014-11-11 03:00:52

Researchers digging deeper into the origins of the Sutter's Mill meteorite, which fell in California's Gold Country in 2012, found diamonds and other "treasures" that provide important new insight into the early days of our solar system.

meteorite found
2014-10-15 03:00:12

Astronomy & Astrophysics is publishing the spectacular discovery of meteorite fragments 20 years after the corresponding bolide was seen in the skies of the Czech Republic.

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

Seven years ago, the Bunburra Rockhole Meteorite fell on the Western Australia side of Nullarbor Plain and was captured on camera. A new study indicates that the unique characteristics of the meteorite suggest it originates from a never-before-identified asteroid.

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

A team of scientists at NASA's Ames Research Center 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.

2014-05-01 16:27:48

NEW ALBUM "METEORITES" TO BE RELEASED BY 429 RECORDS IN THE U.S.


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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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