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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.
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.
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.
A Martian meteorite discovered in Antarctica was found to contain some of the early building blocks of life.
Researchers wrote in the journal Meteoritics and Planetary Science that they found proof that ancient Egyptians used meteorites to make accessories.
Currently, if scientists want to study meteorites that had originated from the red planet, they have to rely upon celestial travelers that arrived on this planet so long ago they now possess characteristics that tell of their time on Earth.
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.
A meteorite study has led scientists to believe that asteroid surfaces may be more complex than previously thought. Scientists from around the world have come together to work on a meteor analysis of the Sutter's Mill meteorite that fell down to Earth in April 2012.
The formative stages of the Milky Way, once believed to have taken far longer to occur than other solar systems, might not have been as unique as scientists previously thought, according to the authors of a new study.
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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