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Martian Meteorite Given To London Museum
2012-02-09 13:09:39

The Natural History Museum in London is now in possession on a rare Mars meteorite that could help scientists unravel the mysteries of the Red Planet.

Meteorite Found In Morocco Is From Mars, Scientists Say
2012-01-18 05:28:48

Rare chunks of rock that crashed to Earth in Morocco last July came from Mars, according to a special committee of meteorite experts that announced the findings on Tuesday.

Cosmic Voyager Has A Layover In St. Louis
2011-11-10 09:15:24

WUSTL geochemist helps analyze rare and beautiful meteorite found by a Missouri farmer.

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2011-06-10 05:40:00

According to a new discovery, some asteroids may have been like "molecular factories" cranking out life's ingredients and shipping them to Earth through meteorite impacts.

2011-04-05 14:00:00

HOUSTON, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and co-researchers from the United States, South Korea and Japan have found a new mineral named "Wassonite" in one of the most historically significant meteorites recovered in Antarctica in December 1969.

2011-03-28 13:13:37

The earliest rocks in our Solar System were more like candy floss than the hard rock that we know today.

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2011-03-21 05:55:00

The Smithsonian’s Museum of Natural History in Washington has paid $10,000 to two Lorton Virginia doctors a year after a meteorite crashed through the roof and landed in the examination room of their practice.

2011-03-03 23:21:28

Scientists have performed a micro-probe analysis of the core and outer layers of a pea-sized piece of a meteorite some 4.57 billion years old to reconstruct the history of its formation, providing the first evidence that dust particles like this one experienced wildly varying environments during the planet-forming years of our solar system.

2011-03-03 14:49:00

HOUSTON, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA research on a meteorite has provided new evidence that the inner planets formed from materials spread far and wide in the early solar system, and not just from nearby matter. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Oxygen isotopic measurements in the core and outer rim of a calcium-aluminum-rich inclusion contained in the Allende meteorite record the entire range of oxygen isotopic composition previously measured in...

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2011-02-03 06:00:00

Exactly a century after the first discovery of a rare meteorite sample, University of Leicester team uses it to reveal new insights into water on the red planet.


Latest Meteorites Reference Libraries

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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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Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.