Latest Meteorites Stories
Meteorite fragments were recently scattered around Sutter’s Mill in California. This is the same region where the first gold nugget was found that sparked the Gold Rush in 1848. S
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.
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.
WUSTL geochemist helps analyze rare and beautiful meteorite found by a Missouri farmer.
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.
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.
The earliest rocks in our Solar System were more like candy floss than the hard rock that we know today.
The Smithsonianâ€™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.
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.
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...
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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