Latest Meteorites Stories
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...
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.
Scientists from all over the world are taking a second, more expansive, look at the car-sized asteroid that exploded over Sudan's Nubian Desert in 2008.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An international team of scientists studying remnants of an asteroid that crashed into the Nubian Desert in October 2008 discovered it contained at least 10 different types of meteorites.
SOUTH HAVEN, Mich., Nov. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Duane P.
According to a study published on Sunday in the journal Nature Geoscience, the solar system could be close to two million years older than previously thought.
Scientists recently announced that a 40-pound ancient meteorite has been discovered in north central Oregon.
UA meteorite curator Marvin Killgore has a 300-gram piece of the object that exploded over Wisconsin in April.
CARTERSVILLE, Ga., April 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A meteorite recently discovered in Georgia has a new home at Tellus Science Museum. The meteorite arrived in loud fashion on March 8, 2009 with a sound a neighbor described as a sonic boom.
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...