Latest Meteorites Stories
Dust samples collected by high-flying aircraft in the upper atmosphere have yielded an unexpectedly rich trove of relicts from the ancient cosmos, report scientists from the Carnegie Institution.
When Tony Garchinski heard a loud crash just after 9 pm on Friday, September 25 he didnâ€™t think much of it.
Astronomers from The University of Western Ontario have released footage of a meteor that was approximately 100 times brighter than a full moon.
Researchers have discovered an unusual kind of meteorite in the Western Australian desert and have uncovered where in the Solar System it came from, in a very rare finding published today in the journal Science.
A recent meteorite discovery on Mars and an edible classroom activity provide a scrumptious way to kick off the new school year with a meteorite lesson.
Robert Elliot, who has one of UK's largest private collections of space artifacts, is putting his collection up for auction.
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NASA's Mars Rover Opportunity is investigating a metallic meteorite the size of a large watermelon that is providing researchers more details about the Red Planet's environmental history.
Treasure hunters are searching Maryland and Pennsylvania for something they say might fetch a higher price than gold -- pieces of a meteorite. The Mason-Dixon meteorite was sighted Monday night, The Baltimore Sun reported. Some treasure seekers have traveled long distances to join the search.
Meteorites provide valuable information about the early history of the solar system. A group of Swiss geologists have conducted systematic meteorite searches in Oman since 2001, and they recently returned from their latest hunt.
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...