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Violent Collision Created Rare Meteorite
2012-11-16 11:32:50

Some meteorites found on Earth contain strikingly beautiful, translucent, olive-green crystals embedded in an iron-nickel matrix.

Olivine Found In Beta Pictoris
2012-10-04 05:20:13

ESA's Herschel Space Observatory has discovered pristine material that matches comets in our own Solar System in a dust belt around the young star Beta Pictoris.

Image 1 - Microbes In Lava Tube Live In Conditions Like Those On Mars
2011-12-16 08:48:18

A team of scientists from Oregon has collected microbes from ice within a lava tube in the Cascade Mountains and found that they thrive in cold, Mars-like conditions.

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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2011-05-26 11:00:00

Tiny crystals of a green mineral called olivine are falling down like rain on a burgeoning star, according to observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.

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2010-09-03 14:03:42

Earth today is one of the most active planets in the Solar System, and was probably even more so during the early stages of its life.

2010-09-01 13:56:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Why do we still find rocks from the Archean, one of the earliest geological eons on Earth dating from about 3.8 to 2.5 billion years ago? This is an apt question as our planet is one of the most dynamic in the solar system.

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2010-07-06 06:05:00

The Moon’s geological past could be better understood by a mineral that Japanese astronomers report they have found.

2005-07-06 17:05:35

Using data from the Thermal Emission Spectrometer on Mars Global Surveyor and the Thermal Emission Imaging System on Mars Odyssey, ASU planetary geologists have found evolved igneous rocks -- including andecite, daceite and granite -- in localized areas on Mars, indicating that the planet has remained geologically active through much of its history.

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2005-07-01 07:00:00

NASA and University of Arizona researchers have discovered pristine mineral grains that formed in an ancient supernova explosion. The grains were among other extraterrestrial dust plucked by high-flying NASA research aircraft from Earth's upper atmosphere after they were delivered to Earth by a comet or primitive asteroid.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.