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Cosmochemists find evidence of rare element in early solar system

University of Chicago scientists have discovered evidence in a meteorite that a rare element, curium, was present during the formation of the solar system....

Student Researcher Cracks Origin Story of Meteorite

A Florida State University student has cracked the code to reveal the deep and interesting history of an ancient meteorite that likely formed at...

Meteorite bashing changed Earth’s chemistry, study says

In its early life, Earth suffered a meteorite pummelling that lasted 100 million years and may have changed its chemical makeup forever, researchers said...

Scientists use lasers to simulate shock effects of meteorite impact on...

Scientists used high-power laser beams at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory to simulate the shock effects of a meteorite impact in...

340 undiscovered meteorite impact sites on Earth, geologists calculate

The geologists Prof. Dr. Stefan Hergarten and Prof. Dr. Thomas Kenkmann from the Institute of Earth and Environmental Sciences of the University of Freiburg...

Scientists find methane in Mars meteorites

An international team of researchers has discovered traces of methane in Martian meteorites, a possible clue in the search for life on the Red...

Dating the moon-forming impact event with meteorites

Through a combination of data analysis and numerical modeling work, researchers have found a record of the ancient Moon-forming giant impact observable in stony...

Meteorites key to the story of Earth’s layers

A new analysis of the chemical make-up of meteorites has helped scientists work out when the Earth formed its layers. The research by an international...

What happens underground when a missile or meteor hits

When a missile or meteor strikes the earth, the havoc above ground is obvious, but the details of what happens below ground are harder...

Meteorite may represent ‘bulk background’ of Mars’ battered crust

NWA 7034, a meteorite found a few years ago in the Moroccan desert, is like no other rock ever found on Earth. It's been...

Death of a dynamo: A hard drive from space

Hidden magnetic messages contained within ancient meteorites are providing a unique window into the processes that shaped our solar system, and may give a...

Tales from a Martian rock

A new analysis of a Martian rock that meteorite hunters plucked from an Antarctic ice field 30 years ago this month reveals a record...

Traces of Martian biological activity could be locked inside a meteorite

Did Mars ever have life? Does it still? A meteorite from Mars has reignited the old debate. An international team that includes scientists from...

Meteorite fragments discovered 20 years after bolide event in Czech Republic

Astronomy & Astrophysics is publishing the spectacular discovery of meteorite fragments 20 years after the corresponding bolide was seen in the skies of the...

Martian meteorite: Implications of a newly discovered mineral-rich structure

A new ovoid structure discovered in the Nakhla Martian meteorite is made of nanocrystalline iron-rich clay, contains a variety of minerals, and shows evidence...

Where have all the craters gone?

Impact craters reveal one of the most spectacular geologic process known to man. During the past 3.5 billion years, it is estimated that more...

Ancient crater points to massive meteorite strike

The discovery of an ancient ring-like structure in southern Alberta suggests the area was struck by a meteorite large enough to leave an eight-kilometre-wide...

Ancient crater points to massive meteorite strike

The discovery of an ancient ring-like structure in southern Alberta suggests the area was struck by a meteorite large enough to leave an eight-kilometre-wide...

NASA scientists find evidence of water in meteorite, reviving debate over...

A team of scientists at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., has found evidence of past...

Meteorite impact structure reveals mineral deposit hotspots

The world's largest and oldest meteorite impact structure has been discovered through research on the formation of gold deposits in WA's Eastern Goldfields. Located in...

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