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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...

Organic Molecules Found in Sutter’s Mill Meteorite, Not Previously Found in...

An important discovery has been made concerning the possible inventory of molecules available to the early Earth. Scientists led by Sandra Pizzarello, a research...

Western-led ‘international beam team’ solves Martian meteorite age puzzle

By directing energy beams at tiny crystals found in a Martian meteorite, a Western University-led team of geologists has proved that the most common...

Life-Producing Phosphorus Carried to Earth by Meteorites

Scientists may not know for certain whether life exists in outer space, but new research from a team of scientists led by a University...

Egyptian Desert Expedition Confirms Spectacular Meteorite Impact

One day within the last several thousand years, a rare metallic meteorite travelling over 12 000 km/hour smashed into Earth's surface near what is...

Antarctic Scientists Discover 18-Kilogram Meteorite

An international team of scientists, working at Princess Elisabeth Antarctica research station, have discovered a meteorite with a mass of 18 kilograms embedded in...

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