Meteorite material born in molten spray as embryo planets collided
Asteroids may be a byproduct of planet formation rather than planetary building blocks, according to a recent paper in Nature.
Study shows most water in lunar soil generated by solar wind, not result of comet or meteorite impacts
What created this huge crater in Siberia?
What is it with Russia and explosive events of cosmic origins? The 1908 Tunguska Explosion, the Chelyabinsk bolide of February 2013, and now this: an enormous 80-meter wide crater discovered in the Yamal ...
Meteorite find may be 'missing half' of interstellar collision
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 crater, producing an explosion strong enough to ...
Meteorite impact craters may have hosted early life on Earth
(Phys.org) —A new study from Western explores the possibility that Earth's earliest life forms may have been cultivated by a meteorite impact event.
Moon rocks reveal surprising meteorite history
A WA geologist analyzing lunar rock samples collected during the Apollo missions has uncovered evidence of a huge meteorite strike 4.2 billion years ago.
Mapping the demise of the dinosaurs
About 65 million years ago, an asteroid or comet crashed into a shallow sea near what is now the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico. The resulting firestorm and global dust cloud caused the extinction of many land ...
Space image: Aorounga Crater, Chad
This image from Japan's ALOS satellite shows the Aorounga Crater in northern Chad.
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.
Life may have arrived from space
New research shows that organic molecules, on which life is based, can survive the impact from a meteorite.
First study results of Russian Chelyabinsk meteor published
The meteor that exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia in February 2013 was "a wake-up call," according to a University of California, Davis scientist who participated in analyzing the event. The work is published ...
Meteorite minerals hint at earth extinctions, climate change
A huge asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs may not have been the only cosmic event to cause mass extinctions or change Earth's climate. Tiny minerals leftover from many smaller meteorites could provide ...
Researchers call for rethinking efforts to prevent interplanetary contamination
Two Washington State University researchers say environmental restrictions have become unnecessarily restrictive and expensive—on Mars.