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 ...
Astrobiologists claim meteorite carried space algae
New type of 'space weathering' observed on asteroid Vesta
The surface of the giant asteroid Vesta is weathering in a way that appears to be completely different from any other asteroid yet visited, according to new data recorded by NASA's Dawn spacecraft. This new ...
Primitive birds shared dinosaurs' fate
A new study puts an end to the longstanding debate about how archaic birds went extinct, suggesting they were virtually wiped out by the same meteorite impact that put an end to dinosaurs 65 million years ...
More asteroids could have made life's ingredients
(PhysOrg.com) -- A wider range of asteroids were capable of creating the kind of amino acids used by life on Earth, according to new NASA research.
Untouched meteorite impact crater found via Google Earth
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 ...
Research team claims to have found evidence Lake Cheko is impact crater for Tunguska Event
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.
Iowa meteorite crater confirmed
(Phys.org) —Recent airborne geophysical surveys near Decorah, Iowa are providing an unprecedented look at a 470- million-year-old meteorite crater concealed beneath bedrock and sediments.
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.
Curtin geologists make a 'shocking' discovery
Research led by Curtin University geologists has uncovered a wealth of new evidence in the mineral zircon from lunar rock samples recovered during NASAs Apollo missions, revealing indisputable proof ...
12-mile-high Martian dust devil caught in act
(PhysOrg.com) -- A Martian dust devil roughly 12 miles high (20 kilometers) was captured whirling its way along the Amazonis Planitia region of Northern Mars on March 14. It was imaged by the High Resolution ...
Impact craters may have been cradles of life
(Phys.org)—Even comparatively small meteorite impact craters may have played a key role in the origin and evolution of early life on Earth, according to a researcher at The University of Western Australia.