Meteorite discovery spurs hunt for more pieces
(Phys.org) -- Meteorite fragments were recently scattered around Sutters Mill in California, the same region where the first nugget of gold was found that sparked the Gold Rush in 1848. Scientists believe ...
Asteroid collision that spawned Vesta's asteroid family occurred more recently than thought
A team of researchers led by a NASA Lunar Science Institute (NLSI) member based at Southwest Research Institute has discovered evidence that the giant impact crater Rheasilvia on Asteroid (4) Vesta was created ...
NASA researchers search for meteorite fragments in a zeppelin
It's not every day that NASA descends on your backyard, hunting for clues to extraterrestrial life.
Scientists to use blimp to look for meteorites
(AP) -- A group of scientists will board a blimp to search for meteorites that rained over California's gold country last month.
Fragments of meteorite worth their weight in gold
Actually its more like 3.5 times their weight in gold, according to todays market value and meteorite experts from SETI and NASAs Marshall Space Flight Center.
NASA asks public to provide videos and photos of meteor
(Phys.org) -- NASA and the SETI Institute are asking the public for more information to help find amateur photos and video footage of the daylight meteor that illuminated the sky over the Sierra Nevada mountains and created ...
Meteorites found in Calif. along path of fireball
Robert Ward has been hunting and collecting meteorites for more than 20 years so he knew he'd found something special in the Sierra foothills along the path of a flaming fireball that shook parts of Northern ...
Martian meteorite touches down at the University of Glasgow
(Phys.org) -- After hundreds of thousands of years drifting in space, a piece of the rocky surface of Mars has made its way into the hands of scientists at the University of Glasgow.
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 ...
Chondritic hypothesis: New discovery shakes beliefs of Earth to the core
(PhysOrg.com) -- For a century, scientists have assumed that the Earth has same chemical make-up as the sun. But this belief has been challenged by scientists at The Australian National University.
Encounters of another kind: meteorite chunk falls on Oslo
A Norwegian family was flabbergasted to find that what appeared to be a piece of a meteorite had crashed through the roof of their allotment garden hut in the middle of Oslo, media reported Monday.
Meteorites reveal another way to make life's components
(PhysOrg.com) -- Creating some of life's building blocks in space may be a bit like making a sandwich you can make them cold or hot, according to new NASA research. This evidence that there is more ...
Mars orbiter catches twister in action
(PhysOrg.com) -- An afternoon whirlwind on Mars lofts a twisting column of dust more than half a mile (800 meters) high in an image from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's ...
Evolving planets get a bumpy ride
The formation of planets occurs under constant bombardment from particles ranging from a few nanometres to tens of kilometres in size, according to recent analyses of asteroid samples by scientists at Okayama ...