Potential asteroid impact on Earth can have disastrous consequences. In order to prevent such collisions, earthbound space objects must be deflected. This can be accomplished using a space probe to impact ...
We may all be Martians: New research supports theory that life started on Mars
New evidence has emerged which supports the long-debated theory that life on Earth may have started on Mars.
Five US institutions to share meteorite pieces (Update)
Five U.S. institutions will share parts of a rare meteorite that exploded in a fireball over California last year, The Field Museum said Wednesday.
Carbyne is stronger than any known material
Earliest known iron artifacts come from outer space
Researchers have shown that ancient Egyptian iron beads held at the UCL Petrie Museum were hammered from pieces of meteorites, rather than iron ore. The objects, which trace their origins to outer space, ...
Early solar system garnet-like mineral named for Livermore cosmochemist
A recently discovered mineral appears to be clear but may have a tinge of light blue. No matter its color, you won't be able to make earrings from it.
Meteorites' age is at center of Mars history debate
Planetary scientists dream of sending a geologist to Mars to study its rocks by hand. Until then, they have to settle for examining meteorites - chunks of the Red Planet that land on Earth after hurtling through ...
Is life on Mars related to life on Earth?
The idea that there is life on other worlds is humbling and exciting, and finding life on another world would change everything. This has been a driving force for scientists for decades. We find life wherever ...
Research 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 group of meteorites from Mars is almost 4 billion years younger than many ...
Newly discovered flux in the Earth may solve missing-mantle mystery
It's widely thought that the Earth arose from violent origins: Some 4.5 billion years ago, a maelstrom of gas and dust circled in a massive disc around the Sun, gathering in rocky clumps to form asteroids. ...
Professor probes secrets of Russian meteor's shock wave
Sometimes opportunity just falls out of the sky – especially if you're Physics and Astronomy professor Peter Brown.
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.
Research says Mars had oxygen-rich atmosphere 4000 million years ago
Differences between Martian meteorites and rocks examined by a NASA rover can be explained if Mars had an oxygen-rich atmosphere 4000 million years ago—well before the rise of atmospheric oxygen on Earth ...