Astrobiology acupuncture: Collecting data from non-planar surfaces
A team of researchers supported in part by the NASA Astrobiology Program has turned to acupuncture in order to study samples from rough and uneven surfaces, such as rocks and meteorites. Using the technique, ...
20,000 meteorites and counting: New book details productive collection program
Meteorites collected from Antarctica provide insight into the universe, help tell the history of the moon and Mars, and hold untold secrets waiting for scientists to decipher.
Scientists debunk Clearwater Lakes formation theory
UWA geologists have helped debunk a long-held belief that twin asteroids formed Canada's Clearwater Lakes.
Burning passion: Chinese rich pay sky-high meteorite prices
One small cheque to a businessman, one giant leap for a meteorite: after journeys of millions of kilometres, rocks formed from the primordial soup of the solar system have landed on the walls of a Chinese showroom.
The abundance of water in asteroid fragments
A new study could provide insights about the abundance of water in fragments from a famous asteroid.
Discovery of the Benešov meteorites 20 years after the bolide event
Astronomy & Astrophysics is publishing the spectacular discovery of meteorite fragments 20 years after the corresponding bolide was seen in the skies of the Czech Republic. This discovery was made possib ...
Study shows most water in lunar soil generated by solar wind, not result of comet or meteorite impacts
Martian meteorite yields more evidence of the possibility of life on Mars
(Phys.org) —The finding of a 'cell-like' structure, which investigators now know once held water, came about as a result of collaboration between scientists in the UK and Greece. Their findings are published ...
Experts question Nicaragua meteorite reports
Outside experts raised doubts on Monday about whether a loud boom and a gaping crater found in Nicaragua this weekend were caused by a meteorite, as the government has said.
Small meteorite strikes Nicaragua, government says
Nicaragua's government said Sunday that a mysterious boom heard overnight in the capital was made by a small meteorite that left a crater in a wooded area near Managua's airport.
Scientist uncovers red planet's climate history in unique meteorite
Was Mars—now a cold, dry place—once a warm, wet planet that sustained life? And if so, how long has it been cold and dry?
Meteorite study indicates volcanic activity on early small asteroids
Study reveals California meteorite's rough and tumble journey
(Phys.org) —A meteorite that fell onto the roof of a house in Novato, California, on Oct. 17, 2012, has revealed a detailed picture of its origin and tumultuous journey through space and Earth's atmosphere. ...
Meteorites expose Moon surface formation
Lunar meteorites contradict a theory of how the Moon's crust formed, originally based on Apollo mission samples.