Meteorites key to the story of Earth's layers
A new analysis of the chemical make-up of meteorites has helped scientists work out when the Earth formed its layers.
Decoding early Martian weather: Analyzing carbonate minerals in meteorite Allan Hills 84001
A hard drive from space: Hidden magnetic messages uncovered
The dying moments of an asteroid's magnetic field have been successfully captured by researchers, in a study that offers a tantalising glimpse of what may happen to the Earth's magnetic core billions of years ...
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 ...
Curiosity rover finds active, ancient organic chemistry on Mars
(Phys.org)—NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has measured a tenfold spike in methane, an organic chemical, in the atmosphere around it and detected other organic molecules in a rock-powder sample collected by ...
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 may represent 'bulk background' of Mars' battered crust
NWA 7034, a meteorite found a few years ago in the Moroccan desert, is like no other rock ever found on Earth. It's been shown to be a 4.4 billion-year-old chunk of the Martian crust, and according to a new ...
Second natural quasicrystal found in 4.5-billion-year-old meteorite
A team from Princeton University and the University of Florence in Italy has discovered a quasicrystal—so named because of its unorthodox arrangement of atoms—in a 4.5-billion-year-old meteorite from ...
Reexamination of Allende meteorite reveals isotopic evidence of supernova
Scientists discover cosmic factory for making building blocks of life
Scientists have discovered a 'cosmic factory' for producing the building blocks of life, amino acids, in research published today in the journal Nature Geoscience.
Study shows most water in lunar soil generated by solar wind, not result of comet or meteorite impacts
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.