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 ...
New study proposes solution to long-running debate as to how stable the Earth system is
Researchers at the University of Southampton have proposed an answer to the long-running debate as to how stable the Earth system is.
Video: Norwegian skydiver almost gets hit by falling meteor
It sounds like a remarkable story, almost unbelievable: Anders Helstrup went skydiving nearly two years ago near Hedmark, Norway and while he didn't realize it at the time, when he reviewed the footage taken ...
Opportunity passes small crater and big milestone
(PhysOrg.com) -- A drive of 482 feet (146.8 meters) on June 1, 2011, took NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity past 30 kilometers (18.64 miles) in total odometry during 88 months of driving on Mars. That's ...
Almahata Sitta meteorites could come from triple asteroid mash-up
(PhysOrg.com) -- Analysis of fragments of the Almahata Sitta meteorite, which landed in Sudan in 2008, has shown that the parent asteroid was probably formed through collisions of three different types of ...
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, ...
Russia boasts of huge diamond field
(AP)—Russian scientists are claiming that a gigantic deposit of industrial diamonds found in a huge Siberian meteorite crater during Soviet times could revolutionize industry.
Meteorite find may be 'missing half' of interstellar collision
Mars formed rapidly into runt of litter
(PhysOrg.com) -- Mars developed in as little as two to four million years after the birth of the solar system, far more quickly than Earth, according to a new study published in the May 26 issue of the journal ...
Oxygen to the core
(Phys.org)—An international collaboration including researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has discovered that the Earth's core formed under more oxidizing condition's than previously proposed.
Meteorite holds clues to organic chemistry of the early Earth: study
(PhysOrg.com) -- Carbonaceous chondrites are a type of organic-rich meteorite that contain samples of the materials that took part in the creation of our planets nearly 4.6 billion years ago, including materials ...
Evidence of water in meteorite revives debate over life on Mars
A team of scientists at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., has found evidence of past water movement throughout a Martian meteorite, reviving debate ...
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.
Fireball! Meteor going 45,000 mph lights up Pennsylvania sky
A meteor moving at 45,000 mph lit up the sky over western Pennsylvania.