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Bronze Age Iron Tools Used Metal From Space

Bronze Age artifacts revealed nickel levels and ratio of iron to cobalt that suggest these were made using metals from meteorites. The metal state of meteoric iron may also explain why it was used in the Bronze Age.

Ancient December 6, 2017

Life On Earth Began After Meteorites Crashed Into Darwin's Warm Little Ponds: Study

Charles Darwin's theory that life on Earth began in warm little ponds may have been plausible. A study suggests that the meteorites that brought ingredients needed for life contributed to the process.

Earth/Environment October 3, 2017

Scientists Identify Origin Of Stardust Responsible For Forming Solar System

Scientists have discovered the origin of stardust by which the solar system was made. The long-standing puzzle was solved by an international team of scientists who ran tests in Italy and traced it to AGB stars.

Space February 1, 2017

Space Collision From 460 Million Years Ago Still Sends Rocks To Earth

Over 460 million years ago, a single huge collision in the solar system produced many of the meteorites that still rain down on Earth. And for the first time, scientists investigated the meteors that came before the asteroid collision and discovered that rare meteorites today were much more common before.

Space January 24, 2017

Astronomers Propose Low-Mass Supernova May Have Triggered The Formation Of The Solar System

How did the solar system form? According to some astronomers, it all began when a dust and gas cloud was disturbed, a process possibly triggered by a low-mass supernova.

Space November 29, 2016

Fireball Lights Up Florida Night Sky: What’s Happening?

A fireball was seen over the skies of Florida. People who reported the event to the police and the meteorological association have had different reactions to the strange occurrence.

Earth/Environment November 25, 2016

Lasting Drought On Mars Revealed By Meteorites On The Red Planet

After examining a cluster of meteorites in Mars' Victoria crater, researchers have determined that the lasting drought on the red planet has persisted for millions of years.

Space November 13, 2016

How To Watch Taurid Meteor Shower 2016: Where And When To Look Up For Fireballs In The Sky

The 2016 meteor shower will be observable in November 2016. In order to look for the very bright, yet rare meteors, you will have to spot the Taurus constellation.

Space November 5, 2016

New Moon Craters Forming Faster Than Previously Thought

The moon has about 33 percent more craters than previously estimated, comparison of 14,000 photos taken by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter showed. What does this mean for future moon missions?

Space October 13, 2016

Bizarre Meteorite - First Of Its Kind - Unearthed In Sweden

A quarry in Sweden is the resting place of a meteorite unlike any ever seen on Earth. What is the history and geology of this bizarre extinct meteorite?

Ancient June 16, 2016

Want To Own A Space Rock? Christie's To Auction Meteorites

These 'pet rocks' you can take home are out of this world. Literally. They're meteorites. Christie's London is organizing an auction for the sale of valuable meteorites.

Space April 8, 2016

Giant Fireball Falls Over Atlantic But Almost No One Notices

A giant fireball crashed into the Atlantic Ocean, but it almost went unnoticed. The fireball was said to be the largest to hit Earth since the Chelyabinsk explosion.

Space February 23, 2016

Iron Meteorites Could Be Hidden Under Antarctic Ice

Scientists may have finally discovered why there are few iron meteorites in Antarctica. The truth is, the stones are not scarce, it is actually hidden under the Antarctic ice.

Animals February 19, 2016

Death From Space: Indian Man Believed To Have Been Struck By Meteorite

Indian officials confirmed a human death from a mysterious explosion Saturday, which is speculated to be a meteorite strike. Scientists are currently studying the retrieved specimen, which can verify if it is indeed the first official human fatality from a falling space rock.

February 8, 2016

Meteorite Older Than The Earth Could Solve Mystery Of How Universe Was Formed

Researchers from Curtin University found a meteorite that is older than the Earth. The rock is said to give significant clues on how the universe was formed.

Space January 7, 2016

Double Impact: Two Meteorites Hit Sweden More Than 400 Million Years Ago

Researchers from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden found two enormous craters in the county of Jämtland that were likely formed by meteorites that hit the Earth around 458 million years ago.

September 14, 2015

Gems Found In Martian Meteorite Could Indicate Signs Of Life

Traces of opal have been found on a Martian meteorite. Could this indicate signs of life on the planet?

Space July 7, 2015

Methane In Mars Meteorites Suggests Life Is Possible On The Red Planet

Methane, which could support rudimentary forms of life, has been found in Martian meteorites, researchers report. While not necessarily hard evidence of life on the Red Planet, it suggests conditions there may have been friendly to life at some point in the planet's history, they say.

Space June 16, 2015

New Building Blocks Of Our Solar System Discovered

After studying rare meteorites on Earth, scientists discovered new building blocks of our solar system's birth, sulfide chondrules, that provide proof of a previously unknown region in the rotating gas disk known as the protoplanetary disk.

Space March 16, 2015

"Black Beauty" Meteorite Originated From Mars, Yields Clues to Planet's Surface

Meteorite found in Morocco is from the Red Planet -- but it's black, not red. Analysis suggests a darker crust under much of Mars' red dust cover.

Space February 1, 2015

Reading a Meteorite Like It's a Hard Drive from Space

Peering inside a meteorite yields clues to what goes on in the magnetic core of our own planet, researchers say. Findings suggest the ultimate fate of Earth's magnetic field, they suggest.

Space January 21, 2015

New Study Suggests That Meteorites Were Not Building Blocks Of Planets

A new study done by MIT and Purdue University suggests that meteorites, long thought as the building blocks of our solar system's planets, are, in fact, merely byproducts of planet formation.

Geek January 14, 2015

How old is Earth's water? You'll be surprised

The Earth could have been a wet water planet a hundred million years earlier than previously thought, researchers say. Findings could have implications for when life on our planet got started, they say.

Space November 2, 2014

Mars rover Curiosity finds 'Lebanon' on Red Planet aka huge iron meteorite

An iron meteorite nearly 7-feet long discovered on Martian surface by NASA rover. The iron-rich space rock has been dubbed "Lebanon" by scientists.

Space July 21, 2014

Curiosity discovers large metal asteroid on Mars

A nickle-iron meteorite has been discovered on Mars by the Curiosity rover.

Space July 18, 2014

Earth's abundant mineral, bridgmanite, named after Nobel Prize winning physicist

Mineral hidden deep within the Earth's interior reveals its secrets through a billion-year-old meteorite. Mineral given the official name bridgmanite after Nobel Prize winner.

Animals June 18, 2014

Chelyabinsk asteroid was result of massive collision of two space rocks, scientists say

The asteroid that exploded over Russia in 2013 injuring more than a 1,000 people, may have been involved in a collision long ago, say researchers.

Space May 25, 2014

Lyrid meteor shower: Last chance to watch it this year

Lyrid meteor shower passes its peak, but skywatchers might still get a glimpse, experts say. Bright moon might make it a bit harder, though.

Space April 24, 2014

Extraterrestrial vitamins: Scientists find loads of B3 on meteorites

Scientists have successfully identified the presence vitamins in meteorite samples. Traces of Vitamin B3 or Niacin have been extracted from small samples of space rocks.

Space April 20, 2014

Meteorites hint that we can't call Mars our second home: Here's why

New research about meteorites from Mars helps scientists understand the composition of the Red Planet's early atmosphere. The new findings also highlight the divergence between the Earth’s atmosphere and the Martian atmosphere over four and a half billion years ago.

Space April 17, 2014

Skydiver nearly hit by meteorite [VIDEO]

A parachute jump almost became a leap of death for a skydiver in Norway who was nearly hit by a meteorite. Watch it happen on video!

April 5, 2014

'Cosmic barometer' of heat, pressure could reveal universe's violent past

Particles arriving on Earth in meteorites could reveal clues to violent events in our universe over billions of years.

Space April 1, 2014

Meteorite slams into Moon, creating brilliant flash

A meteor, weighing nearly 900 pounds crashed into the Moon, creating a new crater. The blast could be seen from the Earth.

Space February 25, 2014

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