NASA and JPL are going to return the SaU008 Martian meteorite back to its home planet via a rover that’ll fly to Mars in 2020. It’s also being used to calibrate a highly sophisticated tool called SHERLOC.
Space February 16, 2018
Last month a fireball had broken apart over Michigan, pieces of which fell on Lake Zukey. Auction house Christie's is now going to auction the well-preserved Michigan meteorite, which was collected by a resident.
Space February 14, 2018
Dozens of space rock hunters flocked to Hamburg Township looking for meteorites worth thousands of dollars each. Unfortunately, not all of them know exactly where to look for extraterrestrial treasure.
Space January 19, 2018
A meteor caused a loud explosion and a brilliant flash of light to occur in the night skies over Michigan on Jan. 16. The meteor was so intense that its brightness was seen from across five U.S. states including Canada.
Space January 18, 2018
20 years after they landed on earth, meteorite fragments studied by scientists were known to contain organic elements considered as ingredients to life. Monahans and Zag meteorites could answer questions if life existed in the early solar system.
Space January 12, 2018
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Traces of opal have been found on a Martian meteorite. Could this indicate signs of life on the planet?
Space July 7, 2015
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
A nickle-iron meteorite has been discovered on Mars by the Curiosity rover.
Space July 18, 2014
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
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 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
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
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
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
Particles arriving on Earth in meteorites could reveal clues to violent events in our universe over billions of years.
Space April 1, 2014
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