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What gives meteorites their shape? New research uncovers a 'Goldilocks' answer
Meteoroids coming from outer space are randomly shaped, but many of these, which land on Earth as meteorites, are found to be carved into cones. (2019-07-22)
Modeling early meteorite impacts on the moon
A detailed reconstruction of meteorite impacts resolves a longstanding problem and gives new insight into how the moon formed. (2019-07-10)
Interstellar iron isn't missing, it's just hiding in plain sight
ASU cosmochemists have found that interstellar iron and carbon form a kind of linked molecule that cloaks the iron -- and helps stabilize large carbon molecules. (2019-07-09)
Methane vanishing on Mars: Danish researchers propose new mechanism as an explanation.
Wind-driven erosion of minerals on Mars may be the reason why methane disappears so rapidly on the red planet. (2019-07-02)
Why is the Earth's F/Cl ratio not chondritic?
It is generally believed that terrestrial planets were made from chondrites. (2019-06-30)
Santorini volcano, a new terrestrial analogue of Mars
One of the great attractions of the island of Santorini, in Greece, lies in its spectacular volcanic landscape, which also contains places similar to those of Mars. (2019-06-25)
Cyanide compounds discovered in meteorites may hold clues to the origin of life
Compounds containing iron, cyanide, and carbon monoxide discovered in carbon-rich meteorites by a team of scientists at Boise State University and NASA may have helped power life on early Earth. (2019-06-25)
NRL researchers find insights into the formation of the solar system in ancient comet dust
Researchers at the US Naval Research Laboratory have discovered a remnant of ancient dust inside a primitive meteorite. (2019-06-18)
NASA scientists find sun's history buried in moon's crust
The Sun's rotation rate in its first billion years is unknown. (2019-06-17)
Uncovering the hidden history of a giant asteroid
A massive 'hit-and-run' collision profoundly impacted the evolutionary history of Vesta, the brightest asteroid visible from Earth. (2019-06-11)
Building blocks of the Earth
Geologists from the Universities of Cologne and Bonn gain new insights regarding the Earth's composition by analysing meteorites. (2019-06-04)
Oldest meteorite collection on Earth found in one of the driest places
Earth is bombarded every year by rocky debris, but the rate of incoming meteorites can change over time. (2019-05-23)
Formation of the moon brought water to Earth
As the only terrestrial planet, the Earth has a large amount of water and a relatively large moon, which stabilizes the Earth's axis. (2019-05-21)
ALMA discovers aluminum around young star
Researchers using ALMA data discovered an aluminum-bearing molecule for the first time around a young star. (2019-05-16)
Our history in the stars
Astronomers map the substance aluminum monoxide (AlO) in a cloud around a distant young star -- Origin Source I. (2019-05-10)
Two neutron stars collided near the solar system billions of years ago
Columbia University and University of Florida researchers finds sign of cosmic event that created elements that became part of us. (2019-05-02)
What a dying star's ashes tell us about the birth of our solar system
A UA-led team of researchers discovered a dust grain forged in a stellar explosion before our solar system was born. (2019-04-29)
Cosmic dust reveals new insights on the formation of solar system
The study of a tiny grain of stardust -- older than our solar system -- is shining new light on how planetary systems are formed. (2019-04-29)
Cometary surprise found inside meteorite
An ancient sliver of the building blocks from which comets formed was discovered by a Carnegie-led research team encased inside a meteorite like an insect in amber. (2019-04-15)
Tiny fragment of a comet found inside a meteorite
ASU researcher helps team make surprising discovery that gives clues to how solar system formed (2019-04-15)
Comet fragment discovered inside meteorite gives clues to the origin of the solar system
An international team including researchers from the Institute of Space Studies of Catalonia at the Institute of Space Sciences (Spanish National Research Council-CSIC) has discovered a pristine comet fragment inside a meteorite. (2019-04-15)
The research of Samara scientists will help to explain how building material for planets appears in the universe
The research of samara scientists will help to explain how building material for planets appears in the universe. (2019-04-09)
Iron volcanoes may have erupted on metal asteroids
Metallic asteroids are thought to have started out as blobs of molten iron floating in space. (2019-04-08)
Life on Mars?
Researchers from Hungary have discovered embedded organic material in a Martian meteorite found in the late 1970s. (2019-04-04)
UAlberta leads urgent call for sample rocks from Mars
In order to answer our most pressing questions about Mars, scientists need samples collected from the planet's surface and returned to Earth for examination. (2019-03-28)
Initial results from Hayabusa2's visit to the Ryugu Asteroid, shaped Like a 'spinning top'
A trio of papers in this issue presents the initial results from the Japanese Hayabusa2 mission to the near-Earth carbonaceous asteroid Ryugu. (2019-03-19)
SwRI-led team identifies water-bearing minerals on asteroid Bennu
A Southwest Research Institute-led team discovered evidence of abundant water-bearing minerals on the surface of the near-Earth asteroid (101955) Bennu. (2019-03-19)
Scientists go to extremes to reveal make-up of Earth's core
Experiments conducted at extreme conditions are giving scientists new insights into the chemical make-up of the Earth's core. (2019-03-12)
UCF research laying groundwork for off-world colonies
Before civilization can move off world it must make sure its structures work on the extraterrestrial foundations upon which they will be built. (2019-03-04)
Using stardust grains, ASU scientists build new model for nova eruptions
ASU scientists make breakthrough in modeling how stars erupt thanks to studies of microscopic stardust grains. (2019-02-28)
Carbonaceous chondrites provide clues about the delivery of water to Earth
An international study led by researchers from the Institute of Space Sciences, from the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the Institut d'Estudis Espacials de Catalunya has discovered that carbonaceous chondrites, a class of meteorites, incorporated hydrated minerals along with organic material from the protoplanetary disk before the formation of planets. (2019-02-14)
A better eyeshot of the makeup of ancient meteorites
A team of Japanese and American scientists has visualized meteorite components at resolution powers much higher than ever before. (2019-02-07)
SwRI scientist sheds light on Titan's mysterious atmosphere
A new Southwest Research Institute study tackles one of the greatest mysteries about Titan, one of Saturn's moons: the origin of its thick, nitrogen-rich atmosphere. (2019-01-23)
SwRI-led team finds evidence for carbon-rich surface on Ceres
A team led by Southwest Research Institute has concluded that the surface of dwarf planet Ceres is rich in organic matter. (2018-12-10)
Mantle neon illuminates Earth's formation
The Earth formed relatively quickly from the cloud of dust and gas around the Sun, trapping water and gases in the planet's mantle, based on neon isotopes from the depths of the Earth and deep space. (2018-12-05)
Detective mission to characterise and trace the history of a new African meteorite
Researchers from Wits and colleagues from the University of Antananarivo in Madagascar are on a 'detective mission' to describe, classify and trace the history of a meteorite that landed in and around the small town of Benenitra in southwestern Madagascar shortly before the lunar eclipse on July 27, 2018. (2018-11-27)
Naturally occurring 'batteries' fueled organic carbon synthesis on Mars
Mars' organic carbon may have originated from a series of electrochemical reactions between briny liquids and volcanic minerals, according to analyses of three Martian meteorites. (2018-10-31)
Gaia spots stars flying between galaxies
A team of astronomers using the latest set of data from ESA's Gaia mission to look for high-velocity stars being kicked out of the Milky Way were surprised to find stars instead sprinting inwards -- perhaps from another galaxy. (2018-10-02)
UCF selling experimental Martian dirt -- $20 a kilogram, plus shipping
The University of Central Florida is selling Martian dirt, $20 a kilogram plus shipping. (2018-09-28)
Instrument boosts analysis of small, extremely dark materials
Researchers have developed a new instrument that can analyze light reflected from very small or extremely dark materials such as some meteorite samples and VANTABlack, the darkest manmade substance created. (2018-09-26)
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