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Antarctica is a great place to find meteorites. The black space rock can be easily seen in the white snow.

Seeker - ‎10 hours ago‎
May 25, 2016 06:57 AM ET. Antarctica is a great place to find meteorites. The black space rock can be easily seen in the white snow.
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Meteorites whipped up mega-tsunamis on Mars

Cosmos - ‎May 18, 2016‎
But rather than landslides, meteorites could well have forced Martian mega-tsunamis - the Solar System was still being bombarded with asteroids and comets (although not quite on the scale of the Heavy Bombardment which finished around 400 million ...
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Meteorites from Maine fireball could be hard to find

The Boston Globe - ‎May 18, 2016‎
“There are people who are very curious if they have a meteorite,” said Barbra Barrett, director of the museum, which is under construction in Bethel, Maine.
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Scientists split on where – or if – meteorite landed in Maine

Press Herald - ‎May 21, 2016‎
After analyzing video footage, seismic data and wind conditions, aerospace scientist Rob Matson has released a map showing a U-shaped area 3 miles wide and 10 miles long north of the Rangeley Lake region where he believes meteorites from Tuesday's ...
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When meteorites hit Mars

The Hindu - ‎May 22, 2016‎
Two large meteorites hit the Red Planet millions of years apart, triggering a pair of mega-tsunamis that forever scarred the Martian landscape and yielded evidence of cold, salty oceans conducive to sustaining life, reveal scientists.
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Lava and meteorites unveil ancient Earth's atmosphere

Cosmos - ‎May 11, 2016‎
Ancient meteorites and “fossilised raindrops” in lava show Earth's atmosphere 2.7 billion years ago to be half the pressure of the atmosphere today with a distinct layer of oxygen in its top layer - a far cry from widely held assumptions that it was ...

Rare minerals: Hunting for meteorites could lead to a big payday

WMTW Portland - ‎May 18, 2016‎
The Maine Mineral and Gem Museum is offering $20,000 to anyone who can find a softball-sized sample of the meteor that streaked across the sky on Tuesday.
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Two walnut-sized meteorites to help scientists evaluate asteroid deflection tech

Dispatch Tribunal - ‎May 12, 2016‎
Two walnut-sized meteorites found from Antarctica will be helping scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) to evaluate asteroid deflection technology as well as understand how space rocks react to lasers.

Sky's No Limit For Meteorite Collectors

Money International (blog) - ‎May 17, 2016‎
The sky's no limit to buyers of meteorites that have fallen to earth queuing up to bid at a specialist auction. After hurtling billions of miles across space and surviving the burn-up of entering the atmosphere travelling at thousands of miles an hour ...

Scientists Plan To Save Earth From Destructive Meteorite Strikes With Laser

Science World Report - ‎May 13, 2016‎
Humanity can be saved from meteorite strikes in the future with a new system that a team of Californian scientists are currently testing.

Nuclear techniques reveal inner structure of iron meteorities non-invasively

Phys.Org - ‎May 19, 2016‎
The investigators wanted to validate the complementary application of imaging methods based on thermal neutrons at ANSTO and cold neutrons at the Swiss Spallation Neutron Source SINQ in Europe to structurally characterise iron meteorites. "Neutron ...

Life may have crash-landed on Earth in the form of alien bacteria hitchhiking inside meteorites.

Seeker - ‎11 hours ago‎
Life may have crash-landed on Earth in the form of alien bacteria hitchhiking inside meteorites. 0. RELATED stories. To promote the passing game in football NFL bosses changed the shape of the football in 1934.

Meteorite hunt in Rangeley attracts expert from Ariz.

WCSH6.com - ‎May 24, 2016‎
RANGELEY, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Since a fireball was caught on camera last Tuesday morning, some people have descended upon the Rangeley area hoping to find a piece of the meteorite, and cash in on a reward being offered by the Maine Mineral ...
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The "template" for life can hop from planet to planet via dead organisms locked inside meteorites.

Seeker - ‎10 hours ago‎
Astronomers are tracking a cloud of gas that will get eaten by the black hole in the center of our galaxy 27,000 light-years away.

Ancient tsunamis on Mars?

EarthSky - ‎May 23, 2016‎
According to the researchers, the geologic shape of what were once ocean shorelines through Mars' northern plains is evidence that two large meteorites - hitting the planet millions of years apart - triggered a pair of mega-tsunamis. Alberto Fairén ...

Incoming asteroids could crumble harmlessly before they hit us

New Scientist - ‎May 20, 2016‎
Recently, Desireé Cotto-Figueroa of Arizona State University in Tempe and her colleagues sacrificed some centimetre-sized cubes taken from well-studied meteorites, one that fell in Mexico in 1969 and another that landed in Morocco in 2008. They wanted ...

Cornell research: Ancient tsunami evidence on Mars reveals life potential

The Ithaca Voice - ‎8 hours ago‎
The geologic shape of what were once shorelines through Mars' northern plains convinces scientists that two large meteorites - hitting the planet millions of years apart - triggered a pair of mega-tsunamis. These gigantic waves forever scarred the ...
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Deep space asteroids could be way more fragile than scientists first thought

Blastr - ‎May 23, 2016‎
New Scientist reports a new study by Desireé Cotto-Figueroa of Arizona State University in Tempe that looked into the makeup and brittleness of meteorites and asteroids. They eventually learned that space rocks could be much more brittle than ...

The Saturn moon Hyperion resembles a sea sponge.

Seeker - ‎11 hours ago‎
Life may have crash-landed on Earth in the form of alien bacteria hitchhiking inside meteorites. Mars' moons, Phobos and Deimos, may actually be asteroids captured by Martian gravity.
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Astronomers Might Have Just Solved A Key Mystery About The Origin Of Life

Gizmodo Australia - ‎May 24, 2016‎
“People have looked at lightning and falling meteorites as ways to initiate nitrogen chemistry,” Ramirez said. “I think the coolest thing about this paper is that nobody had really thought about looking at solar storms.
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