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Rare Meteorites May Explain Mercury's Puzzling Surface Features

Space.com - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
New experiments on a type of meteorite known as enstatite chondrites show that with heat and pressure, these space rocks could be responsible for the plethora of surface features observed on Mercury today, according to the research presented at the ...

Meteorites are a big smash at Geo Fest in Eugene

The Register-Guard - ‎Jul 17, 2016‎
Meteorites tend to be stony, iron or stony-iron - or, as Pugh explains it, originating from an early planet's mantle, core or outer core.

Iron meteorites from Mandovi sediment

The Navhind Times - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
It was therefore exciting to accidentally recover some presumptive tiny Iron meteorites (about two centimeters long) with characteristic 'regmaglypts', or small depressions from sample of deep ancient sediments of Mandovi river donated by GSIDC which ...

How one data scientist went from coding camp to defending the earth from meteorites

TechRepublic - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
To better understand Sinha's work, it's useful to know that meteorites that are currently discovered on earth are identified visually through a labor-intensive, manual search in the field.

Meteorites from space visit school to educate pupils

East London and West Essex Guardian Series - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Pupils at a primary school got up close and personal with meteorites and moon rocks from space. Holy Family Catholic School, in Shernhall Street, Walthamstow, hosted a collection of moon rock samples for a week.

Mapping the Fossils and Meteorite Impacts in London's Architecture

Hyperallergic - ‎Jul 13, 2016‎
The building blocks of urban landscapes are often riddled with fossils, with Jurassic reptile bones and Cretaceous sea creatures sometimes emerging from the stone surfaces.

From meteorites to paintings

Hillsboro Times Gazette - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
At the Highland County District Library, patrons are finding ways to learn about the community - and even the universe - in exhibits that highlight area history and interests.

Meteorite opal could mean water crashed to Earth

Blastr - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
While this opal isn't the sort of thing that would show up on a vintage necklace, pieces of the precious stone found in an Antarctic meteorite have more to tell us than any of Great-Grandma's treasured heirlooms - never mind being much more antique.

fireball scares and amazes Kimberley stargazers

ABC Online - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
Ellie Sanson is a member of the Desert Fireball Network from Curtin University, which tries to track meteorites to study the origins of the solar system.
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Ice Volcanoes May Have Erased Craters on Dwarf Planet Ceres

Space.com - ‎20 hours ago‎
Large portions of Ceres' surface are "saturated" in craters that are about 37 miles (60 kilometers) wide or smaller, likely created by meteorites crashing into the dwarf planet's surface, according to the new study. However, the largest confirmed ...

Cataclysm at Meteor Crater: Crystal sheds light on Earth, moon, Mars (Update)

Phys.Org - ‎15 hours ago‎
"These granular zircons have been found in meteorites, whose history we know very little about. Now, when we find them in a meteorite, it will allow us to recreate the conditions that the meteorite experienced on its path to Earth." The same is true ...

Asteroid Collisions Create a Forbidden Crystal

Slate Magazine (blog) - ‎22 hours ago‎
Meteorites generally come from asteroids. Collisions break them up into smaller pieces, and sometimes these fall to Earth. Khatyrka has an unusual composition, and when examined microscopically indeed shows signs that it had undergone collisions while ...
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Meteor Shower Extravaganzas in the Coming Weeks

Nature World News - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
The Science Alert recommends to watch the sky for the shooting stars at around 2:00 am or 3:00 am due to the faint nature of the meteorites. And to highlight the meteor showers in August, it looks like nature is giving way for a better appreciation of ...

The truth is out there: Unidentified bright lights spotted over Cork

http://theliberal.ie/ (press release) (blog) - ‎17 hours ago‎
There was a dazzling show over the Cork skyline last Thursday, when a series of bright electric blue lights were spotted flying over Cork at around midnight.
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Meet Luca, the Ancestor of All Living Things

New York Times - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
William F. Martin says that the Last Universal Common Ancestor can be traced back to deep sea vents like this one off the Galápagos.

Dear Science: If we are all apes, why don't we see evidence of a half-human, half-ape? [video]

Hornell Evening Tribune - ‎7 hours ago‎
We've also found complex organic molecules encased in ice on meteorites. And tiny pathogens called "viroids," which are little more than unadorned loops of RNA, are thought to be relics of that primitive RNA world.

Dear Science answers your questions about evolution

Washington Post - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
We've also found complex organic molecules encased in ice on meteorites. And tiny pathogens called "viroids," which are little more than unadorned loops of RNA, are thought to be relics of that primitive RNA world.

Chemical Enrichment of the Pre-Solar Cloud by Supernova Dust Grains

Astrobiology News (press release) - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
The presence of short-lived radioisotopes (SLRs) in solar system meteorites has been interpreted as evidence that the solar system was exposed to a supernova shortly before or during its formation.

Another meteor over Phoenix?

AZFamily - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
"Arizona is a meteorite hot spot," Garvie said in February 2013 after monitoring a 150-foot asteroid that passed within 17,000 miles of Earth -- the closest known fly-by of a rock that size -- and a meteor that exploded above Russia's Ural Mountains ...
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The space auction where a Sputnik model goes for $269000

The Verge - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Nathan, who didn't give me his last name, has been collecting astronauts' autographs, space memorabilia, and meteorites since he was a kid. (He wears a 4.5-billion-year-old meteorite made of nickel and iron around his neck.) "I'm the space generation ...
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