Meteorites

Meteorites: Why study them? What can they teach us about finding life beyond Earth?

Universe Today has explored the importance of studying impact craters, planetary surfaces, exoplanets, astrobiology, solar physics, comets, planetary atmospheres, planetary…

3 weeks ago

The Sound of an Interstellar Meteor Might Have Just Been a Rumbling Truck

A 2023 expedition to the Pacific Ocean, searching for debris from a suspected extraterrestrial object, may have been looking in…

3 weeks ago

A Bronze Age Arrowhead was Made Out of a Meteorite

It's sometimes hard to remember that meteorites have been hitting our planets for millions of years. And some of them…

9 months ago

Meteorites Store a Magnetic Memory of the Early Solar System

Magnets are a handy tool for finding meteorites, but they can also erase vital clues about the early solar system.

11 months ago

It’s Surprisingly Easy to Hurl Rocks From Mars Into Space

Of the thousands of meteorites found on Earth, about 188 have been confirmed to be from Mars. How did they…

12 months ago

Meteorites are Contaminated Quickly When They Reach Earth

On Earth, geologists study rocks to help better understand the history of our planet. In contrast, planetary geologists study meteorites…

1 year ago

Curiosity Finds Another Metal Meteorite on Mars

MSL Curiosity is going about its business exploring Mars. The high-tech rover is currently exploring the sulphate-bearing unit on Mt.…

1 year ago

Meteorites Bathed in Gamma Rays Produce More Amino Acids and Could Have Helped Life get Going on Earth

Our modern telescopes are more powerful than their predecessors, and our research is more focused than ever. We keep discovering…

1 year ago

Space Diamonds are Even Harder Than Earth Diamonds

In a recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, an international team of researchers led…

2 years ago

Scientists Identify the Source of a Famous Meteorite as One Crater on Mars

If we think untangling Earth's complex geological history is difficult, think of the challenge involved in doing the same for…

2 years ago