Meteorites

The Giant Planets Migrated Between 60-100 Million Years After the Solar System Formed

Untangling what happened in our Solar System tens or hundreds of millions of years ago is challenging. Millions of objects…

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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…

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The Meteorites That Made Earth Were Filled With Water

According to the most widely accepted scientific theory, our Solar System formed from a nebula of dust and gas roughly…

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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…

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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…

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The Outer Solar System Supplied a Surprising Amount of Earth’s Water

In a recent study published in Science, a team of researchers at Imperial College London examined 18 meteorites containing the…

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A Martian Meteorite Contains Organic Compounds. The Raw Ingredients for Life?

In a recent study published in Sciences Advances, an international team of scientists led by the Technical University of Munich…

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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…

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Astronomers Spotted a Tiny Asteroid A Few Hours Before it Impacted the Earth, and Predicted Exactly Where and When it Would Crash

Humanity is getting better a planetary defense. At least from external threats from outer space. As long as they're just…

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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…

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