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What a Moroccan crater reveals about a rare double whammy from the skies

The Conversation Africa | Posted 06.30.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

David Baratoux, Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD) and Hasnaa Chennaoui Aoudjehane, University Hassan II Casablanca Morocco, and part...

Showered with Stars

Donna Henes | Posted 08.08.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Donna Henes

On the nights of August 11 and 12 weather permitting, we will be able to see the Perseid meteor showers -- the year's best with up to 60 meteors per hour at their peak.

3 Unique Art Forms That Enhance Any Collection

Hannah McWilliams | Posted 06.01.2015 | Arts
Hannah McWilliams

Most art collectors have their niche -- one medium or period that they particularly gravitate toward. While this isn't necessarily a bad thing, too much of the same style can lead to some awfully monotonous walls.

WATCH: Low-Flying Meteor Explodes Over New Zealand

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 02.12.2015 | Green

An explosion of orange, blue and white lit up the skies over New Zealand Wednesday night, followed by a series of sonic booms. Local experts agree ...

Meet The 'Mona Lisa' Meteorites

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 06.21.2014 | Science

They're being likened to the Mona Lisa -- four fossil meteorites that may be linked to an ancient cosmic crash in the early universe. Dr. Philipp H...

Death by Meteorite!

Dr. Sten Odenwald | Posted 07.31.2014 | Science
Dr. Sten Odenwald

It is one of the most unlikely ways to die, but the history of alleged cases suggests that it can happen from time to time!

Essential Nutrient May Have Come From WHERE?

LiveScience | Becky Oskin | Posted 04.21.2014 | Science

An essential nutrient for life on Earth also cooks up in space, a new study finds. While scientists aren't yet sure of the exact recipe, they think r...

Scientists Solve Mystery Of Martian Meteorites

Space.com | Elizabeth Howell | Posted 03.07.2014 | Science

A huge meteorite impact on Mars five million years ago blasted toward Earth many of the rocks that scientists scrutinize to learn more about the Red P...

Space Dust May Hold Clues To Origins Of Life

Space.com | Elizabeth Howell | Posted 02.18.2014 | Science

A study of teeny-tiny meteorite fragments revealed that two essential components of life on Earth as we know it, could have migrated to our planet on ...

Desert Discovery Reveals Secrets Of Mars' Distant Past

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 11.21.2013 | Science

A meteorite found last year in the Sahara Desert is likely the first recognized piece of ancient Martian crust, a new study reports. The Mars meteori...

Strange Space Rock Reveals How Planet Lost Atmosphere

Space.com | Becky Oskin | Posted 10.23.2013 | Science

The atmosphere of Mars may not have escaped into space billions of years ago, scientists say. Instead, the bulk of Mars' carbon dioxide gas could be l...

Curiosity Confirms Theory About Space Rocks

Space.com | Miriam Kramer | Posted 10.21.2013 | Science

Some pieces of rock that fell to Earth from space are indeed from Mars, new measurements reveal. New data collected by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity ha...

Beer Made From Lunar Meteorites Is Literally Out Of This World

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 10.03.2013 | Weird News

Now here's a beer that's literally out of this world. Celest-jewel-ale, a small-batch beer concocted by the geniuses at Milton, Del.-based brewery Dog...

Strange Molecules Found Inside Fragment Of West Coast Fireball

Space.com | Charles Q. Choi | Posted 09.10.2013 | Science

Scientists have discovered unexpected ingredients for life — organic molecules never seen before in meteorites — inside a chunk of space rock that...

Russian Space Rock May Have Had Near-Miss Before Impact

Space.com | Clara Moskowitz | Posted 08.27.2013 | Science

The meteor that exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia, in February likely had a near miss before it hit Earth, possibly with another solar system object o...

Ancient Egyptian Jewelry Came From WHERE?

LiveScience | Denise Chow | Posted 08.20.2013 | Science

Ancient Egyptian beads found in a 5,000-year-old tomb were made from iron meteorites that fell to Earth from space, according to a new study. The bead...

Space Rock May Be Part Of Threatening Asteroid Gang, Study Suggests

natureheader | Maggie McKee | Posted 08.04.2013 | Science

The house-sized rock that exploded spectacularly in the skies near Chelyabinsk, Russia, in February may have been a member of a gang of asteroids that...

Meteorite Riddle May Have Been Solved

Space.com | Charles Q. Choi | Posted 07.25.2013 | Science

The riddle of the age of meteorites from Mars might now be solved, with researchers finding these rocks from the Red Planet might not be billions of y...

Artist Aims To Do WHAT With This Space Rock?

Space.com | Miriam Kramer | Posted 07.25.2013 | Science

An artist working with a 4.5-billion-year-old meteorite wants to send it back to space. Katie Paterson has been using a large iron meteorite from Arg...

Farmer Unearths Ancient Meteorite

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 06.25.2013 | Science

Farmers expect to reap what they sow. So it was quite a surprise when Bruce Lilienthal found a meteorite half-buried in a field on his farm in Minneso...

Ancient Egyptian Relic Carved From WHAT?

natureheader | Posted 06.01.2013 | Science

By Jo Marchant The 5,000-year-old iron bead might not look like much, but it hides a spectacular past: researchers have found that an ancient Egyptia...

WATCH: Huge Rock Crashes Into Moon

Posted 05.20.2013 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 05/17/2013 11:20 AM EDT on SPACE.com The moon has a new hole on its surface thanks to a boulder that slammed into i...

Where Did Moon Get Its Water?

Posted 05.10.2013 | Science

By: Charles Q. Choi Published: 05/09/2013 02:06 PM EDT on SPACE.com Water deep inside Earth and the moon may originate from the same source: ancie...

Has Century-Old Tunguska Mystery Finally Been Solved?

Posted 05.02.2013 | Science

By: Megan Gannon, News Editor Published: 05/02/2013 11:51 AM EDT on LiveScience In June 1908, a mysterious blast occurred above the remote Russian...

Life's Left-Handed Molecules Piggybacked Their Way To Earth, Study Suggests

Posted 05.01.2013 | Science

By: Charles Q. Choi, SPACE.com Contributor Published: 05/01/2013 07:06 AM EDT on SPACE.com The mysterious bias of life on Earth toward molecules t...