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WATCH: Threats From The Skies | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 03.11.2013 | Science

The recent meteor strike over Chelyabinsk, Russia is reminding all of us just how vulnerable we are to attacks from above. So I reached out to Phil Pl...

Huge New Meteorite Found By Researchers In Antarctica

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 03.01.2013 | Science

An unusually large meteorite has been discovered by an international team of researchers in Antarctica. The team, searching an area known as the Na...

MAP: Every Meteorite Impact Since 2300 B.C.

The Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 02.20.2013 | Science

Just days after a meteor exploded over Russia, a map showing every meteorite to have hit Earth since 2300 B.C. is going viral. Scientists concluded...

Meteor Fragments Yield Key Insights Into Russian Space Rock

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 02.19.2013 | Science

MOSCOW -- Scientists have found more than 50 tiny fragments of a meteor that exploded over Russia's Ural Mountains, and preliminary tests are turning ...

Laser Study Solves Mystery Of 'Stained Glass' Meteorites

Posted 11.16.2012 | Science

By: Charles Q. Choi Published: 11/15/2012 02:34 PM EST on Rare, gem-studded meteorites that resemble stained-glass windows when backli...

Nazi Artifact Came From Outer Space, Scientists Say

Posted 09.27.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 09/26/2012 01:23 PM EDT on LiveScience It sounds like a mash-up of Indiana Jones' plots...

Celebrity Collector: Geoff Notkin

Reyne Haines | Posted 09.24.2012 | Science
Reyne Haines

Recently I met Geoff Notkin; a big kid who is still collecting rocks. Not just any rock, but the meteorite kind. I learned he didn't have to travel outer space to find them.

Old Meteorite Reveals Clues In Red Planet Mystery

Posted 05.31.2012 | Science

By: Staff Published: 05/30/2012 01:17 PM EDT on A meteorite that fell to Earth more than 40 years ago is helping scientists un...

Fireball Fragments Spark Space Rock 'Gold Rush'

Posted 05.14.2012 | Science

By: Staff Published: 05/12/2012 09:33 AM EDT on Scientists are on an epic treasure hunt for meteorite fragments from a spect...

6 Space Myths Everyone Believes (Thanks To Movies) | Posted 03.26.2012 | Weird News

Our knowledge of outer space is a lot like our knowledge of history -- it's really hard to separate what we know from research from what we picked up ...

Alien Space Rocks Fell to Earth

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 03.18.2012 | Science

WASHINGTON — They came from Mars, not in peace, but in pieces. Scientists are confirming that 15 pounds of rock collected recently in Morocco fe...

Meteorite Strikes Paris Home | Posted 12.12.2011 | Weird News

The Comettes were on vacation when their home was hit by a meteorite. The egg-sized space rock stayed buried in the insulation of the French family's ...

Space History in DC -- Better the Second Time

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 09.28.2011 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

Between the 11 hours on my first weekend, various visits after work, and coming after-hours to see the Glenn lecture, the National Air and Space Museum now felt like familiar territory.

Space History in DC -- Catch a Falling Star

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 09.27.2011 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

Okay, so now on to what I came for in the first place -- the meteorites! Touchable meteorites always get me excited, because those hunks of stone and iron are the oldest things it's possible to touch -- the ancient leftovers of the formation of our solar system.

Were Meteorites The Secret Ingredient For Life On Earth?

The Huffington Post | Joanna Zelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A meteorite discovered in Antarctica may help to reveal how life on earth began. Many theories suggest that Earth initially did not possess the mole...

Six Meteorites Pummel Man's House: 'I Am Being Targeted By Aliens' | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

A Bosnian man who claims he is being targeted by extraterrestrials after a series of meteorite strikes on his house has now been hit by a sixth space ...