Google Play icon
As Meteorites Slice Through the Atmosphere, They are Sculpted Into Cones

July 30, 2019

Since it first formed roughly 4.5 billion years ago, planet Earth has been subject to impacts by asteroids…
1.2 billion years ago, a 1-km asteroid smashed into Scotland

June 12, 2019

In 2008, scientists from Oxford and Aberdeen University made a startling discovery in the northwest of Scotland. Near…
Iron volcanoes may have erupted on metal asteroids

April 18, 2019

Metallic asteroids are thought to have started out as blobs of molten iron floating in space. As if…
Cometary surprise found inside meteorite

April 16, 2019

An ancient sliver of the building blocks from which comets formed was discovered encased inside a meteorite like…
NASA Finds Possible Second Impact Crater Under Greenland Ice

February 12, 2019

A NASA glaciologist has discovered a possible second impact crater buried under more than a mile of ice…
Simulating meteorite impacts in the lab

January 31, 2019

Scientists monitor the response of feldspar minerals to rapid compression. A US-German research team has simulated meteorite impacts…
New research about Martian moons contradicts long-held theory

October 8, 2018

The two moons that orbit Mars are likely made up of chunks of the planet itself, contradicting a…
How to make space molecules

March 15, 2018

Complex carbon-based molecules found in meteorites have long been a conundrum for Earth-bound chemists. How could these molecules…
Do you know where your xenon is? Maybe it’s hanging out with iron and nickel in the Earth’s core

March 6, 2018

The paradox of the missing xenon might sound like the title of the latest airport thriller, but it’s…
Five Years after the Chelyabinsk Meteor: NASA Leads Efforts in Planetary Defense

February 18, 2018

A blinding flash, a loud sonic boom, and shattered glass everywhere. This is what the people of Chelyabinsk,…
A Piece of Mars is Going Home

February 14, 2018

A chunk of Mars will soon be returning home. A piece of a meteorite called Sayh al Uhaymir…
Scientist’s work may provide answer to martian mountain mystery

January 24, 2018

By seeing which way the wind blows, a University of Texas at Dallas fluid dynamics expert has helped…
Ingredients for Life Revealed in Meteorites That Fell to Earth

January 11, 2018

Two wayward space rocks, which separately crashed to Earth in 1998 after circulating in our solar system’s asteroid…
Meteorites reveal story of Martian climate

January 10, 2018

Liquid water is not stable on Mars’ surface because the planet’s atmosphere is too thin and temperatures are…
Big,bad,Martian volcanoes unveiled

October 11, 2017

They are bigger, scarier and last longer. That’s the conclusion of a team of scientists, including Lawrence Livermore…
Large Meteorite Impacts Drove Plate-Tectonic Processes On The Early Earth

October 3, 2017

An international study led by researchers at Macquarie University has uncovered the ways in which giant meteorite impacts…
Camera on NASA’s Lunar Orbiter Survived 2014 Meteoroid Hit

May 27, 2017

On Oct.13, 2014 something very strange happened to the camera aboard NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO). The Lunar…
Ancient meteorite impact sparked long-lived volcanic eruptions on Earth

May 8, 2017

Meteorite impacts can produce more than craters on the Earth – they can also spark volcanic activity that…
NASA-funded Research Reveals Lull in the Formation Time of Mega Basins on Mars

April 27, 2017

Since the earliest days of our solar system’s history, asteroid impacts have shaped the planets and contributed to…
New Evidence for a Water-Rich History on Mars

March 7, 2017

Mars may have been a wetter place than previously thought, according to research on simulated Martian meteorites conducted,…
Why are there different “flavors” of iron around the Solar System?

February 21, 2017

Washington, DC—New work from Carnegie’s Stephen Elardo and Anat Shahar shows that interactions between iron and nickel under…
Destruction Junction—What’s Your Function?

November 23, 2016

Traveling at 4.26 miles per second, a tiny aluminum sphere representing a piece of orbital debris, or “space…
Curiosity Mars Rover Checks Odd-looking Iron Meteorite

November 3, 2016

Laser-zapping of a globular, golf-ball-size object on Mars by NASA’s Curiosity rover confirms that it is an iron-nickel…
Earth’s Moon Hit by Surprising Number of Meteoroids

October 15, 2016

The moon experiences a heavier bombardment by small meteoroids than models had predicted, according to new observations from…
Researchers find Earth composed of different materials than primitive meteorites

September 17, 2016

Scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have found that, contrary to popular belief, the Earth is not…
Gigantic meteorite impact triggered mass extinction of marine organisms

August 24, 2016

A research group at the University of Tokyo and their collaborators have demonstrated for the first time that…
Researchers trace Mercury’s origins to rare meteorite

June 27, 2016

Around 4.6 billion years ago, the universe was a chaos of collapsing gas and spinning debris. Small particles…
New Type of Meteorite Linked to Ancient Asteroid Collision

June 17, 2016

An ancient space rock discovered in a Swedish quarry is a type of meteorite never before found on…
Micrometeorites revealed interesting details about ancient Earth’s atmosphere

May 15, 2016

Small objects in the hands of scientists can reveal extremely big facts. Team of researchers, led by the…
Cosmochemists find evidence of rare element in early solar system

March 10, 2016

UChicago scientists have discovered evidence in a meteorite that a rare element, curium, was present during the formation…
1 - 100 | 101 - 142 | Next page »
Technology Org App
Google Play icon
83,973 science & technology articles

Most Popular Articles

  1. Efficiency of solar panels could be improved without changing them at all (September 2, 2019)
  2. Diesel is saved? Volkswagen found a way to reduce NOx emissions by 80% (September 3, 2019)
  3. The famous old Titanic is disappearing into time - a new expedition observed the corrosion (September 2, 2019)
  4. Moisturizers May Be Turning Your Skin Into "Swiss Cheese" (August 19, 2019)
  5. The Time Is Now for Precision Patient Monitoring (July 3, 2019)

Follow us

Facebook   Twitter   Pinterest   Tumblr   RSS   Newsletter via Email