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10

Sep

Interactive map reveals the horrific damage a meteorite strike would causeHow would your town fare after such an impact? This tool spells out the damage in heart-stopping detail.

Interactive map reveals the horrific damage a meteorite strike would cause
How would your town fare after such an impact? This tool spells out the damage in heart-stopping detail.

21

Mar

Brilliant fireball over Canada sparks meteorite huntIt’s possible that more than one meteorite emerged from the fireball, which started out about the size of a basketball.

Brilliant fireball over Canada sparks meteorite hunt
It’s possible that more than one meteorite emerged from the fireball, which started out about the size of a basketball.

07

Mar

A meteorite slamming into Mars gave Earth most of its Martian meteoritesThe meteorite crashed into Mars at what is now called the Mojave Crater. Scientists think the area could give insights into life on the Red Planet.

A meteorite slamming into Mars gave Earth most of its Martian meteorites
The meteorite crashed into Mars at what is now called the Mojave Crater. Scientists think the area could give insights into life on the Red Planet.

17

Oct

Huge chunk of Russia meteorite pulled from lakeThe meteorite was 5-foot-long and weighed more than 1,250 pounds.

Huge chunk of Russia meteorite pulled from lake
The meteorite was 5-foot-long and weighed more than 1,250 pounds.

12

Sep

Meteorite sparks fireball over SoutheastThe fireball was 15 times brighter than the planet Venus, and its flash of light rivaled that of the waxing crescent moon.

Meteorite sparks fireball over Southeast
The fireball was 15 times brighter than the planet Venus, and its flash of light rivaled that of the waxing crescent moon.

30

May


 Ancient Egyptians used meteorites for jewelry  



The beads have a Widmanstätten pattern, a distinctive crystal structure found only in meteorites that cooled at an extremely slow rate inside asteroids.
The beads have a Widmanstätten pattern, a distinctive crystal structure found only in meteorites that cooled at an extremely slow rate inside asteroids.

01

Mar

Big meteorite found in Antarctica
Like the fireball that crashed into Russia, the Antarctic meteor is chondrite, the most common type of meteorite.

Big meteorite found in Antarctica

Like the fireball that crashed into Russia, the Antarctic meteor is chondrite, the most common type of meteorite.

19

Feb


 Doomsday predictions blossom after pope’s resignation, meteorite 



If one end of the world prophecy doesn’t pan out, there are countless more that could.
If one end of the world prophecy doesn’t pan out, there are countless more that could.

04

Jan


 Mars meteorite may be missing link to planet’s past 



Researchers think NWA 7034 represents the remains of a volcanic eruption on the Martian surface that occurred about 2.1 billion years ago.
Researchers think NWA 7034 represents the remains of a volcanic eruption on the Martian surface that occurred about 2.1 billion years ago.

21

Dec


 Meteorite from California fireball reveals its secrets 



The Sutter’s Mill meteorite is a rare carbonaceous chondrite that contains information about the early stages of the solar system.
The Sutter’s Mill meteorite is a rare carbonaceous chondrite that contains information about the early stages of the solar system.