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Antarctica is a great place to find meteorites. The black space rock can be easily seen in the white snow.

Seeker - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Some black holes are shrouded in the ground-up remains of dead planets which become a thick dusty ring. Astronomers have spotted the debris of a "comet storm" deep inside Eta Corvia star system 50 light-years from Earth.
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Meteorites from Maine fireball could be hard to find

The Boston Globe - ‎May 18, 2016‎
“There are people who are very curious if they have a meteorite,” said Barbra Barrett, director of the museum, which is under construction in Bethel, Maine.
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Meteorites whipped up mega-tsunamis on Mars

Cosmos - ‎May 18, 2016‎
But rather than landslides, meteorites could well have forced Martian mega-tsunamis - the Solar System was still being bombarded with asteroids and comets (although not quite on the scale of the Heavy Bombardment which finished around 400 million ...
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Scientists split on where – or if – meteorite landed in Maine

Press Herald - ‎May 21, 2016‎
After analyzing video footage, seismic data and wind conditions, aerospace scientist Rob Matson has released a map showing a U-shaped area 3 miles wide and 10 miles long north of the Rangeley Lake region where he believes meteorites from Tuesday's ...
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Two Large Meteorites Hit Mars 3.4 Billion Years Ago, Caused Tsunamis: Study

NDTV - ‎May 20, 2016‎
Two large meteorites hit the Red Planet millions of years apart, triggering a pair of mega-tsunamis that forever scarred the Martian landscape and yielded evidence of cold, salty oceans conducive to sustaining life, reveal scientists.

Meteorite hunt in Rangeley attracts expert from Ariz.

WCSH6.com - ‎May 24, 2016‎
RANGELEY, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Since a fireball was caught on camera last Tuesday morning, some people have descended upon the Rangeley area hoping to find a piece of the meteorite, and cash in on a reward being offered by the Maine Mineral ...

Rare minerals: Hunting for meteorites could lead to a big payday

WMTW Portland - ‎May 18, 2016‎
The Maine Mineral and Gem Museum is offering $20,000 to anyone who can find a softball-sized sample of the meteor that streaked across the sky on Tuesday.

Sky's No Limit For Meteorite Collectors

Money International (blog) - ‎May 17, 2016‎
The sky's no limit to buyers of meteorites that have fallen to earth queuing up to bid at a specialist auction. After hurtling billions of miles across space and surviving the burn-up of entering the atmosphere travelling at thousands of miles an hour ...

Nuclear techniques reveal inner structure of iron meteorities non-invasively

Phys.Org - ‎May 19, 2016‎
The investigators wanted to validate the complementary application of imaging methods based on thermal neutrons at ANSTO and cold neutrons at the Swiss Spallation Neutron Source SINQ in Europe to structurally characterise iron meteorites. "Neutron ...

Man combs Maine's forests for remnants of fireball

The Boston Globe - ‎May 26, 2016‎
“You can see lots of pieces going into dark flight,” Ward said, using a term that describes the period when meteorites stop burning from the friction of the atmosphere - but continue falling.
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Rosetta spacecraft discovers comet carries key ingredients for life

CBC.ca - ‎May 27, 2016‎
Meteorites and now comets prove that Earth has been seeded with many critical biomolecules over its entire history. - Donald Brownlee, University of Washington.

Prebiotic chemicals—amino acid and phosphorus—in the coma of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

Science Advances - ‎May 27, 2016‎
The importance of comets for the origin of life on Earth has been advocated for many decades. Amino acids are key ingredients in chemistry, leading to life as we know it.

Community news for York, Chester and Lancaster counties, May 29, 2016

The Herald - ‎7 hours ago‎
On July 13, John Sinclair, curator of Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute's Meteorite and Minerals Museum, will share his presentation “When the Meteors Came Down,” along with his personal collection of meteorites gathered from around the globe.

Incoming asteroids could crumble harmlessly before they hit us

New Scientist - ‎May 20, 2016‎
Recently, Desireé Cotto-Figueroa of Arizona State University in Tempe and her colleagues sacrificed some centimetre-sized cubes taken from well-studied meteorites, one that fell in Mexico in 1969 and another that landed in Morocco in 2008. They wanted ...

Ancient tsunamis on Mars?

EarthSky - ‎May 23, 2016‎
According to the researchers, the geologic shape of what were once ocean shorelines through Mars' northern plains is evidence that two large meteorites - hitting the planet millions of years apart - triggered a pair of mega-tsunamis. Alberto Fairén ...
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Lunar rock escorted to downtown vault for Clark Planetarium renovation

KSL.com - ‎11 hours ago‎
Other displays, including meteorites, are not required to be kept in a bank vault. They will be secured elsewhere at the planetarium during construction, Jarvis said.
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This Japanese company wants to rain down artificial shooting stars over the Tokyo Olympics

ScienceAlert - ‎May 20, 2016‎
... this marketing is just that for now - at least, until the company launches its first shooting-star-laden prototype. It's intending to do that in the latter half of next year, and hopefully by 2018 we'll start to see just how effective human-created ...
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The "template" for life can hop from planet to planet via dead organisms locked inside meteorites.

Seeker - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Some black holes are shrouded in the ground-up remains of dead planets which become a thick dusty ring. Astronomers have spotted the debris of a "comet storm" deep inside Eta Corvia star system 50 light-years from Earth.
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Deep space asteroids could be way more fragile than scientists first thought

Blastr - ‎May 23, 2016‎
New Scientist reports a new study by Desireé Cotto-Figueroa of Arizona State University in Tempe that looked into the makeup and brittleness of meteorites and asteroids. They eventually learned that space rocks could be much more brittle than ...

Must we share an enemy to feel connected?

Staunton News Leader - ‎May 27, 2016‎
If meteorites hit the earth tomorrow and created huge craters where once had been towns, if thousands of people were killed, we would come together.
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