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Appeal for help to find meteorite's landing site

Irish Examiner - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
Meteorites can fetch anything up to 50 times the price of gold per gram but you first you need to find where it landed. “There have been just under 50 reports in, which is a bit low,” David Moore, editor of Astronomy Ireland magazine, told the Irish ...

Rare Meteorites May Explain Mercury's Puzzling Surface Features

Space.com - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
New experiments on a type of meteorite known as enstatite chondrites show that with heat and pressure, these space rocks could be responsible for the plethora of surface features observed on Mercury today, according to the research presented at the ...

Meteorites are a big smash at Geo Fest in Eugene

The Register-Guard - ‎Jul 17, 2016‎
Meteorites tend to be stony, iron or stony-iron - or, as Pugh explains it, originating from an early planet's mantle, core or outer core.

Iron meteorites from Mandovi sediment

The Navhind Times - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
It was therefore exciting to accidentally recover some presumptive tiny Iron meteorites (about two centimeters long) with characteristic 'regmaglypts', or small depressions from sample of deep ancient sediments of Mandovi river donated by GSIDC which ...

How one data scientist went from coding camp to defending the earth from meteorites

TechRepublic - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
To better understand Sinha's work, it's useful to know that meteorites that are currently discovered on earth are identified visually through a labor-intensive, manual search in the field.

Meteorite opal could mean water crashed to Earth

Blastr - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
While this opal isn't the sort of thing that would show up on a vintage necklace, pieces of the precious stone found in an Antarctic meteorite have more to tell us than any of Great-Grandma's treasured heirlooms - never mind being much more antique.

Meteorites from space visit school to educate pupils

East London and West Essex Guardian Series - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Pupils at a primary school had an out-of-this-world experience when had the chance to examine meteorites and moon rocks. Holy Family Catholic School, in Shernhall Street, Walthamstow, hosted a collection of moon rock samples for a week.

From meteorites to paintings

Hillsboro Times Gazette - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
At the Highland County District Library, patrons are finding ways to learn about the community - and even the universe - in exhibits that highlight area history and interests.
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The Delta Aquarid meteor shower is tonight. Here's how to watch.

Vox - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
The meteorites will appear to radiate out of the star Delta Aquarii, in the constellation Aquarius (which takes the form of a guy pouring out a jug of water).

Must the Molecules of Life Always be Left-Handed or Right-Handed?

Smithsonian - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
The scientists chose Bennu in part because of its resemblance to a special type of meteorite that provides an intriguing (though by no means conclusive) clue to the origins of homochirality.

THE SKY THIS MONTH: Free Perseids meteor shower viewing night in Binbrook

HamiltonNews (press release) (registration) - ‎8 hours ago‎
You can also listen to a night sky tour, touch meteorites and gaze through telescopes. Mosquitoes can be nasty at this time of year, so apply repellent, wear pants and a long-sleeved shirt.
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To Uncover Earth's Origins, Scientists Must Look Beyond It

Smithsonian - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
Some meteorites do appear to be a decent match for Earth, but scientists cannot come up with any combination of meteorite types that fully explains Earth's chemical composition. “This is kind of uncomfortable because it means that we don't really know ...

Asteroid Defense: Scanning the Sky for Threats From Space

Space.com - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
If any of these pieces reach the ground, those pieces are called meteorites. The best hunting ground on Earth for meteorites is Antarctica because the ice makes it so easy to see the fragments, and the ground is not disturbed as much as a typical urban ...
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Transformations to granular zircon revealed: Meteor Crater, Arizona

Science Daily - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Having been reported in lunar samples returned by Apollo astronauts, meteorites, impact glass, and at a number of meteorite craters on Earth, granular zircon is the most unusual and enigmatic type of zircon known. The mechanisms and transformations ...
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Billion-year-old air reveals surprise about oxygen on ancient Earth

CBC.ca - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
The device has previously been used to detect methane trapped in meteorites from Mars, among other things. The team took multiple samples of ancient Australian halite, crushing each one four to 10 times and measuring the gas that was released.

A Magazine for Little Girls Who Want to Grow Up to Be President

Vogue.com - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
They can think, “She's just like me; maybe I can be a famous artist” or “Maybe I can be a scientist studying meteorites.” Earlier this year, around the time your Kickstarter launched, the tween magazine Discovery Girls caused a big stir with a story ...

UVIONIX Helps NASA Frontier Development Lab Explore Use Of Drones In A New Approach To Fight Asteroid Danger

Space Ref (press release) - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
"From the 8 or so large meteorite falls recovered around the world annually, only a few are tracked coming in. Using drones may help recover the smaller falls that are tracked in our camera networks," said SETI Institute meteor astronomer Peter ...

Transformations to Granular Zircon Revealed

R & D Magazine - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
Having been reported in lunar samples returned by Apollo astronauts, meteorites, impact glass, and at a number of meteorite craters on Earth, granular zircon is the most unusual and enigmatic type of zircon known. The mechanisms and transformations ...

LOOKING UP: Catch a cosmic show Aug. 12

The Flamborough Review (press release) (registration) - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
If you plan to attend, you don't need a telescope. Just bring a blanket, groundsheet or lounge chair because lying down is the preferred method to enjoy the cosmic show.
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