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Wednesday, January 19, 2022



Explained: Does a meteorite found in 1984 suggest the existence of life on Mars

January 14, 2022 10:48 pm

A new study published in the journal Science offers an explanation for the existence of these organic compounds, which also counter the idea that the compounds were left by some form of life that existed on the Red planet billions of years ago.

Chinese customs seizes meteorites passed off as pyrite

November 23, 2021 10:39 am

A professional appraisal revealed the 470 kg shipment consisted of 90 per cent iron and 8.9 per cent nickel but lacked the sulphur content that pyrite has.

Discovery: Study involving Indian origin scientist finds graphene in two meteorites

June 01, 2021 7:06 pm

The peer-reviewed study came out of research supported by the John Templeton Foundation and published in the Planetary and Space Science Journal on May 27.

Explained: What is the Winchcombe meteorite that will go on display in UK?

May 18, 2021 10:15 am

The piece of meteorite, which is a 103 gram fragment of black rock resembling coal, was found in a field by one Mira Ihasz and a team from the University of Glasgow.

Mystery behind diamond-studded meteorite that hit Sudan in 2008 revealed

December 29, 2020 9:05 am

A sample of 50 grams analysed by a team under an infrared microscope has found that the meteorite had a unique mineral makeup, including 'amphibole' which requires prolonged exposure to water in order to develop.

Ancient meteorite found in Antarctica can be key to discover mysteries of universe

August 25, 2020 4:00 pm

One of the best-preserved meteorites found by a team of Japanese and Belgian researchers is approximately the size of a golf ball can contain material that can be older than our solar system.   

Meteorite found to have superconducting alloy for the first time ever

March 25, 2020 3:37 pm

Even though the superconductor inside the Australian meteorite is a known material, its discovery in space debris comes as a shock.

Meteor impact destroyed first human settlement 10,000 years ago

March 11, 2020 1:35 pm

New research suggests that the early human settlement on Earth was destroyed by a meteor impact around 10,000 years ago.

Cyanide compounds found in meteorites may hold clues to origin of Life: NASA

June 26, 2019 9:27 pm

Scientists, including those from NASA, have discovered compounds containing iron, cyanide, and carbon monoxide in carbon-rich meteorites, that may have helped power life on early Earth.

Oldest meteorite collection on Earth discovered in Chile

May 24, 2019 4:40 pm

Scientists say they have uncovered the oldest meteorite collection on Earth's surface in Chile's Atacama Desert, allowing them to reconstruct the rate of falling meteorites over the past two million years.