meteorites

Nanoparticles can solve mystery of Moon’s topsoil


June 13th, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 13 (IANS) A stunning discovery of nanoparticles inside bubbles of glass in lunar soil could solve the mystery of why the Moon's surface topsoil has many unusual properties, ... Read more...

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Scientists to probe Nagpur meteorite shower


May 27th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) A team of scientists from Mumbai will leave for Nagpur Monday to investigate and study the impact of last Tuesday's large meteorite shower in the Katol ... Read more...

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Tests identify Earth as moon’s sole parent


March 30th, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 30 (IANS) The latest evidence based on lunar material collected by Apollo astronauts nixes the theory that a giant collision between Earth and a Mars-sized object resulted in ... Read more...

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NASA exploring ways to clean up space debris


March 12th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Tampa (US), March 12 (IANS) Faced with increasing threats of space debris, the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is actively exploring ways to clean up the outer space.Donald ... Read more...

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Briton claims she found space rock


March 5th, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 5 (IANS) A florist in Britain has claimed to have found a space rock which streaked across the night sky in a spectacular meteor shower on the weekend.Joanne ... Read more...

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Watch out for Geminid meteor shower Wednesday


December 12th, 2011 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Sky gazers can look forward to an exhibition of celestial fireworks as the night sky will be lit up by Geminid meteor showers that are ... Read more...

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Meteorite strikes a family’s home in Paris


October 11th, 2011 - 8:02 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Paris, Oct 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A French family literally had a lucky break. Coming back from vacation, the family found that a 4.5-billion-year-old meteorite had struck their family home in Paris. Fortunately, ... Read more...

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Earth’s birth: Inert gases provide clues


September 27th, 2011 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 27 (IANS) Inert gases trapped inside Earth's interior provide clues into the processes responsible for its birth and the evolution of oceans and atmosphere, a new study says."Our ... Read more...

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Asteroids are linked to meteorites striking earth


September 18th, 2011 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 18 (IANS) Asteroids in space are linked to meteorites that land on earth, a new discovery claims. Analysis of dust samples from an asteroid known as Itokawa has ... Read more...

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Meteorites created first life on earth?


August 9th, 2011 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 9 (IANS) Meteorites were possibly the source of first life on earth, says a new research.Scientists have been trying for long to figure out whether nucleobases, our genetic ... Read more...

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Scientists discover new mineral


April 15th, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Apr 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists have chanced upon a mineral that have not been seen before. The new mineral has been named “Wassonite” and it is one of the most ... Read more...

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Sugar-grain sized meteorites ‘rocked early Earth, Mars’ climates’


April 2nd, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 2 (ANI): A new research has claimed that bombardments of 'micro-meteorites' on Earth and Mars four billion years ago may have caused the planets' climates to cool dramatically, hampering their ... Read more...

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NASA denies ‘alien existence in meteorites’ claim


March 8th, 2011 - 11:38 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): NASA has categorically denied a claim by Richard Hoover that there was alien life discovered inside samples of meteorites."NASA is a scientific and technical agency committed to a ... Read more...

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NASA scientist finds ‘worm-like alien life form in meteorite’


March 6th, 2011 - 10:51 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar 6 (ANI): Maybe this is what an alien really looks like - a worm-like bacteria.NASA scientist Dr Richard Hoover claims to have found life form, which may explain how life ... Read more...

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Evidence shows meteors sowed the seeds of life


March 2nd, 2011 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 2 (IANS) Scientists have taken fragments from a meteorite in the Antarctic and by bombarding it with heat and pressure have recreated conditions at the beginning of life ... Read more...

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Meteorites ‘may have sparked life on Earth’


March 1st, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 1 (ANI): A meteorite discovered in Antarctica could strengthen the argument that life on Earth might have been kick-started from space, claim scientists.Chemical analysis of the meteorite shows it to ... Read more...

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‘Missing’ element is clue to planet formation


February 25th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): A new study has shown that early in the formation of the Earth, some forms of the element chromium separated and disappeared deep into the planet's core.The finding ... Read more...

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Did life on Earth begin in space?


January 20th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 20 (IANS) Many experts believe that biological raw materials were carried to our planet as lumps of asteroid rock.The molecular structure of amino acids - the building blocks of proteins ... Read more...

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Google Earth meteor crater may help prepare for future impacts


September 27th, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 27 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a meteor crater on Google Earth that they believe could help prepare for future impacts.The Kamil crater, which is 16 metres deep and 45 metres ... Read more...

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Sir Terry Pratchett makes a meteorite sword to match his Knighthood


September 20th, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sep 20 (ANI): English author Sir Terry Pratchett has made his own sword with meteorites to equip himself for his new status after being knighted by the Queen.However, it was not ... Read more...

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Scientists discover supernova shrapnel in meteorite


September 10th, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 10 (ANI): Scientists at University of Chicago have identified the microscopic shrapnel of a nearby star that exploded just before or during the birth of the Solar System 4.5 billion ... Read more...

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Dinosaurs wiped out by meteor shower lasting ages


August 30th, 2010 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 30 (IANS) Dinosaurs may have been wiped out from the earth 65 million years ago by a meteor shower which lasted thousands of years, according to new evidences. Scientists had identified ... Read more...

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Solar System is older than previously thought


August 23rd, 2010 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 23 (ANI): A meteor discovered in the Saharan desert has indicated that the age of our Solar system is much older than previously thought.Analyses of the meteorite indicate that the ... Read more...

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Orion Nebula provides clues to origin of life on Earth


July 31st, 2010 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): An international team of astronomers investigated the Orion Nebula and found a process that may have played a role in the development of life on Earth.Fukue and Tamura ... Read more...

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Pristine Impact Crater, Kamil Discovered in Egypt Desert


July 26th, 2010 - 10:29 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
July 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists announced on Thursday that they have discovered what could be the best preserved small impact crater which has ever been seen on the planet, stating that ... Read more...

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‘Pristine’ Impact Crater Discovered In Egypt Leaves Scientists Spellbound


July 26th, 2010 - 8:37 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Egypt, July 26, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A crater which was originally formed as a result of a meteorite falling on ground surface has been discovered by scientists in Egypt. According to ... Read more...

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Pristine impact crater discovered in the Egyptian dessert


July 26th, 2010 - 8:06 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Cairo, July 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists announced on Thursday that they have discovered what may be the best-preserved small impact crater that has ever been seen. The crater was discovered in a ... Read more...

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Boffins achieve greater precision in determining meteorites’ age


July 22nd, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): Scientists have aged dated a group of meteorites with far greater precision than previously possible - by using a different type of radioactive dating on a particularly difficult ... Read more...

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Man claims aliens targeted his home with meteorites


July 20th, 2010 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 20 (IANS) A man whose house has been hit by tiny meteorites six times believes he is being targeted by aliens. Radivoke Lajic, 50, said that his house being hit ... Read more...

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‘Alien’ meteorites hit Bosnian man’s house six times


July 20th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 20 (ANI): A man in Bosnia, whose house has been struck six times by meteorites, suspects that aliens are targeting him.Radivoje Lajic, 50, said it is unbelievable that his ... Read more...

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‘Conan the Bacterium’ could have been the origin of life on Earth


July 19th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 19 (ANI): Brazilian scientists have suggested that organisms like a microbe dubbed 'Conan the Bacterium' could have been the origin of life on Earth, after they found that it could ... Read more...

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Most-complex organic molecules found in interstellar space


June 22nd, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 22 (ANI): Scientists have successfully identified one of the most complex organic molecules yet found in the material between the stars, the so-called interstellar medium.The discovery of anthracene, by researchers ... Read more...

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Asteroid Contains Ice And Organic Material, Scientists Discover


May 2nd, 2010 - 7:21 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez May 2, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a recent discovery which is expected to shed revealing insights into how life originated on Earth, scientists have discovered a coating of ice as well ... Read more...

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Icy asteroid may offer clues to source of Earth’s water


April 29th, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 29 (ANI): Scientists analysing ice molecules on an asteroid believe it may be a 'living fossil' with clues to origin of Earth's oceans.Researchers at the University of Central Florida discovered ... Read more...

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Scientists finds water ice on asteroid’s surface


April 29th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 29 (IANS) Asteroids may not be the dark, dry, lifeless chunks of rock. According to recent research, there is evidence of water ice and organic material on the asteroid 24 ... Read more...

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