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Meteorite 'older than Earth itself' could shed light on how protoplanets form
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Meteorite 'older than Earth itself' could shed light on how protoplanets form

The crusts of some of the oldest protoplanets are virtually unknown, owing to a scarcity of samples to study.

Curiosity showed that Mars experienced a megaflood which leads us to believe life might've existed on the planet
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Curiosity showed that Mars experienced a megaflood which leads us to believe life might've existed on the planet

A meteor struck Mars and caused mega ripples were about 9.1 meters high and spaced about 137.1 meters apart which is similar to those on Eearth.

Indonesian man becomes overnight millionaire after meteorite crashes through his roof
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Indonesian man becomes overnight millionaire after meteorite crashes through his roof

As per the report, the meteorite is carbonaceous chondrite, an extremely rare variety estimated to be 4.5 billion years old and is worth around £645 per gram

Extraterrestrial diamonds form when planets collide, study of meteorites' insides finds
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Extraterrestrial diamonds form when planets collide, study of meteorites' insides finds

Contrary to earlier assumptions, larger ureilite diamonds are signs of immense, destructive forces prevalent at that time.

Fireball that lit up sky over Japan on 2 July, loud noise confirmed to be from fallen meteorite
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Fireball that lit up sky over Japan on 2 July, loud noise confirmed to be from fallen meteorite

Experts confirmed that the rocks were from a meteorite that fell recently, since samples show a half-life of some elements being only a few days.

15 kg meteorite discovered in the rice fields of India shocked farmers
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15 kg meteorite discovered in the rice fields of India shocked farmers

The villagers returned after the smoke subsided and pulled the rock out from its four-feet-deep crater.

Indian researchers find heat-resistant bacteria that survived meteorite impact
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Indian researchers find heat-resistant bacteria that survived meteorite impact

The bacteria were found to grow in temperatures up to 60 degrees and in areas with high salt content.

Mars meteorite buried in Antarctica holds evidence of bacterial life on Red Planet
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Mars meteorite buried in Antarctica holds evidence of bacterial life on Red Planet

Mineralised forms of organic matter like different kinds of bacteria were found in the meteorite.

Deadly asteroids headed for Earth are very difficult to detect — here's why
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Deadly asteroids headed for Earth are very difficult to detect — here's why

An asteroid exploded in the sky & crashed into the ocean a year ago — and we found out just recently.

Watch a meteorite hit the Super Wolf Blood Moon during the eclipse on 21 January
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Watch a meteorite hit the Super Wolf Blood Moon during the eclipse on 21 January

A software automatically picked up a flash from the moon impact in 1 of the 8 recording cameras.

A crater, bigger than the size of Paris, is discovered beneath Greenland ice
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A crater, bigger than the size of Paris, is discovered beneath Greenland ice

The crater is believed to have hit 12,000 years ago and is among the 25 largest known on Earth.

Researchers unearth a 3 mn year old, 1,000 feet deep meteorite impact crater
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Researchers unearth a 3 mn year old, 1,000 feet deep meteorite impact crater

In May 2016 the scientists mapped the crater and the overlying ice over the Hiawatha Glacier.

ISS reports pressure leak after being hit by micrometeorite, crew not in danger
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ISS reports pressure leak after being hit by micrometeorite, crew not in danger

NASA confirms the "minute pressure leak" and reports that the crew was in the middle of repairs

Newly-discovered mineral found in Siberian meteorite is like nothing on Earth
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Newly-discovered mineral found in Siberian meteorite is like nothing on Earth

The iron-nickel alloy kamacite, which made up 98% of the rock, has only been seen in meteorites so far

Scientists to use submarines to hunt for meteorite remains in the Pacific Ocean
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Scientists to use submarines to hunt for meteorite remains in the Pacific Ocean

The Nautilus research ship of the group Ocean Exploration Trust will also aid in the scavenger hunt.

Regine Petersen's meteorite photo project uncovers narratives about human memory, culture — and wonder
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Regine Petersen's meteorite photo project uncovers narratives about human memory, culture — and wonder

Decades after a meteorite crashed through the roof of Ann Hodges' home in Alabama, injuring her, photographer Regine Petersen — fascinated by the story — decided to investigate it, and other similar cases, further

Meteorites could have brought water to Earth during first 2 million years of the birth of solar system: Study
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Meteorites could have brought water to Earth during first 2 million years of the birth of solar system: Study

Since elements such as water and carbon are essential ingredients to life on Earth, researchers are keen to know when they arrived on our planet.

Researchers examining volcanic rocks find evidence of 60 million year old meteorite impact
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Researchers examining volcanic rocks find evidence of 60 million year old meteorite impact

Geologists exploring the Isle of Skye in Scotland were examining ancient volcanic rocks when they found minerals that have never before been seen on Earth.

Jayalalithaa is right, meteorite killed bus driver in Vellore, says study by National College in Tiruchirapalli
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Jayalalithaa is right, meteorite killed bus driver in Vellore, says study by National College in Tiruchirapalli

It was indeed a meteorite that killed a driver in an engineering college in Vellore and shattered the window panes of buildings and buses, the Tiruchirapalli-based National College categorically said on Monday.

Jaya proposes, Nasa disposes: Scientists discount meteorite killed Vellore man, Indian institute says analysis on
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Jaya proposes, Nasa disposes: Scientists discount meteorite killed Vellore man, Indian institute says analysis on

Scientists at the US space agency Nasa have discounted reports that an Indian bus driver in Tamil Nadu's Vellore district was killed by a meteorite, but Indian experts said this can only be ruled out after "detailed analysis".