meteorite

Shooting stars show Earth had oxygen eons before we thought

Posted in Science on 13th May, 2016
by Alex Muller

The scorched remains of 60 micrometeorites have survived 2.7 billion years in Western Australia. They are the oldest space rocks ever discovered on Earth.

Some evidence that primitive life may have come to Earth from Space

Posted in Science on 16th Jul, 2015
by Alex Muller

A new study reveals that bacteria can survive atmospheric entry.

First ever glass deposits found on the surface of Mars

Posted in Science on 10th Jun, 2015
by Alex Muller

The glass was created when meteorites slammed into the Martian surface with enough force to melt some of the rocks, which then cooled, turning them into impact glass.

Meteorite grains tell a shocking tale of solar system birth

Posted in Science on 30th Nov, 2014
by Alex Muller

Accurate measurements of magnetic fields trapped in grains within a primitive meteorite are providing important clues to how the early solar system evolved.

Earths water has been present since the planets earliest days

Posted in Science on 3rd Nov, 2014
by Alex Muller

Studies of meteorite samples known to have come from the protoplanet Vesta indicate Earths surface had water much earlier than scientists previously believed.