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Cementing our place in space  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
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Rare Meteorites on Earth Forged in Massive Crash on Asteroid Vesta  SPACE.COM · 6 days
Mysterious rare meteorites made of a mix of stone and iron likely formed when Vesta, the brightest asteroid in the sky, experienced a giant impact, a... more
Site of biggest ever meteorite collision in the UK discovered  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Scientists believe they have discovered the site of the biggest meteorite impact ever to hit the British Isles. more
Scientists to search for secret Scottish meteorite crater  Sky News · 7 days
Scientists have suggested there is a secret meteorite crater beneath the sea of The Minch strait in northwest Scotland. more
Site of biggest ever meteorite collision in the UK discovered  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Evidence for the ancient, 1.2 billion years old, meteorite strike, was first discovered in 2008 near Ullapool, NW Scotland by scientists from Oxford and Aberdeen Universities. The thickness... more
On This Day in Space! June 9, 1952: Abee Meteorite Falls in Canada  SPACE.COM · 1 week
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Little-known meteor shower this month could have dangerous stowaways - CNET  CNET · 1 week
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Building blocks of the Earth  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Geologists gain new insights regarding the Earth's composition by analyzing meteorites. They conclude that the building blocks that brought volatile elements to Earth have a chemical composition similar to that of primitive carbonaceous chondrites. more
Building blocks of the Earth: Research team re-calculates distribution of volatile elements  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
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Meteor magnets in outer space—study finds elusive giant planets  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
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Oldest meteorite collection on Earth found in one of the driest places  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
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