The Indonesian meteorite which didn't sell for $1.8m

You saw the headlines of a $1.8m meteorite? Here's the real story and it's just as fascinating.

bbcnews
Nov. 22, 2020 ~7 min

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‘Black beauty’ may blow up water’s origin story

New research turns the theory about where water comes from upside down. It may come out of the planet formation process, researchers say.

U. Copenhagen • futurity
Nov. 6, 2020 ~6 min

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Chunks of Venus may have smashed into the moon

Growing evidence suggests Venus was a lot like Earth long ago. Researchers say rocks from Venus that collided with the moon could help clear things up.

Fred Mamoun-Yale • futurity
Oct. 13, 2020 ~5 min

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Skywatchers set for Draconid meteor shower

The meteor shower reaches its peak this week, and will be visible in UK skies, weather permitting.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Oct. 7, 2020 ~2 min

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Was our planet always wet?

The building blocks of our planet may have been the source of water on Earth rather than comets or asteroids from faraway, researchers report.

Talia Ogliore-WUSTL • futurity
Sept. 1, 2020 ~6 min

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Meteorites from Mars contain clues about the red planet's geology

Martian meteorites allow scientists here on Earth to decode that planet's geology, more than a decade before the first missions are scheduled to bring rocks back home from Mars.

Arya Udry, Assistant Professor of Igneous Petrology, Planetary Science, University of Nevada, Las Vegas • conversation
June 16, 2020 ~6 min

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Antarctic meteorites yield global bombardment rate

UK scientists provide a new estimate for the amount of space rock falling to Earth each year.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
April 30, 2020 ~5 min

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Tomanowos, the meteorite that survived mega-floods and human folly

Tomanowos, aka the Willamette Meteorite, may be the world's most interesting rock. Its story includes catastrophic ice age floods, theft of Native American cultural heritage and plenty of human folly.

Daniel Garcia-Castellanos, Earth scientist, Instituto de Ciencias de la Tierra Jaume Almera (ICTJA - CSIC) • conversation
April 24, 2020 ~8 min

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‘Black Beauty’ meteorite spotlights watery past on Mars

New research digs into the red planet's past to figure out where water on Mars actually came from.

U. Arizona • futurity
March 30, 2020 ~7 min

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Cosmic impact obliterated early human settlement

"Such high temperatures would completely melt an automobile in less than a minute."

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB • futurity
March 9, 2020 ~6 min

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