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.
June 16, 2020 • ~6 min
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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.
April 24, 2020 • ~8 min
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There's surpising new evidence of "presolar grains," tiny bits of material from before the sun existed, in a meteorite chunk called Curious Marie.
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Ancient micrometeorites may have run into CO2 on their way to Earth's surface, which gives researchers a clearer view of the early Earth's atmosphere.
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