Stardust in meteorite is oldest solid stuff ever found on Earth

New research determines that stardust from the Murchison meteorite is the oldest solid material ever found on Earth.

Peter Rüegg-ETH Zurich | Jan. 15, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

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Why cone shapes are ‘just right’ for meteorites

New research may explain why so many meteorites are cone-shaped.

James Devitt-NYU | July 23, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

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Meteors explain differences between Earth and moon elements

After the formation of the moon, meteorites deposited elements like gold on Earth and the moon, but not in the same amounts. New research explains why.

Andy Fell-UC Davis | July 15, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

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Team determines asteroid origin of 5 meteorites

It has been extremely difficult to assign meteorites called mesosiderites to a specific asteroid. New research indicates their age and origin.

Peter Rüegg-ETH Zurich | June 20, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

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