Meteorite strikes made life on Earth possible
University of Tübingen research team shows that a significant amount of the Earth´s water and carbon came from the outer Solar System.
12 Aug 2019 ⋅ Nature Geoscience
What gives meteorites their shape? New research uncovers a ‘Goldilocks’ answer
The forces behind the peculiar shapes of meteorites, which are meteors or "shooting stars" that survive the fiery flight through the atmosphere and land on Earth, have long been a mystery.
22 Jul 2019 ⋅ Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Laboratory analysis of meteorites have shown evidence that asteroids migrated towards the asteroid belt from the outer solar system
The research team succeeded in determining where asteroids formed based on the amounts of dry ice inferred from carbonate minerals in meteorites.
1 Jul 2019 ⋅ Nature Astronomy
Meteors help Martian clouds form
How did the Red Planet get all of its clouds? CU Boulder researchers may have discovered the secret: just add meteors.
17 Jun 2019 ⋅ Nature Geoscience
Site of biggest ever meteorite collision in the UK discovered
Using a combination of field observations, the distribution of broken rock fragments known as basement clasts and the alignment of magnetic particles, the team was able to gauge the direction the meteorite material took at several locations, and plotted the likely source of the crater.
10 Jun 2019 ⋅ Journal of the Geological Society