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Meteorites are geology and history lessons from the birth of our solar system. Genuine alien visitors, they can fall anywhere without warning. We collect all the latest meteorite news from around the world and post it here!

Geoff Notkin, Action Scientist
Los Alamos NM (SPX) Nov 2015 - Nina Lanza, of Los Alamos National Laboratory's Space and Remote Sensing group, was selected as one of eight members for the field campaign of the Antarctica Search for Meteorites (ANSMET) Iron Meteorite, University Of Manchester, Universe Today, Remote Sensing, Our Solar System, Antarctica, Rocks And Minerals, Fossils, Geology

Does Antarctica Have A Hidden Layer Of Meteorites Below Its Surface? - Universe Today

A team of University of Manchester researchers proposes an intriguing answer to the puzzle of why we've found precious few iron meteorites among the thousands of meteorites recovered from the ice sheets of Antarctica.

Meteorites found from February 2016 daytime Florida fireball Our Solar System, February 2016, Recovery, Florida, Space, News, The Florida, Floor Space, Wilderness Survival

OSCEOLA METEORITE RECOVERY

Meteorites found from February 2016 daytime Florida fireball

When news broke that a meteorite may have crash-landed in India last weekend, some experts thought it was odd that no one had seen a fiery space rock blaze across the sky. Our Solar System, Space Exploration, Geology, Astronomy, Interview, Around The Worlds, News, Alchemy, Hunters

Meteorite Hunters: How the Experts Can Tell If Rocks Are from Space

Meteorite hunters know that space rocks have distinct characteristics, and the India episode does not appear to have any of them, experts say.

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Meteorite probably didn't kill man in India, NASA says

NASA has questioned whether a man was killed by a meteorite in India on Saturday, following multiple reports that the victim died after an object plunged to Earth from space.

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India meteorite? Man killed by falling object - CNN

Indian scientists will examine the remains of an object that fell from the sky, causing a large explosion which killed a man, to determine if it is a meteorite, police say.

Meteorite not responsible for killing man in India: NASA - The Express Tribune Space Debris, Man Kill, Engineering Colleges, Important News, Bus Driver, Modern History, Ny Times, Science And Technology, Investigations

That Wasn’t a Meteorite That Killed a Man in India, NASA Says - The New York Times

A streaking fireball brighter than the full moon lit up skies over northern Italy on Wednesday evening Northern Italy, Full Moon, Moonlight, Light Up, Wednesday, Sky, News, Science, Space

Falling meteorite lights up skies over northern Italy

A streaking fireball brighter than the full moon lit up skies over northern Italy on Wednesday evening.

Where a shooting star landed in Antarctica! This is one of the most abundant meteorites found in Antarctica! It's estimated that this type of meteorite is one of the oldest objects known in the solar system. Verona, Iron Meteorite, Mysterious Universe, Unbelievable Facts, Shooting Stars, Bbc News, News 2, Solar System, Continents

Scientists Say They've Solved The Mystery of Antartica's Missing Iron Meteorites

It's estimated that thousands of meteorites enter Earth's atmosphere every year, and of those, the majority that are recovered are found in Antarctica.

ASU Center for Meteorite Studies curator sets record straight on space-rock odds, their characteristics — and the incident in India Earth From Space, Our Solar System, Bus Driver, Space Exploration, Geology, Study, India, Rock, History

The dangers we face from meteorites — or not

Before we begin reporting on his talk, let’s get something out of the way that Laurence Garvie, curator for ASU's Center for Meteorite Studies at the School of Earth and Space Exploration, has been hearing about for two weeks. Whatever killed the Indian bus driver about two weeks ago was NOT a meteorite.

Scientists may have finally discovered why there are few iron meteorites in Antarctica. The truth is, the stones are not scarce, it is actually hidden under the Antarctic ice. Iron Meteorite, Antarctica, Scientists, Stone, News, People, People Illustration, Rocks, Rock

Iron Meteorites Could Be Hidden Under Antarctic Ice

Scientists may have finally discovered why there are few iron meteorites in Antarctica. The truth is, the stones are not scarce, it is actually hidden under the Antarctic ice.

What have we learned about the universe from meteorites? This question was originally answered on Quora by Keith Lemons. Our Solar System, Rings For Men, Universe, Window, The Incredibles, This Or That Questions, Space, News, Floor Space

Why Meteorites Are An Incredible Window To Our Universe

What have we learned about the universe from meteorites? This question was originally answered on Quora by Keith Lemons.

A meteorite created during the early formation of the solar system more than years ago has been retrieved by a team of Perth researchers in the South Australian outback. The Wonderful Country, Planetary Science, Recent Discoveries, Old Rock, Remote Camera, Thing 1, Our Solar System, Astronomy, A Team

4.5bn-year-old meteorite retrieved from South Australian outback

4.5bn-year-old meteorite retrieved from South Australian outback | Space | The Guardian

Fragments from the massive asteroid Vesta rained down on eastern Turkey, and attracted collectors from around the world. The Daily Beast, My Town, Save Me, Solar System, Geology, Around The Worlds, History, Turkey, News

'A Meteorite Saved My Town'

Fragments from the massive asteroid Vesta rained down on eastern Turkey, and attracted collectors from around the world.

The biggest meteorite to hit the UK landed in a small village in Leicestershire one Christmas Eve. Fifty years on, the search for its highly valuable fragments is far from over. Christmas Turkey, First Christmas, Christmas Eve, Under The Lights, Space Wedding, Time Capsule, Leicester

The hunt for the Christmas meteorite

The biggest meteorite to hit the UK landed in a small village in Leicestershire one Christmas Eve. Fifty years on, the search for its highly valuable fragments is far from over.

A huge fireball has been spotted in the skies over the Russian city of Chita near the border with China. An unidentified flying object, most probably a meteorite, made three extra bright flashes before burning out, according to eyewitness accounts. Meteor Impact, Meteor Lights, Impact Event, Skier, Unidentified Flying Object, Plate Tectonics, Our Solar System, Earth Science, Geology

Meteor lights up Siberian skies near Chita

A huge fireball has been spotted in the skies over the Russian city of Chita near the border with China. An unidentified flying object, most probably a meteorite, made three extra bright flashes before burning out, according to eyewitness accounts.

UNM's Meteorite Museum reopens with futuristic design University Of New Mexico, Futuristic Design, Our Solar System, Grey Paint, So Little Time, Museum, Lights, Space, News

UNM's Meteorite Museum reopens with futuristic design

At the University of New Mexico, it houses a collection like none other with specimens dating back 4.5 billion years. Gone are the old burlap-covered walls and outdated lighting, which have been replaced with sleek gray paint and energy-saving LED lights...