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

Nina Lanza, of Los Alamos Eight members have been selected for the field campaign of the Antarctica Search for Meteorites (ANSMET) program, which is supported by NASA.

'Bizarre,' Human-Size Sea Scorpion Found in Ancient Meteorite Crater

'Bizarre,' Human-Size Sea Scorpion Found in Ancient Meteorite Crater

Pentecopterus decorahensis, Earth's first big predatory monster, was a sea scorpion that grew to 5 feet 7 inches with a dozen claw arms sprouting from its head and a spiked tail, according to a new study.

A 1.7kg meteorite created during the early formation of the solar system more than 4.5bn years ago has been retrieved by a team of Perth researchers in the South Australian outback.

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

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.

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

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.

Nina Lanza, of Los Alamos Eight members have been selected for the 2015-2016 field campaign of the Antarctica Search for Meteorites (ANSMET) program, which is supported by NASA.

Nina Lanza, of Los Alamos Eight members have been selected for the field campaign of the Antarctica Search for Meteorites (ANSMET) program, which is supported by NASA.

The Taurid shower generally shoots about two to 10 meteors across the sky per hour, the society said. Though the meteors can be seen anytime in late October through November, this year's peak will be Nov. 5-12. They will be visible in North America.  This will be a good year for the Taurids, as there won't be a full moon to brighten the sky and disrupt the view, Rao said.  "The annual Taurid meteor shower is going on right now, and we are seeing steady activity in our meteor cameras.

Great balls of fire: Taurid meteor shower is here

The Taurid shower generally shoots about two to 10 meteors across the sky per hour, the society said. Though the meteors can be seen anytime in late October through November, this year's peak will be Nov. 5-12. They will be visible in North America. This will be a good year for the Taurids, as there won't be a full moon to brighten the sky and disrupt the view, Rao said. "The annual Taurid meteor shower is going on right now, and we are seeing steady activity in our meteor cameras.

1.2 billion-year-old 'meteorite mineral' found in Scotland

Rare mineral find linked to meteorite

'It could have caused a large mass extinction event at that time, but we still don't know the age of this asteroid impact,' says ANU's Andrew Glikson.

NASA researchers find frozen recipe for extraterrestrial vitamin

Scientists Identify Cosmic Energy Accelerator at the Galactic Center

Meteorites found from February 2016 daytime Florida fireball

Meteorites found from February 2016 daytime Florida fireball

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

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

Asteroid 2014 is no threat to Earth Artist's concept of an asteroid breaking up, via NASA/JPL

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

That Wasn’t a Meteorite That Killed a Man in India, NASA Says

Indian authorities inspect the site of a suspected meteorite landing on February 2016 in Vellore district in southern Tamil Nadu state in an impact that killed a bus driver and injured three others on February

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

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

Scientists say they've solved the mystery of Antartica's missing iron meteorites - ScienceAlert

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. One of the reasons is simply because, against the barren white backdrop of Antarctic.

ASU Center for Meteorite Studies curator sets record straight on space-rock odds, their characteristics — and the incident in India

ASU Center for Meteorite Studies curator sets record straight on space-rock odds, their characteristics — and the incident in India

Scientists may have finally discovered why there are few iron meteorites in Antarctica.

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.

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