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'Lost' Iron Meteorites May Lurk Beneath Antarctic Ice. Scientists on Quest to Find Them.  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 days
Scientists are scouring the remote Antarctic ice cap for rare meteorites chock-full of iron and holding secrets to the history... more
Scientists Find Meteorite-Eating Microorganism  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
A species of archaea called Metallosphaera sedula is capable of growth on stony meteorites, utilizing metals trapped within these extraterrestrial objects as the sole energy source, according to... more
Meteorite-loving microorganism  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The archaeon Metallosphaera sedula can uptake and process extraterrestrial material. This is shown by an international team led by astrobiologists, who examines microbial fingerprints on meteorite materials. The researchers also conclude that M. sedula colonizes meteorite minerals faster than those... more
Meteorite-loving microorganism  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Chemolithotrophic microorganisms derive their energy from inorganic sources. Research into the physiological processes of these organisms—which are grown on meteorite—provides new insights into the potential of extraterrestrial materials as a source of accessible nutrients and energy for microorganisms of the... more
Wolfe Creek Crater Younger than Previously Thought  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
Wolfe Creek Crater, one of the world's largest meteorite craters, is much younger than previously thought. Wolfe Creek Crater is situated on... more
Sugar Delivered to Earth from Space  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
Researchers from Tohoku University, Hokkaido University, JAMSTEC, and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center investigated meteorites and found ribose and other sugars. These sugars possessed... more
Scientists Find Fossil Asteroidal Ice in Meteorite  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
An international team of scientists from the UK and Japan has found ‘fossilized asteroidal ice’ and pristine dust materials in a 4.6-billion-year-old... more
Ice fossils found in meteorite  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A team of researchers from Japan, China and the U.K. has found evidence of ice fossils on the surface of a meteorite. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, the group describes their close-up study of... more
Wolfe Creek Crater younger than previously thought  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Wolfe Creek Crater, one of the world's largest meteorite craters, is much younger than previously thought. more
Your RNA May Have Come from Space, Meteor Study Suggests  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
Scientists have detected ribose and other bioessential sugars in ancient meteorite samples for the first time, suggesting that RNA may have come from space and played a crucial... more
First evidence of bio-essential sugars in meteorites  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A new study has discovered meteorites containing RNA sugar, ribose, and other bio-important sugars; the first direct evidence of bio-essential sugars' delivery from space to the Earth. more
Discovery of fossil asteroidal ice in primitive meteorite Acfer 094  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
Carbonaceous chondrites are meteorites believed to preserve our planet’s source materials, but the precise nature of these materials still remains uncertain. To uncover pristine planetary materials, we performed... more
Researchers Find Extraterrestrial Sugars in Meteorites  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
An international team of scientists from Japan and the United States has found ribose and other bioessential sugars in two primitive meteorites, NWA 801... more
Possible meteor outburst this week worth a look up  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Scientists are predicting a rare meteor outburst this week that may be brief but incredibly intense. more
New study reveals secrets of Wolfe Creek Crater  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A study by an international research team led by Professor Tim Barrows from the University of Wollongong has thrown new light on how frequently large meteorites strike the Earth. more
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