On February 15, 2013, a small asteroid exploded over the city of Chelyabinsk, Russia. The shock wave from this explosion damaged thousands of buildings, and almost 1,500 people were injured by broken glass and other debris. Read more about it here: www.space.com/39251-on-this-day-in-space.html
"Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun, who died in 1324 B.C., for example, was buried with an iron headrest, bracelet, and dagger. For a long time it was thought that some civilization somewhere had managed to smelt iron earlier, resulting in these coveted, precocious artifacts. But there is another way to get iron—one that is literally out of this world."
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"Specifically, the team found osbornite, which had previously been collected as space dust on a NASA mission. Initially, the scientists thought that they were looking at a volcanic flow deposit called ignimbrite but when they used an electron microprobe they found the rare space material."
60 million-year-old meteorite impact found on Scottish island
"Evidence of the giant, ancient meteorite impact includes deposits of green molten rock fragments mixed in with red sandstone "sandwiched" between sandstones almost 1.2 billion years old."
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Heads-up, Earthlings! The annual Geminid meteor shower has arrived, peaking overnight Dec. 13-14. It's a good time to bundle up, go outside and let the universe blow your mind! Get the details: go.nasa.gov/2jEepCC
How does one go about finding the elusive treasure from space? A look back at the interview with Scott Sutherland where Geoff describes how.
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Visitors from Another World, by Pr. Meenakshi Wadhwa - ASU
Gazing at the night sky conjures deep questions about the universe. Meenakshi Wadhwa, professor in the School of Earth & Space Exploration and director of the Center for Meteorite Studies at Arizona State University, invites us to look at the planetary ‘Rosetta stones’ right here on Earth that can give us answers.
ASU KEDtalks are the bridge between your curiosity and what ASU researchers are exploring and discovering. KEDtalks spark ideas, indulge curiosity and inspire action. They connect you to others like you – people who care and want to know more.
Introducing NWA 11444 Lunar Meteorite. Good day today my lunar finally got it's classification. Just over 1.3kg in the UK mainly gone to Museums and Universities over here. Never been such a great chance for large pieces for study and public display at such a low price. Largest pieces headed to the NHM and Ulster Museum for special displays next year and for the 50th Lunar landing anniversary celebrations following. Many pieces below gone but some available if anybody interested 🙂 1st photo below is 75g with possible remnant fusion crust.
The Igdi Morocco fall from July 12, 2017.
Finally I have almost all of it. I went a week after the fall to the location but military drove everyone out as it is just a few km from Algeria border. It was 125 F 50-52 c.
Most people refused to sell at that time since they thought it was an achondrite.
Ive finally recovered over 3.5 kilograms of material. Less than 6 kilograms has been found.
It’s an LL chondrite. Submitted to the nomcom but not approved yet.