Shock compression research shows hexagonal diamond could serve as meteor impact marker
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Shock compression research shows hexagonal diamond could serve as meteor impact marker

It has been hypothesized that lonsdaleite forms when graphite-bearing meteors strike the Earth. The violent…

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Asteroid-Hunting Spacecraft Delivers a Second Year of Data
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Asteroid-Hunting Spacecraft Delivers a Second Year of Data

NASA’s asteroid-hunting NEOWISE survey uses infrared to detect and characterize asteroids and comets. Since December…

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Early Mars bombardment likely enhanced life-supporting habitat
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Early Mars bombardment likely enhanced life-supporting habitat

The bombardment of Mars some 4 billion years ago by comets and asteroids as large…

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NASA Research Gives New Insights into How the Moon Got ‘Inked’
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NASA Research Gives New Insights into How the Moon Got ‘Inked’

A powerful combination of observations and computer simulations is giving new clues to how the…

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Micrometeorites revealed interesting details about ancient Earth’s atmosphere
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Micrometeorites revealed interesting details about ancient Earth’s atmosphere

Small objects in the hands of scientists can reveal extremely big facts. Team of researchers,…

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Giant Tsunamis Battered the Coastlines of an Early Martian Ocean
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Giant Tsunamis Battered the Coastlines of an Early Martian Ocean

New NASA-funded research indicates that giant tsunamis played a fundamental role in forming Martian coastal…

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Study shows how comets break up, make up
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Study shows how comets break up, make up

Comets regularly break and reunite again
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Comets regularly break and reunite again

New Type of Meteorite Linked to Ancient Asteroid Collision
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New Type of Meteorite Linked to Ancient Asteroid Collision

An ancient space rock discovered in a Swedish quarry is a type of meteorite never…

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Relics of the Milky Way’s first generation of stars
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Relics of the Milky Way’s first generation of stars

The first stars that made up the Milky Way have long burnt out, but astronomers…

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