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November 15, 2015
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34 Kilometer Neuland

Der Geologe Thomas Kenkmann hat zusammen mit einer Erdölfirma einen Meteoritenkrater in Saudi-Arabien entdeckt Neuland in der Wüste: Der Freiburger Geologe Prof. Dr. Thomas Kenkmann und sein Kollege Dr. Michael Poelchau haben zusammen mit der Erdölexplorationsfirma „Saudi Aramco“ einen 34 … Continue reading

December 18, 2014
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Meteorite That Doomed Dinosaurs Remade Forests

The impact decimated slow-growing evergreens and made way for fast-growing, deciduous plants, UA researchers say, and that provides an explanation for those fall colors. The meteorite impact that spelled doom for the dinosaurs 66 million years ago decimated the evergreens … Continue reading

November 27, 2013
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From Mercury to Morocco, and onward to Yale: a meteorite’s tale

Talk about a precious stone — the largest piece of the only known meteorite from the planet Mercury has found its way to Yale, where it is now on display at the Peabody Museum of Natural History. Known as NWA … Continue reading

June 20, 2013
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Scientists Find Possible Solution to an Ancient Enigma

The widespread disappearance of stromatolites, the earliest visible manifestation of life on Earth, may have been driven by single-celled organisms called foraminifera. The findings, by scientists at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI); Massachusetts Institute of Technology; the University of Connecticut; … Continue reading

December 16, 2012
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Exploding Star Missing From Formation of Solar System

A new study published by University of Chicago researchers challenges the notion that the force of an exploding star prompted the formation of the solar system. In this study, published online last month in Earth and Planetary Science Letters, authors … Continue reading

October 14, 2012
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How to Hunt a Space Rock

Peter Willis and his team of researchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., had a problem. Actually, more like they had a solution that needed a problem. Confused? Let’s let Peter give it a shot… “My team and … Continue reading

May 16, 2012
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Largest Meteorite Hunt in History Yields Treasure for UA

Thanks to the generosity of three professional meteorite hunters, the UA Lunar and Planetary Laboratory will own three samples of a rare kind of meteorite leftover from the earliest beginnings of the solar system. To the untrained eye, the black, … Continue reading

April 4, 2012
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Organics Probably Formed Easily in Early Solar System

Complex organic compounds, including many important to life on Earth, were readily produced under conditions that likely prevailed in the primordial solar system. Scientists at the University of Chicago and NASA Ames Research Center came to this conclusion after linking … Continue reading