A piece of rock found its way all the way from Mars to a desert in northwest Africa. And now it has the potential to tell us all kinds of things about the Red Planet. Trace explains what this one rock might help scientists uncover.
This weekend's Leonid meteor shower will be hard to catch.
A bright meteor has caused a stir in California, likely originating from the Taurid meteor shower that has caused other sightings across the U.S. Continue reading →
Meteor strikes like the one that rocked the Russian city of Chelyabinsk on Feb. 15 probably happen far more frequently than previously believed -- up to 10 times more frequent. Continue reading →
The Chelyabinsk meteor blast provided scientists with a trove of rare data. What they learned might make you duck and cover. Continue reading →
The half-ton meteorite is said to have been part of the ground-shaking meteor from February 2013 that hurt 1,200 people.
Scientists have discovered unexpected ingredients for life -- organic molecules never seen before in meteorites -- inside a chunk of space rock that fell to Earth over California last year.
Did life come to Earth via Mars meteorites, rather than arising here indigenously?
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