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Jun 17, 2014 12:00 PM ET // Jeanna Bryner, LiveScience Managing Editor
Scientists for the first time have gotten a glimpse of an elusive mineral, inside a 4.5-billion-year-old meteorite, and have named it bridgmanite.
Jun 12, 2014 03:40 PM ET // Joseph Castro, Contributor
Deep within the Earth's rocky mantle lies oceans' worth of water locked up in a type of mineral called ringwoodite.
Dec 17, 2013 04:13 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
In new images of Vesta, an unusual, yet beautiful, look at the massive asteroid's mineral history has been made possible.
May 26, 2013 01:00 PM ET // Larry O'Hanlon
A new look a relatively slow impacts on the moon opens the possibility that many minerals found there are not from the moon at all.
Apr 26, 2013 11:00 AM ET // Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience
A stunning blue diamond broke a world record today, fetching a price of 6.2 million British pounds, or about $1.8 million per carat.