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August Birthstone: Peridot

What does it look like?

What is it?

This month’s birthstone is another structure we have met before. It is a form of Olivine, (Mg,Fe)2SiO4, which we saw… 409 more words

Mineral Structures

FRom SPACE.com: "Roof-Crashing Meteorite Linked to Giant Impact that Made the Moon"


August 19, 2014
Elizabeth Howell

A meteorite that crashed into a California house in 2012 can be traced back to the giant impact that formed Earth’s moon 4.5 billion years ago, a new study reveals. 441 more words

Basic Research

Images of the Day: 19/8/14

(Photo Credit: Alexander Gerst/ESA)

This is the Barringer Crater, a 50,000 year-old meteor impact crater located in the northern Arizona desert in the United States. It is about 1,200 meters (3,900 feet) in diameter and 70 meters deep (570 feet). 114 more words

The International Space Station

Out of this World Internship

Ellen, the museum’s summer intern and student at the University of Aberdeen, tells us about her experience at the museum, highlighting some of her favourite objects she has been researching.  392 more words

To the ends of the earth and beyond – the search for 'impossible

Hello all, Helen here!  After a mad few weeks of traveling, I thought today I would lean on some ‘existing material’.  Here’s an article on quasicrystals that I wrote back in 2012 for… 1,092 more words


Clair Patterson, Rocks from Space, and Metal in the Air

It’s not a secret that I’ve got a soft spot for meteorites, especially the sort that I can get my hands on and turn into jewelry. 1,411 more words

Natural Science

Gran Museo del Mundo Maya

Not content with having a perfectly good museum of anthropology situated very conveniently in the centre of town, the authorities decided that was was really needed was a purpose built museum as far from the centre as possible. 493 more words