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Meorite hunting and listening

I’m gonna level with you. Meteors are pretty darn cool. Here we have material from who knows where, either from the remnants of dead stars or thrown to us from who knows where. 576 more words

Listen For Meteors

ECHO and the BUNNYMEN - " Holy Moses " Live on Letterman

with their new album “Meteorites” and a number of live shows in the UK and USA  the Bunnymen performed the song “Holy Moses” on Letterman Show


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