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Meteorite and Family Fun Day this Saturday, May 23rd

Come out tomorrow between 10 AM and 5 PM for meteorite talks and science activities here at the Rice Museum. Admission will be reduced to $5 per person for the day (children 4 and under are still free). 22 more words

Events

The Snowman on Vesta

Shaped Like A Snowman

Vesta is the second-most-massive object in the asteroid belt after the dwarf planet Ceres, and it contributes an estimated 9% of the mass of the  256 more words

Astronomy

OSIRIS-REx - Seeking Answers to the Sweet Mystery of Life

Guest Blogger: Jason Dworkin

The nature of the origin of life is a topic that has engaged people since ancient times. Where did we come from? 1,133 more words

OSIRIS-REx

Travels of an Urban Geologist: Building Bavaria II

The pretty, Medieval town of Nördlingen lies, fittingly, on the ‘Romantic Road’ in the west-central Swabian Bavaria. Its red-roofed buildings are enclosed within a complete and circular circuit of town walls. 530 more words

Geology

Bringing the Moon to Rider

One of the wonderful programs run by NASA is the Lunar and Meteorite Disk Program, which allows educators the opportunity to borrow samples of moon rocks collected by Apollo astronauts, along with some meteorites recovered all over the globe.   41 more words

DATING THE MOON-FORMING IMPACT EVENT WITH METEORITES

Through a combination of data analysis and numerical modeling work, researchers have found a record of the ancient Moon-forming giant impact observable in stony meteorites. Their work will appear in the April 2015 issue of the Journal Science. 767 more words

COSMOLOGY AND ASTOPHYSICS

Meteorites Bring the Building Blocks of Life

Meteorite Day at the Museum May 23, 2015 Visit us at the Rice NW Museum on Saturday, May 23, for our annual Meteorite Day. There will be guest lectures and special events for the family all day. 316 more words

Science