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Chondrules: Big impacts, fast jets and heated discussions

Meteorite scientists are generally a happy, friendly bunch of people. They love nothing better than getting together at meetings and conferences to discuss their latest research results. 1,215 more words


Fossil fish and meteorite stolen from Museum Augusto Schulz

Argentina – On February 12, 2015 the journal “Norte” reported that on January 15, a meteorite and fossil fish were stolen from the Natural History Augusto Schulz in Chaco. 119 more words

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Asteroids of all kinds

Back on the subject of asteroids/meteorites!  Check out the BBC’s fascinating look at them – The Good, The Bad and the Ugly!


Dealers in an Adventure with Scientists

Although most people are probably unaware of it, buying and selling meteorites is big business, very big business. The rules of the market place apply to space rocks, just as they do for any commodity that’s in short supply. 974 more words


Catch a Shooting Star

A couple of weeks ago a couple of our colleagues from The Open University came up to Manchester to discuss a new exhibition at the… 49 more words



I fell to the ice-covered earth in the way I imagine a meteorite must fall, very sudden and uniquely electric. I was standing, walking, no hitting the solid, frozen tarmac in a painfully hilarious shock the way I did weeks ago; that slip was what I described as “not paying attention” and thinking of another time other than the one in which I inhabit. 550 more words

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