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Chondrules: An enduring enigma

I am really looking forward to the chondrules workshop taking place tomorrow and Tuesday at the Natural History Museum, London. OK, so I have to get up at the crack of dawn to make it on time, but it’s worth it.  169 more words

Meteorites

The biggest meteorites in history that have plummeted to Earth and survived

Often, when rocks from space hurtle towards Earth, they burn up in the atmosphere before actually reaching us. The ones that vaporise become a meteor — or a shooting star. 45 more words

Meteor fireball observed across 11 southern U.S. states

If you saw a bright flash in the sky around 6:16 a.m., it wasn’t lightning. It was a short trail, exploding fireball that lasted around three seconds. 100 more words

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Mystery object (possibly a meteorite) lands in UK garden after loud thump in middle of night

This mysterious rock like object is causing quite a stir in Lowercroft.

Now the couple in whose garden it was found are hoping someone may be able to shed some light on what it is — and where it came from. 324 more words

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TOP 10 LARGEST METEORITE CRATERS

The Top 10 Largest Meteorite Craters in the WorldSadly the size of all these craters listed and many, many others is always in dispute with geologists.

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Human meteorites

Recently, there was another news report of an unusually bright alien rock entering the earth’s atmosphere, briefly lighting up the night sky like noon before breaking up and disappearing.   477 more words