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Life’s Building Blocks Recreated Under Space-Like Conditions
Apr 16, 2015
Researchers have reproduced a wide array of building blocks for life in a prebiotic scenario involving meteorites and the solar wind.
Meteorites key to the story of Earth’s layers
Apr 15, 2015
A new analysis of the chemical make-up of meteorites has helped scientists work out when the Earth formed its layers.
Death of a dynamo — A hard drive from space
Jan 22, 2015
Hidden magnetic messages contained within ancient meteorites are providing a unique window into the processes that shaped our solar system.
The Abundance of Water in Asteroid Fragments
Oct 24, 2014
A new study provides insights about the abundance of water in fragments of asteroids.
Craters Could Be Promising Sites to Look for Life
May 22, 2014
Leaf remains have been found entombed in the impact glass created by asteroid and comet bombardments.