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5,000 tons of ancient ‘extraterrestrial dust’ fall on Earth each year
Earth is basically a gigantic cosmic dustbin.
Astronomers cooked up alien atmospheres in an oven
The secret ingredient is meteorite powder.
Mars might be made of mashed-up baby planets
An unexpected composition of two meteorites could rewrite our understanding of the Red Planet’s history.
Meteorite-eating microbes could help us look for alien life
The peculiar bugs could illuminate what signs to look for on Mars and beyond.
A ball of space mud just pelted Earth—and scientists couldn’t be happier
We haven’t seen a rock like this in 50 years.
This comet stuffed inside a meteorite is the ultimate cosmic turducken
And it could teach us about the early solar system.
Volcanoes might have formed on Mars the same way they did in Hawaii
By studying Martian meteorites, scientists think they've found an explanation for ancient eruptions on the Red Planet.
Ancient space crystals may prove the sun threw heated tantrums as a tot
You can learn a lot from 4.5-billion-year-old rocks.
Hunt for meteorites in your own yard
You can collect micrometeorites anywhere.
Life on Earth exploded, but meteorites didn’t start the party
Sometimes life just finds a way