July 24, 2004 |
Another meteorite from Mars has been discovered in Antarctica, one of only about 30 known Martian space rocks on Earth. What makes this rock special is its comparatively large size, said Timothy J. McCoy, curator of meteorites at the Smithsonian Institution. "It's a 700-gram rock [about 1 1/2 pounds] but by meteorite standards it's a mountain of material," he said.
December 10, 2001
A mile-wide crater in Nebraska thought to have been formed by a meteorite actually was produced by wind, researchers from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln said. The Bartak Depression, named for the family on whose land it is located, was identified in 1992. Kansas researchers said it was made by a meteorite, probably about 1,000 years ago--a conclusion that received much attention in the media because it would represent the most recent major meteor impact.
April 13, 2006 |
A meteorite believed to have come from an asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter sold for $93,000 at an auction of rare space sculptures. The 355-pound chunk of iron, thousands of years old and discovered in the Campo del Cielo crater field in Argentina, was one of 10 meteorites that went for high prices at a Bonhams' New York natural history auction.
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August 13, 1996
So scientists have discovered that a piece of rock in Antarctica is really a meteorite from Mars (Aug. 7)! A MARS Microscopic ALH Organism, to be exact--or shall we say MARSMALHO for short? This would explain the "coal" association. Probably just another friendly intergalactic MARSMALHO roast over volcanic charcoal. Finding some Hydrocarbon Oxidized Trajectory-Dispersed Organic Geoplasm (HOT DOG for short) in the same location would prove it. BONNIE HANSON Santa Ana The management of NASA is excited and taking credit after spending billions of dollars for men in space with no important results, while examination of a meteorite for only a few thousand dollars contains indications of early life from Mars.
January 20, 2013 |
The cold, dead asteroid Vesta might have had a very active inner life early in the solar system's history, according to an unusual analysis of a Saharan meteorite. Vesta might have had a magma ocean underneath its rocky exterior, allowing bits of mineral to rise and fall between softer and harder layers of material, according to a study published online Sunday by the journal Nature Geoscience. If confirmed, that would make it more like Earth and the solar system's other rocky planets than scientists had realized.
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June 23, 1991 |
Not to be too corny about this, but the thing the Del Mar Fair is selling is passion. Everywhere you look, somebody is describing/pushing/tending something they're madly in love with. A prized pig, a revered rose, a magic potato peeler that doubles as a surgical instrument, the ultimate cinnamon roll, even the voices of the carnies vibrate with urgency. But even by these aroused standards, Bruce Wegmann stands alone.