Meteorite stirs life-on-Mars debate
Meteorite stirs life-on-Mars debate

Analysis of a meteorite that fell in the Moroccan desert three years ago revives theories about life on Mars, scientists said on Tuesday.

Meteorite that killed dinosaurs helped forests bloom
Meteorite that killed dinosaurs helped forests bloom

A giant meteorite that wiped out dinosaurs along with evergreen flowering plants 66 million years ago gave rise to deciduous plants - plants that lose their leaves at some point during the year, a significant study reveals.

Meteorite-hit near Nicaraguan capital likely was asteroid piece
Meteorite-hit near Nicaraguan capital likely was asteroid piece

A meteorite that left a crater near the international airport in the Nicaraguan capital Managua may have been part of the asteroid, 60-feet in size, that flew past Earth last weekend.

`Meteorite` smashes into Nicaraguan capital

 A mysterious explosion that rocked Nicaragua`s crowded capital Managua, creating a large crater, appears to have been caused by a small meteorite, officials said Sunday.

'Black beauty' meteorite helps scientists discover climate history of Mars
'Black beauty' meteorite helps scientists discover climate history of Mars

A new study has helped scientists uncover the climate history of the 'red planet' with the help of an ancient Martian meteorite known as 'Black Beauty'.

Violent past of `Novato` meteorite revealed

A new study has revealed the origin and violent history of the meteorite, now officially named `Novato`, which fell onto the roof of a house in Novato, California, on Oct. 17, 2012.

Russian Meteorite explains mystery behind dinosaur extinction

A new study on Russian Chelyabinsk meteorite has shed a light on the long-standing debate about the source of the asteroid that impacted the Earth and caused the extinction of the dinosaurs.

Mysterious, giant Siberian crater discovered at `end of world`

A puzzling giant crater has been recently discovered in the remote area of North Siberia.

Skydiver narrowly misses getting hit by meteorite

A man had a close shave with death after a meteorite narrowly passed by him.

Mars meteorite could solve mysteries of Red Planet

A piece of rock that found its way from Mars to a desert in northwest Africa may help reveal the history and evolution of Mars.

Astronomers find record-breaking lunar impact

Spanish astronomers have said that a meteorite with the mass of a small car had crashed into the Moon last September.

New NASA technique to scan space dust for alien life

A new technique to scan extremely small meteorite samples for ingredients of life has been developed by NASA scientists to unravel the mysterious origin of life.

Dutch rock is long-lost meteorite

A small brown-black rock that landed near a Dutch village in 1873 is actually a rare meteorite that may be as old as the solar system which formed roughly 4.6 billion years ago, scientists say.

Meteorite found in the Sahara sheds light on Martian crust

A meteorite found in the Sahara last year by Bedouin tribesmen is a rock from Mars, revealing that the Red Planet`s crust formed 4.4 billion years ago, scientists reported on Wednesday.

Scientist reveals `how life began on Earth `

Indian-origin paleontologist, Dr. Sankar Chatterjee, believes that he has found the answer to the question about how life on Earth began more than 3.8 billion years ago.

4.5 cm meteorite to answer `how Mars turned to stone`

A meteorite may help explain as to how the Red Planet became a cold, rocky desert after losing its thick, carbon dioxide-rich atmosphere, according to researchers.

Largest fragment of meteorite in Russia found

Divers have found the largest piece so far of a meteorite which hit Russia`s Chelyabinsk region in February this year, a scholar said Wednesday.

How building a telescope could send early warning of incoming asteroids

A physics professor has suggested that an early-warning telescope should be built to search for asteroids - about the size of a football field.

Lasers may be key to nudging small asteroids away from Earth

Researchers have proposed a space-based laser system to NASA that could turn out to be a cost-effective way to nudge small asteroids away from a collision course with Earth.

Icy comet collisions can produce building blocks of life

A new study suggests that the building blocks of life can spontaneously come into existence when icy comets smash into planets.