US scientist growing asparagus in meteorites

A US scientist is attempting to grow asparagus in meteorites to prepare humans for space farming.

5 facts about meteors that you might not know

A meteor basically refers to a bright trail of light that appears in the dark sky when a tiny chunk of space debris heats up and burns due to friction caused by the earth’s atmosphere.

Meteorites unlock secrets of Mars` early atmosphere

Geologists, who analyzed 40 meteorites that fell to Earth from Mars, have managed to unlock secrets of the Martian atmosphere hidden in the chemical signatures of these ancient rocks.

New smartphone app to track meteorites

Researchers have developed a new smartphone app that lets space enthusiasts track fireballs and meteors as they enter the Earth`s atmosphere.

Why surfaces of most asteroids appear redder than meteorites

A scientist has claimed to have found the reason behind surfaces of most asteroids appearing redder than meteorites-the remnants of asteroids that have crashed to Earth.

Life on Earth rained from the sky in meteorites: Study

Meteorite bombardment left large craters on Earth that contained water and chemical building blocks for life, which ultimately led to the first organisms 4 billion years ago, an Indian-origin scientist suggests.

Seven interesting facts about meteors

A meteor shower is truly a celestial delight to watch. A meteor basically refers to a bright trail of light that appears in the dark sky when a tiny chunk of space debris heats up and burns due to friction caused by the earth’s atmosphere.

How building blocks of life formed inside asteroids

Traces of bio-molecules found inside meteorites - which originated in the asteroid belt -could only have formed in the presence of warmth and moisture.

Martian meteorites 4 bn years younger than earlier believed

A team of geologists has proved that the most common group of meteorites from Mars is almost 4 billion years younger than many scientists had believed.

Phosphorus carried to Earth by meteorites

A team of scientists has finally solved a 3.5 billion-year-old mystery showing that phosphorus - key element that produced life on Earth- was carried to Earth on meteorites.

Ancient Egyptians used meteorites as accessories

Researchers at The Open University (OU) and The University of Manchester have found convincing evidence that Ancient Egyptians used meteorites to make symbolic accessories.

Missiles not meteorites on US-Russia agenda

The US plans to collaborate with Russia on missile issues and Afghanistan, but not planetary defence from space threats, a US diplomat said.

Water on Moon and Earth may have come from same meteorites

Researchers have found that the water found on the moon, like that on Earth, came from small meteorites called carbonaceous chondrites in the first 100 million years or so after the solar system formed.

Meteorites may provide clues about life on Mars

A team of scientists has examined a meteorite that formed on Mars more than a billion years ago to determine if conditions were ever right on the red planet to sustain life.

Grains of sand from supernova found in meteorites

Scientists have been studying stars by looking at specks of dust carried to Earth in meteorites.

Meteorites found in Morocco could be from Mercury

Early in 2012, someone in Southern Morocco picked up 35 greenish stones, which is believed to be fragments of a meteorite from Mercury.

Asteroid used as ham press worth USD 5.3 mn

A huge 100kg rock used by a Spanish farmer for more than three decades to press ham has turned out to be an asteroid worth a whopping USD 5.3 million.

Russia`s Chelyabinsk recovers from meteor crash

Emergency services have repaired most of the damage caused by a meteor that shook Russia`s Chelyabinsk region.

Over 1,000 injured as 10-ton meteorite hits Russia

Over 1,000 people, including more than 200 children, were injured Friday in a freak incident when a meteor weighing about 10 tons streaked across the sky above Russia`s Ural Mountains.

`Volcanoes in India killed dinosaurs`

Volcanic activity in the Deccan Traps near modern-day Mumbai, and not an asteroid, may have killed the dinosaurs about 65-million-years ago, according to a new study.