Tag Archives: meteorites

Cooking with meteorites

What would you do if you found a meteorite? You might keep it as an ornament. Perhaps you could sell it to a collector or a scientist. Though I’d imagine you probably wouldn’t use it to make jamón serrano… Weirdly though, … Continue reading

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Hot Rocks

I’ve seen occasional news reports about meteor trafficking for quite some time now, and if I’m perfectly honest, I’m not quite sure what to think about it all. On one hand, the prospect of important scientific discoveries being lost is … Continue reading

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Fun with micrometeorites…

I have to hand it to BBC News, their headline of “Tiny rock excites astrochemists” amused me so much, I just had to take a look at the story. It concerns a micrometeorite dubbed MM04 — a 150 micron basaltic … Continue reading

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Extraterrestrial Nucleobases?

This is interesting… An international group of researchers (UK, USA, Netherlands) have apparently confirmed the presence of two primitive nucleobases in meteorite samples. The Murcheson Meteorite crash landed in Australia nearly 50 years ago, and has been pored over by … Continue reading

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