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First Evidence of Comet Strike Found

Posted October 9th, 2013 at 5:25 pm (UTC+0)
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A team of South African scientists writing in the journal ‘Earth and Planetary Science Letters’ said that they have found the first evidence of a comet striking Earth 28 million years ago. “Comets always visit our skies – they’re these dirty snowballs of ice mixed with dust – but never before in history has material […]

Mars Meteorite Sparks New Questions About Red Planet

Posted January 7th, 2013 at 7:47 pm (UTC+0)

Scientists have determined a meteorite discovered in the Sahara Desert in 2011 is about 2.1 billion years old and could be the first meteorite to come from the surface of Mars. The meteorite, designated NWA (North West Africa) 7034 and nicknamed “Black Beauty,” weighs about 320 grams and is loaded with Martian water. It is […]