Weighing in at 261 kilogrammes and with a circumference of two metres, a meteorite which fell to earth 5,000 years ago is the largest ever found in Poland. This magnificent ebony black hunk of iron was unearthed at the Morasko meteorite reserve, near the western Polish city of Poznan.
Newsy (Feb. 2, 2015) The 4.4 billion-year-old meteorite is like nothing ever discovered on Earth and gives researchers insight into the makeup of the Red Planet's surface.
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Xinhua News Agency (Feb. 21, 2013) The impact of a large meteorite which flew over Russia a week ago hit headlines all around the world.
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CBC (July 25, 2013) A meteorite from Mars at Toronto's Royal Ontario Museum has changed the way scientists view the seemingly cold, dormant Red Planet, revealing that it was still hot and bubbly when the first mammals ... watch video
AP (Oct. 16, 2013) Russian divers on Wednesday retrieved the largest fragment so far of the Chelyabinsk meteorite that exploded over the southern Urals city on February 15 and crashed to the bottom of Lake Chebarkul. ... watch video
Xinhua News Agency (Feb. 27, 2013) Russian scientists have found the largest fragment of the meteorite which exploded in central Russia on Feb. 15. Scientists say more than 50 pieces of the meteor have been ... watch video
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May 20, 2015 Astronomers using ESO's Very Large Telescope in Chile have captured the most detailed image ever taken of the Medusa Nebula. As the star at the heart of this nebula made its ... read more
Aug. 8, 2014 Planetary scientists have shed some light on the bombardment history of our solar system by studying a unique volcanic meteorite recovered in Western Australia. Captured on camera seven years ago ... read more
Dec. 20, 2012 A meteorite that exploded as a fireball over California's Sierra foothills this past spring was among the fastest, rarest meteorites known to have hit the Earth, and it traveled a highly ... read more
Sep. 26, 2012 An ancient Buddhist statue which was first recovered by a Nazi expedition in 1938 has been analyzed by a team of scientists. The probably 1,000-year-old statue, called the “Iron Man”, weighs 10 ... read more
June 9, 2011 Detailed analysis of the most pristine meteorite ever recovered shows that the composition of the organic compounds it carried changed during the early years of the solar system. Those changed ... read more