Articles tagged "meteorite"

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Scientists find largest meteorite impact crater in the British Isles

Researchers have located the epicenter of an ancient meteorite impact along the Scottish coast, the largest impact in the British Isles. In a paper published in Journal of the Geological Society, a team led by Dr. Ken Amor from the Department of Earth Sciences at...

June 11, 2019

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Meteorite hits ground in Jaipur, 4 kg (8.8 lbs) rock-like object found

A mysterious rock-like object appears to have fallen from the sky in an open field near the Bhankhrora residential area in the city of Jaipur, the capital of India’s Rajasthan state on June 6, 2017, causing panic among locals. What's left of the object,...

June 06, 2017

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Meteor explodes over Cyprus, parts of it believed to have fallen north of the island

A bright meteor exploded over Cyprus and was observed across a wide area of the south of the island around 00:45 local time on Friday, September 9, 2016 (21:45 UTC on September 8). The phenomenon was followed by a sonic boom, prompting hundreds of calls to the...

September 09, 2016

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Meteorite hits Nicaragua's capital, leaves 12-meter wide crater

A meteorite hit Nicaragua's capital Managua around 05:00 UTC on Sunday, September 7, and left a 12-meter wide crater in a wooded area near the city's airport. The meteorite impact was accompanied by a loud boom and a burning smell.

September 08, 2014

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Huge fireball seen over Queensland might have hit the ground, Australia

A giant fireball was seen falling from the sky over central and northern Queensland on May 15th. According to eyewitnesses, a massive ball of fire had blue and orange tail and it might have hit the ground somewhere between Townsville and Jericho around 18:52 AEST (06:52

May 16, 2014

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Bright fireball streaked across the sky above Madrid, Spain

A bright fireball streaked across the sky above the Spanish capital Madrid and was seen across the entire country on April 13, 2013. The object struck the atmosphere above the Villamuelas district in the province of Toledo, southwest of Madrid around 21:45 UTC...

April 16, 2013

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Cometary panspermia - Traces of life found inside meteorite

Researchers claim that a meteorite which disintegrated and fell in Sri Lanka in December last year bears evidence of extra-terrestrial life. A joint research by scientists from UK and Sri Lanka led to discovery of fossilized algae in samples of a large meteorite,

January 19, 2013

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Piece of meteor found near Krizevci, Croatia

A piece of a meteor was found near the central Croatian town of Krizevci, the first extra-terrestrial item to come down on Croatia in the last 60 years.A black stone weighing 292 grams was found on February 20, following the impact of a larger rock sometime between

March 09, 2011

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Ground-Based Lasers Vie With Satellites To Map Earth's Magnetic Field

Mapping the Earth's magnetic field - to find oil, track storms or probe the planet's interior - typically requires expensive satellites. University of California, Berkeley, physicists have now come up with a much cheaper way to measure the Earth's magnetic field

February 22, 2011