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Scientists discover mineral in meteorite never found in nature

Scientists have discovered a new mineral, one that has never before been seen in nature, lodged inside a meteorite found near Wedderburn in central Victoria, Australia.

Meteorite explodes over Cyprus early Friday morning

Residents in Cyprus experienced a near-Earth encounter early Friday when a suspected meteorite exploded overhead with a flash of light and a thunderous roar that caused the ground to shake.

Meteorite not responsible for killing man in India: NASA

New Delhi - NASA on Wednesday said it was unlikely a meteorite was responsible for killing a man at a college campus in India last week, as local scientists continued to examine the mysterious object recovered from the scene.

Tamil Nadu meteorite death could be first in 200 years

Tamil Nadu scientists are now investigating the death of a man in Vellore, declared to have been killed by a falling meteorite.

Drug trial of Metformin to begin, may increase lifespan to 120

The idea of living in a healthy body as long as 120 years has to be appealing to virtually everyone. But it's impossible, no? No, actually, it may not be, scientists say, and a drug has been approved for trial that could be a longevity breakthrough.

How to see the Perseid meteor shower that peaks this week

The annual Perseid meteor shower will reach its peak this week during a new moon, giving amateur stargazers dark skies to view a dazzling array of "shooting stars."

Four arrested in Argentina smuggling more than ton of meteorites

Buenos Aires - Police nabbed four alleged smugglers in Argentina trying to steal more than a ton of protected meteorites, authorities said Saturday.

Video: Mysterious blast 'turns night to day' over Russia's Urals

Yekaterinburg - A massive explosion which lit up the sky over Russia's Urals has become the subject of speculation after the authorities declined comment on it although several locals captured it on camera. According to an eyewitness, the explosion "turned night to day."

'Meteorite' smashes into Nicaraguan capital

Managua - A mysterious explosion that rocked Nicaragua's crowded capital Managua, creating a large crater, appears to have been caused by a small meteorite, officials said Sunday.Amazingly, in a sprawling city of 1.

Norwegian skydiver narrowly dodges meteorite

Oslo - A Norwegian skydiver narrowly escaped a meteorite that passed only metres away from him while jumping over Norway, according to a video aired by public broadcaster NRK.

Mojave crater is source of most Martian meteorites

It has been estimated that most of the 150 or so Martian meteorites that have been found on Earth were launched into space during an impact that created the Mojave Crater on Mars.

Meteorite study suggests carbon capture locked up Mars atmosphere

East Kilbride - Examination of a meteorite that’s believed to have fallen to Earth around 3,000 years ago has provided clues as to how Mars lost its atmosphere, previously rich in carbon dioxide (CO2).

Divers pull meteorite from Russian lake

On Wednesday, divers working at a Russian lake managed to recover a large chunk of meteorite that exploded earlier this year over Chelyabinsk.

Possible meteorite lights up the sky in the Canary Islands, Spain

Twitter went a little wild at 10:35pm local time on Sunday in the north of the Canary Islands, as witnesses reported a light streaking across the sky, "as bright as if it was daytime."

NASA: 56,000 mph meteor hits Moon, biggest explosion ever (Video)

NASA is reporting that a meteor smashed into the Moon on March 17, 2013 at a speed of 56,000 mph, sparking the biggest and brightest explosion ever observed and creating a crater 65 feet wide (20 meters).

Meteorite crashes through roof of Connecticut home

Wolcott - An expert confirmed today that an object that sailed through the roof of a Connecticut home was a meteorite. The crash occurred on Friday night.

Fireball lights the sky over concert in Salta, Argentina (video)

Salta - As the folk music band "Los Tekis" performed at an outdoor venue, a suspected meteor lit up the night sky early on Sunday in Salta, Argentina. Just as they finished their song, the sky lit up like day.

Video: Massive fireball in the sky over central Spain

Toledo - Astronomers were stunned by a huge fireball which lit the skies over central Spain this weekend. Apparently this was a fragment from a meteor which burst into flames.

Another massive green meteor fireball blazes over California

Hundreds of Californians reported seeing a bright light streak across the sky late Thursday. Authorities believe the sighting was a meteor. The incident comes a week after a sighting over the Bay Area , California releases footage of Russian Meteor from Space

Footage and actual tracking of the meteorite that impacted earth on February 15, 2013 is released. Click the link at the bottom of the page.

Russia cleans up — Town hit with 'force of 30 Hiroshima bombs'

Chebarkul - According to NASA scientists the meteorite that streaked over the skies of Russia on Friday exploded with a "force of 30 Hiroshima bombs."

Op-Ed: The sky is falling! The sky is falling?

San Francisco - A whirlwind of chaos spawned by the Russian Meteor hit causes conspiracy theories and rumors to spread worldwide.. One thing is for sure, the sky is falling.

UPDATE: Fireball seen streaking across northern California sky

San Francisco - Less than 24 hours after meteorites crashed into two cities in northern Russia, residents of several northern California communities reported a "fireball" streaking across the sky.

Meteorite-like object hit Cienfuegos in Cuba on Wednesday

Cienfuegos - Not to be outdone, it seems that a meteor-like object also rocked Cienfuegos in the center of Cuba on Wednesday this week, just days before the incident in Russia.

UPDATE: 1200 injured as meteors hit parts of Russia (Video)

Chelyabinsk - Massive meteor fragments began raining out of the sky over parts of northeast Russia, damaging infrastructure in one city and injuring hundreds.

Meteor injures hundreds in Russia, Update 1200 injured

Chelyabinsk - A meteor, travelling at a speed of 30 km (19 miles) per second, has crashed into the Ural mountain region of Russia, injuring at least 500 people. A fireball was seen streaking through the sky Friday before the meteor hit land.

Meteorite crashed across Chelyabinsk region of Russia (videos)

Chelyabinsk - Witnesses in Russia's Urals region panicked when a series of explosions and bright flashes hit the sky. Initial reports said a meteorite may have been blown to pieces by a missile, but this is not the case. More than 1,000 people have been injured.

Meteorite crashes in Russia

As the world awaits a flyby from an asteroid, Russia is dealing with a meteorite strike. BBC Europe is reporting a meteor shower has caused a meteorite to fall to earth and some injuries and damage has been reported.

Unexplained loud 'booms' heard over Kentucky and Indiana (video)

For some time now, people have reported strange sounds and booms, right across the USA. The latest incident happened in Indiana and Kentucky, and no one knows what caused it.

Mars meteorite dubbed 'Black Beauty' is in a class of its own

2013 only begun four days ago and already there have been a fair few news stories relating to Space and its celestial beings. This latest one relates to a large meteorite found in the Moroccan dessert.
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Aerial view of Barringer Crater in Arizona. This crator was made by a very large meteorite.
Aerial view of Barringer Crater in Arizona. This crator was made by a very large meteorite.
USGS/D. Roddy
A meteorite older than the Earth was recently found in Australia
A meteorite older than the Earth was recently found in Australia
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Fireball seen over northern UK and Scotland on March 3  2012
Fireball seen over northern UK and Scotland on March 3, 2012
YouTube screen capture: mralan1969uk
A flash in the sky over a concert in Salta  Argentina could be a meteorite.
A flash in the sky over a concert in Salta, Argentina could be a meteorite.
Meteorite in the Urals region of Russia  February 15  2013
Meteorite in the Urals region of Russia, February 15, 2013
A Meteor fragment crashes into a Russian city.
A Meteor fragment crashes into a Russian city.
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A meteor streaks through the night sky.
A meteor streaks through the night sky.
Meteor shower
Meteor shower
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