Geophysicists have discovered evidence of what may be the world’s largest asteroid impact in central Australia. The impact zone from what would have been a huge meteorite stretches over 400 kilometers.
Scientists studying meteorites -- space rocks big enough to survive the tumble to earth, carrying chemicals that swirled in our solar system's primeval days -- announced they identified life's building blocks on carbonaceous chondrite samples.
A Research team reports two rare meteorites found in Antarctica two years ago are from a previously unknown, ancient asteroid have an outer layer or crust similar in composition to the crust of Earth's continents.
Collectors of heavenly bodies met in New York for Super Auction with mixed results. While two of the world's best known meteorites failed to pull their weight, a mailbox from Georgia emerged as a new star.