Scientists Study Meteorites to Explore How Earth Acquired Its Water

The cross-section of a small meteorite.

Each year, hundreds of meteorites — rocky bodies left over from the formation of the solar system — bombard Earth, delivering minerals, metals and water to our planet. (Image: A. Treiman via Lunar and Planetary Institute/USRA)

Skystone: Fascinating Alien Stones That Fall to Earth

Organic Molecules in Martian Meteorite Not Biological in Origin

Body in space glowing as it heads through Earth's atmosphere.

They found evidence of water-rock interactions similar to those that happen on Earth. (Image: via Pixabay)

Rare Meteorite Could Hold Secrets to Life on Earth

A meteor heading to Earth.

Scientists are set to uncover the secrets of a rare meteorite and possibly the origins of oceans and life on Earth, thanks to Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) funding. (Image: 9866112 via Pixabay)

Skystone: The Fascinating Alien Stones That Fall on Earth

The blue meteorite known as Skystone.

The Skystone is believed to be a remnant from a meteorite and is composed largely of oxygen. (Image: Screenshot via YouTube)

Asteroid That Hit Botswana in 2018 Likely Came From Vesta

An asteroid heading to Earth.

The small asteroid that impacted Botswana, called 2018 LA, was first spotted by the University of Arizona's Catalina Sky Survey as a faint point of light moving among the stars. (Image: 9866112 via Pixabay)

New Study Proves That Lake Mien Was Created by a Meteorite Impact

A large meteor headed toward Earth.

The meteorite struck 120 million years ago and gave rise to Lake Mien. (Image: urikyo33 via Pixabay)

Rare Meteorite Recovered in UK After Spectacular Fireball

A meteor heading to Earth.

Almost 300 g of a very rare meteorite, known as a carbonaceous chondrite, survived its fiery passage through the Earth’s atmosphere and landed on a driveway in the small Cotswold town of Winchcombe. (Image: urikyo33 via Pixabay)

Desert Fireball Network Scientists Find 2 Meteorites in 2 Weeks

Meteor burning in Earth's atmosphere.

Curtin University researchers have discovered two meteorites in a two-week period on the Nullarbor Plain – one freshly fallen and the other from November 2019. (Image: 9866112 via Pixabay)

Texas Cave Sediment Upends Meteorite Explanation for Global Cooling

Scientists at Hall's cave.

Archaeological excavations at Hall’s Cave exposed sediments for geochemical analysis that span from circa 20,000 to 6,000 years. (Image: Michael Waters via Texas A&M University)