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Asteroid hit Canada: Map of the southern shore of Lake Ontario.

EarthSky | Asteroid hit Canada, may have dropped meteorites

I captured meteor #c8ff042 in Brantford, Ontario Canada at with my GoPro It was capturing 30sec shots all night and got this shot pic.twitter.com/grTgtPQreU — Dereck Bowen (@dereckbowen) November 19, 2022 Asteroid hit Canada and may have dropped meteorites Astronomers spotted an asteroid just hours before it hit Earth Saturday morning (November 19, 2022), near …

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Pig vomit toxin unlocks mystery of Martian meteorite's discovery

Pig vomit toxin unlocks mystery of Martian meteorite’s discovery

A Glasgow-based scientist may have solved the mystery of who discovered a pristine Martian meteorite after finding that it contained a toxin that makes pigs vomit. The Lafayette meteorite had been stored in the geological collection at Purdue University in Indiana since early 1929, however, no one knew how the rock had ended up there, …

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Science sleuths solve century-old mystery of Martian meteorite's discovery

Science sleuths solve century-old mystery of Martian meteorite’s discovery

The researchers identified the four Black students from Purdue University, one of whom may have recovered Lafayette. Clockwise from top left: Hermanze Edwin Fauntleroy, Clinton Edward Shaw, Julius Lee Morgan and Clyde Silance. Credit: Pictures courtesy of Purdue University A toxin that makes pigs vomit is the surprising key which has unlocked the century-old mystery …

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Rare dark-streaked meteorites may come from a ‘potentially hazardous’ asteroid

Strange, dark-veined meteorites rained down on Earth when a fireball exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia, in February 2013. The origin of these unusual meteorites has remained a mystery, but now, planetary scientists have discovered a possible source: a mile-and- a-half-long near-Earth asteroid. Scientists know that the dark streaks across the Chelyabinsk meteorites are caused by a …

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NASA’s Mars lander hears the ‘bloop’ of meteorites hitting the Red Planet

The Mars InSight lander has detected seismic and acoustic waves created when four space rocks impacted the surface of the Red Planet. InSight‘s seismometer felt the vibrations from the impacts in 2020 and 2021, marking the first detections of meteoroids hitting the planet since the lander began gathering data after touching down in 2018. The …

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Bright Green Meteors Seem to Be Raining Down on New Zealand, But Why?

Bright Green Meteors Seem to Be Raining Down on New Zealand, But Why?

New Zealand may seem to be under meteor bombardment at the moment. After a huge meteor exploded above the sea near Wellington on July 7, creating a sonic boom that could be heard across the bottom of the South Island, a smaller fireball was captured two weeks later above Canterbury. Fireballs Aotearoa, a collaboration between …

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