In Antarctica, a massive meteorite containing the oldest material in the solar system was discovered. The 7.6kg space rock discovered in December 2022 was one of the largest meteorites ever discovered on the continent. When the dark rock was discovered perched in the snowy white ground, it stood out effortlessly. A large meteorite of this size is extremely rare. Over … [Read more...] about This Meteorite Is Billions Of Years Old And Contains The Oldest Material Found In The Solar System
A Meteorite That Fell To Earth In The United Kingdom Contains The Building Blocks For Life
The meteorite that thousands of people witnessed fall over Winchcombe, Gloucestershire in 2021 contains organic compounds that may help explain the origins of life and may represent a new meteorite class. The discovery of amino acids - organic compounds essential for life on Earth - confirmed the significance of the UK's first meteorite in 30 years, collected after being … [Read more...] about A Meteorite That Fell To Earth In The United Kingdom Contains The Building Blocks For Life
Meteorite Contains Two New Minerals Not Found on Earth
Space is full of rocks. This “celestial debris” known as meteoroids hurtles through space, occasionally entering Earth's atmosphere where the materials begin to burn up. These “shooting stars” are meteors. Most are obliterated before they come close to the surface of Earth, but a few survive the fall. These rocks which hit Earth are known as meteorites, and they are a … [Read more...] about Meteorite Contains Two New Minerals Not Found on Earth
Two Tanks With The Same Water in Them, But One of Them Contains Oysters.
Maryland environmental nonprofit A time-lapse video of oysters purifying the waters of an estuary on the east coast was produced by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. The bivalves are crucial to the ecosystem's upkeep, so it was worrying when their population fell to as little as 4% of what it normally was. Adult oysters are capable of pumping and straining up to two gallons of … [Read more...] about Two Tanks With The Same Water in Them, But One of Them Contains Oysters.