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An interesting meteorite from Mars reveals "huge organic diversity," scientists say

An interesting meteorite from Mars reveals “huge organic diversity,” scientists say

In a recent study published in Science advancesAn international team of scientists led by the Technical University of Munich examined the Martian meteorite Tissint, which fell near the village of Tissint, Morocco, on July 18, 2011, with pieces of the meteorite about 50 kilometers (30 miles) from the village. What makes Tissint so intriguing is …

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Researchers With 17-Pound Meteorite

Meteorite hunters have discovered an unusual 17-pound space rock in Antarctica

The researchers with their discovery of 16.7 lbs. The White Helmet: Maria Schönbachler. Green Helmet: Maria Valdes. Black Helmet: Ryuga Maeda. Orange Helmet: Vincent Depay. Image source: Maria Valdes Antarctica is a tough place to work, for obvious reasons — it’s extremely cold, remote, and wild. However, it is one of the best places in …

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During an expedition to Antarctica that concluded Jan. 16, researchers found five meteorites, including one of the largest specimens recovered from the continent.

The discovery of a rare 17-pound meteorite in Antarctica

During an expedition to Antarctica that concluded on January 16, researchers found five meteorites, including one of the largest specimens recovered from the continent. (Maria Valdes) Estimated reading time: 3-4 minutes ATLANTA — During a recent expedition to the icy plains of Antarctica, an international team of researchers discovered five new meteorites — including one …

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The discovery of a rare 17-pound meteorite in Antarctica |  CNN

The discovery of a rare 17-pound meteorite in Antarctica | CNN

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news of amazing discoveries, scientific advances, and more. CNN – During a recent expedition to the icy plains of Antarctica, an international team of researchers discovered five new meteorites – including one of the largest ever found on the continent. The rare meteorite …

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An image of the 17-pound meteorite recovered from Antarctica.

Scientists have found a 17-pound meteorite in icy Antarctica

An intrepid team of scientists has endured the harsh conditions of the icy Antarctic desert to recover five new meteorites, including a massive space rock weighing nearly 17 pounds. The team of scientists included the Field Museum and University of Chicago researcher Maria Valdez, who put the number at 45,000 meteorites So far recovered from …

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Discovering a 17-pound meteorite in Antarctica

Discovering a 17-pound meteorite in Antarctica

The researchers with their discovery of 16.7 lbs. The White Helmet: Maria Schönbachler. Green Helmet: Maria Valdes. Black Helmet: Ryuga Maeda. Orange Helmet: Vincent Depay. Photo provided by Maria Valdes. Credit: Maria Valdes Antarctica is a tough place to work, for obvious reasons — it’s frigid, remote, and wild. However, it is one of the …

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A fragment of the Tissint meteorite, which crashed to Earth in 2011.

A Martian meteorite that hit Earth contains an “enormous diversity” of organic compounds

Fragment of the Tissint meteorite, which hit Earth in 2011. (Image credit: Ludovic Ferriere/Natural History Museum Vienna) (Opens in a new tab) A new study finds that a Martian meteorite that struck Earth 12 years ago contained an “enormous diversity” of organic compounds, including one never seen on Mars before. The researchers said the findings …

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The UK meteorite that fell to Earth contains the building blocks of life

The UK meteorite that fell to Earth contains the building blocks of life

The significance of the UK’s first meteorite in 30 years, collected after seeing it fall, has been confirmed by the discovery of amino acids – organic compounds essential to life on Earth. The concentration of amino acids and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) is not as high as in some other asteroid remnants (only 1.1 and …

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