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Martian Meteorites May Be Younger Than Thought, Studies Suggest

The riddle of the age of meteorites from Mars might now be solved, with researchers finding these rocks from the Red Planet might not be billions of years old as some studies have suggested. Full story

Couple finds 4 billion-year-old meteorite on farm

   The owners of a farm in Minnesota discover an ancient meteorite ina  rock pile on thier property. KARE’s Jeffrey Demars reports.

New Clues Into Mystery of Mars Meteorites & Rocks Revealed

Scientists are a step closer to reconciling a mystery on Mars, a cosmic oddity centered on Martian rocks and pieces of the Red Planet discovered on Earth. Full story

Ancient Mars Had Component Key to Life, Meteorite Reveals

At a time when life as we know it was just getting its start on Earth, Martian clay may have harbored a key component for one of life's molecular building blocks, researchers say. Full story

Ancient Egyptians Crafted Jewelry From Meteorites

An ancient Egyptian iron bead found inside a 5,000-year-old tomb was crafted from a meteorite, new research shows. Full story

Asteroid Miners Ponder Potential Clients for Space Rock Samples

Commercial asteroid miners may find an initial market among meteorite collectors but the long-haul customers for returning space rock samples to Earth are more likely to be scientists, deep-space entrepreneurs say. Full story

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  Suspected meteorite steals show at concert

A suspected meteorite in Argentina was caught on camera early Sunday morning. A concertgoer filmed the spectacle as the band abruptly stopped playing and the crowd gaped in amazement at the ball of light as it burned across the night sky.

  Another asteroid zooms past earth

Denton Ebel, meteorite curator at the American Museum of Natural History, tells MSNBC’s Craig Melvin about the asteroid that flew past earth today.

  Meteor fragments could fetch thousands apiece

The so-called ‘meteorite rush’ has begun around the city of Chelyabinsk where people have been searching in the snow and ice for chunks of the meteor that hit the Earth’s atmosphere last week. NBC’s Stephanie Gosk reports.

  Neil deGrasse Tyson: Radar could not detect meteorite

The astrophysicist at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City talks about the meteorite that hit the Ural Mountains area in Russia, saying such an event could happen “perhaps once a decade,” and explaining that it was the shock wave as the meteorite entered the atmosphere and explode

  Meteorite’s spectacular fall captured on video

Buildings were damaged and more than 400 people suffered injuries, most of them minor, when chunks of space rock plummeted into the Russian Urals this morning. NBC’s Duncan Golestani reports.

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A local resident shows a fragment thought to be part of a meteorite collected in a snow-covered field in the Yetkulski region, outside the city of Chelyabinsk.

A local resident shows a fragment thought to be part of a meteorite collected in a snow covered field in the Yetkulski region outside the Urals city of Chelyabinsk
A local resident shows a fragment thought to be part of a meteorite collected in a snow covered field in the Yetkulski region outside the Urals city of Chelyabinsk

A local resident shows a fragment thought to be part of a meteorite collected in a snow covered field in the Yetkulski region outside the Urals city of Chelyabinsk February 24, 2013. A meteor that exploded over Russia's Ural mountains and sent fireballs blazing to earth has set off a rush to find fr

A local resident shows fragments thought to be part of a meteorite collected in a snow covered field in the Yetkulski region outside the Urals city of Chelyabinsk
A local resident shows fragments thought to be part of a meteorite collected in a snow covered field in the Yetkulski region outside the Urals city of Chelyabinsk

A local resident shows fragments thought to be part of a meteorite collected in a snow covered field in the Yetkulski region outside the Urals city of Chelyabinsk February 24, 2013. A meteor that exploded over Russia's Ural mountains and sent fireballs blazing to earth has set off a rush to find fra

People look for meteorite fragments in a snow covered field in the Yetkulski region outside the Urals city of Chelyabinsk
People look for meteorite fragments in a snow covered field in the Yetkulski region outside the Urals city of Chelyabinsk

People look for meteorite fragments in a snow covered field in the Yetkulski region outside the Urals city of Chelyabinsk February 24, 2013. A meteor that exploded over Russia's Ural mountains and sent fireballs blazing to earth has set off a rush to find fragments of the space rock which hunters ho