Tag Archives: Asteroids

This out-of-this-world diamond-studded rock just got even weirder

File photo: A photo taken by Expedition 46 flight engineer Tim Peake of the European Space Agency (ESA) aboard the International Space Station shows Italy, the Alps, and the Mediterranean on January, 25, 2016. (REUTERS/NASA/Tim Peake/Handout) A tiny chunk of stone that looks like nothing else ever seen in the solar system might be even weirder than scientists thought. The ...

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Meteorite's origins point to possible undiscovered asteroid

The Bunburra Rockhole meteorite was discovered in Australia.  (Imperial College London) A new analysis of a meteorite called Bunburra Rockhole has revealed that the rock originated from a previously unknown parent asteroid, allowing scientists to understand the geology of the parent body. The parent body was differentiated, meaning that it was large enough to separate into a core, mantle and crust, ...

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