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Article: Astrobiologists Find Ancient Fossils in Fireball Fragments


Algae-like structures inside a Sri Lankan meteorite are clear evidence of panspermia, the idea that life exists throughout the universe, say astrobiologists.


1000 injured by blasts as meteor falls in Russia


A meteor streaked across the sky and exploded over Russia's Ural Mountains with the power of an atomic bomb Friday, its sonic blasts shattering countless windows and injuring nearly 1,000 people. The spectacle deeply frightened many Russians, with some elderly women declaring that the world was coming to an end. Many of the injured were cut by flying glass as they flocked to windows to see what the source was for such an intense flash of light.


Meteorite falls in Russia's Chelyabinsk region; damage and casualties unclear

Russian officials say a meteorite has fallen in the Chelyabinsk region some 1,500 kilometers (930 miles) east of Moscow.


Meteor chunk falls on Calif. home


A chunk of meteorite struck the house of a San Francisco Bay Area resident, landing in her backyard, after a meteor streaked through the sky on Wednesday evening.


Meteorites from fireball spark space-age 'gold rush'


Scientists are on an epic treasure hunt for meteorite fragments from a spectacular fireball that lit up the daytime sky over California last month.


Meteorites that fell in Africa came from Mars

Scientists are confirming a recent and rare invasion from Mars: meteorite chunks from the red planet that fell in Morocco last July. This is only the fifth time scientists have chemically confirmed Martian meteorites that people witnessed falling. The small rock refugees were seen in a fireball in the sky six months ago, but they weren't discovered on the ground in North Africa until the end of December.


Smithsonian keeps meteorite that fell in Va.

Smithsonian keeps meteorite that fell in Va.

The Smithsonian paid $10,000 for the meteorite to Marc Gallini and Frank Ciampi, the doctors who found it. They have in turn given the $10,000 check to the Doctors Without Borders charity.


Richard Hoover, NASA Scientist, Claims Extraterrestrial Life Evidence Found In Meteorites

Evidence that there is life from beyond Earth has allegedly come hurtling through the sky.


Leonid meteor shower about to peak

Leonid meteor shower about to peak

This year's Leonid meteor shower will peak early Tuesday, forecasters say, producing mild but pretty sparks over the United States and a more intense outburst over Asia.


Latvian meteorite crater was hoax

Scientists investigating a large crater initially believed to have been caused by a meteorite said a closer analysis Monday revealed it was a hoax.


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