feb 052013
Evidence There Once Was Water on the Surface of Mars!

  Scientists at the University of Glasgow together with the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre and the Natural History Museum (London) have discovered the first evidence of water dissolving the surface of Mars. The etch pits on the Nakhla meteorite sample which the team examined. Image Credit: Univ. of Glasgow In a paper published in [continue reading]

okt 042012
Nearby Planetary System Hosts Comet Crystals

  Pristine material that matches comets in our own Solar System have been found in a dust belt around the young star Beta Pictoris by ESA’s Herschel space observatory.   Close-up of olivine crystals seen inside a meteorite found on Earth that originated from a partly melted Solar System asteroid. The yellow olivine crystals are [continue reading]