The world's oldest known impact crater has been in Western Australia for more than 2.2 billion years, a new study suggests.
Scientists have finally pinpointed the location of a long-hidden, 790,000-year-old impact crater, found under a lava field in southern Laos.
The annual Ursid meteor shower will peak during the overnight hours of Sunday (Dec. 22), into the morning hours of Monday (Dec. 23).
Scientists are scouring the remote Antarctic ice cap for rare meteorites chock-full of iron and holding secrets to the history of our solar system going back some 4.5 billion years.
The discovery of ribose sugar in ancient meteorites just made space rocks a little sweeter.
A new meteorite addition to the Field Museum's collection resembles a malodorous mud brick, but it holds important clues about the origins of life on Earth.
Chilean officials are investigating a curious collection of burning objects that fell onto parts of the country last week.
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