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Saturday, October 14, 2000



Meteorite May Hold Origin to Life

Martian Meteorite
Martian Meteorite
Credit: Unknown
(CNN) - A bus-sized meteorite that blazed to Earth in a spectacular fireball in January could have delivered the most pristine primordial matter ever recovered from space and carry important new clues about the origin of life. The meteorite, estimated to weigh 220 tons when it smashed into the atmosphere, shattered and sprayed bits of space rock over a frozen lake in Canada's Yukon Territory.

(More info: CNN.com)


- posted by Alex @ 10:19 EST