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‘Fireball’ meteorite that fell to Earth in 2018 reveals its secrets – CNN

A meteorite that fell to Earth in January 2018 is covered in more than 2,600 organic compounds, according to new research. Meteorites likely delivered the building…

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(CNN)A 12-million-year-old meteorite that fell to Earth in January 2018 is covered in more than 2,600 organic compounds, according to new research. Meteorites such as this one likely acted as messengers early in Earth’s history, delivering the building blocks of life, the researchers said.
A fireball meteor was seen streaking across the sky over the Midwest and Ontario on the evening of January 16, 2018. Weather data helped scientists quickly track where the pieces of the meteor fell to Earth so…

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