Earth's atmosphere adds a quick pinch of salt to meteorites, scientists find

Published: 28 February 2023

In a new paper published in the journal Meteoritics & Planetary Science, a University of Glasgow-led team of researchers examined two small pieces of Winchcombe for signs of terrestrial modifications.The results show that despite the rapid recovery of the meteorites, the fragments quickly developed several ‘terrestrial phases’ – salts and minerals which developed from the interaction of their surfaces with the damp environment in which they landed.

Full story here

First published: 28 February 2023

<< News