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Cell scaffolding found in odd California meteorite

Initial tests on the pieces showed that the meteorite is a carbonaceous chondrite, a class that is usually rich in amino acids and other soluble, carbon-containing compounds. Scientists have theorised that these organics - key ingredients for life - dissolved from meteorites into Earth's seas.
But it turns out that Sutter's Mill was heated by collisions with other space rocks before it fell to Earth, which changed its composition. Other work found that the meteorite fragments seem to be oddly low in organic materials.

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Rare Meteorite Lands Permanently at UC Davis

A chunk of a rare meteorite is landing permanently at University of California, Davis. The university just acquired a piece of the rock, which fell in Northern California last year.



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Billions-year-old meteorite goes on display at ASU

The meteorite fell last year in California, breaking apart as it entered earth's atmosphere.
What was left was cut into five pieces, with one of the pieces going to ASU. The school is gaining more and more recognition for its Center for Meteorite Studies.



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The Sutter's Mill meteorite is a carbonaceous chondrite which entered the Earth's atmosphere and broke up at about 07:51 Pacific time on April 22, 2012. 
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UA Doctoral Student First to Identify Nature of Meteorite

Robert Beauford, a UA doctoral student in space and planetary sciences, was one of many scientists who formed the Sutter's Mill Consortium to research the meteorite that fell near that location. The consortium was able to link many researchers together and provide a clear line of communication through which they could share their results.
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Meteorite triggered scientific gold rush

A meteorite that exploded as a fireball over California's Sierra foothills this past spring was among the fastest, rarest meteorites known to have hit the Earth, and it traveled a highly eccentric orbital route to get here.
An international team of scientists presents these and other findings in a study published Friday, Dec. 21, in the journal Science. The 70-member team included nine researchers from UC Davis, along with scientists from the SETI Institute, NASA and other institutions.

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US meteorite was fastest on record

The Sutter's Mill meteorite caused a sensation earlier this year when its fireball was seen by many eyewitnesses over the foothills of the Sierra Nevada range in California. A detailed study has now traced the origin of this space rock with unusual precision and has revealed that it came down at a record-breaking speed.
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Rare meteorite fragment donated to UC Davis geologist

UC Davis alumnus Gregory Jorgensen 90, Ph.D. 95, presented UC Davis geologist Qing-Zhu Yin with a donation today, May 30, of a meteorite piece that fell beside his driveway in Coloma, Calif.
The meteorite, a rare carbonaceous chondrite, contains the dust and grains that helped form the Earth and other planets more than four and a half billion years ago.

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UC Berkeley junior hot on the trail of Sutter's Mill meteorites

Jason Utas, a junior majoring in geology and psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, developed a passion for meteorites after his father gave him one at age eight. Since then, he and his father, Peter, have found nearly 300 and purchased many more.
So, it's no surprise that when a shooting star the size of a minivan exploded over the Sierra Nevada foothills on April 22, rattling homes and setting off car alarms, his first reaction was, "I'm going."

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NASA Ames Helps Search For and Study Sutter's Mill Meteorites



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