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Hunt for Birthplace of Meteorites Yields New View of Earth's Origins

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Science  17 Feb 2006:
Vol. 311, Issue 5763, pp. 932
DOI: 10.1126/science.311.5763.932b

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Citing mounting geochemical data from meteorites and new computer modeling, a group of planetary scientists proposes that the iron meteorites pelting Earth from out in the asteroid belt actually originated in another part of the solar system entirely. (Read more.)