Donate now to keep mindat.org alive!Help mindat.org|Log In|Register|
Home PageMindat NewsThe Mindat ManualHistory of MindatCopyright StatusManagement TeamContact UsAdvertise on Mindat
Donate to MindatSponsor a PageSponsored PagesTop Available PagesMindat AdvertisersAdvertise on Mindat
What is a mineral?The most common minerals on earthMineral PhotographyThe Elements and their MineralsGeological TimeMineral Evolution
Minerals by PropertiesMinerals by ChemistryAdvanced Locality SearchRandom MineralRandom LocalitySearch by minIDLocalities Near MeSearch ArticlesSearch GlossaryMore Search Options
Search For:
Mineral Name:
Locality Name:
Keyword(s):
 
The Mindat ManualAdd a New PhotoRate PhotosLocality Edit ReportCoordinate Completion ReportAdd Glossary Item
StatisticsThe ElementsMember ListBooks & MagazinesMineral MuseumsMineral Shows & EventsThe Mindat DirectoryDevice Settings
Photo SearchPhoto GalleriesNew Photos TodayNew Photos YesterdayMembers' Photo GalleriesPast Photo of the Day Gallery

Outer Space

This page is currently not sponsored. Click here to sponsor this page.
 


Outer Space (or just 'space') is the void that exists beyond any celestial body, including the Earth. This excludes any locality on Earth, the Moon, Mars or other planets or major moons. Asteroids and comets will be included within this section.

But how can we have mineral localities listed in outer space? Minerals in outer space can be detected in one of several ways.

1. Measurements from Earth or orbital telescopes. Absorption spectra in, for example, dust clouds can potentially be used to identify different chemicals and minerals. However this does not necessarily mean there are any crystalline compounds within these clouds, so this can only be used as pointer towards possible minerals in outer space.

2. Samples investigated by probes. Probes have sophisticated analytical equipment on them, probes to comets and asteroids, for example, may be able to identify known or currently unknown mineral speciecs within the makeup of the body.

3. Dust returned from probes to comets, etc (such as the NASA Stardust mission) - see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stardust_%28spacecraft%29

4. Dust known to originate from outside the Earth's atmosphere collected by high-altitude aircraft or baloons - see brownleeite

Note on the mineral list: minerals listed under "Outer Space" are from catched stardust particles, thus without an "exact" locality.



Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

25 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Localities in this Region

Localities for Transported Material

The following localities have been recorded where minerals that have been transported from this locality/region have been found. This may include meteorite finds and glacial erratics, amongst others.

Antarctica

This page contains all mineral locality references listed on mindat.org. This does not claim to be a complete list. If you know of more minerals from this site, please register so you can add to our database. This locality information is for reference purposes only. You should never attempt to visit any sites listed in mindat.org without first ensuring that you have the permission of the land and/or mineral rights holders for access and that you are aware of all safety precautions necessary.

References

Sort by Year (asc) | by Year (desc) | by Author (A-Z) | by Author (Z-A)
Jones, A.P. (2007): The mineralogy of cosmis cust. European Journal of Mineralogy: 19(6): 771-782; DOI: 10.1127/0935-1221/2007/0019-1766

Mineral and/or Locality  
Mindat.org is an outreach project of the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
Copyright © mindat.org and the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy 1993-2018, except where stated. Mindat.org relies on the contributions of thousands of members and supporters.
Privacy Policy - Terms & Conditions - Contact Us Current server date and time: January 19, 2018 05:48:19 Page generated: January 6, 2018 16:15:06
Go to top of page