Meteorite

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  1. Meteorite, any fairly small natural object from interplanetary space—i.e., a meteoroid —that survives its passage through Earth’s atmosphere and lands on the surface. In modern usage the term is broadly applied to similar objects that land on the surface of other comparatively large bodies.
  2. Mar 06,  · The largest found meteorite (Hoba, in Namibia) weighs 60 tons. The average meteoroid enters the atmosphere at between 10 and 70 km/sec. But all but the very largest are quickly decelerated to a few hundred km/hour by atmospheric friction and hit the Earth’s surface with very little fanfare.
  3. Meteorites are divided into three basic groups: irons, stones, and stony-irons. Practically all meteorites contain a significant amount of extraterrestrial iron and nickel, so the first step in identifying a possible meteorite is the magnet test.
  4. Sikhote-Alin Iron Meteorite: A fine example of a Sikhote-Alin iron meteorite, weighing grams, which was seen to fall in eastern Russia in February of This meteorite is described as an individual, as it is a complete mass (rather than an exploded shrapnel fragment) which fell to .
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  6. Mar 04,  · If the rock you’ve found is a freshly fallen meteorite, it will be black and shiny as a result of having burned through the atmosphere. After a long time spent on Earth, however, the iron metal in the meteorite will turn to rust, leaving the meteorite a rusty brown%().
  7. A meteorite is the term given to a piece of a comet or asteroid that falls into the Earth’s atmosphere and survives to hit the surface. These objects come in three easy-to-remember categories.
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  9. The most damaging meteorite strike in recent times was the Tunguska event, a megaton-scale explosion that destroyed a swathe of Siberian forest in Has anyone ever been killed by a meteoroid.

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