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What is a Meteorite?

| questions | August 15, 2011

Meteorites have many meanings and have many fascinating tales to tell, but they can be summed up simply as – rocks from space. Meteorites are fragments of rock and iron that populate the solar system, and most of them originate in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.  Each one orbits in it’s own path […]

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Do you think you have found a meteorite?

| questions | September 29, 2011

Having a number of  meteorite websites guarantees that we get a constant barrage of emails from people who thing they’ve found a meteorite.  We can count on one hand the number of actual meteorites from all the inquiries we’ve had since we started our meteorite.com website in 1996.  The vast majority of people make their […]

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Meteor or Meteorite?

| questions | September 26, 2011

It’s an amazing sight to watch a meteor blaze through a dark night sky. If we’re lucky, some meteors will survive and fall to Earth as meteorites. So what is a meteorite? What you see in the sky is called a meteor. If it survives it’s passage through the Earth’s atmosphere and lands on the […]

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