Saturday, 14 February 2015

Meteorites

Meteorites are objects from space that have reached the surface of the Earth.

Before they hit the ground they are seen as meteors.



Most meteors burn up completely, but some survive - some amazing videos were taken of a meteor event in February 2013 in Russia.

 Meteorites are generally of three main types

From left to right, cut example of an Iron, a Stony-Iron and a Stony meteorite © The Natural History Museum

Iron               Stony-Iron             Stony

One of the best places to find meteorites is Antarctica, because the dark meteorites stand out against ice.

Professor Sara Russell from the Natural History Museum in London has been to Antarctica to collect meteorites.  

                                 



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