Meteorites

This blog is where we post more current meteorite article and post updates of what’s going on in the meteorite community.

Meteorites from Mars

Meteorites from Mars

Unlike the meteorites which have been determined to have come from the Moon. Those from Mars have not had that determination made by comparing them to other actual samples. No sample return missions have yet been seen to Mars. So how do we know that Martian meteorites are truly from the Red Planet. While we […]

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Meteorite Shower vs Meteor Shower

Meteorite Shower vs Meteor Shower

Meteor Shower, Meteorite Shower six of one half a dozen of the other. Well not really. Meteor Showers are great fun to observe in the night sky as bits of comet dust the size of sand grains and small seeds scream through the upper atmosphere. But it is just a light show. Meteorite Shower refers […]

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Meteorites from the Moon

Meteorites from the Moon

The first thing I think of when I hear someone ask about meteorites from the Moon is the way they differ from the Moon rocks returned by the Apollo astronauts. With the exception of two tiny pieces of rock hardly bigger than grains of sand, each of the Apollo astronauts brought back no meteorites from […]

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The Origins of Meteorite Hunting in the Southwest

The Origins of Meteorite Hunting in the Southwest

Meteorite hunting is becoming a popular activity in recent years. Promoted by wonderful TV programs like the Meteorite Men is a growing outdoor recreation activity. But, where did it start? That is a hard question. For one reason or another, meteorites have always been picked up by man. Originally it was for their iron. Before […]

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Meteorites Used By Ancient Egyptians

Meteorites Used By Ancient Egyptians

An article was recently printed about metal beads made from meteorites being found in the ancient Gerzeh cemetery in Egypt. This is not a new story, the cosmic origin of the iron has been known for many decades. In fact articles were published in the early portion of the previous century about the ancient Egyptian […]

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More than Meteorites Being Found in Southern Arizona

More than Meteorites Being Found in Southern Arizona

Meteorites may not be just a danger when they come to Earth without warning as in the recent huge Chelyabinsk, Russian event. They may also land where it is dangerous to hunt them. Several years ago a very large fireball was seen in the skies of southern Arizona. The fireball was named the Casa Grande […]

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Asteroid Impact Threats

Asteroid Impact Threats

On April 10 the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology will hold part two of their hearing on Asteroid Impact Threats. After years of warnings and even movies dramatically showing the potential damage of impacts from space the experience of the Russians on February 15 seems to have stirred increased interest in determining what […]

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Russian Meteor Fall Out

Russian Meteor Fall Out

Fall out so-to-speak continues for filter down from the February 2013 tremendous Russian meteor event. From government studies and hearing on threat evaluation to numerous laboratories giving out reports on discoveries made from analyzing the fragments there is continuing news everyday. There is no doubt that this is the meteorite fall of the last hundred […]

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STOLEN METEORITES

STOLEN METEORITES

#meteorites Attention Meteorite Community: Please be on the look out for meteorites that were recently stolen at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show.  A partial list with many pictures is available now at this website http://www.meteorite.fr/en/stolen.htm If you are contacted or see any specimens for sale and suspect that they are part of what was […]

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Meteorite Times Magazine March 2013 Issue Now Up

Meteorite Times Magazine March 2013 Issue Now Up

The March issue of Meteorite Times is now up. #meteorites #astro #science Meteorite Times Magazine is an on-line bi-monthly magazine full of meteorite articles, images, and people. Join us to learn about meteorites. This page also has an easy way to view all of the “Mag View” issues in the “Archives” section of the page. […]

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