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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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Russian Meteorite Chelyabinsk

Russian Meteorite Chelyabinsk

We’ve just listed some of the Chelyabinsk Meteorite for sale on our site.  This Russian Meteorite has secured a place in history as before February 15, 2013 there had never been a witnessed air burst explosion of an asteroid over a heavily populated area of this magnitude. The Tunguska event had more force, but there […]

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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 in the News – June 2013

Meteorites in the News – June 2013

The meteorite news of late has been a strange mix of the ridiculous and the very interesting. First, the fall of stones into the woman’s yard that were reported to have endangered the children, certainly do not look like meteorites to this author. These “meteorites” have backward colors. They are black on the insides and […]

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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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Can you identify which rock is a meteorite?

Can you identify which rock is a meteorite?

“Meteorites – How to Recognize Visitors from Space” is an eBook produced by The Meteorite Exchange, Inc. to help anyone identify meteorites. Seasoned collectors will find a rich source of information in one volume. The new enthusiast in the study of meteorites will find everything needed for a great start in learning about meteorites. One […]

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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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