What are meteorites made from?

Answer All meteorites have some type of metal in them, even stony meteorites. They are usually made of iron, nickel or silicate minerals with metal. They are known as "meteors" while they are still travel... Read More »

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What are comets&meteorites made of?

Meteors can be broadly classified as either iron or stone, depending on the metal and mineral composition of the meteors. Comets are composed of frozen water, carbon dioxide, methane or other gases... Read More »

What metal are meteorites made of?

No two meteorites have the same metallic consistency. However, the most common metal found in meteorites is iron. Nickel is also common, and some meteorites simply are not made of metal.References:... Read More »

How to Buy Meteorites?

Meteorites can make unusual gifts or an interesting addition to any rock collection. Meteorites are objects that have punched through the Earth's atmosphere from space. The majority of objects burn... Read More »

How big are meteorites?

Meteorites, bits of stony or metallic space debris that survive passage through our atmosphere and impact the ground, can be any size---from microscopic specks to mountain-sized behemoths or larger... Read More »