- Contains three meterorites and three related minerals
Every day the Earth is peppered with rocks from space. The small bits of solar system rock and metal, believed to be fragments of asteroids, burn up in the atmosphere. At night we see them as the swift meteors, or “shooting stars”. Bigger pieces of the same material can plunge all the way through the atmosphere and land on the ground as meteorites. The set includes actual meteorites, one iron and one stony, a specimen of impactite and three minerals which help teach about the composition of meteorites.