iron meteorite


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iron meteorite

n
(Astronomy) a meteorite that is composed mainly of iron and nickel
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The crater formed less than 3 million years ago, according to the study, when an iron meteorite more than half a mile wide smashed into northwest Greenland.
Dr McDonald added: aChemically, our samples and the iron meteorite are highly heterogeneous and likely represent different fragments bound together by gravity.A Fractionated iron meteorites are rare and finding two such occurrences in close proximity may be more than coincidence.
Farmer did, however, manage to sell an iron meteorite from Oman for $200,000 (OMR77,000).
A 15kg iron meteorite fell on October 13 at Appley Bridge, Wigan, Lancashire.
The scientists simulated the impact of such a meteorite with the hot, volcanically-active, early Earth by placing samples of the Sikhote-Alin meteorite, an iron meteorite which fell in Siberia in 1947, in acid taken from the Hveradalur geothermal area in Iceland.
Nearly a mile wide, Arizona's Barringer Crater formed when an iron meteorite as wide as the height of a nine-story-tall building slammed into the desert.
Nearly a mite wide, Arizona's Barringer Crater formed when an iron meteorite as wide as an 9-story building is tall slammed into the desert.
His last foreign expedition, to Chile in 1938-1939, resulted in 26 boxes of specimens including a 171-pound iron meteorite. He took vacation collecting trips in 1946, 1947 and 1948 to Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona, visiting the famous Mammoth mine at Tiger on several occasions.
Ask students to imagine that they are examining a stony meteorite (model A) and an iron meteorite (model B) that have fallen from the sky.
The possible development of mineral phases during the weathering of an iron meteorite is presented in Fig.
She says scientific sites left her in no doubt that it was part of an iron meteorite.
Almost 126 years since Britain's only iron meteorite plummeted into a field in Shropshire, the British National Space Centre in Leicester has established a Near Earth Object Information Centre.