stony meteorite


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stony meteorite

n.
Any of various common meteorites consisting largely of silicate minerals.
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stony meteorite

n
(Astronomy) a meteorite composed mainly of silicates
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As Rogachev described, the team recently baked an artificial chondrite, a stony meteorite commonly found in space, to study its properties and understand how much time they would require to destroy a 200-meter wide rock of that kind.
A 27-pound stony meteorite (chondrite) from the fireball fell in Peekskill, New York, punching a hole in the rear end of an automobile parked in a driveway and coming to rest in a shallow depression beneath it." Any extraterrestrial object with the size of above 10 metres potentially has five times higher kinetic energy than the nuclear bombs dropped on Hiroshima.
Scientists first noted the discrepancy forty years ago in a stony meteorite that exploded over Pueblito de Allende, Mexico, and it has been confirmed in other meteorites as well.
Even today, one of the most famous worship sites in the world, Mecca in Saudi Arabia, is based upon the Black Stone, believed to be a stony meteorite. Buchner's team thinks the Iron Man originated from the Bon culture of the 11th century.
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.
Greville's only paper ever delivered before the Royal Society dealt with a stony meteorite that had fallen in France, and an iron meteorite from India.
The ideal place for a stony meteorite to land and be at once detected is on an extensive ice cap.
He added that the meteorite, which is an ordinary chondrite, is a stony meteorite containing about 10 percent of iron and is most likely to be named 'Chebarkul meteorite'.
The study's authors think these spherules could be material eroded from a stony meteorite as it was heated up on its way through our atmosphere.
On November 7, 1492 (November 16th in the Gregorian calendar), a 118-kg stony meteorite's midday impact in a wheat field near Ensisheim, in Alsace and what was then the Holy Roman Empire, excavated a depression five feet deep.
They believe the asteroid measures about 15 km in diameter and resembles a stony meteorite in composition.
Although generally regarded as a meteorite, it cannot be an iron-type meteorite since it fractures, nor can it be a stony meteorite since it would not have withstood the handling and would sink in water.