stony meteorite


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stony meteorite

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

stony meteorite

n
(Astronomy) a meteorite composed mainly of silicates
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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.
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.
On June 30, 1908, a stony meteorite hit near the Tunguska River in Siberia.
This makes it difficult for researchers to identify the kinds of asteroids that produce particular types of stony meteorite such as "ordinary chondrites.
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'.