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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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.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
They believe the asteroid measures about 15 km in diameter and resembles a stony meteorite in composition.