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Rocks from space threaten life on Earth! Actually most of those rocks are in the form of tiny meteors and they burn up before hitting the gr...

Danger! Falling Rocks: Meteorites and Asteroids (Infographic)

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Pallasite Meteorite...well, maybe Earth didn't make it, but Earth received it, and it became as such is seen here!

well, maybe Earth didn't make it, but Earth received it…

In the year 2000, a 2,211 lbs. meteorite was discovered near Fukang, a city located in the NW region of Xinjiang, China. Named the ‘Fukang meteorite‘, it was identified as a pallasite, a type of stony–iron meteorite, with striking olivine crystals throughout.

A lbs. meteorite was discovered in 2000 near Fukang city in Xinjiang, China. Named the Fukang meteorite, it was a pallasite, a type of stony–iron meteorite, with striking olivine crystals throughout.

A meteorite found in Chubut, Argentina, featuring a metallic mirror finish and peridot-type stones, is displayed in a collections room at the Field Museum in Chicago

A meteorite found in Chubut, Argentina, featuring a metallic mirror finish and peridot-type stones, is displayed in a collections room at the Field Museum in Chicago

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When picturing a meteorite, we generally think of it as something that’s jagged with a rough texture. Reddit user Isai76, however, recently shared something unexpected - a polished meteorite! In addition to the photo, fellow Redditor fewthe3rd explained what makes this polished piece so special. It’s technically a pallasitic meteorite, and the green-yellow transparent minerals are called olivine, which composes most of the upper mantle of the Earth. The metallic parts are an iron-nickel…

It’s technically a pallasitic meteorite, and the green-yellow transparent minerals are called olivine, which composes most of the upper mantle of the Earth. The metallic parts are an iron-nickel alloy.

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