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Large Gem Moldavite, a complete piece of meteoric glass found in the Czech Republic. This occured when a huge meteor hit Earth thousands of years ago and the alien rock fused with Earth rock at terrific temperatures, creating these Moldavite Tektites.

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Slice of etched Seymchan siderite meteorite. Not for sale.

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On this day in 1947, a meteorite estimated to be about 30 tons impacted in the Sikhote-Alin Mountains of eastern Siberia around 10:30am not from from the settlement of Luchegorsk. The meteorite actually broke up pre-impact with a violent explosion at an altitude of 3.5 miles and the impact itself was heard and seen over a radius of about 190 miles.

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Seen here is a 773 gram polished Chinga meteorite. The quarter-cut specimen was found in Turvinskaya, Russia and has been cut and polished on two sides. The rest of the meteorite retains its natural light brown crust, creating a dramatic contrast.

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Moon rocks for space theme. My boys had so much fun painting these rocks. Paint rocks then paint on glitter glue.

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Willamette Meteorite. Its an iron-nickel meteorite discovered in the U.S. state of Oregon. It is the largest meteorite found in the United States and the sixth largest in the world.

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The rarest of all meteorites is from Mars. The rock was ejected from Mars by an impact of a meteor or comet, and eventually fell to earth. The are only 120 known speciens. This particular rock is Chassignite.

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They may look like stained-glass windows but these dazzling images reveal the kaleidoscope of colours found inside METEORITES thought to date back 4.5 billion years

Macro enlargement of a piece of meteorite. Photographs of the colourful interiors of meteorites. The space rocks are usually known for their dull exterior, but scientist Jeff Barton has shown the dazzling world beneath the grey surface. He has photographed hundreds of 4.5 billion-year-old meteorites by using a standard SLR camera and a powerful microscope to zoom in on fragments of the rocks.

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A large Sikhote Alin iron meteorite covered in regmaglypts.

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