Curious Minds Did You Know? Every year the earth is hit by about 6100 meteors large enough to reach the ground!
A meteorite is a solid piece of debris that originates in outer space and survives its journey through the atmosphere to reach the surface of the planet. The friction, pressure and chemical interactions with the atmosphere cause the meteorite to heat up and turn into fire ball or ‘shooting star’.
Most meteorites are stony meteorites classed as chondrites and achondrites. Only about 6% of meteorites are iron meteorites or a blend of metal and rock.
Complete the final stage of the meteorites vast journey by add a genuine piece of this mysterious rock to your collection!