Enormous chunks of rock are constantly moving around in space. Moving may be too soft of a word—careening is more accurate. Enormous chunks of rock are constantly careening through space with enough velocity that sometimes they catch on fire and we can see them from Earth. Every once in a while large chunks of cosmic rock make their way into the Earth’s atmosphere and plummet to the surface with such high velocity they can wipe out anything living unlucky enough to be hanging around. Meteorites are an integral piece in the puzzle that is how Earth fits into a larger planetary scheme. They provide scientists with clues about the past and what makes up extraterrestrial bodies and how they interact with other objects in space. Additionally, they are really cool collectibles that most people just can’t get enough of.
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