Meteorite or Meteorwrong: A Self-Test Check-List [Flowchart]

Is it a meteorite or is it not? A handy flowchart from the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences of the Washington University in St. Louis:


Oh, and for those too lazy to Google it, here’s the definition of a regmaglypt:

A shallow indentation or pit on the surface of a meteorite, resembling a thumbprint impression in clay, created by ablation while falling in an atmosphere. [Source]

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One Response to Meteorite or Meteorwrong: A Self-Test Check-List [Flowchart]

  1. So i got to “Did someone see it fall” and if my answer is no, I can’t go anywhere…however, apparently if someone did see if fall out of the sky, it isn’t a Meteorite…that doesn’t make sense.

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