Stone and iron from the space
The Arthur Ross Terrace will be closed this morning, Tuesday, October 21, for a private cultural observance. You many observe smoke and/or fire coming from the Terrace at that time. The FDNY has been notified in advance, and all safety precautions are in place. The Terrace will reopen at 1 pm.
Meteorites are all rocks from space, but they are not all alike. The meteorites known as irons, for example, are more than 98 percent metal. Those known as stony-irons are a mixture of metal and rock. But the most common meteorites are stones, which can easily be mistaken for ordinary rocks from Earth.
Topic: Earth Science
Keywords: Astrogeology, Astrophysics, Meteorites, Meteorites, Iron