Irons. The core of the matter
The core of the matter
Almost every iron meteorite comes from the iron center, or core, of an asteroid. The iron core formed when the asteroid melted. During melting, the liquid iron separated, sank to the asteroid's center and hardened.
Topic: Earth Science
Keywords: Astrophysics, Astrogeology, Asteroids, Meteorites, Iron
The iron meteorite Gibeon was once part of an asteroid's iron core, before the asteroid broke apart in a collision with another asteroid.