A meteorite family tree

  • Exhibition Text

    • Some seemingly unrelated meteorites came from the same source, or "parent body."

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  • For Educators

    • Topic: Astronomy

      Subtopic: Meteorites

      Keywords: Meteorites, Astrophysics, Astrogeology

      Audience: General

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Ornans

Ornans

The two meteorites below share certain features in common—they are both carbon-rich, or carbonaceous, chondrites and their oxygen-isotope signatures overlap.

Vigarano

Vigarano

The two meteorites below share certain features in common—they are both carbon-rich, or carbonaceous, chondrites and their oxygen-isotope signatures overlap.

Kunashak

Kunashak

The meteorites Kunashak, Kyushu and Suizhou fell in three different countries—Russia, Japan and China—over a span of 100 years.

Suizhou

Suizhou

The meteorites Kunashak, Kyushu and Suizhou fell in three different countries—Russia, Japan and China—over a span of 100 years.

Kyushu

Kyushu

The meteorites Kunashak, Kyushu and Suizhou fell in three different countries—Russia, Japan and China—over a span of 100 years. 

Bath

Bath

At first glance, meteorites don't look too much alike.

Hammond Downs

Hammond Downs

At first glance, meteorites don't look too much alike. 

Richardton

Richardton

At first glance, meteorites don't look too much alike.