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How Did the Earth Form? What We Learn From Meteorites

What we learn from meteorites

What we learn from meteorites

  • Exhibition Text

    • The most important clues about the early stages of the solar system come from meteorites. Some meteorites are older than the formation of the Earth. They reveal how smaller bodies coalesced to form planets, and how our own planet developed after it had formed. 

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  • For Educators

    • Topic: Astronomy

      Subtopic: Planets

      Keywords: Meteorites, Astronomy, Planets--Origin, Solar System--Origin

      Audience: General

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Iron Meteorite

Iron meteorite

A third relic of the ancient cosmos is this iron meteorite, Mungindi.

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