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Cometary core

Studies suggest the meteorite Orgueil might come from the core of a comet, an object made of ice, dust and rock that orbits the Sun at high speed. Many comets originate in the Kuiper Belt, located in the cold outer fringes of our solar system, beyond the orbit of Neptune.

Collection Information

ORGUEIL

Fell May 14, 1864

Montauban, Tarn-et-Garonne, France

CI1

AMNH 519

For Educators

Topic: Earth Science

Subtopic: Meteorites

Keywords: Meteorites, Astrophysics, Kuiper Belt, Solar system, Astrogeology, Comets

Audience: General

Studies suggest the meteorite Orgueil might come from the core of a comet, an object made of ice, dust and rock that orbits the Sun at high speed. Many comets originate in the Kuiper Belt, located in the cold outer fringes of our solar system, beyond the orbit of Neptune.