Stone and iron from space

Part of Hall of Meteorites.

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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.