Irons main content.


Part of Hall of Meteorites.

A.3.1. Irons. The core of the matter hero

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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. 

For Educators

Topic: Earth Science

Subtopic: Meteorites

Keywords: Astrophysics, Astrogeology, Asteroids, Meteorites, Iron

Audience: General