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What we learn from meteorites

Part of Hall of Planet Earth.

How Did the Earth Form? What We Learn From Meteorites AMNH/R.Mickens

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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. 

For Educators

Topic: Astronomy

Subtopic: Planets

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

Audience: General