Meteorite meaning

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Most of the meteorites that have been found in the United States are made of iron.

An example of a meteorite is the 34,000 pound iron-nickel Williamette meteorite found in 1902 in the Williamette Valley in Oregon, the largest meteorite discovered in North America.

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The definition of a meteorite is a rock that is found on Earth that did not form on Earth.
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As of November 2012 there have been 1910 meteorites found in the United States.
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Meteorites have fallen in almost every state in the United States with the exception of four - Delaware, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.
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The earliest meteorite to be found in the United States was uncovered in Havana, Illinois sometime during the 1940s.
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A stony or metallic mass of matter that has fallen to the earth's surface from outer space.
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That part of a relatively large meteoroid that survives passage through the atmosphere and falls to the surface of a planet or moon as a mass of metal or stone.
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A meteor that reaches the Earth's surface because it has not been burned up by friction with the atmosphere. Meteorites are believed to be fragments of comets and asteroids. &diamf3; Meteorites that consist mostly of silicates are called stony meteorites and are classified as either chondrites or achondrites. &diamf3; Meteorites that consist mostly of iron are called iron meteorites. &diamf3; Meteorites that consist of a mixture of silicates and iron are called stony-iron meteorites.
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A metallic or stony object or body that is the remains of a meteor.
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Origin of meteorite