A meteorite is a meteoroid (a solid piece of debris from such sources as asteroids or comets) originating in outer space that survives impact with the Earth’s surface. A meteorite’s size can range from small to extremely large. Most meteorites derive from small astronomical objects called meteoroids, but they are also sometimes produced by impacts of asteroids. When a meteoroid enters the atmosphere, frictional, pressure, and chemical interactions with the atmospheric gasses cause the body to heat up and emit light, thus forming a fireball, also known as a meteor or shooting/falling star. The term bolide refers to either an extraterrestrial body that collides with the Earth, or to an exceptionally bright, fireball-like meteor regardless of whether it ultimately impacts the surface.


Buying meteorites for sale through the web can take on many forms.

In a dream scenario, they are pieces of truly rare meteorites that have fallen to Earth in dazzling cases of cosmos phenomenon that has garnered national press attention. In a preferable scenario, they are independently verified pieces of interstellar rock that have fallen to Earth through a mix of physics and fate. In the worst case scenario, they are pieces of rock a disingdnuous schemer has collected from the bottom of their local canyon.

No matter what the case, it is highly desirous for anyone with an enthusiasm for all things out of this world to purchase and take home a meteorite for their personal collection.

In the Chelyabinsk region, a working group whose task – development of measures on the use of the South Ural brand meteorite to maximize the flow of tourists. The corresponding decision was made today, 25 February, in a closed government meeting.

“Center of tourism instructed to develop new routes, close to the site of the crash of significant fragments of the meteorite, Youth Policy and the Ministry of Culture competition to develop better visualization of this colorful event. Winning logo will be used on souvenirs, whose production is already planned, “- commented deputy head of the Governor Alexander Polozov.

In addition, confirmed information about the unveiling of a meteorite. True, it is not clear where exactly set the model car – or a pedestrian Kirovka in the center of Chelyabinsk, or in one of the areas most affected by the heavenly visitor.

Exploitation “meteorite” brand preoccupied not only officials but also businessmen. Last week, Chelyabinsk JSC “Patent Group” filed with Rospatent application for registration of trade marks “Mysterious meteorite”, “Ural meteorite” and “Chebarkul meteorite.” The applicant requests the Patent Office to register the marks on the 30th class of the International Classification of Goods and Services (coffee, tea, cocoa, sugar, bread, pastry and confectionery, ice cream, spices). It is known that the company “Patent Group”, according to the business media, headed by the chairman of the Church Council of the Lutheran community of Chelyabinsk, Vladimir Groo.


More generally, a meteorite on the surface of any celestial body is a natural object that has come from elsewhere in space. Meteorites have been found on the Moon and Mars. Meteorites that are recovered after being observed as they transited the atmosphere or impacted the Earth are called falls. All other meteorites are known as finds. As of February 2020, there are approximately 1,086 witnessed falls having specimens in the world’s collections. In contrast, there are more than 38,660 well-documented meteorite finds.

Meteorites have traditionally been divided into three broad categories: stony meteorites are rocks, mainly composed of silicate minerals; iron meteorites are largely composed of metallic iron-nickel; and, stony-iron meteorites contain large amounts of both metallic and rocky material. Modern classification schemes divide meteorites into groups according to their structure, chemical and isotopic composition and mineralogy. Meteorites smaller than 2mm are classified as micrometeorites.

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