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      a rock that has fallen to Earth from outer space


NASA scientists study meteorites that have landed on Earth.

A meteorite landed in our neighbor's backyard.


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A small black meteorite lies in the snow while a man dressed in black and red winter clothing documents where it was found
The small rock in this picture is a meteorite that was picked up from the snow with germ-free tongs and put into a clean bag.
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Page Last Updated: October 9th, 2014
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