Iron-nickel meteorite

Iron-nickel meteorite

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Credit: TED KINSMAN/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: A close up view of an iron-nickel meteorite. The metal has been etched with acid to show the unique crystal structure. This special crystal structure called Widmanstatten which only forms slowly in zero gravity. This pattern is seen only in iron meteorite.

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Keywords: astronomy, cosmology, iron, iron nickel meteorite, iron-nickel, iron-nickel meteorite, meteor, meteorite, nickel, widmanstatten

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