Iron-Nickel Meteorite

Iron-Nickel Meteorite

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Credit: JOHN R. FOSTER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Siderite, a meteorite consisting mainly of iron and nickel. Meteorites are remnants from the formation of the solar system which fall to Earth from space. They contain nickel as well as iron, and are classified depending on the amount of nickel they contain. The Siderite pictured was found in Henbury, Australia and weighs 77 lbs.

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Keywords: astronomy, crystal structure, iron meteorite, iron nickel meteorite, iron-nickel, iron/nickel, kamacite, meteorite, nickel meteorite, siderite, taenite

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