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A meteorite is an object which originated from outer space and survived an impact with Earth. The size is non-defined and its shape can vary. The impact of a meteorite into the Earth’s crust is known as a meteor crater, some of the meteor pictures below display the impact meteorites can have on the Earth’s surface. A meteor is the visible path it has taken when entering the Earth’s atmosphere which is commonly known as a shooting star. This collection has pictures of shooting stars and meteorites, it also contains artworks.

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