Most people think that shape is the most important determinant of whether a rock is a Meteorite.
They are wrong. Almost any shape can be a meteorite.
Here are some meteorite shapes:
|Meteorites are often squarish.|
|They can be weird.|
|They are non-descript--but most often have rounded corners.|
|They can look like shrapnel.|
|Some you would never guess.|
Here are things that people think are shaped like meteorites, but are not meteorites. These don't bear that much resemblance to the rocks above.
|I have never seen a spherical meteorite. This is a moki marble.|
|Pyrite concretions are probably the rock most commonly mistaken for meteorites.|
|This is a silica nodule. You can tell by now that I don't like spheres.|
Now that you know any shape can be a meteorite, you need to go to the next test. Click here.
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