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Here are some cool pictures of meteorites. You can make any of these images into your computer desktop wallpaper. Just click on an image to enlarge it, and then choose “Set as Desktop Background”.
This is a picture of a meteorite found on the Martian surface by the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity. This photo of the meteorite was taken by the rover’s built-in camera on October 1, 2009 or in Martian day, sol 2,022.
This is an image of a stony meteorite found in the Antarctica. Meteorite is any object coming from the outer space that survives the impact pressure with the earth’s atmosphere.
Here’s an image of an iron meteorite found by the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity. This photo was taken by the rover’s built-in panoramic camera on January 6, 2005 or sol 339.
This is the satellite image of the Gosses Bluff Meteorite Crater which can be found in the MacDonnell Ranges, Central Australia. This impact crater was caused by an asteroid or comet that was believed to hit the earth in the Cretaceous Period.
This is a photo of a meteorite named NWA 1669 which was believed to come from planet Mars. This small rock was found in Africa. Image Credit: Bruno Fectau and Carine Bidaut.
We have written many articles about meteorites for Universe Today. Here’s an article about where meteorites come from, and here’s an article about meteorite impacts.
We’ve also recorded an episode of Astronomy Cast all about asteroids. Listen here, Episode 29: Asteroids Make Bad Neighbors.