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Here are some cool meteorite pictures. 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 photo of a meteorite found in Mars. This meteorite, specifically an iron meteorite was found by NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity. This is the first meteorite of any type found in another planet.
Here’s an image of a meteorite collected in 1979 in the Elephant Moraine area of Antarctica. This meteorite was found to have a resemblance with a rock obtained by the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity from planet Mars.
Here’s a nice photo of the meteorite ALH84001 which was believed to be a portion of Mars. This meteorite, approximately 4.5 billion years of age, was found at the Allan Hills ice field in Antarctica.
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 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.