Meteorites : Meteorites are rocks from space that have fallen to the Earth's surface. Once considered bad omens, they are now recognized for giving us a unique insight into the nature of the material that was present when our solar system formed. In Meteorites, experts from the Natural History Museum in London, England, provide a compelling and up-to-date introduction to these otherworldly objects. This fully illustrated guide reveals: What meteorites are. Where meteorites come from. What they tell us about our solar system. The latest information on key meteorite falls. In clear, jargon-free language, the authors explain how meteorites provide us with invaluable information about planets beyond Earth - both within our solar system and around other stars. With its combination of color photographs, diagrams and maps, Meteorites is the ultimate reference to these mysterious objects from space.
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