Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

A meteorite that was not observed to fall, but was found and subsequently identified, sometimes many thousands of years after reaching the Earth. Over 95% of known meteorites are finds. Weathered iron and stony-iron meteorites are more readily identified than weathered stony meteorites, so these meteorites are over-represented in collections. Observed falls more accurately reflect the true proportions of meteorite types.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.