From the September 2008 issue

Meteorites and meteorwrongs

How can you tell a real meteorite from ordinary rocks?
By | Published: September 22, 2008 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
Have you ever found a really weird rock and wondered if it had fallen from space? In some cases, special laboratory tests may be required to make a definite meteorite identification. Here’s how to make the first cut.