METEORITE OR METEORWRONG?
Regmaglypts are thumbprint like impressions on the surface of
larger meteorites that are formed by ablation of material from the surface
as a meteor passes through the Earth's atmosphere. They are probably
formed by vortices of hot gas. Here are photographs of a few examples.
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Remaglypts on iron meteorites can be spectacular. See Sikhote-Alin,
||Here are small fragments
of Sikhote-Alin, an iron meteorite. All of the biggest have regmaglypts.
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