| Why this rock is probably not a meteorite:
It is a meteorite.
|What is it?
This is the sawn, polished face on an ordinary
chondrite, the most
common kind of meteorite (click on image for enlargement). The
gray parts are grains of iron-nickel metal. The round, often
reddish things are chondrules. A thin fusion
crust is just visible
along the edge. The widest dimension is 2.3 cm.
The photo was taken under strong light. Under normal conditions,
the color is less red and more brown.