| Why this rock is probably not a meteorite:
The orange thing on the left is clearly not a meteorite. The thing
on the right probably isn't either. Meteorites, particularly ones
as big as this, are never this spherical. Also, only a handful of
meteorites have been found embedded in other rocks. Such meteorites
are known cases of "fossil
meteorites." Also, there were at least two other spheres,
now gone, embeded in the cast, and different stones of a meteorite
wouldn't be found so close together.
|What is it?
This handsome what-ever-it-is was found in Idaho. We're a bit stumped
because we've only seen these photos. Almost certainly, it's some
kind of concretion. What's puzzling
is that the gray rock looks basaltic, but concretions only occur in
sedimentary rocks, not igneous rocks.
Please contact me if you know
what this is. This is one of the neatest meteorwrong photos I've
Addendum: Thanks to Maurizio for pointing out that this looks
a lot like onion-skin