Meteoritic Dust

Meteoritic Dust

 

minute particles that form as a result of the breakup of meteorites upon impact with the earth. This dust was discovered at sites where the Sikhote-Alin meteorite and several other meteorites fell.

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They come from cosmic dust, meteoritic dust and cometary dust.
Geochemists have concluded," writes Flerov, "that these rocks contain a considerable amount of meteoritic dust produced as a result of sputtering of a hypothetical cosmic body that had undergone a collision with the earth.