siderolite


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siderolite:

see meteoritemeteorite,
meteor that survives the intense heat of atmospheric friction and reaches the earth's surface. Because of the destructive effects of this friction, only the very largest meteors become meteorites.
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Siderolite

 

any of the stony-iron class of meteorites, according to modern classification. Previously, mesosiderites, a special class of stony-iron meteorites, were called siderolites.

siderolite

[′sid·ə·rə‚līt]