On January 18th, 2022, a large stony asteroid 1km in size, (around 2.5 times the height of the Empire State Building), soared at 43,754 miles per hour by Earth. Speeding past at 1.2 million miles away, a very safe distance, it brings to light the wonder of interstellar fragments.
It is not just the out of this world enchantment that is so mesmerizing about meteorites, but the impossibility of its formation and concealed beauty within.
Types of Meteorites
Meteorites are separated into three types.
Stony-iron meteorites and stony meteorites are a mixture of metal and rock. These are common and are mistaken for ordinary rocks found on Earth.
The rarest and only variety used within Tamsen Z designs are iron type meteorites, derived from the cores of ancient planets that were destroyed during the formation of our Solar System.
Iron meteorites heat up to 3000 degree Celsius before beginning a slow cooling at a range of 60-300 degree Celsius every million years creates the crystallization of iron. These bands of iron-nickle alloys; kamacite and taenite, create an extraterrestrial formation only found in meteorites.