Saturday, July 10, 2010

Fun with meteorite and magnets

About two years ago, I got a free L6 meteorite sample from Inner Planetary Products (now, alas, apparently defunct).  Here was a fun thing to show my son: one can pick up the meteorite, which looks like a small stone, with a magnet.  The L chondrites are about 4-10% nickel-iron according to Wikipedia.  A fun science project for a kid would be to check how magnetic different meteorites are.  If one could get good-priced samples.

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