Meteorite Clasiffication

Click on the patterns with yellow labels to explore further. Size of the patterns is proportional to the number of meteorites.

Biggest Impact Craters


Meteorites are named after the location where they were found. The locations with the most meteorites highlighted on the map.

Made by Alexandra Muresan


The Meteoritical Society, Wikipedia, Planetary and Space Science Centre (PASSC),

Image Credits

Hoba - Mike
Nogata - Jean-Michel Daillier
Meteorites per year images from Encyclopedia of Meteorites by:
2001 - Woreczko Jan & Wadi, 2002 - meteoriteshow, 2004 - Don Edwards, 2007 - Aeroliths Collection Theodossiou, 2008 - Mirko Graul, 2009 - space-jewels, 2010 - Darwin Collection of Meteorites
Meteorites Classification images from Encyclopedia of Meteorites and Wikipedia by:
Mirko Graul, island meteorites, meteorite market, shinishi kato, Don Edwards, Hupe Collection, Meteorites Australia, Matt Morgan, Mike Farmer, Gregor H, Matteo Chinellato, Laurence Garvie-ASU, Claire H, qmig, arizonaskies, vignato, FunkMonk, Polandmet, Gi-po Meteorites, Cosmic Treasures, Svend Buhl, Jay Piatek, Shiny Things, UserDa, Royal Ontario Museum, Collection FABIENFRANCOIS XAVIER KUNTZ FLOTTERER, John Kashuba, Hanno Strufe, Eisenmet.
Number of Meteorites by Mass images from Encyclopedia of Meteorites and Wikipedia by:
Hanno Strufe, Mirko Graul, shinishi kato, Polandmet, Vernadsky, Naturhistorisches Museum Wien - Aiwok, UserBasilicofresc, Dirk Hohmann.
Meteorites vs Meteowrongs image from Encyclopedia of Meteorites and Wikipedia,, authors: Polandmet, Svend Buhl, Shinishi Kato, Imago22. Other images are in public domain or have an unkonwn author.


Some meteorite images from the Encyclopedia of Meteorites had the following text "This image may be copyrighted." but no clear copyright sign. I have put the authors names in the above list. If an author is upset by my use of his image, he may notify me to replace it with other image.