The True Origin of Meteorites
This simple melting exercise demonstrates one reason why meteorites did not come from a magmaplanet core. It also shows what meteorites melted during an impact would really look like. Anyone with welding experience can conclude that the iron ‘beads’ that form from melted iron and melted iron meteorites are the same. This photo group includes before and after images of a piece of the Sikhote-Alin meteorite. The melted metal takes on a completely different appearance. The widely accepted origin of meteorites attributes them to the asteroid belt, which is assumed to be the remnant of a magmaplanet core. Most meteorites show no evidence of melting, whether by impact or by being a magmaplanet core remnant. Learn more in Chapter 5 about the origin of meteorites.