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There are iron meteorites and stony meteorites. Iron meteorites have a typical composition of 91% iron, 8.5% nickel and 0.5% cobalt. Stony meteorites on the other hand have 36% oxygen, 26% iron, 18% silicon, 14% magnesium, 1.5% aluminum, 1.4% nickel and 1.3% calcium.
An asteroid is known as a meteorite only when it crashes on Earth. When this happens a fireball effect occurs that can be seen. The meteoroid usually burns up well before it reaches the surface of our planet.