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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.
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.
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