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Science  25 Sep 1998:
Vol. 281, Issue 5385, pp. 1919
DOI: 10.1126/science.281.5385.1919e

Astronomers in the 18th century thought that bits of rock falling as shooting stars were a kind of bad weather, so they named these chunks “meteorites.” In the Perspective on p. 1971, Greenberg discusses a Report in this issue on how material from the asteroid belt can end up as meteorites. The online Enhanced Perspective provides links to asteroid and meteorite resources and other planetary science sites on the Web.

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