Weather still isnโ€™t good for astrophotography ... so I just saw this little thing in my office and like to share that: itโ€™s a fragment of a stone-iron meteorite, a so-called Pallasite. One theory says that these rocky-iron meteorites come from the mantle-core transition zone of planetoids - so, Earth could look similar deep inside ๐Ÿ™‚ Pallasites contain olivine (the transparent silicate mineral) in a matrix of nickel-iron and some of them even have gem-quality (Peridot) ๐Ÿ’Ž - This tiny piece comes from the Fukang Pallasite that was found in China back in 2000. - #pallasite #rockyiron #meteorite #meteorites #solarsystem #spacerock #space #extraterrestial #astronomy #spacegems #olivine #peridot #ironnickel