Asteroids, Meteors, and Meteorites: Oh, MI.

Brightly burning objects from outer space-some arriving in Earth's atmosphere prior to humankind's existence-other witnessed by civilizations old and new. Michigan is home to eleven of these wayward space travelers. Come explore how meteorites influenced history, provide us with clues about our existence, and present new possibilities for our future.


Stony Meteorite Iron Meteorites Stony-Iron Meteorites

Exhibit Topics


Where do meteorites come from?

Is the sky falling?

How do we know meteorites are from space?

Did a meteor wipe out the dinosaurs?

Meteorite or meteorWrong?

What do a cow, a mailbox, a boy, a car, and a roof have in common?

What happens when meteors strike Earth?


Exhibit Meteorites


Michigan

More Meteorites
More Meteorites


Special Exhibit Meteorites

Moon
Moon

Mars
Mars

Vesta
Vesta


Archived Meteorites


Chinese


Acknowledgements

Acknowledgements