Meteorite Landings

A collection of known meteorite landings

This dataset includes over 45,000 known meteorite landings in recorded history (up to 2013) as collected by The Meteoritical Society. For each landing, it includes the name and type of each object, the location of its discovery, whether it was discovered falling ('Fell') or already on the Earth ('Found'), and the condition of the meteorite as 'Valid' (for most meteorites) or 'Relict' (for objects that were once meteorites but are now highly altered by weathering on Earth).

(8 columns, 45716 rows)

Examples

Basic Examples

Retrieve the ResourceObject:

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ResourceObject["Meteorite Landings"]
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View the data:

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ResourceData["Meteorite Landings"]
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Visualization

Show a map of meteorite landings in Australia:

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GeoGraphics[{Red, PointSize[0.009], Opacity[0.2], 
  Point@DeleteMissing[
    ResourceData["Meteorite Landings"][All, "Coordinates"]]}, 
 GeoRange -> Entity["Country", "Australia"], ImageSize -> 600]
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Wolfram Research, "Meteorite Landings" from the Wolfram Data Repository. (2017) https://doi.org/10.24097/wolfram.08737.data

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