These are the colors of meteorites according to their chemical composition that reveals the place in the Solar System where they come from
The Land and its surroundings have visitors who constantly come from all corners of the Solar system. They are meteorites that, depending on their trajectory, can be seen with the naked eye in our sky, with a telescope and, in some cases, they even fall on our surface.
Either way, these meteorites arrive with different compositions that reveal a lot about them. First of all, they show the elements they are made of and also this reveals the places in the Solar System that they visited while making their orbit around the Sun.
The fact that a meteorite falls, it would only be enough for it to reach the hands of an expert who determines its chemical composition and thus knows all its details.
However, about those that do not fall on our soil, you can also learn a lot about them with the color of their wake as they move through space.
Scientists: astronomers and astrophysicists analyze these elements to know or confirm the phenomena that hide the unexplored lands of our backyard in the universe. Also, there is always research on whether one of these rocks, depending on its size, can end our existence.
The elements of meteorites according to their composition
The digital media Astro Lover posts information on its Instagram account, in which it details the most common elements in the meteorites that we see in space.
“Meteors appear in different colors, depending on the chemical composition of the space rock and the air it is passing through. A meteor with a high iron content, for example, will appear yellow. A meteor with a high calcium content can appear as a purple streak of light.
In this way they report that scientists think that up to 50 metric tons of meteorites fall on Earth every day. Most are no bigger than a pebble, they tell us to reassure us.