102 years ago, the world was wowed by a meteorite that crashed in Egypt, supposedly landing on a dog. Two pieces of that meteorite are now stored at our National Museum of Natural History. In 1983, scientists discovered the rock was originally a piece of Mars. More about its story
Don your clean room clothing and take a glimpse into the Smithsonian’s new Antarctic meteorite storage facility in Suitland, Md., where all the Antarctic meteorites in the national collection are kept under tight security and tight airlocks.
Ed note: Here’s a quick guide to owning anything with origins outside the Earth, including meteorites.