How to Find Real Meteorites at Your Balcony (Easy Experiment)

In this tutorial i will show you, how to find meteorites.
There are many tutorials in the internet, but most of them can´t guarantee the realness, of the finds.

The question is: How can we get sure to find real meteorites without an expert?

How it works:
1. put a bowl with water to your balcony, or garden. 
2. make sure, no birds can swimm in this bowl. (it would contaminate this experiment)
3. wait one or two weeks
4. put a magnet into this bowl and fish all small metalpieces out of the water.

This finds are spacetrash, or meteorites.
If you watch this pieces under a microscope you can look for rates of stone.
This pieces will be 100% meteorites.

Step 1:

the biggest pieces i found, were somethink about 1-2mm 
but the most of them will be 0,2mm - 0,5mm

Attention: Sometimes it took very long to get one, but be patient. It works :)



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    7 Discussions


    3 years ago on Introduction

    Why is the water necessary? Just to weigh down them from blowing away or is there more to it?

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    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    jep have many of them. but at some month you can find more then in others. in the summernights its better then in winter. and they are really tiny!! 0,5mm will be very very rare. its like dust.