The Hand Specimen page showcases selected meteorites from the collection of the Institute of Meteoritics. Many of these samples are on display in the Meteorite Museum. The collection includes samples of more than 600 individual meteorites. The complete Meteorite Collection Catalog is available as a searchable and downloadable database.

The Microscopy page shows images taken in light and electron microscopes. These images include samples obtained from meteorite collections around the world. Most of the images were taken by scientists at the University of New Mexico. For more information on the microscopes we use, visit our Microscopes and Laboratories.

More information about the features you see in the images, and their scientific significance, can be found in our Virtual Tour.


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