Meteorites are out of this world! I mean they truly came from outer space. How cool is that? Meteorites are amazing because they are really old. Some are millions to billions of years old. Many are older than our own solar system. They come from Comets, Asteroids, and Meteoroids. A meteoroid is what a meteorite is called before it hits the earth. What a truly amazing journey from outer space to earth, especially due to our atmosphere, which is very hard to get through. They are 90% rock with iron and nickel mostly, so a magnet will stick to them.
When you look at a meteorite, you could be looking at the birth of our solar system or even the universe. I told you they were out of this world.