Meteorite Landings

Meteorite Landings

Source

The Meteoritical Society

Description

This comprehensive data set from The Meteoritical Society contains information on all of the known meteorite landings. The Fusion Table is collected by Javier de la Torre and we've also provided an XLS file that consists of 34,513 meteorites and includes the following fields:
place
type_of_meteorite
mass_g
fell_found
year
database
coordinate_1
coordinates_2
cartodb_id
created_at
updated_at
year_date
longitude
latitude
geojson

**5/14/13
Please find an updated data set from The Meteoritical Society that includes more recent meteorites. Under NameType, 'valid' is for most meteorites and 'relict' are for objects that were once meteorites but are now highly altered by weathering on Earth.

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Fitness Pro's picture

Boom

timngwena's picture

Mass is in grams. if you search any one of the meteors, it gives you a little more detail e.g.Yamato 981070 looks like this http://ngwn.co/19dj0gJ ... you'll also find explanations to other parts of the data set.

lazyCrab's picture

Thank you for your response, but I have some more questions:
What unit is the mass in?
Why are some of the names in the place column real places and some just A-#####?
What is the year_date field?
And lastly, what is the cartodb_id column mean?
What does Impact Crater mean?
What does Age mean?
Why are some missing mass and year?

Alexandra Pappas's picture

The field classifies whether the meteorite fall from space was observed by people or automated devices. If it was observed, it is considered a fall and classified as "fell". All other meteorites are finds and classified as "found".

lazyCrab's picture

What does the fell_found field mean?