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So meteorites provide us with a lot of information about a small number of objects, and micrometeorites provide a tiny amount of information on a lot of objects.
Burning bits of ground-up meteorites may tell scientists what exoplanets’ early atmospheres are made of.
These meteorites are made out of dust that’s just the right size to drift really fast within the disk.
Then a series of Hubble Space Telescope observations between 2006 and 2013 found that they were more like incoming meteorites.
Ryugu should also help us understand what kinds of elements and compounds might have been delivered to the early Earth by meteorite impacts.
Ryugu itself seems to be too fragile to survive a present-day entry into Earth’s atmosphere, so it’s likely quite different from the meteorite remains on Earth we have been able to analyze so far.
Or, if the water is stored in impact glass, it could have been delivered to the moon by meteorite bits.
This meteorite, though, fell in Michigan, and it was visible from Chicago as it was falling—sightings were reported by 674 people in 10 different states.
It could also kick up dangerous amounts of lunar dust that can cause serious damage to space vehicles, increase the amount of space debris, or in a worst-case scenario, create meteorites that could threaten satellites or even impact Earth.
It was known that microbes could survive inside artificial meteorites.

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