How are meteors categorized? What are the two main categories, and what subdivisions exist within them?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com June 22, 2018, 5:44 am ad1c9bdddf
Meteorites are classified according to their composition. Two broad categories exist: stony and iron. Iron meteors reveal Widmanstatten patterns in their interiors. These patterns indicate crystals of nickel-iron alloys have cooled slowly enough ...
Basis for the categories of classification of meteors and subdivisions within them.