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How do you catch a meteorite?

Getting your hands on a bit of space rock is simpler than you may think. Earth Unplugged tells you how to find bits of rock in your back garden.

It is thought that there are around 10-50 meteorite dropping events every day. If this is true then each square kilometre on Earth should encounter a meteorite at least once every 139,000 years.

Earth Unplugged’s Maddie Moate reveals what this means in terms of encountering a meteorite, and explains the difference between a meteor, meteorite and asteroid.

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