When falling through our atmosphere on the way to an impact with the Earth, most meteorites spin and tumble, often acquiring the interesting sculptural shapes. A very few maintain a fixed orientation towards our planet's surface. Heat ablation may cause those meteorites to acquire a conical, dome, or shield-shape, reminiscent of the heat shield on the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo space mission capsules and such meteorites are described as being oriented.
Articles in Category: Meteorite & Adventure Photography
At the recent screening party for the world premiere of Meteorite Men, my good friend and rather brilliant photography and design assistant, Leigh Anne DelRay, brought along a most interesting fellow, whom we now affectionately know as Bug Eric. Noted author, blogger, and world-famous entomologist, Eric R. Eaton and I are both members of the Society of Southwestern Authors, based here in Arizona.