3 Weird Meteorites (Whose Weirdness Was Instructive)

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Meteorites are extraterrestrial rocks that have ended up on earth. All of them are literally ‘out of this world,’ but here are three of the strangest of these aliens.

https://www.pnas.org/content/early/2019/07/25/1815133116, https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-07/nyu-wgm071719.php
https://cneos.jpl.nasa.gov/news/2008tc3.html, https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-03808-6, https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/diamonds-trapped-strange-meteorite-came-solar-systems-earliest-planets-180968821/



  1. God

    Yes big daddy. Tell me more about space

  2. Huntyr Lyons

    Who wants to bet that one of the scientists tried to sell those space diamonds.

  3. Argamis (SilverComet)

    What about that meteorite found near Egypt that MAY be older than the Sun?

  4. Detective Holmes

    Just a thought, but instead of a primordial planet would it not be more plausible to be the object that hit the earth and created our moon?

  5. Zbionix / Caleb H.

    Woah only 12 comments, hey guys keep up the great work!

  6. ADHD Teenager

    Why did 8people dislike this video

  7. Aaron

    Get this man some AC and a towel!

  8. Osmosis Jones

    Mars might have been larger in past. Eliments like sulfur carbon and and hydrogen bonds burn and vaporize. Solar winds takes the away with the rest of the atmosphere. So burning carbon would reduce matterials on Mars making matters worse . Maybe that what the native martians might have done.
    And why they dicect those possible bacteria Fossils in Mars meteor

  9. BMTroubleU

    This guy has gotten a lot better at narrating and presenting these videos compared to when he started

  10. Azula-

    4th one was the one Sokka used to forge his sword

  11. bruinflight

    Meteorites are much better than plain meaty-ites.

  12. LordInsane100

    Hearing Anglophones try to say Ö is weird, I have to say.

  13. Jonathan Whitten


  14. Joseph Hargrove

    I know. Almahata Sitta is a remnant of Planet 9. The reason we can’t find planet 9 is that it was destroyed in a collision but its gravitational effects remain until something equally big rolls through the Kuiper Belt and rearranges things again. Whatever collided with Planet 9 must have been similar in size and they collided in a way that obliterated them both, creating a large number of the small objects that make up the Kuiper Belt.
    Speculatin’ with the best of ’em,
    richard hargrove

    “No silicon heaven?! Of course there is a silicon heaven! If there weren’t, where would the calculators go when they die?”
    – Kryten, in “Red Dwarf”

  15. Rick SanchezC137

    What happens is a “normal matter” black whole absorbs antimatter? Would it annialate or would the immense forces cancel out that reaction?

  16. Korstmahler

    Wait so it took a full experiment to tell you the bullet shaped meteors(and those pushed into that shape by atmospheric erosion) fall in straight, bullet like lines?
    Next you’ll be telling me spinning them increases their stability.

  17. Mathieu Leader

    Idiosyncratic meteorites

  18. infinitecanadian

    The DFTBA pins should be sold for longer than they are being sold.

  19. Viral Patel

    This guy looks like euron greyjoy

  20. Badger 1

    He looks kinda warm

  21. chegeny

    tajecteries, chajecktarees, trudjecktaries…

  22. justtrolin

    what is up with nature and phallic shapes?

  23. Super Loops

    Ive got a little piece of meteorite its a campo cielo from south america its so amazing to be able to hold something thats soooooo old

  24. Shyni

    Even if they don’t contain diamonds, meteorites can still be fascinating little gems.

  25. ArchEnema 67

    I’ve got a glowing meteorite in a crater it my backyard. It talks to me, and it told me to build a shed around it so no one could see it.
    It tells me it’s got BIG plans! But I think my dog is getting sick.

  26. ZipDDragon

    BTW. Everything is at least as old as Earth itself.

  27. AllMyLettuce

    was there aliens tho????????????

  28. tim smith

    What do they call a rock not a meteorite? A meteorwrong. I know that’s lame. Lol.

  29. Reverse Universe

    Sounds all common sense

  30. chris pudwill

    you got dry red eyes clear eyes is awesome……….

  31. Avery the Cuban-American

    Those meteorites are a weird flex but ok

  32. Ali Syed

    Lmao who named this video?

  33. Emily Valdez

    Is it possible to buy a diamond that came in from a meteorite?

  34. Pratik Takawale

    Weird but not more than our English lecturer

  35. christosvoskresye

    What about that meteorite from near Glen Canyon, Arizona that Kane and Block discovered?

  36. wowiezowiepowie

    the almahata sitta came from Phaeton the planet that was just past mars now
    the asteroid belt

  37. Isaid Romero Gaviño

    wait, so it isn’t clear why some meteorites present a cone-form, yet. Is that right? Since the experiment assumed the aluminum to be shaped that way.

  38. Addil

    thats weird

  39. Janimation

    Lets make a giant disc and throw it at earth from space and call it a 4th weird meteorite to see the flat earth society reacting to it

  40. KiddPenn

    Is it possible the last one came from the moon? Or do moon rocks have the wrong ingredients?

  41. M T

    Is it just more or do some of these “oriented” meteorites look a little… ahem… Phallic.

  42. veggiet2009

    Explain the difference between a rock that is as old as the Earth vs one that isn’t.
    Mightn’t all rocks be as old as the Earth, but some were at the outside of a primordial planet, and therefore not forming crystalline structures?

  43. srayes1001

    Nice voice. I like your voice haha

  44. D H

    I think i bought drugs off this guy before

  45. TMA1

    Technically everything we touch is made of star stuff as Sagan liked to say.
    But yes, meteorites as pieces from a time after everything had condensed out, are ‘out of this world’ in that sense.

  46. MalcolmCooks

    we talkin about media rights??

  47. Bazooka Llama Productions

    this guys voice sounds JUST like bryan shaw.

  48. FreeQuest

    Sucker for pins… I buy so many legacy ones when the ladies come by to raise funds. 😂📌

  49. chris pudwill

    Hmm he must of had dry eyes and just put clear eyes in like look from 24 seconds to 26 seconds like it looks like he put clear eyes or something in…………..theres a water reflection on booth sides

  50. alertonoff 4

    Orientation = Aerodynamics Mr R.

  51. elektron117

    Oh, space diamonds.

  52. Gordon Marshall

    Have I been missing your videos Reid?
    Great topic

  53. Anthony Vitera

    1 – A plane? Really?
    They look like bullets.

  54. Adheesh B

    Ballistic trajectory 🤔

  55. Zeklijan

    Basicly when scientists don’ t know about the origin of something in space, just say they smashed into each other until you find evidence of something better. LOL

  56. AeroSpaceNews.com

    Great episode. Crazy that they were able to predict where that one meteor was going to hit accurately enough to find bits and pieces!

  57. Ice Karma

    But September hasn’t ended since 1993… XD

  58. steve1978ger

    disoriented meteorite tumbling aimlessly through the atmosphere

  59. Jason & Max

    Pin ordered!👍

  60. Carlos C3rd

    Diamond grows different in space. Some studies have found that diamonds grow bigger and faster in a vacuum

  61. Rishav Sarkar

    Could have the Meteorite with the Diamond fragments originated from Thea, the proto-planet that collided with the Earth?

  62. Ninjaznexx

    Damn, that was the best pronounciation of ö I’ve ever heard from a non-swede

  63. Sarper Erel

    Good pronunciation of Ö there : )

  64. Aryadi Subagio

    “Formed under a pressure of at least 20 gigapascal … which is really high!”
    can you give us a comparison of how high it is? kinda expecting it.

  65. my back HURTS

    36 years old I have been looking for meteorites for years! I recently found one in all places my backyard LOL so for everybody out there just keep looking you can find it anywhere

  66. akash mathew

    20 giga pascals, its like….really high XD

  67. Alicia Dodson

    Yay! Double yay!! And a new pin? *clicks so fast to order* If you insist! :P

  68. Ben Barakuda

    Love the shirt, where did you get it?

  69. Michael Johnson


  70. Weekend Scientist

    Good choices! I’m so glad you didn’t trot out ALH001 like everyone else does when the subject of “odd meteorites” comes up.

  71. RitaSparita *

    When September ends??😅 I’m there.

  72. Lone Survivor

    His voice is awesome.

  73. BsShenanigans

    I remember when me and a friend could hear a meteor hiss one night, tripped me out for the longest time till i found out that they can sometimes put out a radio wave of some sort, causing everything around you pretty much vibrate. Still don’t entirely understand it.

  74. Vulcano

    I have to disagree here. They don’t form at different pressure/temperature conditions due to their chemical composition but rather the pressure/temp. conditions let them form in a certain crystaline structure.
    It’s why you have quarz at lower pressure and coesite at high pressure conditions – both made out of SiO2.

  75. Frääänk Blob

    “once september ends”

  76. Lupo Solitario

    03:44 “almahata sitta” literally means station 6 in Arabic ” المحطة ستة ”
    & yeh ” Wake me up when September ends”!

  77. AntimatePcCustom

    never seen a grown man cry from talking about meteorites. have now.

  78. Taylor Dan Smith

    “Coned” meteorites have a perpendicular rotation to our atmosphere when entering. 👌

  79. Anders Öhlund

    Hey, that’s a pretty decent attempt at proper Swedish pronunciation! Good job and thanks for not just assuming Ö = O like most others! =D

  80. Cesar Zayas

    “I’m a hot sista” I think she was feeling good that day

  81. Butcher.cs

    Heeeeeey I use pascals as a unit of measurement in my line of work lol 20 giga pascals holy moly.

  82. girlofanimation

    “Some of those tales (tails) are more curious than others.”

  83. jesondag

    ♫ “Pick me up, before September ends” ♪ – Viking lander pin.

  84. US

    That embedded meteorite would have been super easy to miss if people werent looking for it. Wonder how many potentially valuable meteorites were inadvertently turned to construction material

  85. Claire Iott

    Hello!!! Perfect timing for this episode! I’m doing a project for school about meteorites!!!

  86. SlyPearTree

    If I had been shown the first one without context then I would have thought it was a sculpture.

  87. New Message

    “Only to rest in peace together, here on earth.”
    Well, in pieces, anyway.

  88. Radix

    Any chance Almahata Sitta came from Theia?

  89. Tina Corbett

    “The sky is made of diamonds..”

  90. The Generous Degenerate

    That pin must be made of
    \m/( o_o)\m/ metal!

  91. Trails Trails Trails

    Dude runs marathons AND lifts between recording amazing shows. What a guy!

  92. sushanalone

    :)…Dude that looks like something other than the ‘Nose of an Aeroplane’. but the Head of something else….

  93. Beneficial Burdon

    I’ve always wondered something.
    Theoretically, can a star become denser than the normal point it would take to collapse into a black hole, but still survive as a somewhat normal star?
    If so, what conditions would it take?

  94. John Johansen

    2:52 That’s cute little electrons rotating there? ;-)

  95. JuniorRSX

    dont cry.. were u eating chili peppers?

  96. Sonja Johnson

    Missed opportunity to say “they came to rest in pieces on Earth” :P

  97. Mi 28

    5:07 “20 gigapascals is really high”.
    200 000 atmospheres, specifically.

  98. The Exoplanets Channel

    Great video. Fyi, the *next meteor shower* will be the Draconids, well visible the 8th and 9th of october from the Northern Hemisphere.

  99. RoboticRomo

    This guy is awesome! He’s my favorite SciShow person. Way to go, you! Keep doing YOU!

  100. Yacko S

    As a swede, I approve of your pronunciation of Öst!

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