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A stony meteorite: An aerolite is a hard metallic mass or substance that has dropped to the Earth's surface from outer space and consists of silicate minerals.
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The class of stony meteorite that includes the chondrite and achondrite types, both of which commonly consist of silicate material together with nickel and iron.

Chondrites are made up of small round granules of extraterrestrial origin found embedded in some meteorites while achondrites are lacking such small granules.

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