Is it a meteorite?

If you are not familiar with the comic xkcd, the author, Randall Munroe, often looks at STEM subjects though a lenses of humour.  Before he wrote comics he worked on robots for NASA so the science is accurate and the comics are often funny.  This recent one points out how hard it is to actually find a meteorite if you are out looking at rocks.

But Mr. Munroe also linked to this more serious flow charts showing exactly how hard it is to find an actual meteorite.

This might be a fun chart to take on a hike or to camp.

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