It is estimated that more than 230 meteorites fall on our planet every day.
Where do our meteorites come from?
Our meteorites are all authenticated and analyzed by the Meteoritical Society of which Luc Labenne is a French member. This meteor hunter explores hot and cold deserts in search of meteorites to study them and share his knowledge. His work recognized by the entire scientific community, he regularly collaborates with museums and universities around the world.
The Meteoritical Society, an official body whose headquarters are located in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry of the University of Arkansas in the United States, has the function of officially listing new meteorites with their classification.
How are meteorites certified?
The meteorites contained in the Collision bracelets have all been certified. The meteorite stones are analyzed in order to define their chemical composition, their origin and their nature.
Meteoritical Society experts officially certify and classify meteorites in the Meteorical Bulletin and their online database.
Meteorical Society analyzes
For example, to determine the lunar origin of a stone, scientists use the samples brought back during the Apollo missions as a reference. A comparative study is then carried out which makes it possible to approve the lunar origin.
To determine the Martian origin of a stone, meteorite scientists use a technique discovered in 1983 by Donald Bogard and Pratt Johnson. It consists of piercing the fine bubbles present in the meteorite. These bubbles contain tiny quantities of gas from the Martian atmosphere corresponding exactly to the analyzes made by the Viking probe in 1976. It is these same analyzes which today serve as a reference for specialists in Martian meteorites.