100 Years of Meteorites on One Animated Map

February 21, 2013 | Andy Cush

That big one in Siberia wasn’t the first meteorite to touch down on Earth. French journalist Jean Abbiateci and developer Pablo Navarro created the below animated visualization, which maps every meteorite fall from 1900 on onto one global map. And what do we learn? That lots of space rocks have touched down in the U.S. and North Africa, and that very few land outside the Arctic and Antarctic Circles. What does it mean? I haven’t a clue; I’ll leave that to the science guys.

(Photo: MomentsForZen/Flickr)