Meteorite names

This section provides links to information concerning the ways in which meteorites are named.

Unambiguous and reliable meteorite names are indispensable to anyone with an interest in meteorites - citizens, writers, scientists, and collectors alike.  Official names are also required in order to publish studies of meteorites in certain journals and meeting proceedings,among them MAPS, GCA, and Earth and Planetary Science Letters, and the abstracts of the Lunar and Planetary Science Conferences, the Goldschmidt Conferences, and the annual meetings of the Meteoritical Society.