Meteorite Fragment (image) University of the Witwatersrand Share Print E-Mail Caption A fragment of the meteorite showing the black fusion crust and thumbprint-like depressions (called regmaglypts) formed by melting during its entry into the atmosphere. The small bumps on the surface are grains of nickel-iron alloy. Credit Wits University Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.