• Location
    First Floor
  • Suggested duration
    content mins
  • Open
    Permanent
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Meteorite slice, c 4500 BC.

Meteors are solid bodies from outer space. They become incandescent on entering the Earth's atmosphere producing "shooting stars", owing to frictional forces. Small meteors burn up completely but some of the larger ones survive and fall to Earth as m

 
Body armour, 1996.

Samples of protective plates used in body armour showing effect of ballistic test: 3 ceramic faced , composite backed; one in steel; made by the Defence Clothing and Textiles Agency, 1996. Plus 5.6mm bullet and 7.62mm bullet.