Sikhote-Alin meteorite fragment

Sikhote-Alin meteorite fragment

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Credit: DETLEV VAN RAVENSWAAY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Sikhote-Alin meteorite fragment. The Sikhote-Alin meteorite fell to Earth from space in northern Siberia on the morning of 12 February 1947. This was an iron meteorite. A fireball appeared in the north, leaving a trail of smoke and dust in the atmosphere for many kilometres as the meteorite disintegrated. The fragments were scattered over a large area, some making small craters where they landed. This was one of the few iron meteorite falls to be witnessed, and one of the most spectacular. This fragment measures 15 centimetres in length and weighs 1800 grams.

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