Falling of the Ensisheim meteorite, 1492

Falling of the Ensisheim meteorite, 1492

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Credit: DETLEV VAN RAVENSWAAY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Martyrdom of St. Catherine (Die Marter der heiligen Katharina), woodcut from 1492. This image, by Austrian artist Albrecht Durer (1471-1528), depicts the falling of the Ensisheim meteorite on the 7th of November 1492. The meteorite fell in Alsace, France (then part of Austria) and was seen as an omen.

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