Sikhote-Alin meteorite fragment

Sikhote-Alin meteorite fragment

C024/7048 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 50.0MB

Downloadable file size: 2.0MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: DETLEV VAN RAVENSWAAY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Sikhote-Alin meteorite fragment. Close-up of a fragment of the Sikhote-Alin meteorite that fell to Earth from space in northern Siberia on the morning of 12th 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.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 1, 1940s, 1947, 20th century, astrogeological, astrogeology, astronomical, astronomy, fragment, geological, geology, iron meteorite, meteorite, meteoritic, mineral, mineralogical, mineralogy, no-one, nobody, one, russian, siberian, sikhote alin, sikhote-alin, single, still life, still-life, white background

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.