Sikhote-Alin meteorite fragments

Sikhote-Alin meteorite fragments

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Caption: Sikhote-Alin meteorite fragments. Three small (5 centimetres across) pieces of the Sikhote-Alin meteorite that 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.

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Keywords: 1947, 3, cooling, geological, geology, iron, iron meteorite, melted, metal, meteorite, planetary science, reformed, rock, rocks, siberia, siberian, sikhote-alin meteorite, space rock, still life, still-life, three, trio

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