Chinga meteorite

Chinga meteorite

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Credit: DIRK WIERSMA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: The Chinga meteorite came down in the area of the Chinge river in the Tuva province of Southern Russia, near the Mongolian border. It is an iron (83 %) meteorite with a relatively high content of nickel (16, 6 %), a type of meteorite known as an achondrite. Actual height of this fragment is 14 cm.

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Keywords: achondrite, astronomical, astronomy, astrophysical, astrophysics, chinga, chinga river, earth science, fragment, geological, geology, iron, iron nickel, iron nickel meteorite, mineral, mongolia, nickel, russia, southern russia

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