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Wold Cottage meteorite, 1795

Wold Cottage meteorite, 1795

C016/5253

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24.6 x 25.4 cm ⏐ 9.7 x 10.0 in (300dpi)

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NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, LONDON / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, LONDON / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Wold Cottage meteorite. This stony meteorite was found at Wold Cottage, Scarborough, UK. Its fall was observed on 13 December 1795. The meteorite, later classified as an L6 chondrite, weighed 25 kilograms (56 pounds). The dimensions are: height of 30 inches (76 centimetres), breadth of 28 inches (71 centimetres). It was acquired by the British Museum in 1835. Here, the surface has been cut to show its internal structure.

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