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Oklahoma

Oklahoma) is a state in the South Central region of the United States, bordered by the state of Texas on the south and west, Kansas on the north, Missouri on the northeast, Arkansas on the east, New Mexico on the west, and Colorado on the northwe ...

Oregon

Oregon ORR -ih-gən) is a state in the Pacific Northwest region on the West Coast of the United States. The Columbia River delineates much of Oregons northern boundary with Washington, while the Snake River delineates much of its eastern boundary ...

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania PEN -səl- VAY -nee-ə), officially the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is a state located in the Northeastern, Great Lakes, Appalachian, and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. The Appalachian Mountains run through its middle. Th ...

Rhode Island

Rhode Island, like road), officially the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, is a state in the New England region of the United States. It is the smallest U.S. state by area and the seventh least populous, but it is also the second ...

North Dakota

North Dakota) is a U.S. state in the midwestern and northern regions of the United States. It is the nineteenth largest in area, the fourth smallest by population, and the fourth most sparsely populated of the 50 states. North Dakota was admitted ...

North Carolina

North Carolina) is a U.S. state located in the southeastern region of the United States. North Carolina is the 28th largest and 9th-most populous of the 50 United States. It is bordered by Virginia to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Ge ...

Missouri

Missouri is a state in the Midwestern United States. With more than six million residents, it is the 18th-most populous state of the Union. The largest urban areas are St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield and Columbia; the capital is Jefferson Cit ...

Kansas

Kansas is a U.S. state in the Midwestern United States. Its capital is Topeka and its largest city is Wichita, with its most populated county and largest employment center being Johnson County. Kansas is bordered by Nebraska on the north; Missour ...

Outer space

Outer space, or simply space, is the expanse that exists beyond the Earth and between celestial bodies. Outer space is not completely empty - it is a hard vacuum containing a low density of particles, predominantly a plasma of hydrogen and helium ...

Meteor (disambiguation)

A meteor or "shooting star" is the visible streak of light from a heated and glowing object falling through the Earths atmosphere. A meteorite is a solid piece of debris from such a body which survives its passage through the Earths atmosphere, a ...

Abee (meteorite)

The Abee meteorite fell at 11:05 p.m. on 9 June 1952. A stone of 107 kilograms 236 lb was recovered from a 6 ft 1.8 m deep crater. It was found five days later in Harry Buryns wheat field located in the community of Abee, Alberta, Canada; which i ...

Hraschina meteorite

Hraschina is the official name of an iron meteorite that fell in 1751 near the Hrascina village in Hrvatsko Zagorje, Croatia. This meteorite is important because it was the first fall of an iron meteorite viewed and reported by a significant numb ...

Chelyabinsk meteorite

The Chelyabinsk meteorite is the fragmented remains of the large Chelyabinsk meteor of 15 February 2013 which reached the ground after the meteors passage through the atmosphere. The descent of the meteor, visible as a brilliant superbolide in th ...

Shergotty meteorite

The Shergotty meteorite is the first example of the shergottite Mars meteorite family. It was a 5-kilogram Martian meteorite which fell to Earth at Shergotty, in the Gaya district, Bihar, India on 25 August 1865, and was retrieved by witnesses al ...

Ensisheim meteorite

The Ensisheim meteorite is a stony meteorite that fell on November 7, 1492 in a wheat field outside the walled town of Ensisheim in then Alsace, Further Austria. The meteorite can still be seen in Ensisheims museum, the sixteenth-century Musee de ...

Yardymly (meteorite)

The Yardymly meteorite is an iron meteorite that fell in Yardymli Rayon, Azerbaijan on November 24, 1959. The remains were discovered in the nearby village of Aroos. With five individual specimens, the total weight of the meteorite is estimated a ...

Eagle Station meteorite

The Eagle Station meteorite is a pallasite and type specimen of the Eagle Station group. It was found in 1880 close to Eagle Station, Carroll County, Kentucky United States. The first description was made by George F. Kunz in 1887.

Eagle Station grouplet

The Eagle Station group is a set of pallasite meteorite specimen that dont fit into any of the other defined pallasite groups. In meteorite classification five meteorites have to be found, so they can be defined as their own group. Currently only ...

Gibeon (meteorite)

The meteorite was discovered by the Nama people and used by them to make tools and weapons. In 1836 the English captain J. E. Alexander collected samples of the meteorite in the vicinity of the Fish River and sent them to London. There John Hersc ...

Henbury Meteorites Conservation Reserve

Henbury Meteorites Conservation Reserve is a protected area in the Northern Territory of Australia located in the locality of Ghan. Henbury craters are a result of one of the few impact events that have occurred in a populated area few other exam ...

L'Aigle (meteorite)

In the early afternoon of 26 April 1803 a meteorite shower of more than 3000 fragments fell upon the town of LAigle in Normandy, France. Upon hearing of this event the French Academy of Sciences sent the young scientist Jean-Baptiste Biot to inve ...

Morasko Meteorite Nature Reserve

The Morasko meteorite nature reserve is located in Morasko, on the northern edge of the city of Poznan, Poland. It contains seven meteor craters. The reserve has an area of 55 hectares and was established in 1976.

Mundrabilla (meteorite)

The Mundrabilla meteorite is an iron meteorite found in 1911 in Australia, one of the largest meteorites found, with a total known weight of 22 tonnes and the main mass accounting for 12.4 tonnes.

Oilean Ruaidh (Mars rock)

Oilean Ruaidh is a rock discovered on Mars in September 2010 by the Opportunity rover. It is a 45 centimeter wide dark rock thus it is thought to be an iron meteorite. It was given the name Oilean Ruaidh after the Irish language name of Oilean Ru ...

Old Woman meteorite

The Old Woman Meteorite is the largest meteorite found in California and the second largest in the United States. It was discovered in the Old Woman Mountains in southern California in late 1975. It is 38 inches long, 34 inches high, and 30 inche ...

Allende meteorite

The Allende meteorite is the largest carbonaceous chondrite ever found on Earth. The fireball was witnessed at 01:05 on February 8, 1969, falling over the Mexican state of Chihuahua. After breaking up in the atmosphere, an extensive search for pi ...

Baszkowka (meteorite)

Baszkowka is an L5 ordinary chondrite meteorite which fell on 25 August 1994 in Baszkowka village, 23 km SSW of Warsaw. The fall occurred at around 4:00 pm. Several people heard a sonic boom and one woman witnessed a movement on the surface of cu ...

Brahin (meteorite)

Brahin is a meteorite pallasite found in 1807. This is the second meteorite ever found in Russia. Sometimes it is also called Bragin or Bragim. It is quite common among collectors due the affordable price of small partial slices.

Veliky Ustyug (meteorite)

Veliky Ustyug was a meteorite that fell on July 3, 1290 in Kotovo village, near the town of Veliky Ustyug, Vologda Oblast, Russia. The fall was witnessed by local priests. The event was later described in the Life of Procopius the Righteous. The ...

Hoba meteorite

The Hoba meteorite, short for Hoba West, is a meteorite that lies on the farm of the same name, not far from Grootfontein, in the Otjozondjupa Region of Namibia. It has been uncovered but, because of its large mass, has never been moved from wher ...

Springwater meteorite

The Springwater meteorite is a stony-iron pallasite, found near Springwater, Saskatchewan in 1931. At that time the find consisted of three large masses, 18.6 kilograms and 10.6 kilograms. Other fragments have been found recently, including a 53 ...

Treysa (meteorite)

The Treysa Meteorite, also known as the Rommershausen Meteorite, is an astronomical relic found in a wooded area near the Rommershausen district of Schwalmstadt in northern Hesse, Germany. The meteorite made German astronomical history as one of ...

Weston meteorite

The Weston meteorite fell to earth above the town of Weston, Connecticut at approximately 6:30 in the morning on December 14, 1807. The meteor fall was widely witnessed and reported in newspaper accounts at the time. Eyewitnesses reported three l ...

Zemaitkiemis meteorite

Zemaitkiemis meteorite is an ordinary chondrite that fell near Zemaitkiemis, Lithuania at about 8:33 pm on 2 February 1933. Using the argon–argon dating method, scientists have calculated its age to be about 520 million years. The fall was observ ...

Kaidun meteorite

Kaidun is a meteorite that fell on 3 December 1980 on a Soviet military base near what is now Al-Khuraybah in Yemen. A fireball was observed travelling from the northwest to the southeast, and a single stone weighing about 2 kilograms was recover ...

Campo del Cielo

The Campo del Cielo refers to a group of iron meteorites or to the area where they were found. This area is situated on the border between the provinces of Chaco and Santiago del Estero, 1.000 kilometers northwest of Buenos Aires, Argentina. The ...

Kamchatka meteor

The Kamchatka meteor was a meteor that exploded in an air burst off the east coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula in eastern Russia on 18 December 2018. At around midday, local time, an asteroid roughly 10 meters in diameter entered the atmosphere at ...

Lunar meteorite

A lunar meteorite is a meteorite that is known to have originated on the Moon. A meteorite hitting the Moon is normally classified as a transient lunar phenomenon.

Mackinac Island meteorite

Mackinac Island was the third of three iron meteorites encountered by the rover on Meridiani Planum within a few hundred meters, the others being Shelter Island and Block Island. Mackinac Island may have fallen on Mars in the late Noachian period ...

Martian meteorite

A Martian meteorite is a rock that formed on the planet Mars and was then ejected from Mars by the impact of an asteroid or comet, and finally landed on the Earth. Of over 61.000 meteorites that have been found on Earth, 224 were identified as Ma ...

Cape York meteorite

The Cape York meteorite, also known as the Innaanganeq meteorite, is one of the largest known iron meteorites, classified as a medium octahedrite in chemical group IIIAB. In addition to many small fragments, at least eight large fragments with a ...

Nakhla meteorite

Nakhla is a Martian meteorite which fell in Egypt in 1911. It was the first meteorite reported from Egypt, the first one to suggest signs of aqueous processes on Mars, and the prototype for Nakhlite type of meteorites.

Omolon (meteorite)

On May 16, 1981 at 5:10 there was a report from a meteorological station of a bright fireball. A mass of 250 kilograms 550 lb was found in 1983 by I. Tynavie, who had observed the fall on May 16, 1981. The meteorite was recovered in June 1990.

Willamette Meteorite

The Willamette Meteorite, officially named Willamette and originally known as Tomanowos by the Clackamas Chinooks native american tribe is an iron-nickel meteorite found in the U.S. state of Oregon. It is the largest meteorite found in North Amer ...

Toluca (meteorite)

The meteorite probably crashed towards the Earth more than 10000 years earlier. For centuries, Mexican people living near the meteorites, used them as a source of metal for various tools. It was discovered by conquistadores in 1776. The total kno ...

Tunguska event

The Tunguska event was a large explosion that occurred near the Podkamennaya Tunguska River in Yeniseysk Governorate, Russia, on the morning of 30 June 1908. The explosion over the sparsely populated Eastern Siberian Taiga flattened an estimated ...

Sylacauga (meteorite)

The Sylacauga meteorite fell on November 30, 1954, at 12:46 local time in Oak Grove, Alabama, near Sylacauga. It is commonly called the Hodges meteorite because a fragment of it struck Ann Elizabeth Fowler Hodges.

Sutter's Mill meteorite

The Sutters Mill meteorite is a carbonaceous chondrite which entered the Earths atmosphere and broke up at about 07:51 Pacific time on April 22, 2012, with fragments landing in the United States. The name comes from the Sutters Mill, a California ...

2007 Carancas impact event

The Carancas impact event refers to the fall of the Carancas chondritic meteorite on September 15, 2007, near the village of Carancas in Peru, close to the Bolivian border and Lake Titicaca. The impact created a small crater in the clay soil and ...

Sikhote-Alin meteorite

An iron meteorite fell on the Sikhote-Alin Mountains, in southeastern Russia, in 1947. Though large iron meteorite falls had been witnessed previously and fragments recovered, never before in recorded history had a fall of this magnitude been obs ...

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