OSLO (H3-6, 2012) and VALLE (H5, 2013) finally approved

On 5 September 2020 the Norwegian meteorites OSLO (2012, H3-6) and VALLE (2013, H5) have finally been registered as probable and possible falls in the Meteoritical Bulletin database. The first Oslo specimen (Rodeløkka). Photo: Terje…

Carbonaceous chondrite fall near (Ksar) Tarda (قصر تاردة , ⵜⴰⵔⴷⴰ), near Errachidia ( الرشيدية , ⵉⵎⵜⵖⵔⵏ), Errachidia province, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco at ~ 2.30 p.m. on 25 August 2020

Last update: 19 September 2020 According to social media messages, first published on 26 August, many smaller masses (mostly between 1 and 50 grams) of carbonaceous chondrites (CM ?) have fallen in the area near…

Meteorite (~ 5 kg) fall in Bimbe (Limbe ?) village, Chitanda chiefdom, Chibombo District, Central Province, Zambia at ~7:00 a.m. CAT (~5:00 UT) on 7 June 2020

Last update: 23 June 2020 A meteorite (~ 5 kg), apparently an ordinary chondrite, fell at around 7 a.m. on 7th June 2020 in Bimbe (Limbe ?) village, in Chitanda Lumamba’s chiefdom in the northwest…

Characteristics of a New Carbonaceous, Metal-Rich Lithology Found in the Carbonaceous Chondrite Breccia Aguas Zarcas

I. Kerraouch, A. Bischoff, M. E. Zolensky, A. Pack, M. Patzek, E. Wölfer, C. Burkhardt, M. Fries 51st Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (2020), Abstract #2011 PDF (OPEN ACCESS) “The Aguas Zarcas meteorite fell in…

CAVEZZO – Meteorite fragments (L5-an, S2, 55.3 grams) found near Ponte Motta (Cavezzo) / Fall on 1 January 2020, 18:26:54 UT, Rovereto sul Secchia, Modena, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Last update: 5 September 2020 The ordinary chondrite (L5-an) meteorite fragments were found by 48-year old warehouseman and cyclist Davide Gaddi from Mirandola in the grass next to a path on the bank of the…

Variability of Chelyabinsk meteoroid stones studied by Mössbauer spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction

M.I. Oshtrakha, A.A. Maksimova, A.V. Chukin, E.V. Petrova, P. Jenniskens, E. Kuzmann, V.I. Grokhovsky, Z. Homonnay, V.A.Semionkin Biomolecular Spectroscopy Volume 219, 5 August 2019, Pages 206-224 LINK “Highlights • The internal differences on a meter-size…

Apparent meteorite fall (~2-3 kg) near Panj Girain (پنج گرین) and Darya Khan (دریا خان), Bhakkar (بھکر), Punjab, Pakistan on 16 August 2018

Last update: 13 August 2020 According to local sheep and goat shepherds a meteorite (~ 2-3 kg, possibly an ordinary chondrite) fell on a grazing ground near Panj Girain (پنج گرین) and Darya Khan (دریا…

Features in constructing a certificate of strength of extraterrestrial material by the example of the Chelyabinsk meteorite

S. A. Voropaev,A. V. Kocherov, C. A. Lorenz, A. V. Korochantsev, N. V. Dushenko, D. M. Kuzina, I. I. Nugmanov, Y. Jianguo Doklady Physics October 2017, Volume 62, Issue 10, pp 486–489 First Online: 04…

Meteorite falls in Africa

Fouad Khiri, Abderrahmane Ibhi, Thierry Saint-Gerant, Mohand Medjkane, Lahcen Ouknine Journal of African Earth Sciences Available online 22 July 2017 LINK “Highlights • The more favorable factors to observe and to recover meteorite falls in…

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