Sikhote-Alin Meteorite "Shrapnel"
Iron, Coarse Octahedrite - IIAB
Maritime Territory, Siberia, Russia (46°09'36"N, 134° 39'12"E)
Witnessed Fall: 12 February 1947 10:30 am local time
2.20 x 1.12 x 0.52 inches (5.58 x 2.85 x 1.32 cm)
This sizable piece of "shrapnel" from the Sikhote-Alin Meteorite
that fell on Siberia in 1947 has a flame shape in the abstract and
two distinct sides. The surface features the characteristic
metallic gray of the rocky material from Outer Space, and the torn
metal was clearly the result of its violent fragmentation.
[Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]
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