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  • MeteoritesMeteorites in History and Religion Throughout the ages, meteorites were venerated as sacred objects by different cultures and ancient civilizations...
  • MeteoritesFrom Prehistoric Times to Ancient EgyptSeveral Native American tribes venerated pieces and fragments of the Canyon Diablo meteorite, a giant iron meteorite that excavated Arizona's famous Meteor Crater upon its impact about 50,000 years ago..
  • MeteoritesFrom Ancient Greece to MeccaThe ancient civilizations of the occident are no exception, and there are several examples of the worship of meteorites in Greco-Roman tradition...
  • MeteoritesFrom the Middle Ages to Ensisheim There is little evidence of any cultic veneration or worship of meteorites in Europe during the last 1,500 years. The guiding influence of Christianity condemned all pagan rituals and beliefs during the Middle Ages, leaving only traces of preceding religions and customs...
  • MeteoritesTrue Story of History's Only Known Meteorite Victim (Salacauga Meteorite)The Sylacauga meteorite is the first documented extraterrestrial object to have injured a human being in the USA. The grapefruit-sized fragment crashed through the roof of a frame house.
  • MeteoritesBlack Stone of the Ka'aba The Black Stone, or Al-Hajarul Aswad, is an ancient Muslim relic that according to Islamic tradition, fell from....
  • MeteoritesThe Thunderstone of Ensisheim On November 7, 1492, a young boy from the Alsatian town of Ensisheim watched breathlessly as a brilliant fireball slashed...
  • MeteoritesEgyptian Meteorite Beads Ancient artifacts were made from meteorites the Egyptians made Jewellery from meteorites...
  • Chinga MeteoriteBuddha Statue - Chinga Meteorite ? AnIts has been confirmed that a Buddah was made from a meteorite way back in the 8th century...
  • MeteoritesKing Tut's BladeThe blade from a dagger that was found on the sarcophagus of the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun is made from meteorites. Analysis by Milan Polytechnic, Pisa University and the Egyptian Museum in Cairo concluded that..
  • MeteoritesKing Tutankhamun Pendant of Libyan Desert Glass Archeologists investigating the myriad treasures of King Tutankhamun's tomb were long mystified by...
  • MeteoritesThe Stone of EmesaThe Roman Emperor Elagabalus, who reigned from AD 218-222, was formerly a priest at the temple of Elagabal in the Syrian city of Emesa...
  • MeteoritesThe Winona Meteorite The spectacular impact of the huge iron meteorite that dug out Meteor Crater in northern Arizona also scattered meteorite fragments across a wide swathe of...
  • MeteoritesCow Killing Meteorite of Venezuela (The Valera meteorite). Last but not least, the Valera meteorite may be the only space rock in this group to have real power, the power to kill! Let's go back to the night of October 15th, 1972...
  • MeteoritesHoba Meteorite The Hoba Meteorite is the largest known *meteorite and likewise the largest known single mass of native iron known on earth.
  • MeteoritesNakhla Meteorite The Nakhla meteorite. It is one of the rare specimens which have been shown to originate from the planet Mars – and a witnessed fall, one of only 5 martian falls – Chassigny, Shergotty, Nakhla, Zagami and Tissint.
  • MeteoritesAllende MeteoriteThe Allende meteorite is a rare type of meteorite called carbonaceous chondrite, so called because it is rich in carbon. It was the first material to be analyzed by the then new Lunar Receiving Laboratory (LRL)
  • MeteoritesCanyon Diablo Meteorite (Barringer Crater)Fifty thousand years ago, a giant fireball streaked across the North American sky. It struck the earth in what is now northern Arizona, exploding with the force of 2 ½ million tons of TNT.
  • MeteoritesCape YorkThe meteorite collided with Earth nearly 10,000 years ago. The iron masses were known to Inuit as Ahnighito (the Tent)
  • MeteoritesClaxton MeteoriteThe Claxton meteorite is the only known meteorite to have hit a mailbox! It happened on Monday, December 10, 1984.
  • MeteoritesL'Aigle MeteoriteStones fell around l'Aigle, July 26th 1803. Thus ends the results section of the Biot report read in front of the Institut de France, the 29 messidor an 11 (July 17th 1803).
  • MeteoritesPeeksill MeteoriteAt the the time of it's final plunge toward Earth, 18 year old Michelle Knapp was with her family in her home on Wells street, Peekskill, New York. A single stone slammed into the back of her 1980 Chevy Malibu
  • MeteoritesPultusk MeteoriteThe fall occurred on January 30, 1868 at 7:00 pm near the town of Pułtusk, about 60 kilometres (37 mi) northeast of Warsaw. Thousands of people witnessed a large fireball...
  • MeteoritesSikhote Alin Meteorite Coming Soon
  • MeteoritesTunguska MeteoriteThe Tunguska event was a large explosion that occurred near the Stony Tunguska River, in Yeniseysk Governorate, now Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russian Empire, on the morning of 30 June 1908...
  • MeteoritesWeston Meteorite Coming Soon
  • Willamette MeteoriteWillamette Meteorite The Willamette meteorite was found in 1902 on the east side of the Tualatin Valley 2 miles northwest of West Linn, Oregon. It weighs 31,107 Ibs, or slightly over 5.5 tons. It is the largest meteorite ever found in the United States and the sixth largest ever found in the world.
  • Barwell MeteoriteBarwell Meteorite Approximately 51 years ago a large lump of space rock about the size of a Christmas turkey broke through the Earth's atmosphere and hurtled towards Barwell.
  • Campo del Cielo MeteoriteCampo del Cielo Meteorite 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, northwest of Buenos Aires, Argentina. The total weight of the pieces so far recovered exceeds...
  • Meteorite SpheroidsMeteorite Spheroids As part of a systematic study of particles formed by fusion from the impact of a meteorite, the magnetic metallic spheroids collected by Dr. H. H. Nininger from Meteor Crater, Lrizona were studied in detail. These spheroids were obtained with the kind permission of Dr. Carleton Moore, Director and Custodian of the Nininger Meteorite Collection at the Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona. ...
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