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"El Chaco" meteorite by Glen David Short

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Taken by
Glen David Short Glen David Short
Explore score
0.06 Gigapixels
Date added
Feb 17, 2013
Date taken
Jul 27, 2012
astrophotography, nature

According to Wikipeida, "Meteorito El Chaco" weighs 37 tonnes, which makes it the world's 2nd heaviest meteorite; only discovered in 1969, it fell to earth a few thousand years ago. Largest known remnant of the Campo del Cielo meteorites, though a much larger one - the "Meson de Fierro", or "Big Table of Iron" - was surveyed in 1783 but was lost when it sank back into the ground.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Campo_del_Cielo Will open in a new tab or window
17 hand-held images taken with a Ricoh GX200 on 27th July 2012.

Gigapan Comments (1)

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  1. Glen David Short

    Glen David Short (September 15, 2016, 12:40AM )

    Report here in English about the new find, deemed the "Gancedo" www.abc.net.au/news/2016-09-14/wor lds-second-largest-meteorite-discovered-argentina/ 7843574 Will open in a new tab or window

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