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Jilin meteorite




Jilin meteorite fragment
Fragment of Jilin meteorite (176 grams)
The most massive fall of stony meteorites on record; it happened near Jilin in Manchuria, northeastern China (44° 0' N, 126° 0' E) on Mar. 8, 1976. Of the four tons of fragments of the type H5 chondrite recovered, one piece weighed 1.77 tons, produced an impact pit 6 meters deep (only a couple of hundred meters from the nearest house), and is the largest single fragment of stony meteorite ever found.


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