Experts confirm meteorite find in Elmshorn

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Sky rock testifies to intense collisions in early solar system

Members of the Arbeitskreis Meteore (AKM) commissioned by the German Aerospace C
Members of the Arbeitskreis Meteore (AKM) commissioned by the German Aerospace Center (DLR) documented a 233.4 gram stone meteorite find and the damaged roof tiles shortly after the meteorite fall. © Carsten Jonas, AKM
A suspected meteorite find at the end of April in Elmshorn in Schleswig-Holstein has now been confirmed: Scientists from Münster and Dresden have analyzed the find and determined that the rock is a so-called common type H chondrite. This is a group of meteorites that have a particularly high proportion of metal. The sky rock originates from the primeval time of the solar system before 4.5 billion years and shows an intensive Brekziierung. This means that the rock consists of various components such as very pristine and unaltered as well as strongly heated material. ...
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