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Whopper of a meteorite dug up in Poland

2 Nov 2012, 18:55 UTC
Whopper of a meteorite dug up in Poland Lukas Smula
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I hope you were able to see last night’s Jupiter-moon conjunction. It was one of those sky events that made you stare and wonder even if you didn’t know you were looking at Jupiter. Too bad the aurora didn’t join … Continue reading →

The moon meets Jupiter last night as seen from my yard in Duluth, Minn. Orion is rising at lower right and Taurus’ brightest star Aldebaran is to the upper right of the moon. Photo: Bob King
I hope you were able to see last night’s Jupiter-moon conjunction. It was one of those sky events that made you stare and wonder even if you didn’t know you were looking at Jupiter. Too bad the aurora didn’t join in the show. Maybe next time.
One of the meteorite craters, now a pond, in the Morasko Meteorite Preserve. Credit: Wikipedia
In 1914 during World War I soldiers digging trenches on what’s now the northern edge of Poznan, Poland uncovered metal fragments that were later found to be meteorites. Further study of the site turned up eight craters and numerous iron meteorites covered in clay and rust.
Magdalena Skirzewska stands in the bottom of the 7-foot-deep hole next to the ...

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