Monday, March 4, 2013

Five Locations Meteorite Travel in the World

Meteorites Ahnighito at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, United States.
Meteorites Ahnighito at the American Museum
of Natural History in New York, United States.

Events meteorite landing in Russia, Friday (02/15/2013) and then create a mixed reaction from the public. Some people are more alert and think of anticipatory action in order not to hurt the explosion hit. While others look for pieces of the meteorite actually excited about being perceived as a valuable rock.

For the collector, the space rock has incredible value, they did not hesitate to collect the expensive cost. However, museums and turns presenting you a cheap way to admire, to see, touch and even rocks from space are very rare presence. Here's a list of places where you can find valuable five worldwide meteorites.

1. Hoba Meteorite, National Museum, Namibia

Hoba meteorite is the single largest and most swag ever found on Earth's surface. This meteorite weighs 60 tons with a length and width of each 2.7 meters high and nearly a meter. Hoba expected to fall through the Earth's atmosphere at 80,000 years ago, but recently discovered by farmers in 1920. Despite the large size, the meteorite is not leaving a trail of crater formation, this is still a question as he continued to research scientists.

2. Meteorite El Chaco, Argentina

Had made an attempt to move the stone to Germany in 2012. But, nevertheless was conducted as blocked by Argentine residents and scientists. Until now El Chaco meteorite and the remaining pieces are displayed neatly in El Chaco province, northeast Argentina.

The meteorite is believed to fall as part of a meteor shower that occurred roughly between 4,000 and 5,000 years ago. El Chaco is one of the many fragments of the iron meteorite called Campo del Cielo weighing 37 tons. He became the biggest fragment of a rock group once the second largest after the Hoba meteorite.

3. Willamette Meteorite, New York, USA

Meterorit Willamette at the American Museum of Natural History have the weight of 15.5 tonnes, making it the largest iron meteorite ever found in the United States and the sixth largest in the world. This meteorite was first discovered in 1902 by a miner, Ellis Hughes in Oregon. Estimated meteorites reach the Earth a million years ago and is highly respected by the Native American tribe known as the Clackamas Chinook, who lived in the Willamette Valley.

4. Meteorite Ahnighito, New York, USA

Ahnighito in at the American Museum of Natural History have the weight of 31 tons and also the largest meteorite ever moved by humans. Meteorites in a single fragment of the Cape York meteorite that hit the Earth more than 100,000 years ago in northwest Greenland.

After a meteorite owned by indigenous Inuit, a piece of iron is a dream of many people. Until 1897, the explorer Sir John Ross risked everything Tent and take him to New York.

5. Meteorite Bacubirito, Culiacan, Mexico

You can find the meteorite Bacubirito in Building Centro de Ciencias in Culiacan, which is a city in northwestern Mexico. Meteor was first discovered in 1863 by geologist Gilbert Ellis Bailey and weighs 24 tons. However, its size at 4.2 meters making it the longest meteorite ever found.
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