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Old 8th June 2012, 16:12   #31
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Nice!! Is this the first time something like this is happening in India? It's amazing to see such rocks in museums or read about them in books but to actually get to see them at the crash site and study them!! You are a lucky man!! Congrats!!

Umm, sorry for nitpicking but in the pics, either the name of the quantity is wrong or the unit is. The second number should be Density. Specific gravity does not have a unit!!
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Thanks Rehaan, swarnava, alpha and rangakishen for your interest.The history of meteorite falls predates the advent of human beings (hominids) on the earth. Our Lonar Crater is a huge meteorite impact crater in Buldhana dist. as old as some nearly 40-50 million years.The gigantic Chixculub crater in Mexico and another in Arizona, US are the other such huge meteorite impact craters. In fact, a school of geologists correlate the extinction of dinosaurs with the Chixculub impact some 65 million years ago. These are some the largest meteorites ever recorded to impact the earth.
Besides, since about one and a half centuries, the documentation of meteorite falls in India and largely the world is well documented.The last fall was in the Thar desert on May 5th 2012 prior to the Katol meteorite.
In fact, asteroids can go astray and move along to fall as meteorites and impact any planet. Mars, Mercury, Venus and the Moon have impact craters that have been studied by various space missions through the years.

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so do they finally know what kind or type of meteorite it is ?
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