Meteorite Current Affairs, GK & News

What is Winchcombe Meteorite?

The National History Museum located in London is to display a piece of the meteorite that touched down the town of Winchcombe in Gloucestershire in the UK. The meteorite touched the UK soil in February 2021. About the Meteorite The Winchcombe meteorite is 103 grams in weight. It is a fragment of black rock resembling ..

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Oldest Material on Earth found inside Meteorite

In 1969, a meteorite crashed into the rural southeastern region of Australia, according to a research work published in the scientific journal Proceedings of the United States non-profit, non-governmental organization, National Academy of Sciences on Monday, 13th January 2020, the meteorite contained the ‘Stardust’ the oldest material ever found on Earth. As per the researchers, ..

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Meteorite Recovered in Bihar

A meteorite has been recovered in Bihar. The object, weighing 13 kgs crashed into the field where its fall had created a five-feet deep hole. After its recovery by locals, it was shifted to the district treasury and the state Department of Science & Technology was informed of its recovery. The state Chief Minister has ..

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Lonar Crater

The Lonar crater is the only known impact crater in the world to have formed on basalt rock. and it is located in Buldana district in Maharashtra. The site was discovered by a Britisher, C. J. E. Alexander in 1823. Lonar crater is unique because it’s the world’s only high-velocity meteor crater in hard basalt. ..

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Discovery of DNA components in meteorites

In this update are talking about the carbonaceous chondrites and ureilite. Carbonaceous chondrites or C chondrites are meterorites of 7 known and many unknown groups. Ureilite is a rare type of stony meteorite that has a unique mineralogical composition very different from that of other stony meteorites. Both of them are rich on organic material. ..

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