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WINCHCOMBE METEORITE FOUND

WINCHCOMBE METEORITE FOUND

Context

The National History Museum, London will display a piece of the meteorite that touched down the town of Winchcombe in Gloucestershire in the UK.

Details about Winchcombe Meteorite

  • It is 103 grams in weight.
  • It is a fragment of black rock resembling coal found by a team from the University of Glasgow.
  • The meteorite is 4.5 billion years old therefore it is believed to give clues about the beginning of the solar system.

About Meteorite

It is a solid piece of debris from an object, such as a comet, asteroid, or meteoroid, that originates in outer space and survives its passage through the atmosphere to reach the surface of a planet or moon

Meteor: It is a space rock or meteoroid that enters Earth's atmosphere. Meteoroids are objects in space that range in size from dust grains to small asteroids.

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