Eltanin: The Largest Meteorite of Which Intact Fragments are Preserved

Sunday, June 25, 2017
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm, Geology Building - Room 3656

Meteorite Gallery Lecture Series

See below for additional information.

Admission

Free and open to the public.

Contact

Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences
(310) 825-2015
meteorites@ucla.edu

Website

http://meteorites.ucla.edu/events/

Additional Information

Dr. Frank Kyte is an associate researcher.

The largest recovered meteorite was discovered at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean about 1500 km west of the southern tip of South America. It has been documented by sediment cores collected during a series of German oceanographic cruises.

About 2.5 million years ago, a one-kilometer-diameter asteroid impacted the ocean and deposited more than one kilogram of meteorites per square meter over thousands of square kilometers. About 90% of this was melted by the shock of the impact, but 10% is undamaged meteorite fragments.

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