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Arbol Solo

Arbol Solo is an H5 (ordinary) chondrite that fell in the Socoscora District of San Luis Province, Argentina, in 1954.

Arbol SoloWitnesses reported seeing a bright light and hearing what sounded like a hailstorm one night, as several stones fell in the small village of Arbol Solo. The next morning, the many meteorite pieces were found scattered throughout the yards and livestock enclosures of the village, and over 800 grams of material were recovered.

Photo: This piece of Arbol Solo measures approximately 2 cm in length. Photo credit ASU Center for Meteorite Studies.