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Crescent is a carbonaceous chondrite that fell in Oklahoma, the evening of August 17th, 1936.

The associated fireball was visible in Texas and Kansas, as well as Oklahoma, and the meteorite’s recovery was immediately organized.  While the first stone, a 73-gram chondrite in fresh condition, was collected three days after the fall (by a 9-year-old boy), subsequent pieces weren’t found until weeks later, after they had been exposed to rain.

Photo copyright CMS/ASU

Photo copyright CMS/ASU


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