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Ensisheim is an LL6 ordinary chondrite. The large (127 kg, 280 lb) meteorite fell on November 7, 1492 into a field outside the village of Ensisheim, which was part of Germany at the time. King Maximilian, who passed through Ensisheim three weeks after the fall, declared it to be a holy sign and it was secured inside a local church, as villagers were flocking to the stone to chip away small pieces. Ensisheim is still kept in the church, now in a glass reliquary.


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