Center for Meteorite Studies

July’s Meteorite of the Month is Moss, a CO3.6 carbonaceous chondrite that fell the morning of July 14, 2006, in Østfold, Norway.

According to the Meteoritical Bulletin (MB 91):

At about 10:20 am on July 14, 2006, a bright fireball traveling SSE-NNW was witnessed by many people and a loud explosion and a rumbling sound was heard in the air above Moss and Rygge in south Norway, on the east side of the Oslofjord. Shortly after, a small meteorite was heard to land on an aluminum sheet and was recovered. Extensive searches in the area have resulted in the recovery of a total of 5 stones . . .

To date, 3.76 kg (8.3 lb) of material have been recovered.


Category: Meteorites

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July’s Meteorite of the Month is Moss, a CO3.6 carbonaceous chondrite that fell the morning of July 14, 2006, in Østfold, Norway. According to the Meteoritical Bulletin (MB 91): At …


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