Center for Meteorite Studies

New Concord is an L6 ordinary chondrite that fell in Muskingum County, Ohio. Over thirty individual meteorite fragments weighing a combined 500 pounds fell in a broad swath over eastern central Ohio near 12:45 PM on May 1, 1860. The meteorites are named after the town nearest the largest concentration of stones, New Concord, home of Muskingum College and the first American to orbit the Earth, John Glenn.

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