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Kapoeta is a howardite (achondrite) that fell in the Sudan at 7pm on April 22nd, 1942. Only one stone, weighing over 11 kg, was recovered, after falling on the Kapoeta-Nathalani road from which the meteorite takes its name. Howardites are mainly composed of brecciated eucrite and diogenite pieces, and are believed to form as a result […]

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Bruderheim is an L6 ordinary chondrite that fell in Alberta, Canada. Nearly 700 stones fell over an area of approximately 3km, following a widely witnessed bright fireball and detonation, the morning of March 4th, 1960. With a total recovered mass of over 300 kg, the Bruderheim shower represents the largest recovered meteorite fall in Canada, […]

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Homestead is an L5 ordinary chondrite that fell February 12th, 1875 in Iowa County, Iowa. This meteorite was preceded by a bright fireball that was visible across the American Midwest, and fell in a shower of stones over several miles. Over 225kg of this meteorite have been recovered. Early synonyms for Homestead include “Amana” and […]

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