#Meteorite #SouthAustralian  – A meteorite from a land, far, far away has made its way to planet earth just by the time of NYE.The meteor is expected to have travelled through the belt between Jupiter and Mars. It still is a lot of distance!

The meteor was tracked and retrieved by Phil Bland, who is a planetary geologist for Curtin University in Western Australia.

The meteorite weighs at 3.7 pounds (1.7 kilogram) that was retrieved with the help of 32 remote cameras that were stationed in the outback by Desert Fireball network. These cameras are designed to track fireballs coming towards earth.

On November 27, 2015, these cameras pickedup something bright and big at night in the sky. The team was then able to determine the meteor’s trajectory. Finally, Phil was able to dig up and recover the meteor from Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre.

The meteorite is a rare-specimen like that of chondrite. Phil and his team will slice off the meteor’s part to analyse it completely, like for how long it has been in the space and the origin.


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