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Meteroite “Botten”

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466 million years ago two large asteroids collided violently, sending meteorites raining down on Earth across the Globe. This one fell to the seafloor, where it was preserved as a fossil untilit was uncovered in a quarry in Sweden un 2002.

This meteorite is embedded in a limestone slab like the four in the case in front of you. This scan only shows the “meteorite” part of the slab. The flat side shows where the slab was cut by quarry workers. The lumpy sides are the parts hidden inside the surrounding rock.

Data By The Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, US
Name BOTTEN 003 - A FOSSIL METEORITE

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