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1294,8 g Sikhote Alin meteorite! This is an excellent example of a shrapnel type of Sikhote meteorite which exploded as it entered the atmosphere. This is a big sized iron meteorite. When a very large meteorite hits the earth it can explode into thousands of smaller pieces. This happened with some of the largest masses of the Sikhote Alin fall of 1947 in Siberia. These pieces of torn and twisted nickel-iron metal were ripped apart by tremendous force when the comic body hit the Earth. They are called shrapnel fragments because they look very much like the twisted metal of a bomb explosion.
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