Rocks from space?
When the Krasnojarsk meteorite was found in 1749, no one believed that rocks came from space. But after Ernst Chladni, a German physicist, analyzed this meteorite's unusual mixture of stone and iron, he began to convince skeptics that meteorites did indeed originate far from Earth. For his innovative work, Chladni became known as the father of meteoritics—the study of meteorites.
Yeniseisk, Krasnoyarsk Territory, Russia
Topic: Earth Science
Keywords: Astrophysics, Astrogeology, Meteorites--History, Chladni, Ernst Florens Friedrich, 1756-1827, Astrophysicists