Evidences of celestial origin
The Wold Cottage meteorite made quite a splash when it landed in Yorkshire, England, on December 13, 1795: a farmhand standing near the impact site was splattered with mud. Many other villagers also watched the fall. Analysis of the stone's composition by scientists at the Royal Society provided additional evidence that meteorites do indeed have extraterrestrial origins.
Fell December 13, 1795
Wold Newton, Scarborough, Yorkshire, England
Topic: Earth Science
Keywords: Meteorites, Astrophysics, Astrogeology