• Exhibition Text

    • Divided they fall

      The meteorites Kunashak, Kyushu and Suizhou fell in three different countries—Russia, Japan and China—over a span of 100 years. Nevertheless, they are virtually identical in composition, so they may have originally belonged to the same parent asteroid. Billions of years ago, these fragments broke off after the parent body collided with another asteroid.

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  • Collection Information


      Fell June 11, 1949

      Chelyabinsk Province, Russia


      AMNH 3916

  • For Educators

    • Topic: Earth Science

      Subtopic: Meteorites

      Keywords: Meteorites, Astrophysics, Astrogeology, Asteroids

      Audience: General