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Orgueil

Orgueil

  • Exhibition Text

    • Cometary core

      Studies suggest the meteorite Orgueil might come from the core of a comet, an object made of ice, dust and rock that orbits the Sun at high speed. Many comets originate in the Kuiper Belt, located in the cold outer fringes of our solar system, beyond the orbit of Neptune.

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  • Collection Information

    • ORGUEIL

      Fell May 14, 1864

      Montauban, Tarn-et-Garonne, France

      CI1

      AMNH 519

  • For Educators

    • Topic: Earth Science

      Subtopic: Meteorites

      Keywords: Astrogeology, Astrophysics, Comets, Kuiper Belt, Meteorites, Solar system

      Audience: General

Studies suggest the meteorite Orgueil might come from the core of a comet, an object made of ice, dust and rock that orbits the Sun at high speed. Many comets originate in the Kuiper Belt, located in the cold outer fringes of our solar system, beyond the orbit of Neptune.

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