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Kyushu

B.5.2.3.  Kyushu. Divided they fall hero

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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.

Collection Information

KUNASHAK 

Fell June 11, 1949

Chelyabinsk Province, Russia                                                               

L6                                                                                                                      

AMNH 3916

For Educators

Topic: Earth Science

Subtopic: Meteorites

Keywords: Meteorites, Astrophysics, Astrogeology, Asteroids

Audience: General