Wold Cottage

  • Exhibition Text

    • 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.

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  • Collection Information


      Fell December 13, 1795

      Wold Newton, Scarborough, Yorkshire, England


      AMNH 577

  • For Educators

    • Topic: Earth Science

      Subtopic: Meteorites

      Keywords: Meteorites, Astrophysics, Astrogeology

      Audience: General