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    • Pulverized rock

      The force of an impact between planetesimals was often strong enough to pulverize rock. The meteorites Paragould and Naryilco (right) illustrate two such events. In each, the dark portions of the meteorites are tiny pieces of the same rock that were shattered and heated by impact.

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  • Collection Information


      Fell February 17, 1930 Greene County, Arkansas, USA


      AMNH 3758

  • For Educators

    • Topic: Astronomy

      Subtopic: Planets

      Keywords: Meteorites, Astronomy, Planets--Origin, Astrogeology, Collisions (Astrophysics)

      Audience: General