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Wold Cottage

Part of Hall of Meteorites.

A.4.3. Wold Cottage. Evidences of celestial origin hero

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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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Fell December 13, 1795

Wold Newton, Scarborough, Yorkshire, England


AMNH 577

For Educators

Topic: Earth Science

Subtopic: Meteorites

Keywords: Meteorites, Astrophysics, Astrogeology

Audience: General