Allende (AMNH 4303, 4329, 4333) main content.

Allende (AMNH 4303, 4329, 4333)

Part of Hall of Meteorites.

B.1.1.1. Allende hero

An explosion of stones

Before Allende fell to Earth, it probably weighed around four tons—roughly the weight of an Asian elephant. But meteorites travel through the atmosphere so rapidly—sometimes 15 kilometers a second (34,000 miles an hour) or more—that the surfaces heat