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‘Fossil’ meteorite was from asteroid smash-up – BBC News

‘Fossil’ meteorite was from asteroid smash-up – BBC News

Scientists have identified a completely new type of meteorite.

The 8cm space rock is said to be chemically distinct from any of the 50,000 other such objects held in collections.

Called Österplana 65, it was found in a limestone quarry in Thorsberg, Sweden, that produces floor tiles.

Dating suggests the meteorite’s parent body was involved in a huge collision in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter some 470 million years ago.

Source: ‘Fossil’ meteorite was from asteroid smash-up – BBC News