L’Aigle Meteorite: France, *1803

L’Aigle, France, *1803

L’Aigle is one of the most famous metorites in history. On April 26th, in the Basse-Normandie area of France, a shower of 3,ooo or so stones descended in front of numerous witnesses. This was recorded and picked up by 18th century scientists, and was arguably the pivotal moment in the founding of meteoritics as a science.

This little 0.24g fragment derives from Russ Kempton at the NEMS.

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