Assisi (meteorite)

Summary

Assisi
TypeH5
CountryItaly
RegionUmbria
Coordinates43°2′N 12°33′E / 43.033°N 12.550°E / 43.033; 12.550Coordinates: 43°2′N 12°33′E / 43.033°N 12.550°E / 43.033; 12.550[1]
Observed fallYes
Fall date24/05/1886, 7am
TKW2 kg

Assisi is an H chondrite meteorite that fell to earth at 7:00 am on May 24, 1886, in Perugia, Umbria, Italy.[2]

Only one single 2 kilograms (4.4 lb) stone was found.

Classification

It is an ordinary chondrite and belongs to the petrologic type 5, thus was assigned to the group H5.[1]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Meteoritical Bulletin Database: Assisi
  2. ^ Levi-Donati, G. R. (December 1967). "The mineralogical composition and structure of the Assisi meteorite". Mineralogical Magazine and Journal of the Mineralogical Society. 36 (280): 595–606. doi:10.1180/minmag.1967.036.280.13. ISSN 0369-0148.