Avanhandava (meteorite)


Meteorito Avanhandava MN 01.jpg
ClassOrdinary chondrite
RegionSao Paulo
Coordinates21°27′37″S 49°57′3″W / 21.46028°S 49.95083°W / -21.46028; -49.95083Coordinates: 21°27′37″S 49°57′3″W / 21.46028°S 49.95083°W / -21.46028; -49.95083[1]
Observed fallYes
Fall date1952
TKW9.33 kg
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Avanhandava is an H chondrite meteorite that fell to earth in 1952 in São Paulo, Brazil.[2]

A total of 9.33 kilograms (20.6 lb) of this meteorite was collected after it broke up during its impact with the Earth.[3]


It is classified as H4-ordinary chondrite.[1]


  1. ^ a b Meteoritical Bulletin Database: Avanhandava
  2. ^ 68th Annual Meteoritical Society Meeting (2005) , Chondrule Magnetic Conglomerate Test of Avanhandava H4 Chondrite (T. Kohout and L. J. Pesonen, p.5202
  3. ^ The Smithsonian/NASA Astrophysics Data System


  • Paar W. et al. 1976. Revista Brasileira de Geo-ciencias 6: 201–210.
  • Kletetschka G. et al. 2003. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 38: 399–405.
  • Kohout T. et al. 2004. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth 29: 885–897.
  • Lee M. R. and Bland P. A. 2004. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 68: 893–916.
  • Terho M. et al. 1993. Studia Geopgysica et Geodaetica 37: 65–82.

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