Piece of meteor found near Krizevci, Croatia

A piece of a meteor was found near the central Croatian town of Krizevci, the first extra-terrestrial item to come down on Croatia in the last 60 years.

A black stone weighing 292 grams was found on February 20, following the impact of a larger rock sometime between February 4 and 5.

The object is the so-called stone meteor with iron components, which is the material that formed the nascent Earth. Astronomers believe that the piece that fell in Croatia is a part of a larger asteroid from the Solar system. The meteor’s trajectory was filmed by the cameras of Croatian Meteor Network (HMM). Experts later modelled the possible location of the fall after which a search for the fallen pieces had started.

The stone will be sent to the European Space Agency for analysis, the daily Vecernji List writes. (CroatianTimes)

 

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