Exhibiting meteorite remnants dating back 4.6 billion years ago at a museum in London


Britain's most famous satellite rock, the phrase remnants of a meteor dating back 4.6 billion years ago, fell last February on the town of Wincombe in Gloucestershire, western England, to the public at the Natural History Museum in London, starting next Monday.

Scientists are busy studying the rock because it carries within it the chemistry that was present when our solar system was formed 4.6 billion years ago, but they have enough samples to make a 100-gram piece available for viewing to museum visitors, according to the BBC.

The displayed meteor looks like a small piece of half-burning charcoal, but after an in-depth look at it, some strands of grass and the remains of mud can be seen, given that the meteorite fell from the sky into a field.

It is worth noting that, through the numerous fireball videos that were recorded, as well as from thousands of eyewitness testimonies, scientists were able to correctly determine where the rock debris fell in England, and subsequent searches showed positive results.

Victoria Bond, the owner of the meteorite landing plot who donated it to the museum, is still in awe of the discovery after she gave permission for scientists to come to her farm for a systematic survey, but said she found nothing else among the sheep droppings that covered the place.

The Victoria discovery is the largest piece found in the Wincombe area, but the museum now includes many pieces in its collection weighing about 500 grams.

Describing the scene of the scientists while examining the place, Victoria said, they were moving like zombies, walking back and forth in a row in search of the meteor, and when I left that morning in my car, I saw them jump with joy after they found that the discovery was amazing. Because the pedestrian walkway, Cotswold Road, is no more than 100 feet from the farm.

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