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Renchen 01 (A) - 8,62g

On Tuesday night, July 10, 2018 shortly before half past eleven local time (CEST), a large area around the middle Rhine, around the borders of Germany and France, especially the regions of Baden-Württemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Alsace and Lorraine, was illuminated by a very bright meteor - bolide.

Shortly after sending the information about the impact area to the German and Polish colleagues, the meteorites were recovered by a German and Polish searching team exactly in the predicted locations for given meteorite mass. This event therefore fall into the rare category of meteorites “with pedigree”, i.e. meteorites with known trajectory and pre-impact heliocentric orbit. 

 

 

 

Schematic representation of the impact area. Small fragments are expected in the larger eastern part and fragment mass will increase toward west and northwest. The largest fragments are predicted to be found in the narrow strip in the northwest part. Locations of the recovered meteorites are marked by points M1 (11.9 g), M2 (955 g), M3 (20.6 g), and M4 (4.8 g). (graphic: Google/Astronomical Institute of the CAS).

 

 

Below you can see the maps from our several days of work in the Renchen strewn field.

 

 

         

                           Largest fragment at its find location on 1 September 2018.                                             

        

                           Fragment of Renchen - 3 in-situ

      

                                 Fragment Renchen -3C in-situ       

 

                               All Renchen fragments found by Ł. Smula, M. Skirzewska and T. Kurtz                                                         Photo: Karmaka                                                           


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  • Renchen 01 (A) - 8,62g
  • Renchen 01 (A) - 8,62g
  • Renchen 01 (A) - 8,62g
  • Renchen 01 (A) - 8,62g
  • Renchen 01 (A) - 8,62g
  • Renchen 01 (A) - 8,62g
  • Renchen 01 (A) - 8,62g
  • Renchen 01 (A) - 8,62g


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