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Pope Receives Meteorite

Postby David Entwistle » Wed Nov 11, 2015 2:39 pm

I read that Pope Francis has received a gift of a 4.56 g Northwest Africa 7387 meteorite. The donation of the Martian (shergottite) meteorite was made by Museo di Scienze Planetarie Provincia di Prato and there is a news article on their web site.

I hope His Holiness pops over to the BIMS forum to discuss his new acquisition.

There's also a report on the ANSA web site.

From the image, it looks like a very nice partial slice with fusion crust.

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Image from Museo di Scienze Planetarie Provincia di Prato web page.

The ANSA story has a few additional images from Museo di Scienze Planetarie Provincia di Prato.

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Including the Museum's meteorite collection.

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