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Aba Panu 9.3g

$125.00

  • Meteorite Type: Stone (L3)
  • Weight: 9.3 grams
  • Approximate Measurements: 35 mm x 30 mm x 3 mm 
  • Witnessed Fall: Yes
  • Additional Information: Part slice with cream chondrule floating on a grey groundmass, set off by countless metal flakes. 

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Ordinary chondrite L3, Witnessed fall in Oyo, Nigeria, April 19, 2018

History: On the afternoon of 19 April 2018, a large fireball detonated over the Nigerian state of Oyo. This fireball was recorded by NASAs Center for Near Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) as event 2018-04-19 14:02:27. The meteoroid entered at 20.9 km/s and detonated at an altitude of 30 km at 7.5’N, 3.6’E releasing a calculated total impact energy of 0.23 kt. Many stones fell between the villages of Ipapo (8°7’50.84″N, 3°30’34.58″E) and Tede to the north (8°33’21.49″N, 3°26’46.31″E). Stone were collected at multiple locations. The meteorite is named for the village of Aba Panu near the center of the strewn-field: multiple kg-sized stones were found in and around this village. Current total known weight is near 160 kg.

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Weight 9.3 g

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