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Murray

USA, Kentucky
Fell september 20, 1950
CM2 carbonaceous chondrite
Total mass : 12.6 kg

Specimen in collection :
13.57g fragment with crust

On September 20, 1950, after a brilliant fireball was seen in the neighboring state of Illinois, the Murray meteoroid exploded at a high altitude and after a number of sonic booms were heard, several pieces of the meteorite were recovered some 15 kilometers east of Murray, Kentucky. The largest recovered fragment (3.4 kg) created a small 15 cm deep crater.

Murray is the second largest of the recovered CM falls.

Additional information

Provenance

  • Anne Black