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Meteorite Middlesbrough fall from 1881 in UK

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Title: The fall of an aerolite
Authors: Heineken, N. S.

http://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1881Obs.....4..183H



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On the Fall of an Aerolite near Middlesbrough, Yorkshire on March 14, 1881.

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On the afternoon of 14 March, 1881, a booming sound was heard over north-east Yorkshire. A few seconds later, at 3.35pm, workmen at a railway siding in Middlesbrough heard a 'rushing or roaring' sound overhead, followed by a thud, as something buried itself in the embankment nearby, just yards away from where they were working.
The workmen who discovered the meteorite described it as being new milk warm.

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The Middlesbrough (L6) meteorite fell in England, UK, on the 14th March, 1881.
A total mass of 1.6 kg was recovered.

54 34'N, 1 10'W

The Middlesbrough Meteorite landed in north-east Yorkshire on the afternoon of 14 March, 1881. It is about 4,500 million years old and was formed at the same time as the earth and the solar system.



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Anniversary of meteorite landing in Middlesbrough

A 4.5bn-year-old meteorite has gone on show in Middlesbrough, 130 years after it struck the Earth there. Contains comments by the Dorman Museum's senior curator Phil Philo.
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Middlesbrough meteorite on show

A 4.5bn-year-old piece of space rock is on display in Middlesbrough, 130 years after it landed there.
Because Middlesbrough had no museum at the time, the 'Middlesbrough Meteorite' was handed to York Museum.
To mark the anniversary of its landing on March 14, the rock is currently on loan to Middlesbrough's Dorman Museum.

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Scientists working on an ambitious project to launch a probe to Mars have landed in York to study one of the countys most precious space artefacts.
Representatives of NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) arrived in York yesterday to examine a meteorite which hit North Yorkshire in 1881.

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A team of space scientists planning a mission to Mars sopped off at the Yorkshire Museum today (January 14) to make a 3D map of the famous Middlesborough Meteorite that will then be installed on a probe bound for the red planet.
The meteorite, which landed in 1881 to the surprise of nearby workmen on a railway, is an unusual specimen because it did not tumble through the earth's atmosphere and break up into fragments. Like many of the 500 meteorites that hit Earth each year, the Middlesborough Meteorite flew straight through, retaining its circular shape.

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Latitude: 54 34'N, Longitude: 1 10'W

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