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The Gancedo Meteorite is the second-largest known fragment of the meteor shower that fell in Campo del Cielo, in Charata, Chaco Province, Argentina.
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Video del momento histórico en que extraen el meteorito "Gancedo"

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Scientists in Argentina discover ancient meteorite weighing over 30 tonnes.

Buenos Aires: Argentina scientists said thay have discovered a meteorite in northern Argentina, which is believed to be the second largest meteor in the world.
The meteorite weighing over 30 tonnes was found in the town of Gancedo, 1,085 km north of capital Buenos Aires, Mario Vesconi, president of the Astronomy Association of Chaco, said on Monday.

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A 30 tons meteorite found in Chaco, the second largest in the world

He was baptized Gancedo. He was found on Saturday in an area known as Campo del Cielo, because there was struck by a meteor shower about 4,000 years ago
A meteorite that according to the first weighing exceed 30 tons, which makes it the world's second largest, was found Saturday by a team of explorers Astronomy Association Chaco in proximity of the town of Gancedo, in the chaqueño southwest.

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Argentine police arrest Chaco meteorite thieves

Police in Argentina have arrested four men who appear to have been trying to steal more than a tonne of meteorites in the northern province of Chaco.
Highway police say they found more than 200 pieces of meteorites hidden under the seats of a truck which they had stopped in a random check.

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Space artist nominated for prestigious prize

Katie Paterson's ESA-supported work Campo del Cielo, Field of the Sky - which included a symbolic return to space for a chunk of meteorite - has been shortlisted for the International Prize for Contemporary Art, granted by the Foundation Prince Pierre de Monaco.
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ESA wants to help artist return meteorite sculpture to space in 2014

Artist Katie Paterson is on her way to securing a spot aboard an unmanned spacecraft for her meteorite artwork, so it can be returned to whence it came.
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Touch a 4.5 billion-year-old meteorite in Bradenton

Some 4,500 years ago, a 100-ton meteor came screaming in from the Asteroid Belt and tumbled toward the northern region of what is now Argentina.
It likely exploded upon slamming into the atmosphere, and the disintegrating fireball blistered a 36-square-mile tract of prehistoric plains with a dozen craters.

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When a young artist meets an ancient meteorite

After acquiring the right meteorite on the advice of experts, she took it last month to a foundry in east London where it was cast in wax so that a silicon mould could be made. It was then cut slowly into quarters, revealing the tell-tale internal lines, or Widmanstätten, that mark out a true iron meteorite. Now we have to melt it and recast it into its original shape. It has never been done before, but we do know it will melt at 1,750 degrees. It will eventually look the same from afar but with a new structure and surface.
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Fulham's Exhibition Road Show

It is not often you find yourself surfing the net in search of a piece of prehistoric space junk.
That is exactly what Di Robson ended up doing as part of her exhaustive preparations for the Exhibition ROAD SHOW, which runs from July 28 to August 5.
She eventually tracked down a meteorite, which has been melted down and recast, ready to be embedded in the ground in time for the art festival.

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Artist Katie Paterson melts down meteorite, then re-casts it

Ed ~ She destroyed an important scientific specimen.



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