Falling Rocks
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Meteorite Name: L'Aigle
Location: France
Classification: L6 Chondrite
Witnessed Fall: Yes
Date and Time: April 26, 1803 (1300 hrs)
TKW: ~ 37 kilograms

This is the most historic meteorite fall ever, representing the Copernican or Darwinian moment in meteoritics. At 1:00 pm on a clear afternoon in L'Aigle, France, 37 kilograms of meteorites were witnessed to fall by numerous prominent citizens - business owners, political leaders and the like - and a 29-year-old scientist, Jean Baptiste-Biot, was commissioned to study the event. His comprehensive report, which included the first strewn field map on record, was the tipping point for immediate worldwide acceptance of the fact that rocks absolutely do fall from space.

Collection Photos
4.75 gram partial slice
4.75 gram partial slice

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