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Taken 30-Jul-06
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Category:Science and Technology
Subcategory:Historical Discoveries
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Keywords:Northstar Gallery, Russia, Skhote-Alin, astronomical, astronomy, fine art, home decor, meteor, meteorite, nature, office decor, photo, photography, wall art
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Dimensions4288 x 2848
Original file size4.29 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceProPhoto RGB
Date taken30-Jul-06 13:08
Date modified12-Mar-11 04:20
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D2X
Focal length0 mm
Max lens aperturef/1
Exposure3s at f/NA
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modeCenter-weighted average
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The Sikhote-Alin Meteorite

The Sikhote-Alin Meteorite

The Sikhote-Alin meteorite fell in eastern Russia in February of 1947. The overlapping regmaglypts or thumbprints on the meteorite are caused by surface melting as the meteorite fell through our atmosphere. Regmaglypts are one of the surface features used to identify meteorite types. Sikhote-Alin is comprised of approximately 93% iron, 6% nickel and 1% trace elements.