Over 15,000 photos and growing!

  27 - May - 2016

This Month       Today's Picture       Select a Month

Submit a Picture

Where is My Picture?!

The Queue

Select by   Contributor

Met Name

Met Type

Thin Sections

Recent Comments

Chelyabinsk   contributed by M. Schulman   MetBul Link

Roll Overs:       1   2   3   4    

View Larger Photos

View all entries for   Meteorite (69)   M. Schulman (1)

76.5 grams.   LL5
TKW 1 ton and counting. Observed fall 15 February 2013, in Chelyabinskaya oblast’, Russia.
Click to view larger photos





Found at the arrow (green or red) on the map below


Comment on this MPOD                      

980 max length

  Please - NO Dealer Ads in the comments
but pictures from dealers are gladly accepted


Almahata Sitta TS
Anne Black

This Month

M Schulman
 5/27/2016 12:53:30 PM
Great comments and thank you very much John for your expertise! Looking at the flow pattern in photo #2, to me it really seems to corroborate exactly what you are saying. It looks like the fusion crust is flowing away from the nose.
John Divelbiss
 5/27/2016 12:09:47 PM
To understand the overall flight orientation of this specimen and many others like it from this Fall, the top surface of photo #1 is the bottom of the stone in flight. The leading nose cone is on the left side of photo, and the tail is on the right. The top of photo #4 is the top of the stone in flight. Stable ride at thousands of feet per second at a flat 18 degrees +/- angle... this reality of a chunk of stone forming a shape by high speed flight is hard to relate to in human terms.
John Divelbiss
 5/27/2016 9:00:21 AM
Nice stone. Seeing Photo #2, it appears this is another Chelyabinsk "projectile", bullet-shape, or in this case more like a small cannon shell. The back end ridge/rim and the surrounding reddish "low pressure" crust are the oriented-stable flight identifiers.

Hosted by
Tucson Meteorites
Server date and time
5/25/2024 10:25:22 PM
Last revised
Terms of Use Unsubscribe