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Aba Panu   contributed by Solar Anamnesis   MetBul Link

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TKW 160 kg. Observed fall 19 April 2018, Oyo, Nigeria.

From the MetBul:
On the afternoon of 19 April 2018, a large fireball detonated over the Nigerian state of Oyo. This fireball was recorded by NASAs Center for Near Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) as event 2018-04-19 14:02:27. The meteoroid entered at 20.9 km/s and detonated at an altitude of 30 km at 7.5N, 3.6E releasing a calculated total impact energy of 0.23 kt.

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Solar writes:
Pictures taken in reflected polarized light. Shown here are many interesting chondrules in a wide range of sizes.

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


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4 pictures in the Queue
John Divelbiss
 10/12/2018 8:01:15 PM
Solar...the Met Bul writeup say Aba Panu has some rounded light colored clasts, and an igneous achondrite clast was found too.
Solar Anamnesis
 10/12/2018 3:38:31 PM
What is the light coloration on the entire top-right corner of the fragment?
John Divelbiss
 10/12/2018 1:22:03 PM
Thanks Bernd...I wasn't sure if that was chondrule or an inclusion.
Bernd Pauli
 10/12/2018 12:59:27 PM
I love that BO chondrule with the extraordinarily thick igneous rim (photo #3)!
Clio Laplace
 10/12/2018 10:51:44 AM
From the Jewel Box of the Heavens :)
John Divelbiss
 10/12/2018 8:23:19 AM
Soooooo.... Nice! Thank you Solar

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