Kobe Meteorite

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A meteorite passed through a private house slate roof and ceiling in Kobe city.
The homeowner noticed about 20 pieces of fragmented meteorites fell on the bed upstairs.

The fusion crust of each fragment does not have sharp edges.
Fragmentation has not occurred at low altitudes under 30km probably.
Many persons witnessed this fireball broken into three pieces.
Some seismographs observed the fireball's shock wave that indicate two fragments in the atmosphere.
Undiscovered one or more fragments piece sure fell on somewhere.
Mass ratio as recovered meteorite for undiscovered was estimated at 2:3.
Predicted one more Impact point will be 2 km west-north-west or east-south-east from the recovery position.

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Photographed at Kobe Science Museum.

Fragment D
Black fusion crust and black inside.
Inside color is like asphalt.
Fragment D
Small holes on fusion crust.
Volatile matter vaporised?
Fragment D
White dirt was proof of rub
with plasterboard of the ceiling.
Maximum Fragment A Fusion crust is
matting black
Many small cluck
on fusion crust
Fragment A Fusion crust thickness
is 1mm or less.
Black color
Out of focus


Nippon Meteor Society

National Science Museum

Nishiharima Astronomical Observatory : Fireball sketch and meteorite search action.

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