Kokubunji Meteorite


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A fireball flight with fragmentation witnessed from south-east to being many pieces at twilight sky.
It impacted at Kokubunji city, Kagawa prefecture, so it was called Kokubunji meteorite.
Maximum fragment recovered at Sakaide city when it named after.

Fresh broken inside is few blueish gray as general ordinary chondrite.
This color like with fresh concrete.
Most fragments keep fresh condition however photographed after years from fell.
Generally, brown rust appear on ordinary chondrite surface by inside ferrite.

Fusion crust is remnant of melted material interacted with atmosphere at high altitude.
A lot of ruggedness of the surface suggest fragmentation occured at low altitude.
This feature is not same as regmagripts.


Kokubu No.1_A Kokubu No.1_B Kokubu No.1_C Kokubu No.1_D Nii No.5_A
Nii No.2_A Nii No.1_J Nii No.1_K Nii No.4_A Nii No.4_B Nii No.5_B
Fuke No.1_A Fuke No.1_B Fuke No.1_C Fuke No.1_C Fuke No.1_G Fuke No.1_F
Fuke No.1_E Fuke No.2_A Shinmyo No.3_A Shinmyo No.3_B Shinmyo No.4_A
Shinmyo No.1_A Shinmyo No.1_B Shinmyo No.1_C Shinmyo No.1_D Shinmyo No.1_E Shinmyo No.2_A
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Higashiyama

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Kokubunji Junior high school : (in Japanese)


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