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Meteors Collection

Background imageMeteors Collection: METEORITE /

METEORITE /
A meteor shower seen from a balloon over Northern France by Wilfred de Fonvielle Date: November 1867

Background imageMeteors Collection: A very early Gloster Meteor with long-span wings and gun ports removed

A very early Gloster Meteor with long-span wings and gun ports removed, as per High-speed Flight aircraft. It also has very unusual intake screens, very rarely seen on Meteors

Background imageMeteors Collection: Meteorite Hits House

Meteorite Hits House
A farmhouse at La Chaux (Saone-et- Loire, France) is struck by a meteorite (fireball) and is instantly set on fire

Background imageMeteors Collection: Meteorite fall at Ensisheim, Germany (now France)

Meteorite fall at Ensisheim, Germany (now France)
Depiction of a Donnerstein (thunderstone), a 250 pound meteorite which fell into a field near the town of Ensisheim, Germany (now in north east France, near the border with Germany)

Background imageMeteors Collection: Bolide meteorite with a serpentine shape

Bolide meteorite with a serpentine shape
Bolide forming a serpentine shape due to the influence of gravitational forces on the fragments forming the tail Date: 1954

Background imageMeteors Collection: Meteorite discovered at Bacubirito, Mexico

Meteorite discovered at Bacubirito, Mexico
A meteorite discovered at Bacubirito, Mexico, in 1871. Its estimated weight is 22 tonnes, and it is made of iron. Date: 1871

Background imageMeteors Collection: Meteorite India 1857

Meteorite India 1857
Quenngouch, India : (spelling uncertain) spectacular meteorite explodes over the town in fine weather. Date: 26-27 December 1857

Background imageMeteors Collection: Meteorite strike in India

Meteorite strike in India
Spectacular meteorite which exploded over the town of Queennggouch in India in fine weather Date: 26-27 December 1857

Background imageMeteors Collection: Bolide meteorite observed by Padre Secchi

Bolide meteorite observed by Padre Secchi
Bolide observed by padre Secchi, Italian astronomer, who stated that the body was brighter than Venus and the two tails changed colour in the course of combustion. Date: 14 November 1868

Background imageMeteors Collection: Bolide meteorite with lance-like antenna

Bolide meteorite with lance-like antenna
Bolide with lance-like antenna which exploded like a sunburst, the largest fragment ontinuing on its original trajectory Date: 11 November 1869

Background imageMeteors Collection: Quadruple bolide meteorites

Quadruple bolide meteorites
Quadruple bolide recorded by the astronomer Tacchini at the Rome observatory Date: 27 July 1874

Background imageMeteors Collection: Meteorite burning up in the atmosphere

Meteorite burning up in the atmosphere
A meteorite burns up as it enters Earths atmosphere, exploding in a shower of glowing debris Date: 1954

Background imageMeteors Collection: Meteorite 1891

Meteorite 1891
Observed at Oschansk, Russia. Date: 1891

Background imageMeteors Collection: Meteor Fall Hungary 1866

Meteor Fall Hungary 1866
A meteor fall at Knyahinya, Hungary Date: 9 June 1866

Background imageMeteors Collection: Meteor October 1868

Meteor October 1868
The great meteor seen over Britain Date: 7 October 1868

Background imageMeteors Collection: When Meteorites Crash

When Meteorites Crash
Every day 1000s of meteorites hit our planet : most are small, but if a large one were to fall into the ocean near a major city, the destruction would be immense

Background imageMeteors Collection: ASYLAS

ASYLAS, an Etruscan augur who drew prophecies from entrails (he has a dish of them !) but also from stars, comets and meteors

Background imageMeteors Collection: Fall of meteorites at Hatford, Berkshire, UK

Fall of meteorites at Hatford, Berkshire, UK
When meteorites fall at Hatford, Berkshire, Mistress Greene, a witness, has one dug up, though one of the diggers swoons in terror

Background imageMeteors Collection: Meteor seen above fields from Fulham Road, London

Meteor seen above fields from Fulham Road, London
A meteor seen above the fields from the Fulham Road, West London

Background imageMeteors Collection: Tunguska Trees

Tunguska Trees
Taken in a valley, the photograph shows nearby trees still standing. However, the trees on the slope have been flattened

Background imageMeteors Collection: Tunguska in 1927

Tunguska in 1927
The devastated Tunguska forest, as seen by Kulik in 1927

Background imageMeteors Collection: METEORITE /

METEORITE /
A meteor shower

Background imageMeteors Collection: Tunguska / Kulik

Tunguska / Kulik
Kulik stands near a section of upright charred trees, Southern swamp, Tunguska

Background imageMeteors Collection: Tunguska Kulik Camp

Tunguska Kulik Camp
Kuliks winter quarters near the Southern swamp. New growth rivals the older trees that perished in the blast

Background imageMeteors Collection: Tunguska Epicentre

Tunguska Epicentre
A close view of the Southern swamp, the centre of the destroyed area

Background imageMeteors Collection: Tunguska Potapovich

Tunguska Potapovich
ILYA POTAPOVICH. Witness to the explosion, and guide for Kulik on the first expedition to the region

Background imageMeteors Collection: Tunguska / Kulik Portrat

Tunguska / Kulik Portrat
LEONID KULIK (1883 - 1942) Discovered the impact site, spent most his life unsuccessfully trying to prove it was a meteorite

Background imageMeteors Collection: Meteor above the Champs Elysees, Paris, France

Meteor above the Champs Elysees, Paris, France
A meteor seen above the Champs Elysees and Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France

Background imageMeteors Collection: Transportation of meteorite found by Peary in Greenland

Transportation of meteorite found by Peary in Greenland
Transportation of a large iron meteorite found at Cape York, Greenland, by the American explorer Robert Edwin Peary, and taken for display purposes to the Museum of Natural History, New York. (2 of 2)

Background imageMeteors Collection: Meteorite found by Peary in Greenland

Meteorite found by Peary in Greenland
A large iron meteorite found at Cape York, Greenland, by the American explorer Robert Edwin Peary, and taken for display purposes to the Museum of Natural History, New York. (1 of 2)

Background imageMeteors Collection: Natural Phenomena / Space /

Natural Phenomena / Space /
Meteorite investigated by prof. Nordenskjold on the northwest coast of Greenland and brought back to Sweden 1st picture of 2


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