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Peekskill Meteorite - a 37.6 gram Specimen
The Peekskill meteorite is among the most historic meteorite events on record. Sixteen separate video recordings document the meteorite burning through the Earth's atmosphere, whereupon it struck a parked car in Peekskill, New York on the night of October 9, 1992 at 7:50 PM. As the story goes...18-year-old Michelle Knapp was home alone when she heard the crash in their driveway while she was watching TV. It was dark...she could not figure out what on earth destroyed her family's car until the next day when it was discovered that it wasn't by anything from this earth but rather a 27-pound meteorite from the sky. They found it had created a small crater under the debris of their car. A real Twilight Zone in the making!
The Peekskill meteorite is an H6 monomict breccia;its filigreed texture is the result of the shocking and heating following the impact of two asteroids in outer space. The meteorite is of the stony variety and approximately 20% of its mass is tiny flakes of nickel-iron. When it struck Earth, the meteorite weighed 27 pounds (12 kg) and measured one foot (0.30 m) in diameter. The Peekskill meteorite is estimated to be 4.4 billion years old.