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Holsinger Meteorite

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 1 February 2014 in Miscellaneous.

The largest fragment of the 150 foot (45 meter) in diameter asteroid that created Meteor Crater. This chunk of iron-nickle weighs 1,410 pounds (639 kilograms). The entire object from which it came probably weighed 300,000 tons and was traveling at 28,600 miles per hour (46,027 kilometers per hour) when it struck.

Meteor Crater
Arizona, USA

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

First, it occurs to me that there is a moonstone.

1 Feb 2014 5:40am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

I was so lucky that I didn't live there at that time.

1 Feb 2014 6:15am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

I wonder if with today's technology we could be warned soon enough of the arrival of such meteorite. Thanks for sharing this.

1 Feb 2014 6:55am

@Francisco Romero: That's a good question. The second question is could we do anything about it once we see it coming?

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Great framing texture and tones of this impressiv meteorite !

1 Feb 2014 7:35am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Une belle texture

1 Feb 2014 7:42am

jean pierre from paris, France

sacré "caillou"!! beau rendu de la matière!! amitiés

1 Feb 2014 8:00am

morgan from canyon Country, United States

That's very cool. Now one in color.

1 Feb 2014 8:33am

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellente compo

1 Feb 2014 8:43am

ROLAND THEYS from loverval, Belgium

Good fragment shot! excellent détail!

1 Feb 2014 9:09am

Veronique from Tarbes, France

This is a fascinating object !! I love this series of pictures

1 Feb 2014 9:40am

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada

Love your processing here, powerful photo !~

1 Feb 2014 9:53am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Interesting shot! Superb detail!

1 Feb 2014 10:31am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Interceptor missiles:) I would hate to thing of something that size hitting a population center:(

1 Feb 2014 10:39am

Patrick M. from France

Very impressive! from elsewhere after a long journey!

1 Feb 2014 11:09am

Devi from Chennai, India

Fantastic shot of this meteorite !!! So many holes like snakes' living holes here !!!

1 Feb 2014 12:53pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Always impressive & fascinating to see that coming from space... great specimen !

1 Feb 2014 3:19pm

Kyu from Kyoto, Japan

Excellent contrast. Fantastic image in B&W. Details are so beautiful.

1 Feb 2014 3:20pm

MATHILDE COLLOT from Udine, Italy

Incroyable texture! Et quelle belle trouvaille! Bon WE.

1 Feb 2014 4:42pm

Kiki from Ambert, Auvergne, France

A great chunk and a very good processing for it !

1 Feb 2014 4:48pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine picture of this rugged meteorite. I enjoyed reading more about the crater.

1 Feb 2014 5:23pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Love this close up - the texture is amazing

1 Feb 2014 6:23pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot
with beautiful lighting, details & textures!
A M A Z I N G !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1 Feb 2014 6:32pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

An impressive and magnificent chunk, Steve - and a really spectacular bit of processing! I Love this :-)

1 Feb 2014 9:03pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

It's really hard to imagine a meteor that size smashing into the earth and doing the damage that it did - can you imagine what a 500 ft wide meteor would do?? Wow

1 Feb 2014 9:05pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

First time I see a meteorite ... thanks to you. Luckily it was not bigger than that :-)) Very interesting image, the tones are wonderful ... Excellent treatment !!!

1 Feb 2014 11:38pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

terrific texture

2 Feb 2014 12:27am

Sam from Chennai, India

Great capture of this Meteorite. Wonderful details and processing. Interesting information. Thanks for sharing. :).

2 Feb 2014 12:30am

Stu from From Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

Beautifully presented in your gorgeous b&w. I wouldn't want to be anywhere near when it struck.

2 Feb 2014 1:15am

Etsu from Kyoto, Japan

Stunning shot of the Meteorite. Excellent monochrome and well-captured details. Have a great weekend. :)

2 Feb 2014 2:49am

John Jungklaus from Chase Mills, NY, United States

wow Very interesting !! A wonderful shot here !! Excellent fine details !!!

2 Feb 2014 3:05am

L'angevine from Angers, France

intéressant rendu

2 Feb 2014 8:42am

Nicole from Aix en Provence, France

very impressive ! I saw one in the Vatican's museum !

2 Feb 2014 10:07am

Diana from Olympia, United States

Nice presentation

2 Feb 2014 5:51pm

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

Seriously impressive...

3 Feb 2014 7:58am