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Meteorite shower strikes in northern Spain

Astronomy, iconic image
05/14/1861
At around one-thirty in the afternoon a small meteorite shower struck farming land in northern Spain near Barcelona with some noise and violence.  The largest fragment found, called the Cañellas Meteorite, weighed 859 grams, was of chrondite, and can be found at the Natural History Museum in Madrid.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
John Timbs, ed., The Year Book of Facts in Science and Art .... (London: Lockwood & Co., 1862), 138-139.

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