Kōrero: Meteorites

Mokoia meteorite

Mokoia meteorite

This is a fragment of the Mokoia meteorite, which was seen to fall near Whanganui on 26 November 1908. The tiny spheres are called chondrules, one of the typical features of stony meteorites. Each green bar on the scale represents 1 centimetre.

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Canterbury Museum

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Simon Nathan, 'Meteorites - What are meteorites?', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/4650/mokoia-meteorite (accessed 14 August 2020)

He kōrero nā Simon Nathan, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006