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Campo del Cielo (“Field of the Sky”) Meteorite | MOSH

December 9 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until Dec 31, 2018

MOSH is proud to announce its newest object on display from the MOSH collections – a Campo del Cielo (“Field of the Sky”) meteorite. This meteorite was part of a much larger body that broke up during entry into Earth’s atmosphere. When this rock was formed, our Solar System was in its early development. This rock avoided being pulled in by the gravity of growing planets until about 4,500 years ago, when it finally fell to Earth, landing in northern Argentina. The impact created a strewn field that spans two miles wide by twelve miles long and contains at least 26 craters, the largest being 320 feet wide.  Over 100 tons of meteorites from the Campo del Cielo impact area have been recovered. MOSH invites guests to come in for an up close and personal experience with this object from space! MOSH is grateful to the Toomey Foundation for the Natural Sciences in Bradenton, Florida for donating the meteorite, to the Asterion Foundation for supporting the cost of this display and to Dr. Mike Reynolds for selecting and preparing the meteorite.

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Date:
December 9
Time:
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Website:
themosh.org

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Venue

MOSH
1025 Museum Circle
Jacksonville, FL United States
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Phone:
904-396-7062