Reanalysis of the Benesov bolide and recovery of polymict breccia meteorites (Spurny et al.)

Vol. 570
In section 10. Planets and planetary systems

Reanalysis of the Benesov bolide and recovery of polymict breccia meteorites - old mystery solved after 20 years

by P. Spurny, J. Haloda, J. Borovicka, L. Shrbeny, P. Halodova, A&A 570, A39


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A&A press release. Astronomy & Astrophysics is publishing the spectacular discovery of meteorite fragments 20 years after the corresponding bolide was seen in the skies of the Czech Republic. This discovery was made possible by reanalyzing the trajectory that moved the impact line by 330 meters. Interestingly, the meteorites found on the ground are of different types, pointing to a parent asteroid of heterogeneous composition. Read the A&A press release.