|Basic information||Name: Vetluga|
This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1949
Mass: 750 g
This is 1 of 172 approved meteorites classified as Eucrite-mmict. [show all]
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Writeup from MB 55:
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FALL OF THE VETLUGA, USSR, STONY METEORITE
Name: VETLUGA (Betyra)
Place of fall: 7 km distant from the town Vetluga, Gorky district, USSR.
Date of fall: February 27, 1949, day time.
Class and type: Stone. Achondrite.
Number of individual
Total weight: 750 g
Circumstances of fall: A meteorite fell in forest 80 m from south shore of Bobrovo lake. No atmospheric flight was observed. The meteorite is kept in the Vetluga Museum.
Source: N.P. Denissov. See Meteoritika No. 37, 1978.
|References:||Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 55, Meteoritics 13, 327-352 (1978)|
This is the only approved meteorite from Nizhegorodskaya oblast', Russia (plus 1 impact crater)
This is 1 of 139 approved meteorites from Russia (plus 5 unapproved names) (plus 19 impact craters)
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