|Basic information||Name: Louisville|
This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1977
Country: United States
Mass: 1300 g
This is 1 of 8489 approved meteorites (plus 3 unapproved names) classified as L6. [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7), L chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites
Writeup from MB 55:
Warning: the following text was scanned and may contain character recognition errors. Refer to the original to be sure of accuracy.
FALL OF THE LOUISVILLE, USA, STONY METEORITE
Place of fall: Louisville; Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA.
Date of fall: January 31, 1977, 1530 local time, 2030 GMT.
Class and type: Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
Number of individual
Total weight: 1.3 kg
Circumstances of fall: A bright fireball and strong sonic booms accompanied the mid-Monday afternoon fall of this meteorite. The four specimens recovered were found within the city, three having damaged buildings and one having hit an automobile. The University of Louisville has made the largest specimen, 1051 g, available for study through the Division of Meteorites, Smithsonian Institution. The second specimen, 195 g, is in the Smithsonian collection.
Sources: Graham H. Hunt and Thomas Boone, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky 40208, USA. Roy S. Clarke, Jr., Division of Meteorites, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 20560, USA.
|References:||Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 55, Meteoritics 13, 327-352 (1978)|
This is 1 of 25 approved meteorites from Kentucky, United States (plus 1 impact crater)
This is 1 of 1708 approved meteorites from United States (plus 229 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
Direct link to this page