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Peekskill meteorite


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A meteorite that fell on 1992 October 9, damaging a parked car at Peekskill, New York. The fireball preceding the fall of the 12.6-kg H6 ordinary chondrite was observed over Virginia and New Jersey. Video and other records of its trajectory allowed the meteorite's orbit to be determined. It was found to have had an aphelion in the main asteroid belt.

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