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Giant meteorite found in Altay, Xinjiang

Photo, taken on July 17, 2011, shows experts measuring a giant meteorite found in Altay prefecture, north China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. (Xinhua/Shi Zhiqiang)

A giant meteorite was recently found in Altay prefecture inside the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. Experts and fanciers from Beijing and Chinese Taiwan inspected the meteorite and identified it as a stony-iron meteorite. The above-earth part of the giant meteorite is 2.2 meters long and 1.25 meters tall, with a width of 1.2 meters (average data). Its weight is estimated at 25 tons.

By Ye Xin, People's Daily Online
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