Location: El Quemado Colony, on the outskirts of Acapulco, State of Guerrero, Mexico
Co-ordinates: 16° 53'N, 99° 54'W
Find or Fall: Find
Recovered weight: 1914 g
Group: Primitive Achondrite, Acapulcoite
'Space Eyeful: A Virtual Space Microscope'
This collection presents digitised microscope images of rare and usually inaccessible extraterrestrial meteorite samples. The project was funded by the EUROPLANET consortium and is a collaboration between The Open University; The Natural History Museum, London; The Natural History Museum, Vienna; and NASA’s Meteorite Working Group (MWG).
Meteorites fall on the Earth every year, bringing with them information on the make-up of the solar system including the Moon, Mars and asteroids.