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New exhibition at the Natural History Museum in Bern, Switzerland:  METEORITES FROM OMAN.

Click for more info: Natural History Museum Bern

Today, Friday, April 30, 2010 the Natural History Muesum in Bern (Switzerland) opens a new exhibition about Meteorites from Oman. Here are a few pictures. 

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Part of the new exhibition with visitors.

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Nine expeditions brought over 5400 meteorites, a total of about 4.5 tons from 580 different falls.

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Meteorite research - Why? 

In the daily life, meteorites play a side role. Meteors that we observe - making a wish - are sand grains from space. Big meteorite falls and huge fireballs are very rare. Meteorites are popular in science fiction and disaster films.

Many people are fascinated by meteorites: Scientists research the history of the begining of our solar system with the help of those exotic extra terrestrials and a committed group of collectors from all over the world is contributing highly interesting material to science.

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Important tools: GPS and maps.

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Beautiful Diogenite found in 2009.

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Diogenite Ramlat as Sahmah: close up.

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SaU 264: LL6 chondrite, heavily eroded by wind. Fell about 30,000 years ago.

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Shisr 043: the only iron meteorite from Oman!

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The famous Lunar meteorite: SaU 169. Fell about 12,000 years ago.

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Sayh al Uhaymir 169: close up.

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Jiddat al Harasis 404, eucrite, likely from asteroid Vesta.

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It's not always a meteorite: camel droppings, wind polished limestone, litter,...

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SaU 001: L4-5 chondrite, only slightly weathered. Fell about 5,000 years ago.

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Dr. Beda Hofmann (left), leader of the search expeditions in Oman and Mr. Marc Jost (Space Jewels).

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Meteorites from the Jiddat al Harasis 073 strewn field.

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Ramlat al Wahibah 027: Chondrite H5. Fell about 37,000 years ago.

For more info:  beda.hofmann@geo.unibe.ch  or p.marmet@thinsections.ch