Meteorites:

Beni M'hira, the forgotten meteorite

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Published by:
PELE Pierre-Marie
Published:
8/18/2013
Specs:
Standard / 8.25" x 10.75"
70 pages Perfect-bound
Category:
Science & Nature
Tags:
adventure, Asteroid, meteor, meteorite, science, space, tunisia

On 8 January 2001, a meteorite of considerable size fell in southeast Tunisia, near the small town of Beni M’hira, located thirty kilometers east of Tataouine. Local authorities recovered some stones but the search ceased quickly. Curiously, this event then fell into oblivion. In 2012, during our expeditions in the Tunisian desert, we were approached by a man holding specimens of the fall of Beni M’hira.We acquired the lot and, investigating the area, we found the strewn field. Since April 2012, we have worked a systematic study of the area, identifying all meteorites found in this desert place.This is the fascinating story that we relate in this book.

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