Wednesday, 18 December 2013 - 12:09
5th Meteorite Rock in Netherlands
Researchers from the Royal Netherlands Association for Meteorology and Astronomy (KNVWS) and geoscientists at Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam have found that a brown-black rock that landed in a field near the Dutch village of Diepenveen in 1873 is a rare meteorite. Diepenveen meteorite / Credit: Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam This is the fifth meteorite ever found in the Netherlands. It weighs just 2.4 ounces, or 68 grams, and looks like an ordinary rock, Live Science said. The Naturalis Biodiversity Center, a museum in Leiden, Netherlands, is now taking care of Diepenveen meteorite. The museum will display the meteorite along with all four of the other Dutch meteorites on January 18, 2014, and January 19, 2014.