120208 - Huge Tissint Donation to the Natural History Museum

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120208 - Huge Tissint Donation to the Natural History Museum

Postby Matt Smith » Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:27 pm

A 1.1kg individual of the recent Martian fall Tissint has been donated to the Natural History Museum, London. You can read about the donation on the BBC website here. Further images of this stone are available on the Falling Rocks website. This stone, likely the largest individual from the Tissint fall, was initially purchased by Darryl Pitt (Macovich Collection) and Dave Gheesling (Falling Rocks). An anonymous benefactor has then covered the costs to purchase the stone for the Natural History Museum, an incredibly generous gesture for which we would like to thank all involved.
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Re: 120208 - Huge Tissint Donation to the Natural History Mu

Postby Barwellian » Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:12 pm

Also...

BBC report on the Tissint 1099g Mars meteorite donated to them.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-16955349

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Re: 120208 - Huge Tissint Donation to the Natural History Mu

Postby msg-meteorites » Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:26 pm

Apparently there was a piece on it on the Channel 4 news, not watched it yet but recorded it so will see later. Did anyone see it?

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Re: 120208 - Huge Tissint Donation to the Natural History Mu

Postby Barwellian » Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:59 pm

No...if you find a link to it please share

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Re: 120208 - Huge Tissint Donation to the Natural History Mu

Postby msg-meteorites » Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:05 pm

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Re: 120208 - Huge Tissint Donation to the Natural History Mu

Postby msg-meteorites » Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:10 pm

Just watched the Channel 4 news piece. Interview with Caroline Smith in the studio along with the stone too. Cant find it online anywhere though.
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Re: 120208 - Huge Tissint Donation to the Natural History Mu

Postby Barwellian » Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:00 pm

Here is the CH4 report....very good one....starts around 47 mins in.

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/chan ... od#3284230

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Re: 120208 - Huge Tissint Donation to the Natural History Mu

Postby msg-meteorites » Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:15 pm

Cheers Graham. Really good to see meteorites in the news like this, can only be a good thing.

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