Ellemeet, Serooskerke mass (diogenite)Your model is disabled. For more details go to Edit properties3D Model
In addition to the main mass that impacted on 28 August 1925 (east of the village Serooskerke) another mass fell west of the village. This was not known to science untill 1927, but by then the meteorite had been substantially weathered. This mass of the Ellemeet is known as the ‘Serooskerke’. It is classified as a diogenite (achondrite) and this makes it part of the Howardite-Eucrite-Diogenite (HED) clan of meteorites that are sourced from the asteroid 4 Vesta. The large impact crater Rheasilvia was found to contain more diogenite at the bottom of the crater than other parts of the asteroid’s surface. This impact crater can be considered as the source area of diogenite meteorites like the Ellemeet. The Serooskerke mass is housed in the collection of Sonnenborgh Observatory in Utrecht, The Netherlands. A full account of the Ellemeet, its history and a first study of the Serooskerke mass is given in the scientific publication by De Vet, 2015.