Glanerbrug (L/LL5)Your model is disabled. For more details go to Edit properties3D Model
On 7 April 1990 the first post-war meteorite fell in the Netherlands. While the chances are very small, this stony meteorite weighing about 855 grams smashed through the roof tiles and the roof of a house in Glanerbrug, Overijssel. Moments before that, its fireball sored across the skies over Germany. The meteorite was recovered in dozens of fragments in the attic of the house. It impacted with an estimated speed of 80 ± 30 m/s. Geochemical analyses showed that the stone roamed through space for at least 22.5 million years before it impacted in the Netherlands. It is a brecciated chondrite and consists of a mixture of light grey and dark grey pieces of rock. Its classification is more broadly defined as L/LL5, and some researchers classify it as LL4-6. This model is the largest fragment of the Glanerbrug meteorite, which weighs about 135 grams. Recovered fragments of the meteorite are included in the national collection that is housed at the Naturalis Biodiversity Center in Leiden.