The 195 g (originally 233 g) Kindberg meteorite specimen was found almost 8 months after the bright fireball event of November 19th, 2020, seen by hundreds of people from Austria, Germany, and Italy. Based on specialized meteor cameras records, its pre-atmospheric orbit was calculated, something that is known for only ~40 of the tens of thousands recognized meteorites, allowing to track its source region in the Solar System.
Part of this fragment of the Kindberg meteorite will be added to the display in Hall 5 of the NHM Vienna, stay tuned!
Meteorite: Kindberg (Ordinary chondrite / L6)
Collection: Natural History Museum Vienna, Dept. of Mineralogy & Petrography, Meteorite Coll. (curator: Ludovic Ferrière)
Read more about the Kindberg meteorite here (text in German).
Find out more about the NHMW here
Scanned and edited by Anna Haider (NHMW)
Text by Ludovic Ferrière (NHMW)
Scanner: Artec Space Spider. Infrastructure funded by the FFG.