The Meteorite Dust Stamp

14 Apr 2018  Sat

A meteorite is a fragment of rock or iron from outer space, usually a meteoroid or asteroid, which survives passage through the atmosphere as a meteor to impact the surface of the Earth. Meteorites are believed to be originated in the asteroid belt between the planets of Mars and Jupiter. A meteorite may range in size from less than a gram to more than 60 tons.

In 2006 Austria Post has issued a stamp with Meteorite dust. The dust came from a 19Kg stony meteorite found in Morocco in 2004. The meteorite was crushed into a very fine dust and 0.03gms of that dust was hand affixed to the stamp using special adhesive.

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