Amazing discovery: The meteorite out of the closet

discovered by digging As Hans jörg Bayer in 1989 with his pickaxe, a cable, he discovered an unusually heavy boulders. He was completely different than all the

Amazing discovery: The meteorite out of the closet

discovered by digging As Hans jörg Bayer in 1989 with his pickaxe, a cable, he discovered an unusually heavy boulders. He was completely different than all the other stones in his garden in Blaubeuren, and with a magnet, Bayer noted that of the boulder iron-containing. He left it in his garden, exposed to Wind and weather, until 2015, as he grabbed him onto a trailer to it with other overburden to remove.

the Bayer is not separate, but of his Fund. He dragged him into his basement and put him in a closet again for a couple of years. Until the beginning of 2020, as he set about to declutter the basement, turned Bayer, the Institute for planetary research of the German centre for air and space travel (DLR). And in fact, confirmed by analyses in three different laboratories, its conservative assumption: The chunks out of his garden is a meteorite with a weight of 30,26 kg by far the largest ever found in Germany.

The DLR referred to him as a "scientific Sensation". "This is something very Special," said the meteorite, researchers Dieter Heinlein. Each year he would receive a number of submissions from Scouts, which it was, but mostly only to the iron ores. Around 2000 submissions in the past 15 years, only three real meteorites were.

In the case of the Fund of Hans jörg Bayer's garden, according to the scientists, a Chondrite, a stone meteorite with included small silicate spherules, and Chondrules that originated during the formation of the solar system four and a half billion years ago. After his crash he was Bouncing around with an estimated 250 kilometres per hour recorded. Before hundred to a few thousand years. Because of its location in Baden-Württemberg, the meteorite now receives the name of the "Blaubeuren".

for the First time to the Public, he was Biberach, presented on Friday in the Planetarium of Laupheim in the circle where he will continue to be issued. To sell the outstanding Fund out of his garden, declined to Hans jörg Bayer, on demand of journalists vehemently. It was morally reprehensible, he said, the meteorite would have to be in a Museum.

Updated Date: 17 July 2020, 13:20

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