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In the Altai mountains in China’s Xinjiang Uygur province has been found the huge and oddly-shaped rock. According to a group of researchers led by Baolin Zhang this is a huge iron meteorite, which may be the second largest iron meteorite and can cause a sensation in China and also attract attention from world’s meteorite fields. It comes from outside solar system and it is of great appreciating value and of more scientific value. The large brown stone juts out from beneath a larger granite slab and the portion above ground measures about 7.5 feet (2.3 m) long and half as wide.Mass of meteorite could range between 25 to 30 tons.
According to Meenakshi Wadhwa, director of the Center for Meteorite Studies at Arizona State University the discovery could represent a very important find for the scientific community, if the rock can be confirmed as a meteorite. So further analysis should help determine if this iron is in realy meteorite and it is related with the meteorite which was found in 1898.
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