Location: Hajmah area, Jiddat al Harasis, Oman.
19°55'N., 56° 15'E., approximately.
Date of find: Before 1958.
Class and type: Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L5-6)
Total weight: 1111.7 g.
'Space Eyeful: A Virtual Space Microscope'
This collection presents digitised microscope images of rare and usually inaccessible extraterrestrial meteorite samples. The project was funded by the EUROPLANET consortium and is a collaboration between The Open University; The Natural History Museum, London; The Natural History Museum, Vienna; and NASA’s Meteorite Working Group (MWG).
Meteorites fall on the Earth every year, bringing with them information on the make-up of the solar system including the Moon, Mars and asteroids.
Image credit: The Alamat meteorite in situ, courtesy of Dr Svend Buhl, Meteorite Recon