Bruce and Nelva Lilienthal With Rare Meteorite
Bruce and Nelva Lilienthal hold the meteorite they found on their farm in Arlington, Minn. The rock was found a couple years ago while the couple were clearing their corn fields for planting, but wasn’t verified as a meteorite until this year. [Read full story here.]
Scientist Calvin Alexander with Meteorite
Earth scientist and curator of meteorites at the University of Minnesota Calvin Alexander stands with a meteorite he studied that was discovered recently by farmers Bruce and Nelva Lilienthal. [Read full story here.]
Iron and Nickel Space Rock Found in Minnesota
A photo of the meteorite found in Arlington, Minn. recently by Bruce and Nelva Lilienthal shows the iron and nickel space rock, with a partly rusted surface. The stone was buried underground for more than 100 years, scientists think. [Read full story here.]
Minnesota Meteorite: Back Side
The back of a meteorite discovered by Bruce and Nelva Lilienthal on their farm in Arlington, Minn. Scientists think it’s a rare type of non-magnetic meteorite. [Read full story here.]
Annotated SEM Image of Minnesota Meteorite
A scanning electron microscope image of the meteorite discovered in Arlington, Minn., shows the nickel distribution in this largely iron rock. The image also displays a Widmanstätten Pattern of crystals unique to meteorites. [Read full story here.]
Bruce and Nelva Lilienthal With Discovered Meteorite
Farmers Bruce and Nelva Lilienthal proudly hold a meteorite they discovered in their Minnesota corn field. [Read full story here.]
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