18 April 2012


(1) Cornelia Parker's meteorites - I've written about them before, and there's an interview with her about them here - where you can also see a sparkling video of an arty firework display -
(2) Famous English meteorites - two are on show in Patrick Keiller's show at Tate Britain. One fell in Oxfordshire in 1830 and the other, larger one, in Yorkshire in 1795 and is commemorated by a monument. Before then, stones falling from the sky were thought to be a fiction, and this stone, seen falling by several people, provided evidence that they were real.

This is neither of those - it's the Wigan meteorite - read about it and other historical meteorites here.
Wonder what Henny Penny would have thought of that one...

Image from here

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