Binningup meteorite

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A scientists examining a meteorite close-up
Binningup meteorite
Photo from WA Museum

At 10:10 am on the 30 September, 1984, after the appearance of a brilliant fireball accompanied by sonic booms, a single crusted stone (H5 chondrite) weighing 488.1 g fell within 4-5 metres of two women sunbaking on Binningup beach. The locality lies approximately 20 km north of Bunbury, and 130 km south of Perth, Western Australia.

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