[meteorite-list] NPA 05-22-1970 (Lost City) Meteorite Returns For Oklahoma Tours, Exhibitions
From: MARK BOSTICK <thebigcollector_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Fri Oct 22 11:32:09 2004
Paper: Daily Tribune
City: Great Bend, Kansas
Date: Friday, May 22, 1970
Meteorites Returns For Oklahoma Tours, Exhibitions
WASHINGTON (AP) - The meteorite that made Lost City, Okla., famous in
January will return to Oklahoma this summer and autumn for a series of
exhibits, the head of the Smithsonian Institution said Tuesday.
Roy Clark also confirmed that a fourth fragment had been found on a
farm near the tiny Delaware County community, and that the institution has
arranged to examine it.
He said one of the fragments and information scientists have gleaned
from it will be sent within the next two weeks to Oklahoma Science and Arts
Foundation in Oklahoma City. No date has been set for the display.
The meteorite lighted up much of Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri and
Kansas when it fell on Jan. 3 and it was photographed by a nationwide
tracking system of cameras. The meteorite became the first in history to be
tracked so completely.
Analysis of the photographs permitted scientists to pinpoint its origin
several million miles beyond Mars, the first time in history for such close
Clark said the latest fragment was located on a farm owned by Marvin
Payton, who has agreed to let the Smithsonian study it.
PDF copies are available, via e-mail, of the Lost City meteorite articles
posted today upon request.
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