Alien spacecraft? Meteorite crash? Or maybe underground gas explosion? So far no one has solved the mystery of the giant crater on the Yamal Peninsula in Siberia, Russia, whose name in the local dialect means “The end of the world“.

Alien spacecraft? Meteorite crash? Or maybe underground gas explosion? So far no one has solved the mystery of the giant crater on the Yamal Peninsula in Siberia, Russia, whose name in the local dialect means “The end of the world“.

Willamette Meteorite. Its an iron-nickel meteorite discovered in the U.S. state of Oregon. It is the largest meteorite found in the United States and the sixth largest in the world.

Willamette Meteorite. Its an iron-nickel meteorite discovered in the U.S. state of Oregon. It is the largest meteorite found in the United States and the sixth largest in the world.

The Jilin (China) meteorite is the world's largest chondrite. The single largest stone weighs 1770 kilograms - much larger than the recent 500+kg Chelyabinsk meteorite recovered from Lake Chebarkul.

The Jilin (China) meteorite is the world's largest chondrite. The single largest stone weighs 1770 kilograms - much larger than the recent 500+kg Chelyabinsk meteorite recovered from Lake Chebarkul.

Seen here is a 773 gram polished Chinga meteorite. The quarter-cut specimen was found in Turvinskaya, Russia and has been cut and polished on two sides. The rest of the meteorite retains its natural light brown crust, creating a dramatic contrast.

Seen here is a 773 gram polished Chinga meteorite. The quarter-cut specimen was found in Turvinskaya, Russia and has been cut and polished on two sides. The rest of the meteorite retains its natural light brown crust, creating a dramatic contrast.

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