Experts from the Central American Geological School of the State University of Costa Rica (UCR) baptized rock likeMeteorite Aguas Zarcas ", referring to commonwealth where was collected,
Fragment 1.071 g weight He broke through the roof of the house and hit the floor Aguas Zarcas, Alajuela Province (North), on April 23rd.
Many people in different parts of Costa Rica said that they saw light in the sky that night.
This is the first time that a group of Costa Rican scientists have the opportunity to observe and analyze a meteorite that has appeared in the country.
"The Aguas Zarcas event is an extraordinary finding and a great scientific interest at both national and international levels that exceeds any possible economic value that can be assigned to fragments," said a group of geologists in a statement.
Specialists Gerardo Soto, Óscar Lücke and Pilar Madrigal said in a report that "the structure of the chondrite meteorites is of great importance for studying the age and composition of the Solar System and also for understanding the formation of particles of organic origin. which subsequently enabled the development and development of life on the planet.
"These meteorites retain the only record of the geochemical, isotopic and mineralogical composition of the first million years of the Solar System's history," they added.
The analysis showed that it is a stone meteorite with a chondrite component, composed mainly of silicone, iron and magnesium.
"It is very likely that the meteorite age is close to 4,560 million years, although data is needed to confirm this," the report adds.
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