• Rogelio Daniel AcevedoEmail author
  • Maximiliano C.L. Rocca
  • Víctor Manuel García
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A mass of approximately fifty kilos fell on October 15,1972, killing a cow. This is the case of the Valera meteorite also known as “meteorito asesino” (=“murderer meteorite”). This is the only fully documented instance of a meteorite impact causing the death an animal in South America.


Natural History Natural History Museum Smithsonian Institution Ordinary Chondrite Meteorite Impact 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rogelio Daniel Acevedo
    • 1
    Email author
  • Maximiliano C.L. Rocca
    • 2
  • Víctor Manuel García
    • 1
  1. 1.Centro Austral de Investigaciones CientíficasTierra del FuegoArgentina
  2. 2.The Planetary SocietyCiudad de Buenos AiresArgentina

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