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odditiesoflife:

The Fukang Meteorite

Back in the year 2000, an incredible meteorite weighing 2,211 pounds was discovered near Fukang, a city located in the northwestern region of Xinjiang, China. Named the Funkang meteorite, it was identified as a pallasite, a type of stony–iron meteorite. With 4.5 billion years in the making, its golden olivine mixed with silvery nickel-iron to create a stunningly beautiful mosaic effect.

Pallasites are extremely rare even among meteorites (only about 1% of all meteorites are this type) and Fukang has been hailed as one of the greatest meteorite discoveries of the 21st century.

It has since been divided into slices which give the effect of stained glass when the sun shines through them. It is so valuable that even tiny chunks sell in the region for $40 to $60 a gram. An anonymous collector holds the largest portion, which weighs 925 pounds.

WHO ELSE MISREAD THIS AS “THE FUCKING METEORITE”

fukang beautiful

God fukang dammit

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my tree by Дмитрий Поляков

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my tree by Дмитрий Поляков

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Neuschwanstein Castle, Allgau, Bavaria, Germany (by ~ Floydian ~)

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Neuschwanstein Castle, Allgau, Bavaria, Germany (by ~ Floydian ~)

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so cute!!!

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Nellie the sea otter stacks cups at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium [x]

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Hello my Dear! How are you today?
by wriggler

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Hello my Dear! How are you today?

by wriggler

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Mother’s Comfort by Nate Zeman

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Mother’s Comfort by Nate Zeman

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Juvenile Tawny owl by © Wolfgang Holtmeier, Greifvogelstation Hellenthal

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Juvenile Tawny owl by © Wolfgang Holtmeier, Greifvogelstation Hellenthal

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