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Maine Meteorites

Though many meteorites probably have landed in Maine, only 5 have been found and authenticated and described in the scientific literature, and portions of each are preserved in museum collections. Four of these were actually observed falling from the sky, and were collected shortly thereafter. These types of meteorites are termed "falls" to distinguish them from meteorites found later than their impact, which are called "finds."
Meteorites are named for geographic features near the sites where they are found. So each of the 5 Maine meteorites has been given an appropriate name to distinguish its geographical site of discovery.

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