The Fukang meteorite is a 1003 kilograms(2,211 lbs) meteorite that was found in the mountains near Fukang, China in 2000. It is a pallasite - a type of stony-iron meteorite with striking olivine crystals. Pallasites are extremely rare and Fukang has been hailed as one of the greatest meteorite discoveries of the 21st century.
The Fukang pallasite is believed to originate from deep inside intact meteors created during the formation of the solar system about 4.5 billion years ago and very few specimens are thought to have survived their descent through Earth's atmosphere.
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