The unlikely tale of the Murchison meteorite
On the 28th of September 1969, in the small farming town of Murchison, two hours north of Melbourne, many locals were going about their regular Sunday morning routines.
But at 10.58am everyone stopped what they were doing and looked to the sky.
They didn’t know it yet but a 4.6-billion-year-old meteorite had just rained down on their town.
50 years later it remains one of the world’s most significant meteorite landings.
This program aired on Radio National’s Off Track.
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