Specimen, AMNH 867. The Ahnighito meteorite (also known as the Tent) is one part of several pieces of the Cape York Meteorite that fell into Earth thousands of years ago. The 34-ton mass of iron is on display at the American Museum of History in the Arthur Ross Hall of Meteorites (1). The meteorite is 10 feet 10 inches (length), 7 feet 2 inches (height), 5 feet 6 inches (width). It is composed of iron (91.476%), nickel (7.785%), cobalt (0.533%), copper (0.014%), phosphorus (0.202%) and carbon (0.028%). A trace of chromium was found in the fine oxidized particles from the surface (2, p. 5-6).
Julian Anthony Dimock, (born August 8, 1873, Elizabeth, New Jersey - died September 22, 1945, Topsham, Vermont) was a photographer of people and landscapes throughout the United States and Canada known for his portraits of former slaves in South Carolina and the Seminole community in Florida, as well as a rich photographic record of his travels with his father, Anthony Weston Dimock, who published many articles featuring his son’s images. He donated 6,000 negatives from his career to the American Museum of Natural History in 1920 (1).
Maria Sibylla Merian, (born April 2, 1647, Frankfurt - died January 13, 1717, Amsterdam) was a naturalist and artist in the area of entomology. She made her scientific illustrations by observing insects from life, one of the first to do so. Her work in botanicals, butterflies, and caterpillars are some of her most widely known publications.
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