At 3:02 pm on March 8, 1976, a stone meteorite rain fell on the outskirts of Jilin City. “Jilin No. 1” was the largest piece of it, breaking the title of [largest stone meteorite] Guinness World Records. Some local villagers witnessed the whole process of the fall of the “Jilin meteorite rain”. This meteorite fall did not harm one person, one animal or one thing, which is really rare. After being income
In the Jilin City Museum, at the same time, the Jilin Museum is also the title of [the largest meteorite museum] in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Guinness World Records was fortunate to learn more about the story behind “Jilin One” with Mr. Wang Ping, the director of Jilin City Museum.
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Why is it named “Jilin No. 1”? What significance does the “Jilin No. 1” meteorite have for China’s meteorite research and the development of my country’s aerospace industry?
Scientists named the most important meteorite in the “Jilin meteorite rain” “Jilin No. 1”.
Mr. Ouyang Ziyuan led a joint investigation team to conduct multidisciplinary comprehensive research on the fall process of the “Jilin meteorite”, material composition, structural status, and cosmological evolution, etc., and published a number of academic papers, making China’s meteorite research a world-wide Forefront. The research on the “Jilin No. 1” meteorite has not only improved the research level of Chinese meteorology and small astronomy, but also cultivated a high-quality meteorite research team and promoted the development of my country’s aerospace industry.
What do you think the title of “the world’s largest stone meteorite” means for meteorite and astronomical science?
The Guinness World Records certification affirms and recognizes the unique and important position of the “Jilin Meteorite” in the field of international meteorite research and astronomical science. It will also enhance the visibility and influence of the “Jilin No. 1” meteorite to attract more meteorite research. People, enthusiasts and meteorite collectors know and love the “Jilin meteorite”.
Some people say that Jilin City is a “meteorite city”. What do you think?
“Jilin meteorite rain” is a gift from heaven to the land of Jilin, and it has brought Jilin the title of “Meteorite City”. Since its official exhibition on May 23, 1976, Jilin City Museum has received tens of millions of visitors from home and abroad. Jilin meteorites have been integrated into the landscape of Jilin City, become a part of Jilin’s regional culture, and become a beautiful business card of Jilin City.