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Thursday, June 2, 2016

Sharon Middle School - June 3rd

42° 06' 24" N
71° 09' 58" W
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The EarthView team is happy to be visiting Sharon Middle School for the fourth year in a row! We will be visiting the school today and next Friday, June 10th. Our last visits to the school occurred on February 27th and March 6th last year, you can check out those blog posts by clicking on the dates. 

In search of what to write about for today's blog post, I came across an article from the Daily Mail exclaiming that scientists have discovered that the famous King Tut was buried with a dagger that was made from a meteorite! 

The dagger contained high levels of Nickel and trace amounts of Cobalt and Phosphorus. Scientists were able to match the chemical composition of the blade to a meteorite named Kharga that was discovered in the year 2000 on the Maras Matruh plateau in Egypt. What is very interesting is that Egyptians were using iron directly from meteorites while Europeans were limited to using bronze. Pretty cool discovery! 

More locally, a couple of weeks ago on May 17th, a meteor was seen in the skies over New England! 

Fireball spotted over New England

The map below created by the American Meteor Society shows where the "fireball" could be seen...Did you see it? Let us know!

Reported Meteor Sighting on May 17th, 2016

We hope that the students of Sharon Middle School enjoy their visit with EarthView today! 

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