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Midwest meteorite from April now on display

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MADISON, WI (KWWL) -- Part of a meteorite which brightened the skies of northeast Iowa in April will now be on display at a Wisconsin museum.  The University of Wisconsin's Geology Museum in Madison will house 8 pieces of the Mifflin Meteorite.  The meteorite was named after Mifflin Township after it was classified as an ordinary chondrite meteorite.  Scientists believe it was originally part of an asteroid fragment that separated 470 million years ago between Mars and Jupiter.

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