Everybody, say "Hi, Ponggo!"
Ponggo is the name of the 7th Meteorite to land in the Philippines. Welcome to the family!
In an update by The Meteoritical Society on their Meteoritical Bulletin Database, little Ponggo crashed on May 20, 2022, at 4.00PM local time. However, Little Miss Ponggo was only registered, and classified as a "meteor" by the Cascadia Meteorite Laboratory on December 10, 2022.
She (I'm assuming), crashed through two layers of roof before cracking open a potted houseplant, and forming a "palm-sized dent/crater on the concrete floor" in a house situated in the local northeastern province.
Additionally, the site informs readers that the rock was classified, and registered from the efforts of Mar Christian Velasquez Cruz, a licensed geoscientist according to his Facebook. Check out his Facebook post on the event:
Ponggo's main mass was "sold to an anonymous meteorite dealer", as per The Meteoritical Society's website.
Doesn't Ponggo remind you of GSC's special 'Avatar 2' popcorn in conjunction the movie's runtime. Look, edible Ponggo!
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Cover image sourced from Christian Cruz/Facebook.