The Dishchii’bikoh Ts’iłsǫǫsé Tsee meteorite. Photo: ASU Now.
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White Mountain Apache Tribe chooses Native name for meteorite

The White Mountain Apache Tribe has chosen a Native name for a unique meteorite discovered on its reservation in Arizona.

The name for LL7 meteorite is Dishchii’bikoh Ts’iłsǫǫsé Tsee. It means Cibecue Star Rock, with Cibecue being a community on the Fort Apache Reservation.

Cibecue Star Rock fell to Earth in June 2016. It is the first LL7 meteorite ever discovered in North America, according to Arizona State University.

The tribe owns the meteorite and gave permission to ASU's Center for Meteorite Studies to conduct research on it

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