photoExtremely rare meteorite discovered in Romania, on display at Dino Parc

An extremely rare meteorite discovered in Romania is currently on display at Dino Parc Rasnov, the only dinosaur-themed park in the country.

The meteorite is presented in a special place in the park, inside a six-meter crater that simulates the impact moment, being also surrounded by virtual reproductions of the event.

“The scientific discoveries are saying that the dinosaurs disappeared after a meteorite hit the Earth, so we thought that Dino Parc Rasnov is the perfect place for presenting a meteorite, especially a very rare one, which was discovered in Romania,” said Adrian Apostu, Dino Parc Rasnov manager.

“The meteorite probably had several tons when it entered our atmosphere. We believe that it hit the Earth at Suceag (e.n. Cluj county) in 1992, and it was collected in 2012. Because of its size, this meteorite represents an extremely rare exhibit and a valuable object for scientific research,” said professor Dan Grigorescu from the University of Bucharest.

Dino Parc Rasnov is a recreation park and open-air museum, located close to Rasnov citadel. Besides the impressive route with 50 scientific certified real-sized dinosaurs, the park also has playground for children, tree houses, a 9D cinema, an adventure route, a laser maze, and exhibitions.

Back into dinosaur era in Central Romania: Dino Parc Rasnov, where science meets amusement

Irina Popescu, [email protected]


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