For our Geo Quiz, take a close look at the Iron Man.
The Iron Man is a small, ten inch statue of the Buddhist god Vaisravana. It was sculpted sometime back in the 11th century out of an unusual rock that itself is much older.
The sculpture was discovered in Tibet in the 1930"²s by a Nazi sponsored team that brought art and other valuable objects back to Germany.
Now German scientists who've examined the rock that the statue is carved out of say it comes from something called the Chinga. The Chinga altered the Earth's landscape about 15-thousand years old.
Do you know what the Chinga is? or where it left its mark on the Earth?
Elmar Buchmer, a geologist at the University of Stuttgart in Germany, concludes the Iron Man statue is carved out of a remnant of the Chinga meteorite that slammed into the border region between modern day Mongolia and Siberia fifteen thousand years ago.
Buchner's findings published in the scientific journal Meteorics and Planetary Science suggest the statue is unique: it's the only human figure ever to have been found that is carved out of a meteorite stone.