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The battle to rebuild centuries of science after an epic inferno

Astronomer Maria Elizabeth Zucolotto stands by the Bendegó meteorite at the National Museum in Rio de Janeiro

Astronomer Maria Elizabeth Zucolotto with a massive meteorite that survived the fire. Credit: María Magdalena Arréllaga for Nature

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Nature 571, 312-315 (2019)


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  • Correction 06 August 2019: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that Francisco Franco is still a curator at the Butantan Institute.


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