Home in New Jersey hit by meteorite

Posted on Monday, Jan 08 2007 @ 07:35 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
A family in New Jersey received a late Christmas gift on January 2nd as a metallic meteorite fell out of the sky and smashed through their roof.

The media reports the rock weighs 13 ounces (377g). It crashed into a home in Freehold Township, 50 miles south of New York, and was embedded in the wall on the top floor of the two-story house.

Police and scientists investigated the meteorite and found it's very metal-rich. It possibly represents the deep interior of an iron meteorite.

Source: Reuters.

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