Saturday, January 6, 2007

Meteorite came from asteroid originally

It is amazing that this little piece of metal hit the house. While small it still packed a punch to go through the roof and finally lodge in the wall. The local scientists have determined it came from a asteroid originally but it will be interesting to hear even more specifics. Did meteorite come from Vesta or another asteroid?

"The team has determined the meteorite is very metal-rich, and possibly represents the deep interior of an asteroid. Its coloration, markings, density and magnetic properties are characteristic of an iron meteorite," Brightman said.

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