Doable Meteorite Crashes Into New Jersey House, No Accidents

Doable Meteorite Crashes Into New Jersey House, No Accidents

HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A metallic object believed to be a meteorite punched a gap within the roof of a central New Jersey house this week, smashing right into a hardwood flooring and bouncing round a bed room. The household who owns the house found the black, potato-sized rock in a nook — nonetheless heat.

Nobody was harm and there was no critical harm to the residence, mentioned police in Hopewell Township, north of the state capital Trenton. The object measures about 4 by 6 inches (10 by 15 centimeters) and weighs about 4 kilos (1.8 kilograms), police mentioned.

Suzy Kop, whose household owns the house, mentioned they initially thought somebody had thrown a rock into an upstairs bed room Monday, however quickly realized that wasn’t the case. The household plans to satisfy with an astrophysicist who will additional study the thing.

“We are pondering it’s a meteorite, got here by way of right here, hit the ground right here as a result of that’s fully broken, it ricocheted as much as this a part of the ceiling after which lastly rested on the ground there,” Kop instructed KYW-TV in Philadelphia. “I did contact the factor as a result of it thought it was a random rock, I don’t know, and it was heat.”

Kop mentioned hazmat officers responded to their house to test it out alongside along with her household, in case that they had been uncovered to some sort of radioactive materials, however these checks have been all damaging.

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