Meteorite enters Arizona… twice

By Phil Plait | March 24, 2009 3:00 pm

BABloggee Laurie T. tipped me about a chunk of Canyon Diablo meteorite — a piece of the iron asteroid that fell in the Arizona desert about 50,000 years ago — that was once lost, and then found, and then returned to its second home: Meteor Crater Interactive Learning Center at the rim of the impact crater, a few kilometers outside of Winslow, Arizona.

And yeah, "second home". If you spent 4.5 billion years in space, and only 0.001% of that time on Earth, I think you still qualify as "just visiting", let alone hanging at your summer house.

CATEGORIZED UNDER: Astronomy, Cool stuff
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