Saturday, 6 October 2018

A rock used as a doorstop for the past 30 years turns out to be a meteorite valued at $100K

A rock used as a doorstop for the past 30 years turns out to be a meteorite valued at $100K

A 22-pound rock that has been propping open a door in Michigan for decades turns out to be a meteorite valued at $100,000, according to Central Michigan University. Mona Sirbescu, a CMU geology professor, gets asked all the time by people to examine the rocks they bring her -- but none ever turn out to be an official space rock. "For 18 years, the answer has been categorically 'no' -- meteor wrongs, not meteorites," Sibescu said in a statement from CMU on Thursday.

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