Tuesday October 11, 2011

Meteorite Crashes Through Roof of "Comette" Family

What are the odds of this happening? A meteorite hits the Comette family home? Heh, you can't make stuff like this up.

After noticing a leak in the roof, the Comette family came to learn that their home had been struck by something not-of-this-Earth. Martine Comette of the coincidentally-named household on the outskirts of Paris reached out to Alain Carion, a mineral expert, to investigate the strange material after a roofer suggested it was unlike anything he'd seen before. Carion's tests identified that the source of the mysterious damage was a 3.5 ounce meteorite that is believed to be 4.57 billion years old.