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Name: Sarah H.
Status: Other
Age: 40s
Location: N/A
Country: N/A
Date: February 2001


Question:
My next door neighbor thinks she has found what is left of a meteor that hit earth. Can you tell me what one should look like or where I might find pictures on a meteor on the Internet?



Replies:
Sara,

Meteors are very dense and typically metallic.

If you live near a larger city that has a natural history museum or a large university with an astronomy department, call them and ask to bring the object in to them for evaluation.

David R. Cook
Atmospheric Research Section
Environmental Research Division
Argonne National Laboratory



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