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21 April 2010

Georgia Meteorite 1MAR2009 Fall Found

Meteorite that hit Northwest Georgia unveiled

Chattanooga Times Free Press
A 4.6 billion year old meteorite that traveled millions of miles through space before blowing through an attic in Northwest Georgia was unveilled by staff ... "
Experts estimate the the half-pound, peach sized space rock was traveling between 50,000 and 70,000 miles per hour when it entered the atmosphere on March 1, 2009. They estimate it was still moving at 200 to 300 miles per hour when it punctured a roof, bounced off of a joist, punched through a sheet rock ceiling and landed in a bedroom in a Cartesville home around 11 p.m. that night."

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