Mega Meteorite

January 2007
Weekly Reader - Edition 2;1/12/2007, Vol. 76 Issue 16, p2
The article reports that scientists recently found a meteorite in a wheat field in Kansas. A meteorite is a piece of metal or stone that has fallen from space. The meteorite fell to Earth around 10,000 years ago. Scientists discovered it 4 feet underground. It weighs 154 pounds and is larger than other meteorites. A piece of meteorite is a new sentence that is added to the book to understand the solar system, says Essam Heggy, a scientist at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.


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