Two meteorites found in Muzaffarnagar
A Karimpur villager in the district was alarmed when two hot embers fell down from the sky in his compound after a rainfall.india Updated: May 21, 2009 20:11 IST
A Karimpur villager in the district was alarmed when two hot embers fell down from the sky in his compound after a rainfall.
An expert later said the two pieces found in Shyambir's house compound are meteorites and could be part of a bigger meteor that might have exploded while rushing down the earth's atmosphere.
"Two small meteorites which fell in the house compound were hot," Shyambir claimed. The pieces, which were found yesterday, weigh about 250 gm and 100 gm, he said.
A professor in the field of astronomy and celestial bodies, Deepak Sharma, said the two pieces are believed to be parts of a bigger meteor which must have exploded.
According to villagers, the pieces fell down after rainfall in the area yesterday. Some years ago, a big meteorite had fallen down at Kasoli village in the district, weighing about seven kg.
First Published: May 21, 2009 20:10 IST