video | A meteorite ends its space journey by penetrating the roof of a house in New Jersey

2023-05-14 2023-05-14T13:35:22Z
سنان خلف
سنان خلف
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Weather of Arabia - An American family residing in New Jersey this week was shocked after a meteorite crashed into the roof of their house. The Hopewell Township Police Department said the "metallic object" was found after hitting the roof of a home in New Jersey on Monday afternoon. Officials noted that the rock, measuring 15cm x 5cm, lodged on the wooden floor of the house, causing damage.

Susie Cobb, a family member, told CBS News that a meteorite fell in her father's bedroom, but there was no one in the house.

Mrs. Cobb thought someone had thrown a stone at the house until she took a closer look at the object, which was "warm" to the touch. Emergency personnel checked the house to make sure there were no remaining materials or aftereffects from the body. The police indicated that the object “may be associated with the current meteor showers called Eta Aquarius. The investigation is still continuing.”

The Eta Aquarius meteor shower peaked on May 6, but continues until May 27. The meteors in these showers are debris left by the famous Halley comet, which is visible from Earth every 75 or 76 years, and is about 2.7 billion km away from us.

This article was written originally in Arabic and is translated using a 3rd party automated service. ArabiaWeather is not responsible for any grammatical errors whatsoever.
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