Five U.S. academic institutions will share parts of a rare meteorite that exploded in a fireball over California last year.
Not only are the meteorite hunters the talk of the town but they’re also causing a boom in business for locals who have to hire extra staff to accommodate the crowd.
Coloma’s Union Town Cemetery may be open to the public but it also sits on private property, Nikki Holme’s property. But last week she had a few unwanted visitors looking for meteorite rocks.
People from all over the world are in the tiny town of Lotus in El Dorado County looking for something that’s out of this world, but leave it to a stay-at-home mom walking her dog to find a precious meteorite.
Tiny meteorites found in the Sierra foothills of Northern California likely were part of a giant fireball that exploded in daylight with about one-third the explosive force of the bomb dropped on Hiroshima at the end of World War II, scientists said Wednesday.
There’s a lot of anticipation worldwide about a NASA satellite that is falling toward Earth, but a Sacramento man already had an experience with falling matters from space.