17 August 2004 07:00
It may have been a Martian attack or simply bad luck, but whatever it was it left a Lowestoft woman with a nasty gash on the arm.
Pauline Aguss, 76, was hanging out her washing last week when she received the mysterious cut.
At first the only explanation was her peg bag but, husband Jack was unconvinced and later found a small brown metallic rock, no bigger than a walnut, in the garden – which had the markings of a meteorite.
Originally posted by cmdrkeenkid
even so, being hit by one is quite a coincidence, epecially when you figure only about 10 land on Earth a day, with almost all of those falling in uninhabited regions or the oceans.
Originally posted by E_T
Actually Earth's mass increasess hundreds of tons per day because meteoroids/dust entering atmoshere.
And objects sized of walnut are so small that friction slows down their descend so high/fast that they drop to surface like rock which you throw to air. (not causing shooting star)
But given the metallic colour and visible crystals on the rock, Neil Bone, director of the meteor division at the British Astronomical Association, said he could not rule out the possibility that the Lowestoft find was genuine.