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A Chicago Meteorite Fall

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#77326 by @ 25.07.2005 00:00 - nach oben -
A Chicago Meteorite Fall

If you wait long enough, a piece of outer space
itself will come right to you.

As Colby Navarro worked innocently on the computer, a rock from
space crashed through the roof,
struck the printer, banged off the wall,
and came to rest near the filing cabinet.

This occurred around midnight on March 26, 2003 in Park Forest,
USA, near Chicago.

The meteorite,
measuring about 10 cm across, was one of several that
fell near Chicago that day as part of a
tremendous fireball.

Pictured above is the resulting hole in the ceiling,
while the inset image shows the wall
dent and the
meteorite itself.

Although the vast majority of
meteors is much smaller and burn up in the
Earth's atmosphere,
the average homeowner should expect to repair direct
meteor damage every hundred million years.

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#77340 by @ 25.07.2005 08:20 - nach oben -
#77344 by @ 25.07.2005 08:29 - nach oben -
normal, en meteor isch üs jetzt no immer durchs dach kracht
#77348 by @ 25.07.2005 08:34 - nach oben -
jo scho... meinsch hät dä chöne dä meteor bhalte?
#77353 by @ 25.07.2005 11:38 - nach oben -
Ja aber dann musste er das Dach reparieren ;)

wenn er den Meteorit abgibt, gibts gratis reperaturservice

muhaha :D
#77430 by @ 30.07.2005 15:10, edited @ 30.07.2005 15:10 - nach oben -
so ein hemmer etz echt no immer bhalte