On This Day…..

Meteorite Strikes Car…..

October 9, 1992…..

A meteorite strikes a parked car in New York. It penetrated the trunk of the car leaving a small crater underneath. The meteorite weighed 26 pounds (12 kg), was one foot (0.30 m) in diameter, and was estimated to be 4.4 billion years old. The owner of the car retrieved the meteorite and later sold it for $50,000. She had recently purchased the now destroyed car for $300, but was able to sell it to a meteorite collector for $25,000.