Monday, February 26

Meteorite That Crashed Into A Hopewell Township Home Is 4.5 Billion Years Old

On Monday, a metallic object crashed through a roof in Hopewell Township , New Jersey.

According to a statement released by the Hopewell Township police department, a “metallic object struck the roof of a home, which went through the roof and impacted the hardwood floor”. The police later released the image, which you can see above.

The police then contacted several agencies about the object, such as the College of New Jersey. It looks like they finally got answers, when a Facebook post identified the object as a meteor about 4.56 billion years old.

The college goes on to say the meteorite is a type LL-6, which means it’s lower in iron than most chondrite meteorites. They also identified the object to be about 2.2 pounds.

“Getting the chance to examine the meteorite yesterday was a rare and thrilling opportunity for me, as well as for a group of physics students and professors at TCNJ.”, said Nate Magee, a professor at the University. “We are excited to be able to confirm that the object is a true chondrite meteorite, in excellent condition, and one of a very small number of similar witnessed chondrite falls known to science.”