Meteorite hits fan at cricket match

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The sparse crowd watching a county match was treated to an out of the world experience quite literally when a 4.5 billion years old meteorite came hurtling towards the ground hitting one man in the chest.

According to a report in 'The Daily Telegraph', the rock, was a few inches long and up to 4.5 billion years old.

Jan Marszel, 51, and Richard Haynes, 52, were watching Sussex players Luke Wright and Monty Panesar bat when the black, five-inch rock came crashing down.

"We were sitting at the boundary edge when all of a sudden, out of a blue sky, we saw this small dark object hurtling towards us. It landed five yards inside the boundary and split into two pieces," Mr Marszel, an IT consultant said.

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What???? It hit the guy in the chest too!

Rex I. de Silva (not verified)
Meteorite

What happened to the meteorite? was it handed over to a museum or other learned body for verification and classification? Meteorites such as this can provide valuable information on the early history of the Solar System.

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