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Rocks From Heaven

A trip to the Smithsonian Institution inspired a post on the history of meteorite veneration at Curious Expeditions. In a tomb in Mexico, a 2.5 ton iron meteorite was buried with its owner as a treasured possession. Ancient civilizations made statues of the gods from them. Even Abraham kept a meteorite in his home! Link

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Back when I was living in Aurora, IL maybe 5 years ago, I was up late one night when the sky lit up in what I'd assumed must just be lightning; the next day I learned from news reports that it was actually a meteor landing a few towns over ... I'm STILL jealous it didn't land in MY backyard, darn it ...
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And this polished side of the meteorite is due to...

Also: is Neatorama trying to condition its readers to the coming meteorcalypse? Is so thanks! if not, SHAME ON YOU.
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