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Meteorite Hits House In Louisiana

On September 23, 2003, a meteorite fell out of the sky and hit a house in New Orleans, Louisiana. An article about the meteorite fall appeared in the Times-Picayune on September 27:

I’ve forwarded this article to the meteorite community. Mike Farmer, a meteorite dealer, was in Arkansas at the time. After seeing the article, he made a quick trip to New Orleans and was able to recover some of the fragments of the meteorite. His photos of the meteorite and the house are here on his website:

The total weight of the meteorite is estimated at 20 kilograms (44 pounds). The meteorite is being analyzed in a laboratory and Mike Farmer thinks the meteorite will be classified as an H5, or a common stony chondrite.