A meteorite from the main asteroid belt fell on a woman’s pillow

A meteorite nearly fell on the Canadian’s head. He landed on a pillow 10 cm from the woman’s head. According to the CBC, the meteorite may have come from the main asteroid belt of the solar system.

Canadian resident Ruth Hamilton said she was recently woken up by a dog barking in the middle of the night. A moment after she woke up, the woman heard the sound of an explosion. It turned out that it was a meteorite that fell on a pillow 10 cm from the Canadian’s head.

“A powerful explosion covered my face with debris,” Hamilton recalls. – I jumped out of bed and turned on the light. I didn’t know what else to do, so I called 911. ”

While the woman was talking to the operator, she rolled one of the two pillows on which she slept and discovered a meteorite. The charcoal-gray piece of stone was the size of a melon and pierced the roof of Ruth Hamilton’s house before falling off the victim’s bed, inches from where her head had been a few moments ago.

The woman reported the find to a group of experts at Western University in London, Ontario, who confirmed that the rock did indeed come from space. “It’s definitely a meteorite,” said Peter Brown, professor in the university’s physics and astronomy department.

Hamilton plans to send a meteorite to Brown and his team. The scientist plans to identify the type of meteorite before the end of November, but already suspects that the stone came from the main asteroid belt of the solar system.

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