On This Day in Space! Oct. 9, 1992: Peekskill Meteorite Lands in New York

On Oct. 9, 1992, a rock the dimensions of a bowling ball fell out of space and crash landed on somebody’s Chevy Malibu in Peekskill, New York. 

Thousands of individuals alongside the U.S. East Coast witnessed the Peekskill meteorite blazing by means of the skies over Kentucky, West Virginia and Pennsylvania earlier than it hit the parked automotive. Eighteen-year-old Michelle Knapp was sitting at residence when she thought she heard a automotive crash outdoors. 

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When Knapp went to look, she discovered a hole in the trunk of her automotive and a smoking-hot meteorite beneath it. She had simply purchased the automotive for $300, and after it was broken, she bought it for $10,000.

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