Bad Astronomy

Meteorite enters Arizona… twice

BABloggee Laurie T. tipped me about a chunk of Canyon Diablo meteorite – a piece of the iron asteroid that fell in the Arizona desert about 50,000 years ago – that was once lost, and then found, and then returned to its second home: Meteor Crater Interactive Learning Center at the rim of the impact crater, a few kilometers outside of Winslow, Arizona.

And yeah, “second home”. If you spent 4.5 billion years in space, and only 0.001% of that time on Earth, I think you still qualify as “just visiting”, let alone hanging at your summer house.