It is believed that a metallic object is a meteor It blew a hole in the roof of a home in central New Jersey this week, slammed into a hardwood floor and bounced around a bedroom. The family who owns the house discovered a black rock the size of a potato in a corner – still warm.
Police in the town of Hopewell, north of the state capital, Trenton, said no one was hurt and there was no major damage to the house. The object measures about 4 by 6 inches (10 by 15 cm) and weighs about four pounds (1.8 kg), police He said.
Suzy Cobb family He owns the house, they said they first thought someone had thrown a brick in an upstairs bedroom on Monday, but soon realized that was not the case. The family plans to meet with an astrophysicist who will conduct further examination on the object.
“We think it’s a meteorIt came from here, it hit the ground here because that’s totally damaged, it bounced into this part of the roof and finally came to rest on floor There,” Cobb said KYW-TV in Philadelphia. “I touched the thing because he thought it was a random rock, I don’t know, and it was warm.”
Cobb said hazardous materials officials responded to her home to check with her family, in case they had been exposed to some type of radioactive material, but those tests were all negative.
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