‘Meteorite’-like object falls from sky
Published: 12:03 PM, 22 June 2020
The meteorite-like object weighing around 2.8 kilograms fell from the sky
A ‘meteorite’-like object weighing around 2.8 kilograms fell from the sky in India's Rajasthan, creating a 2-3 feet deep crater in the ground.
Hindustan Times reported that the meteorite-like object fell from the sky in Sanchore town of Rajasthan’s Jalore district on Friday morning. People residing near the area where the object was found reported hearing a blast and finding a huge stone near Gayatri Chowk area of the town. Later, they informed the matter to the police and local authorities.
Bhupendra Yadav, the sub-divisional officer at Sanchore confirmed that the ‘meteorite’-like object was found at around 7:00 am local time. It weighed around 2.8 kg, he said.
“We found a huge piece of stone that had crashed into land and created a 2-3 feet deep crater,” said Yadav.
The area where the object fell has been cordoned off and the object has been kept at a safe place, the official said adding that it will be sent to Delhi for further research.